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​Auditions       Sunday 20th February from 6pm

The Audition will be conducted by reading through the play together.

There may be an extra dance/ tap audition if necessary

Rehearsals at PADOS Studio Theatre

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm 

Published by Concord Theatricals Ltd and written by Richard Harris

Technical, Dress and Performance Dates

June 2022

No upcoming events at the moment

Cast Roles and Audition Pieces

This is a rollicking comedy about the attempts of some working class amateurs to overcome their inhibitions and left feet in a low-rent dance studio in North London.   Mavis, a former professional chorus girl tries her hardest to teach the bumbling amateurs some terpsichorean (tap dancing) skills for an upcoming recital.   But before the dancing begins Mavis must mediate the minor dramas that erupt among this motley but loveable crew on their way to triumph at their recital.   Liza Minnelli starred as Mavis in the popular film.

Auditions will be held at PADOS Studio Theatre, St. Marys Road, Prestwich, M25 1AQ.

PADOS is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we welcome applications from all members of the community.  We particularly encourage applications from people who are currently under-represented within our Society. 

CHARACTERS
Mavis, 30-50

The Teacher, ex-pro dancer.   She is considerate, organised and in charge of the group. 

Required:  Proficient tap-dancer


Lynne 20-25

Eager to please, understatedly pretty, never wears make-up.  She is a student nurse.

Dorothy 25-45

Small, anxious, bird-like.   Habit of repeating people's last words

Maxine, 30-40

Confident, attractive, Jewish business woman.  Big diamond rings

Andy (Woman), 25-40

Timid, bullied by her husband


Geoffrey, 30-50

Shy, quiet, honest.  A bit bumbling, widower, has a crush on Andy.

Desirable:  able to play the piano.


Sylvia, 25-40

Short, bubbly, flirty.  Chews gum all the time


Rose, 30-50

A larger than life character, from Trinidadian / Asian background, wears a wig, crucifix around her neck

and lots of finger rings.


Vera, 35-50

Neat, proper, snob, but well-meaning.  Expensive taste in clothes (but doesn't get it quite right),

immaculate hair & make-up aspiring middle class.


Mrs Fraser, 50+

The pianist, reads magazines, intolerant, sarcastic, grumpy.

Believes she is doing everyone a favour just by being there.

Desirable: able to play the piano