Theatre company holding auditions for The Producers

Joseph Bulmer

There are plenty of opportunities to take part in Atlantic Coast Theatre’s next production

SUE and Brian Spiegelhalter of Instow are both heavily involved in Atlantic Coast Theatre’s forthcoming production of Mel Brooks’ madcap musical, The Producers, which will be staged at The Queen’s Theatre this July. And they want other people to get stuck in, too.

Brian, who is the stage manager, said: “There’s loads for people to get involved with back stage from collecting and gathering props to making scenery and staging on some productions.

“Another very visually important part of the production and something which needs a big team to co-ordinate is the costumes, which are usually made by society supporters and occasionally hired in from professional costume companies.

“The Producers’ will feature dazzling costumes that are made locally - such as the infamous ‘Girls in Pearls’ and also hired costumes like the army uniforms.”

Sue is casting director and is responsible for generating interest for the auditions along with the committee and production team and then on Audition Day making the all important casting decisions along with the Director, Choreographer, Musical Director and Chorus Mistress:

She said: “It’s been great fun getting involved with the casting of what is set to be a theatrical event nobody should miss out on!

“We are hoping to have a big turn-out of new members for the auditions and are looking for actors, singers, and dancers aged 14 to 114. No previous experience is necessary as the cast will get to work with a professional chorus mistress and choreographer.

“The Producers is an hilarious masterclass in knockabout musical comedy which has me in stitches whenever I listen to the soundtrack or watch the film. If anyone has ever fancied getting on stage but has never quite done it then I urge them to come to the auditions and get involved with this friendly and welcoming society.

“The auditions themselves will be almost workshop in style and very informal so there is really nothing to be nervous about. If you are thinking you need a new challenge this year, then get involved. The rehearsal period is about four months long and is great fun with lots of social opportunities to make new friends.

“The Producers would be a great first show as there is something for everyone. It has been two films and a successful West End and Broadway stage musical’.

Anyone interested in getting involved with Atlantic Coast Theatre, like Sue and Brian, should go to the website or email

If you would like to tread the boards then go along to the auditions which will be on t January 30 and February 27 at Landkey Primary School, Bakery Way, Landkey.

Full details along with a registration form (which should be completed prior to the audition) can be found on the website.

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