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Three Actors Required for a Three Hander Alternative Christmas Comedy

Three Actors Required for a Three Hander Alternative Christmas Comedy

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"Meet Me for the Holidays" a new play by Ian Nicholas

A light-hearted comedy that takes place during the three weeks leading up to Xmas Eve. Set in the back storeroom of Perkins, a second-rate London Department Store that has seen better days. Nigel (Santa) Alistair (an Elf) Mr Altman (head of customers services) and Jimmy Langton (Nigel’s old acting teacher) lead us through Santa’s grotto and back.

Venue: Hen and Chickens Theatre, Islington.
Auditions: Mid October.
Rehearsals: 30th November-11th December. (Subject to any slight adjustments and including Saturdays).
Performance dates: 13th-18th December (no matinees), 6 performances in total.
Fees: £100 travel expenses, and a possible profit share.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Rehearsals dates: 30th November-13th December.
Performance dates: 13th-28th December.

Job payment

Paid - as rehearsals start and after production.

Expenses paid - for travel

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Lead, Nigel Cole. Playing age: 60-65

Character: Nigel Cole. Playing age: 60. Build. Average. A theatre actor of some renown is forced reluctantly to accept a job as a department store Santa. He is ill-tempered and forgetful and cannot believe he has stooped so low from playing the great Shakespearean roles on the stages of London’s finest theatres to playing Santa at Perkins. He is very annoyed and irritated by Alistair’s optimistic outlook, but he does change his mind about Alistair at the end of the play.

Male, aged 60 to 65

Applications closed 1 December 2021.

lead, Alistair. Playing age: 30-35.

Alistair is an effeminate struggling actor who has been the Elf for Christmas at Perkins for several years. Alistair is full of the Christmas cheer, playing holiday music on his radio and taking his job very seriously. Alistair is obsessed with Xmas, often quoting from his favourite holiday movie “Meet Me in St Louis” and its star, Judy Garland. He is a little naïve but very optimistic and honest.

Male, aged 30 to 35

Applications closed 1 December 2021.

supporting, Mr. Altman/ Jimmy Langton,

Mr Altman is head of customer service relations at Perkins Department Store. Altman is an uptight young professional with a managerial manner in both dress and physical appearance. He has received complaints from unhappy customers regarding Nigel’s ‘grumpy’ Santa and he meets with Nigel to try and correct the situation. Jimmy Langton, an acting teacher. Langton was Nigel Cole’s acting teacher from back in the late 1970s. Langton is a laidback guy, casually dressed. He is an old-fashioned acting

Male, aged 25 to 30

Applications closed 1 December 2021.

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