Audition for Lancaster Footlights


Lancaster Footlights auditions are open to anyone. You do not need to become a member until cast. If not stated otherwise, auditions are held at the Grand Theatre on St Leonardgate. (Please go to the door at the top of the ramp at the side of the theatre. (if not open, knock loudly) Experienced actors or beginners are all welcome. We also welcome anyone who wishes to help backstage rather than “tread the boards”…watch this space! If you are interested in helping with set, props or costumes, why not come along and watch auditions and meet the team.

Last Tango in Little Grimley and The Fat Lady Sings in Little Grimley

     Two short one act comedies by David Tristram about the survival of Little Grimley Amateur Dramatic Society. 

In the first, the membership has dwindled to four – the audiences aren’t much bigger – and if they don’t come up with some rent money soon they’re going to be thrown out.  “There’s only one thing that sells tickets these days”, argues Gordon the Chairman.  “Sex!”

In the second, the players are back to tackle another threat to their survival – this time in the shape of a rival am-dram in their village, determined to upstage them with an award winning musical.  They devise an ingenious military – style plan that doesn’t, well, go quite to plan.

Auditions will be held on Sunday 26th January in Moorspace at 3 pm

Please note.  Scripts will be issued at the audition, not in advance.


(in order of their own self importance)

Gordon, Margaret, Joyce, Bernard

Performance dates:

 Both will be performed at Moor Space on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April with an interval of 20 minutes.

The Secret Garden

A Classic play by Neil Duffield and Frances Hodgson Burnett.  Orphan Mary Lennox, snobbish and aloof, is sent to stay with her reclusive uncle at Misselthwaite Manor Yorkshire. She makes friends with Dickon, who understands animals and nature and discovers a secret garden which she can tend.  As the garden is transformed, Mary her invalid cousin, Colin and then his father feel the power of the magic on new life and growth.

Auditions will be held in the theatre on Wednesday 29th January at 7 pm

Please note.  Scripts will be issued at the audition, not in advance.


Mary Lennox, a young girl

Martha, a young maid

Medlock, house keeper

Dickon , Martha’s younger brother

Colin, Mr Craven’s son

Ben Weatherstaff, a gardener

Mr Craven,  Mary’s uncle

Minor roles:

Photographer, Mother, Father, Ayah, Servant, Ship 1, Ship 2, Snake, Robin, Lamb, Fox, Raven

Performance dates:

Fri 5th, 11th,12th, 13th Jun at 7-30pm

Sat 6th and Sun 7th Jun at 2.30 pm

Bad Manners

Friday, January 24 at 7:30 pm

Michael Portillo

Saturday, January 25 at 7:30 pm

John Shuttleworth’s Back

Sunday, January 26 at 7:30 pm

Wizard of Oz Ballet

Friday, January 31 at 7:00 pm

The Magic of The Beatles

Saturday, February 1 at 7:30 pm