Pack Of Lies – Audition

Audition Details

Audition date: Sunday, 25th March 2018.

Registrations open and auditions commence at 2:00 PM.

Audition venue: Javeenbah Theatre (Sophie’s Space).

Synopsis

The Jacksons are a nice middle aged English couple. Their best friends are their Canadian neighbours, the Krogers. All is blissful in their world until a detective from Scotland Yard asks to use their house as an observation station to try and foil a Soviet spy ring operating in the area.

The Jacksons become more and more put out as Scotland Yard’s demands on them increase. They are really put to the test when the detective reveals that the spies are the Krogers and he asks them to help set a trap. Should they betray their friends?

You will be asked to complete an audition form at your audition or you may download a copy Audition Form and bring it with you.

Roles For Pack Of Lies Include:

Barbara Jackson: (40’s – 50’s) – The mother in the Jackson family, emotional heart of the play. Must be able to speak in a standard middle class English accent (no cockney accents).

Bob Jackson: (40’s – 50’s) Middle class business and family man; affectionate, but torn between duty to friendship vs. duty to Queen & country. Must be able to speak in a standard middle class English accent (no cockney accents).

Julie Jackson: (must be able to play 15 – 16) – The Jacksons’ daughter. Actress must have range, as Julie’s emotional breakdown at the end caps the tension that builds during the play. Must be able to speak in a standard middle class English accent (no cockney accents).

Helen Kroger: (40’s – 50’s) – The Jacksons’ neighbour & Barbara’s best friend. She is the epitome of the stereotypical American – but she has secrets to hide. She is a Canadian speaking in a standard American accent (possibly New York).

Peter Kroger: (40’s – 50’s) – The Jacksons’ neighbour. A charming bookish type, quiet and reserved with secrets to hide. He is a Canadian speaking in a standard American accent (possibly New York).

Stewart: (40 – 60) – Suave and clever MI6 agent in charge of the investigation of the Krogers. Little tolerance for dramatics. Actor must be able to handle memorisation of a lot of lines and long speeches. Must be able to speak in a standard upper class English accent (no cockney accents).

Thelma: (Late 20s to Late 30s) Stewart’s undercover “young lady”, ex-army, affable and charming. She gets friendly with the Jacksons and becomes concerned about how they’re handling the stake-out. Can snap to business when the situation demands. Must be able to speak in a standard English accent (no cockney accents).