Don't Get Your Vicars In A Twist information


Remember, remember...
The reading date for this production is Tuesday 5th November at 7:30PM. The reading will take place at the Market Inn Pub in Ayr. If you can't get to the reading, but would still like to be considered for a part, please let us know via our Facebook page, or by sending an e-mail.
About the play...

Don’t Get Your Vicars in a Twist is set in 1991 when the first female vicar was ordained.

Desperate to find the funds to pay for his daughter’s wedding, Church Warden George Williams seizes the opportunity to rent out the vicarage while waiting for a new vicar to be appointed. The booking is to a touring Theatre Company, who are to stage a Murder Mystery weekend in which a female Vicar and a Bishop are among the cast.

Unfortunately for George, a new female Vicar is appointed to the vicarage before the Murder Mystery weekend can take place. George thinks he is still in luck when the new Vicar, Caroline Timberlake, announces that she is to visit friends at a college reunion over the weekend. However, events take a turn for the worse when Bishop Herbert rings the vicarage to announce that he is to visit to meet his new vicar.

Chaos ensues as the actor playing the Bishop in the Murder Mystery weekend is mistaken by George and fellow Churchwarden Alan, for the real Bishop Herbert and the Bishop himself mistakes the actor playing the Vicar for Caroline.

Matters get worse as half the Theatre Company fails to make an appearance and the remainder spend most of their time either fighting with each other or getting drunk, or both. This is even before we meet the guests!

The parts available are... 
George - 50s, a church warden
Caroline - late 20s, a Vicar
Dickie - 40s/50s, proprietor of a theatrical company specialising in Murder Mystery Weekends
Alan - early 30s, a church warden
Ronald - 50s, an actor
Marigold -  30s or 40s, an actress
Maddie - 30s or 40s, a weekend guest
Charles - 30s or 40s, an actor
Freda - 40s or 50s, a weekend guest
Angela - 40s or 50s, a weekend guest
Herbert - 50s, a Bishop, (must be a similar height and build to Ronald)
Don't forget that the ages stated are just for guidance. If you're right for the part, you're right for the part. (Mind you, an 18-year old Bishop might be pushing it a bit!)

We will also be looking for people to help out backstage for the production. If anyone is free to help out, it would be very much appreciated and a great way to stay involved. 



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