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Audition Information: The Uninvited September 16 and 17

Redlands Footlighters will present The 39 Steps, by Tim Kelly, November 7-24, 2013.

Redlands Footlighters will present The 39 Steps, by Tim Kelly, November 7-24, 2013.

Redlands Footlighters will hold auditions for the classic thriller The Uninvited, written by Tim Kelly, based on Dorothy Macardle’s classic ghost story.

Directed by Footlighters veteran Tom Hurst, auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday, September 16th and 17th, at 7:00pm at the Redlands Footlighters Theatre, located at 1810 Barton Road in Redlands. Running November 7-24, this tight and engaging show that is sure to please our audience.

Casting four men and six women to play the following:

  • Stella Meredith – Actress to play age 18, charming, child-like, in both demeanor and stature.
  • Pamela Fitzgerald – Between the ages 25-35. Intelligent and enthusiastic. Lead role.
  • Roddy Fitzgerald – Also between 25-35. Pamela’s older brother. An aspiring playwright. Lead role.
  • Max Hilliard – Young painter friend of Roddy. Should be about the same age.
  • Wendy – A vivacious, spiritual, actress friend of Pamela and Roddy. Will consider casting ages 25-45.
  • Dr. Scott – A pleasant, middle-aged, village doctor.
  • Commander Brook – Stella’s grandfather. Looking for distinguished man to play 65 or older.
  • Lizzie Flynn – The Fitzgeralds’ outspoken, Irish maid. Need active woman to play 55 or older as she was their former nanny.
  • Mrs. Jessop – Middle-aged, gossipy neighbor. Looking for an odd character.
  • Miss Holloway – Middle-aged woman. Character is “cold and slightly sinister”.

For more information, contact Tom Hurst at

More about the show (from Dramatists Play Service):
Seeking to escape the demands of life in London, Pam Fitzgerald and her brother, Roddy, an aspiring playwright, discover a charming house in the west of England, overlooking the Irish Sea. The house, Cliff End, has long been empty, and they are able to purchase it at a suspiciously low price from crusty Commander Brooke, the village curmudgeon. The reason is soon apparent: The house has an unsavory reputation. Fifteen years earlier a murder may or may not have occurred by the gnarled tree that can be viewed from the parlor window.

Slowly the Fitzgeralds begin to sense the evil spirit that still inhabits the house, announcing its presence with a sudden, bone-chilling cold. Their housekeeper’s cat will not enter the nursery, where the sound of a weeping woman adds to the tense atmosphere, and the scent of a flowery, exotic perfume called mimosa comes and goes. The village doctor, the local gossip, and a former governess visit, with strange stories of the beautiful Mary Meredith, who once lived in the house and of the striking, unstable Carmel, who posed for a painting that led to her destruction.

With the help of Mary’s daughter, Stella, a beautiful young girl whose mysterious birth holds the key to the puzzle, and a seance arranged by an actress friend of the Fitzgeralds, Cliff End is forced, at last, to reveal its dark secrets. The action then builds steadily to a truly terrifying climax, in which the ghost is discovered to be not only real but dangerous.


  1. Michelle Smith says:

    I just wanted to ask about the auditions for The Uninvited. It sounds like it is a cold reading and you do not need to bring a prepared monologue. I just wanted to make sure that this is correct and that we do not need to come with a prepared monologue

    • Tom H says:

      Yes, we’ll be doing cold readings from the script. The only things to “prepare” are a list of past roles, a list of all conflicts though the run of the show, and practice your British accent. I want to see how much fun you can have with the characters.