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aclassact Posted - 13/06/2011 : 10:35:12
Auditions for The Third Tunnel
Adults only. All parts available Details being posted daily see www.a-class-act.co.uk
Actors, singers and dancers required Choreography by Clare Nunn
Loads of Chorus roles also available

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The Third Tunnel
By
David Slade


London during the Blitz of 1940/41 and while most of London is having to cope, with sheltering down the warren of tubes that is the London Underground, some have their own agenda.

Ralph a tall statuesque figure the epitome of good looks and swarve sophistication is a spiv out to make money and con his way through life,
Josey, on the other hand is typical of a London child at the time with a careless attitude he is the leader of a bunch of kids, he befriends Ralph and with his gang take a tour of disused tunnels which nearly ends in catastrophe.

Ralph shows the children a tunnel which turns out to be an armament store and whilst they are there they get caught by the local policeman, not wishing to do anything other than turn the episode into his advantage he sweet talks the copper into letting him off with the promise of chocolate and fruit for the coppers wife, to improve his relations at home, Ralph then insists on the policeman meeting him and bringing his wife Reenie along, this they do only for Reenie to fall in love with Ralph right under the Policemans nose.

Alby and Gertie who are friends with Reenie live right under the Luftwaffes path and unfortunately during a raid one night Albys house gets bombed before he is able to get dressed, leaving him not only homeless but without a stitch to wear but his underpants. Gertie takes him home the following night along with Reenie and not wishing to shelter down the tube they take refuge during an attack in the Anderson shelter at the bottom of Gerties garden. Alby who by now is dressed in Reenies dead uncle Georges best suit has drunk so much tea to calm his nerves he needs to desperately go to the loo, but does he take the chance and run up the garden to the loo and avoid getting bombed or run up the garden and get mistaken for a looter and get savaged by the next door neighbours dog or just pee in the suit, Reenie, suggests the latter is definitely not what uncle George would want and so when Alby thinks the bombing is over he takes his chance. But during one final bomb burst the unthinkable happens and Alby ends up in hospital in a great deal of pain.

Meanwhile sheltering down in the underground Connie and Alice a couple of socialites have to mix with the locals due to their country residence being requisitioned. Connie is an Actress who has starred at Drury lane and so to attempt to while away the hours and make things better socially Alice suggests that Connie entertain the people. Not wishing to embarrass herself she is reluctant, however, repenting she sings to the people. Charlie and Winnie a couple of cockneys who are also on the platform sheltering, see different things from this. Winnie hates the idea of a couple of posh sorts down the tube interfering but Charlie a real lovable rogue immediately falls for Connie. Charlie in turn performs an impromptu song which impresses Connie and later they start a love affair after she finds out he is not married to Winnie. Charlie is a conscientious objector not yet called up but reluctant to fight either way. Connie however convinces him to join up much to Winnies disgust.

Finally all the parties are brought together when the third tunnel takes a direct hit from one of Hitlers bomb whilst the children are in the tunnel. Ralph the spiv who is disliked by all but Reenie becomes a hero and saves the trapped children through his knowledge of the underground system.


Cast List

Adults
Ralph
Alby
Gertie
Reenie
Tim
Ethel
Connie
Winnie
Charlie
Victor (Ticket Collector)
Policeman
Peggy
Nurse

For those people wishing to audition for The Third Tunnel we would like these to fun light hearted events that set people at ease with little or no pressure to perform at their best.

A Class Act have always prided itself on using actors that may or may not have had key or lead roles in previous shows but are keen on people who are as keen to perform and become part of a team. With that in mind we are more interested in the person than the ability they possess and so for our auditions on this occasion can people bring along a light hearted piece to read or even learn a light hearted piece of no more than a minute long. For those that may wish to audition for a part with solo songs we would need to hear a singing voice either accapella or to a backing track. And dancers please come prepared to a short dance.


Please call 01635 34173 or 07810 402412 for further details

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