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Casting call for stage Madness
THE Wyvern Theatre is getting ready to raise the curtain on its annual Summer Youth Project, but first it needs to find a cast of young stars.
This year the project, now in its 19th year, will be a production of Our House - The Madness Musical and it promises to be bigger and better than ever before.
Our House is a fast-paced romantic comedy, with the hits of Madness, including Our House, Baggy Trousers, My Girl, Driving In My Car, The Wings of a Dove and It Must Be Love.
The show tells of Joe Casey and the two courses his life may take after committing a petty crime to impress his girlfriend.
The theatre has a new creative team this year, from HQ Theatre’s Wycombe Swan, where Our House was staged in February 2012.
Theatre director Derek Aldridge said: “The Summer Youth Project was devised to provide local young people with the opportunity to work with a variety of theatre professionals.
“Rodney Howard has successfully directed the performances for a number of years and we are incredibly grateful for his dedication and passion.
“This year, our Summer Youth Project participants will have the opportunity to learn from a brand new creative team who have successfully staged this production with young theatre enthusiasts in sister venues of the Wyvern Theatre.
“They will undoubtedly leave participants with life skills which can be applied in all walks of life,whether performing or not.”
Previous productions have included West Side Story, Annie, The Wizard of Oz, Oliver! and The Sound of Music.
Auditions are open to youngsters aged nine to 21 and backstage helpers are also required. The auditions will be at the theatre on Sunday, April 7.
Applications forms are at wyverntheatre.org.uk or call the ticket office on 01793 524481.