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Audition notices for all LDS productions are posted on this webpage in advance of auditions. If you are thinking of auditioning for any show, then you are strongly advised to obtain a copy of the relevant script from the theatre office well in advance. A £5 deposit will be required when a script is signed out for an audition, refundable when you return the script to the theatre office after the audition.


Private Lives (Auditioning Tuesday 3rd August)

By Noel Coward
Directed by John Ghent

Production dates: 8th – 13th November 2021<

Audition: Tuesday 3rd August in the Theatre Library.
Scripts are available from the Little Theatre office for strictly short-term loan prior to audition.

Please contact John Ghent to register interest in auditioning.

Elyot and Amanda, once married to each other but now married to Sybil and Victor, discover the passion they once had for each other is certainly not a thing of the past. Realising this when the couples are honeymooning in adjoining suites in the same hotel is perhaps not the most ideal of situations, but Noel Coward extracts every ounce of comedy out of this impossible situation with his inimitable wit and style.


Elyot Chase: witty, irreverent, sophisticated.
Sybil Chase: Elyot’s second, rather innocent, younger wife.
Amanda Prynne: spirited, independent, unconventional.
Victor Prynne: Amanda’s rather more conventional second husband.
Louise: French-speaking maid.

Age range

John Ghent (07703 764800) (

My Mother Said I Never Should (Auditioning Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th August)


Directed by Nadine Beasley

Production dates: October 18–21 2021                     

Auditions Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th of August at 7.30pm, 52 Down.

Doris Partington, b. Oldham 1900; engaged 1923, m. Jack Bradley in Oldham 1924. [Age 5 in child scenes in 1905.]
Margaret Bradley, b. Cheadle Hulme 1931; m. Ken Metcalfe in London, 1952. [Age 9 in child scenes in 1940]
Jackie Metcalfe, b. London 1952. [Age 9 in child scenes in 1961]
Rosie Metcalfe, b. Hulme, Manchester 1971. [Aged 8 in child scenes in 1979]

Age range
Ages are not important as the characters play themselves from childhood to, in Doris’ case, old age. What matters is the ability of the four actors to gel into a recognisable family group with all the inherent problems that the generations bring.

Books available from 12th July to borrow from the theatre office. If you have any questions or want to talk about the roles, please text or ring Nadine on 07711 285155.