Auditions being held for ‘Vicar of Dibley

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LAURA.SHIPLEY

@theensign.co.nz

Theatrical Society’s production of The Vicar of Dibley will be held tomorrow.

Director George Arthur-Amohau from Tapanui and beyond to audition.

“I want to cast the net as wide as possible,” Arthur-Amohau said.

There are 23 parts, including eight main roles.

“There is something for all ages. There are even roles for kids.”

When the West Otago Theatrical Society bought the rights to The Vicar of Dibley it included the right to use the best lines from the television show and he spent several months compiling them into a script, Arthur-Amohau said.

He was excited to get the chance to work on The Vicar of Dibley.

“It was something I grew up watching.”

“It really suits Tapanui because it is a small rural town,” he said.

A range of people had expressed an interest in auditioning for the various roles.

Crawfordhave Arthur-Amohau on board.

“He is young and enthusiastic,” she said.

The script was amazing, she said.

“The bits he has added fit in well.”

While it was primarily an adult show there were some roles for children, including a Sunday school scene.

“The kids can do their scene, then their parents can take them home.”

Audition packs and information are available online at www.geowillart.co.nz/wots2017.

Auditions will be held tomorrow, March 9, starting at 7pm in the greenroom at the West Otago Community Centre, in Tapanui.

Those unable to attend tomorrow’s audition but who would still like to audition can call Barbara Hanna on (03) 204-8616.

The cast will be announced on Saturday and rehearsals will start on March 16.

The show opens on June 23.