Welcome to The Dedham Players
Hello and welcome to the Dedham Players website. The Dedham Players is one of the leading local amateur theatre groups drawing on the Colchester, North Essex and South Suffolk regions. We produce 2 to 3 productions a year and always strive to present an interesting variety of shows and display lots of local talent.
ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
by Richard Bean
Wed 25 to Sat 28 October at 7:45pm
Directed by Ian Amos
Mon 26 June at 7:45pm,
Assembly Rooms, Dedham.
If you cannot attend but are interested
in auditioning/being considered
please email Ian Amos : firstname.lastname@example.org
FRANCIS 30 – 50 Gets by doing a bit of this and a bit of that. A little thick but wordly wise – the typical ‘fool’. Lots of physical humour. Very much the lead role. He pulls off being the servant to two masters – among many others things….craving food – and then craving love.
RACHEL 30+ Strong. Moral. She dresses as her dead brother (Roscoe Crabbe) for most of the play. In love with Stanley. The other master. 2nd lead.
STANLEY 30+ A bit of a hooray Henry – in love with Rachel. Killed her brother accidently and on the run – to Brighton. One of the two masters.
DOLLY 30 – 50. Charlie’s loyal bookkeeper. Brassy. Quite up on the new feminism which is coming in. But needs a man – and that sometimes wins.
LLOYD 40+ Minor criminal, admired by all, loyal. Learnt most things – good and bad – in Parkhurst it would seem. Including being a great cook which led him to run the pub that the two masters stay at. This part is written to be played by a West Indian – but it will probably be necessary to tweak it.
CHARLIE 50+ The head of the family. Minor Mafia. Hard-
PAULINE 25+ Charlie’s daughter. In love with Alan. Not bright. Straight-
ALAN 25+ Wants to be an actor – and acts like one! Madly in love with Pauline. Lives life as though it is a play and not real at all.
HARRY 50+ Alan’s father. Posh, eccentric. Slightly corrupt solicitor to Charlie.
ALFIE 70+ possibly a double with Harry. Comical old man waiter. Slow walking and shaking. Lots of fun had with his newly fitted pace maker.
GARETH 40+ Another waiter. Possibly a double with Alan .
Lots of cameo parts – couple at seaside, vicar, two policemen, old lady, taxi driver etc that may be filled by doubling or using additional cast members.
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