Please allow an hour for your audition. Group dance auditions (maximum four people) will be held on the hour then individuals will have both singing and acting auditions.
Please note that our performances venue (The Arts Theatre) has mandated that all cast, crew and patrons must be COVID double-vaccinated at a minimum.
Join the cast for the Australian premiere of an utterly British musical comedy, full of eccentric characters, such as:
- Gilbert Chilvers – a chiropodist. Yorkshire accent required
- Inspector Wormold - an obsessive destroyer of illegal meat who delights in confiscating unregistered meat and closing down butcher shops. Upper English accent required.
- Dr James Swaby - a physician and the head of the town council: a snob. Yorkshire accent required.
- Henry Allardyce - a plump accountant and member of the town council he has fallen hopelessly in love: with Betty (the pig). Yorkshire accent required.
- Mr Nuttall, Mr Metcalf and Mr Barraclough - all butchers at the mercy of the meat inspector. Yorkshire accents required.
- Arthur Cunliffe - the President of the Prudential Building Society. Yorkshire accent required.
- Plus a weird assortment of bullies, spivs, snobs and townspeople
,Yorkshire accents required.
We're looking for adult men (stage age up to 60) to play these roles and be part of the ensemble opposite the talented people already cast:
- Trish Hart: Gilbert’s wife, Joyce– a nobody determined to be somebody
- Carolyn Adams: Mother Dear, ‘She’s 74 and ravenous’
- Trish Hendrix: Mrs Allardyce who holds the position of prominence Joyce longs for.
- Rachel Newton: Mrs Metcalf, the butcher’s lusty wife
- Jon McKay: Frances Lockwood, the local solicitor and another town councillor
- Nicholas Mitchell: Sgt Noble and Prince Philip
- And Natasha Scholey, April Stuart, Cassidy Gaiter, Eve McMillan, Loren Panno, Tash Smith, Kathryn Driver and Merici Thompson.
Betty Blue Eyes is set in 1947. Belts are being tightened, and the government is telling the country there'll be fair shares for all if they survive Austerity Britain. Meanwhile, local officials feather their own nests by taking more than their fair share. Having won the war, Britain seems to be losing the peace: the country is staggering under rationing, unemployment, and the coldest winter for decades. The only bright spark on the horizon is the impending Royal Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
Based on the hit comedy movie A Private Function and an original story by Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray). Musical book by Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, music by George Styles, lyrics by Anthony Drewe.
Season: 1-11 June 2022 (Arts Theatre)
Rehearsals Sundays 1-4pm, Mondays and Wednesdays 7-10pm
Director: Ben Todd. Musical Directors: Katie Packer and Kim Clark. Choreographer: Vanessa Redmond. Audition material link:
Location: 1 regina Court, BEVERLEY
Audition inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership inquiries Mon to Fri, 10 am to 4 pm (Amanda): 8278 1818