Audition: Pontypool

Pontypool

By Tony Burgess

Directed by Laura Barns

Audition dates are 

Sunday 15 March at 12 noon, and 
Thursday 19  March at 7:30pm – both at Progress Theatre. 

Rehearsals will begin in early April. Performance dates are 22nd – 27th June 2020

In the sleepy town of Pontypool, Ontario, no one is safe from an epidemic so devastating it will leave you literally speechless…

When disc jockey Grant Mazzy reports to his basement radio station in this small Canadian town, he thinks it’s just another day at work. But when he hears reports of a virus that turns people into zombies, Mazzy barricades himself in and tries to figure out a way to warn his listeners about the virus, and its unlikely mode of transmission…

“Pontypool proves that in horror, less is often more, and what is suggested can be just as dark as what is shown. It plays like the twisted terror found in the pulp classics. It’s fast. It’s fun and it’s a frightening treat for both horror and theatre fans alike.” 

Cast List:

Grant Mazzy​  ​Male. Any age over 25. A shock-jock radio host, new to the station. 

Sydney Briar​  ​Female. Any age over 25. Radio producer, calm, collected but struggling to keep her star, Mazzy, under control. 

Laurel Ann Drummond​  Female. 20s/30s. Sound engineer, comes across as small town girl but actually back from a tour in Iraq. 

Dr Mendez​​  Male. Any age over 35. Of Armenian heritage, finds himself at the centre of the outbreak before making his way to the station.

Ken Loney*​​  Male. Any age over 30. OFF STAGE role. Traffic reporter. Everyone in town loves him, known him since school, wouldn’t leave their kids alone with him.

Nigel Healing*​​  Male. Any age. OFF STAGE role. Reporter for the BBC. 

*Off stage roles will be performed live from backstage.

For more information, or to read the audition pieces email the producer, Steph Dewar on pontypool@progresstheatre.co.uk