RATz Auditions

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Sunday 16th June 2019

10am to 1pm


RATz take on the Famously story of a prosperous Edwardian family - mother and three children - forced into near-penury in the rural north of England captures the anxieties and exhilarations of childhood with great tenderness and insight.


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Casting Information (Ages are a suggestion not fixed)


Roberta: 18 to 25

Nicknamed "Bobbie", she is the oldest and most mature of the three children, and the closest in personality to their mother.


Peter: 18 to 25

The middle-child and only boy. He is intelligent and resourceful, though at times rather insensitive. He considers himself the leader of the three and usually does take the lead in crisis situations.


Phyllis: 18 to 25

The youngest and least mature of the children.


Mother: Adult

A talented poetess and writer of children's stories. She is devoted to her family, and is always ready to help others in need.


Albert Perks: Adult (Yorkshire Accent Required)

The station porter, and a friend of the children. He enjoys their company, but his pride sometimes makes him stuffy with them. He lives with his wife and their three children.


The Old Gentleman: Adult

A director of the railway, who befriends Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis and helps when their mother is sick. He is instrumental in freeing Father, and in locating Mr Szczepansky's family. He is the grandfather of Jim.


Father (Doubles as Doctor) Adult (Yorkshire Accent Required)

A high-ranking civil servant, very intelligent and hard-working, and a devoted husband and father. He is wrongfully imprisoned for espionage, but is eventually exonerated.


Dr Forrest: A country physician.


Mr Szczepansky: (Doubles as Butler and Police Officer) Adult (Russian / French accent plus learn script in French)

A dissident Russian intellectual, imprisoned in Siberia for his views, who escapes to England to seek his wife and children.


Jim: (Doubles as Superintendent) (Yorkshire Accent Required) Adult

The grandson of the Old Gentleman, whom the children rescue when he breaks his leg in the railway tunnel during a paper chase.


Mrs Perks: (Doubles as Maid) (Yorkshire Accent Required) Adult

Wife of Albert Perks.


Mrs Viney: (Doubles as Cook) (Yorkshire Accent Required) Adult

Housekeeper at The Three Chimneys.


Children – These are non speaking parts - if interested in these parts please email office@anglestheatre.co.uk

Boy around 12

Girl around 10

Girl Around 14


Additional Company for train scenes - TBC


Railway workers x 4

These are actually set crew to move stage deck ‘carriages’ and set pieces. You will be on stage for the majority of the show so will need to be in character.

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