Auditions: “Harlequinade”

Romeo is wrinkly and rheumatic; Juliet dissimulates her fading charms thanks to an understanding stage-manager and a lighting tech well versed in the use of shadow. Who has not dreamed of playing the ingenue for ever? The stage itself is a theatre of illusion.

But when, just hours before curtain-up, reality begins to take over where illusion left off, the world turns upside-down. Revelations and confrontations strain the precarious balance of this theatre company whose ageing leading lights must carry the can.

Terence Rattigan’s Harlequinade is a caustic, touching satire of theatre-land, its people and its culture.

Tagora members and friends are warmly invited to attend auditions for this play, which is scheduled for production in 2018.

  • Wednesday 14 June 2017 at 18.30
  • Tuesday 20 June 2017 18.30

… in the Tagora rehearsal room.

Feel free to come along, whether you wish to audition or simply to take part in or listen to the reading. The usual security requirements concerning access to the building apply. Please contact Tagora at least three days before the event if you need us to make arrangements. Scripts will be available on the night, but if you would like to be able to read it in advance, please e-mail