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Audition Notice

A Woman Of No Importance

by Oscar Wilde


The Free Church Hall, Northway, London, NW11 7AG

Sunday 21st January 2018, 7:30pm


Performance Dates:

  • Thursday 12th April 2018, 7:30pm
  • Friday 13th April 2018, 7:30pm
  • Saturday 14th April 2018, 2:30pm
  • Saturday 14th April 2018, 7:30pm

King Alfred Phoenix Theatre
Ivy Wood, North End Road, London NW11 7HY

Director: Teresa Poland

A house party is in full swing at Lady Hunstanton’s country home. One of the guests, Gerald Arbuthnot, an earnest and upright young man but with limited prospects, is overjoyed when the suave and witty Lord Illingworth offers him employment as his secretary. Shockingly however his mother implores him to refuse this brilliant entrée into sophisticated society…

Ought she to reveal the shameful secret she has kept hidden for 20 years and destroy her beloved son’s happiness forever? How can she persuade Gerald that, contrary to appearances, Lord Illingworth is a “man of no importance”?

These are open auditions. Please read the auditions page if you have never auditioned with the GST before.

Parts List:
  • Lady HunstantonFemale (50s-60s)
  • Lady Caroline PontefractFemale (50s-60s)
  • Lady StutfieldFemale (20s-30s)
  • Mrs AllonbyFemale (30s-40s)
  • Miss Hester WorsleyFemale (Early 20s), American accent
  • Alice (Maid)Female (20s-30s)
  • Mrs ArbuthnotFemale (30s-40s)
  • Lord IllingworthMale (40s)
  • Sir John PontefractMale (50s-60s)
  • Lord Alfred RuffordMale (20s-30s)
  • Mr. Kelvil M.P.Male (40s-50s)
  • The Ven. Archdeacon Daubeny D.D.Male (50s-60s)
  • Gerald ArbuthnotMale (Early 20s)
  • Farquhar (Butler)Male (30s-40s)
  • Francis (Footman)Male (20s-30s)

    Audition Pieces:

    Mrs Arbuthnot and Gerald
    Lady Hunstanton and Hester Worsley
    Mrs Arbuthnot and Lord Illingworth
    Mrs Allonby and Lord Illingworth
    Lady Caroline, Lady Stutfield and Kelvil
    Hester and Gerald

    These are the pieces that we will be working from at the audition. There is not a piece for every character. You do not need to learn the lines or do any detailed work in advance. Please contact us at if you want any more information about the audition or the production.

    Rehearsals will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons, and will be held at the Free Church Hall.

    Please note that, though you do not have to join the GST to audition, all actors in a GST show are required to be members.

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