Auditioners should come with a prepared song of their choice that shows off their wonderful talent, preferably with a backing track, however, a pianist will be available.
During auditions you will be asked to sing, dance and read lines.
Please note that the ages shown below serve as a guide only. All roles are available and casting is open and flexible. Also, character doublings are only suggested here and may be changed based on audition results and production needs. Gender flexing will also be used which is crucial to the humour of the show. Many roles are equally well played by either gender and it is hilarious when done well. Be prepared to sing a song from the show, especially if you are auditioning for a specific role. A pianist will be available, or you can provide your own backing. During the audition you will be asked to dance and read dialogue from the script.
KING ARTHUR (Baritone, Late 30s-50s) – The King of England, who sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Round Table and find the Holy Grail. Great humor. Good singer.
THE LADY OF THE LAKE (Alto with large range, 20s-50s) – A Diva. Strong, beautiful, possesses mystical powers. Gets angry easily. The leading lady of the show. Great singing voice is essential, as she must be able to sing effortlessly in many styles and vocal registers. Sings everything from opera to pop to scatting.
SIR ROBIN (Tenor/Baritone, 30s-40s) – A Knight of the Round Table. Ironically called "Sir Robin the Brave," though he couldn't be more cowardly. Joins the Knights for the singing and dancing. Also plays GUARD 1 and BROTHER MAYNARD, a long-winded monk. A good mover.
SIR LANCELOT (Tenor/Baritone, 30s-40s) – A Knight of the Round Table. He is fearless to a bloody fault but through a twist of fate discovers his "softer side." This actor MUST be great with character voices and accents, the KNIGHT OF NI, an absurd, cartoonish leader of a peculiar group of Knights; and TIM THE ENCHANTER, a ghostly being with a Scottish accent.
PATSY (Tenor/Baritone, 30s-40s) – King Arthur's horse and servant. Under-appreciated but always longing for Arthur's approval. Good, funny, physical mover with some tap dancing. Also plays MAYOR, a jolly red-faced man who advertises the merits of his hometown; and the drunken, useless GUARD 2. Very good mover. Tap skills a bonus.
SIR GALAHAD (Tenor, 30s) – A Knight of the Round Table. Begins as Dennis, a lower class "mud gatherer" who becomes knighted and transforms into the dashing Sir Galahad. Also plays PRINCE HERBERT'S FATHER, a wealthy, brutish Yorkshireman at odds with his sensitive son; and THE BLACK KNIGHT, who is always ready to duel despite multiple injuries. Strong bari-tenor singing required.
SIR BEDEVERE (Tenor/Baritone with falsetto, 20s-40s) – A Knight of the Round Table. An inept scholar. Also plays DENNIS GALAHAD'S MOTHER, a shrill peasant woman; and CONCORDE, Sir Lancelot's horse.
HISTORIAN/NOT DEAD FRED/PRINCE HERBERT/MINSTREL/FRENCH GUARD (Tenor, 20s-30s) – A tweedy academic. Also plays NOT DEAD FRED, a sickly little fellow who -- despite others' beliefs -- claims he is "not yet dead"; a FRENCH GUARD, the condemnatory sidekick to the French Taunter; a MINSTREL in Sir Robin's band; and PRINCE HERBERT, the hopeful and frilly prince who loves to sing and pines for his love atop a tower. Tenor singing required. Very good mover.
MALE ENSEMBLE (6 men) – Seeking strong dancers and singers to play many roles including the other Knights of the Round Table, Sir Not Appearing, Sir Bohrs, Bodies in "Not Yet Dead," the Dancing Monk, the Dancing Nun, French Citizens, Finland Citizens, a French Guard, The French Taunter,Robin's Minstrel, and more! Strong dance skills preferred.
FEMALE ENSEMBLE (6 women) – Seeking strong dancers and singers to play many roles including the Camelot Girls, the Laker Girls, a French Guard, Knights of Ni, two of Robin's Minstrels, French Citizens, Finland Citizens, and more! Strong dance skills preferred.
Book and Lyrics by
John Du Prez & Eric Idle
A new musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture
"Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
From the original screenplay by
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
By arrangement with Origin Theatrical
On behalf of Theatrical Rights Worldwide, New York
Wednesday 20 July & Thursday 21 July 6.30pm-9pm
Sunday 24 July 1pm-5pm
To book your audition phone Matthew on 02102402634