Auditions will be held after school on Monday, 8/8, with callbacks held in all drama classes on Tuesday and Wednesday. Audition times for Monday evening will be posted on the box office window outside the black box by the end of the day on Friday, 8/5.
Once you have registered, please select and memorize whichever monologue below that you believe you will perform best. If you are able to perform your monologue with a British accent, please do so!
I didn’t know I was going to get into trouble. I like Wellington and I went to say hello to him, but I didn’t know that someone had killed him. I’m going to find out who killed Wellington. I was listening to what you were saying but when someone gets murdered you have to find out who did it so that they can be punished. I think dogs are important too. I think some dogs are cleverer than some people. Nicholas, for example. And he probably couldn’t even fetch a stick. I wonder if the police will find out who killed Wellington and punish the person.
I think you would only kill a dog if (a) you hated the dog or (b) if you were a lunatic or (c) because you wanted to make Mrs. Shears sad. I don’t know anybody who hated Wellington so if it was (a) it was probably a stranger. I don’t know any lunatics either, so if it was (b) it was probably a stranger. But most murders are committed by someone who is known to the victim. Wellington was therefore most likely to have been killed by someone known to him. I only know one person who didn’t like Mrs. Shears and that is Mr. Shears who divorced Mrs. Shears and left her to live somewhere else and who knew Wellington very well indeed. This means that Mr. Shears is my Prime Suspect.
OK Christopher. I am going to say this for the last and final time. I will not tell you again. Look at me when I’m talking to you for God’s sake. Look at me. You are not to go asking Mrs. Shears who killed that bloody dog. You are not to go asking anyone who killed that bloody dog. You are not to go trespassing on other people’s gardens. You are to stop this ridiculous bloody detective game right now. I am going to make you promise me Christopher. And you know what it means when I make you promise.
SIOBHAN (Reading From Christopher’s Book):
“I think I would make a very good astronaut. To be a good astronaut you have to be intelligent and I’m intelligent. You also have to understand how machines work and I’m good at understanding how machines work. And I would know that there was no one else near me for thousands and thousands of miles which is what I sometimes pretend at night in the summer when I go and lie on the lawn and look up at the sky and I put my hands round the sides of my face so that I can’t see the fence and the chimney and the clothes line and I can pretend I’m in space.”
Christopher I want to ask you something. Mrs. Gascoyne wondered if we would like to do a play this year. She asked me to ask everybody if we’d like to make some kind of performance for the school. Everybody could join in and play a part in it. I was wondering if you’d like to make a play out of your book. I think it could be really good fun Christopher. I think a lot of people would be interested in what would happen if people took your book and started acting bits of it out. People like stories. Some people find things which are kind of true in things which are made up.
If I hadn’t married your father I think I’d be living in a little farmhouse in the South of France with someone called Jean. And he’d be, ooh, a local handyman. You know, doing painting and decorating for people, gardening, building fences. And we’d have a French bulldog. And a veranda with figs growing over it and there would be a field of sunflowers at the bottom of the garden and a little town on the hill in the distance and we’d sit outside in the evening and watch the sun go down.