YES, PRIME MINISTER
Written by Antony Jay & Jonathan Lynn
Directed by David Gribble
KADS next season will be the UK comedy 'Yes, Prime Minister'.
Director David Gribble will be holding a warm-read audition to cast five roles on Saturday 18 July at 2.00 pm at KADS Theatre, 6 Central Mall, Kalamunda:
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Male, 50's-60's - Cabinet Secretary. This is a major role with a large number of lines and several extended monologues. Humphrey is very much the intelligently droll, sarcastic upperclass British bureaucrat. As this play is based on the very well known TV show of the same name, the actor playing Sir Humphrey will need to bear some resemblance to the TV character and be able to sustain a convincing upperclass British accent.
Bernard Woolley: Male, 30's-50's - Permanent Private Secretary to the PM. This is a major role with a large number of lines. Bernard is the intelligent, witty but somewhat hapless PR head. As this play is based on the very well known TV show of the same name, the actor playing Bernard will need to bear some resemblance to the TV character and be able to sustain a convincing British accent.
Kumranistan Ambassador: Male 30's-50's - Significant role with quite a bit of dialogue, the Ambassador from an oil rich country in the Middle East is central to the story. Requires a Middle Eastern or perhaps East European accent.
Jeremy Burnham: Male, 50's-60's - Director General of the BBC. Smaller role, has a meeting with the PM. Requires a convincing upperclass British accent.
Simone Chester: Female, 20's-30's - BBC Presenter. Smaller role, interviews the PM. Requires a convincing upperclass British accent.
Please note: The roles of PM Jim Hacker and Policy Advisor Claire Sutton have already been cast.
This is a funny play based on the hugely popular British TV comedy of the late 1980's. The series revolves around PM Jim Hacker's attempts to enact political change whilst ensuring his continued popularity with voters, while his Public Service staff headed by Sir Humphrey Appleby deliberately try to undermine him in order to maintain the status quo. Full of clever dialogue, moral dilemmas and political backflips, the stage play is a new scenario by the original screen writers and very much in the style of the TV show.
The season runs Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun from 18 Nov - 12 Dec 2020 (15 performances over 4 weeks) and rehearsals will commence in late July on days negotiated with the actors.
If you'd like to attend the audition, please complete the form below and David will send you a script excerpt: