Wisbech Operatic Society desperately seeking George for The Drowsy Chaperone production

WISBECH Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society is desperately seeking George for its production of the Broadway and West End hit, The Drowsy Chaperone.

The society is yet to cast the role of George and is looking for a young male dancer, prefereably someone who can tap and sing.

Isobel Shippey, the society’s press officer, said: “George is the best man to the leading man Robert. He is greatly concerned about carrying out his duties successfully.

“George needs to be a mover, if not a dancer, and needs an American accent.

“If you are interested in auditioning for the part, please contact the director Barbara on 01945 587982 or e-mail barbara.mews@hotmail.co.uk”

The society is rehearsing Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Gorefield Village Hall.

In the comedy-within-a-musical that unfolds Janet is about to marry nice guy Robert and leave showbusiness, much to the dismay of Broadway producer Feldzieg.

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Robert and Janet must steer clear of each other until their wedding ceremony. Seeing to this is Robert’s Best Man, George, and a woman referred to only as The Drowsy Chaperone, who is more interested in mixing drinks than keeping the lovers apart.

Mrs Shippey said: “WAODS is really excited about producing this wonderfully joyful gem of a musical – it’s bright, colourful and full of catchy tunes.

“The Society is convinced it’s just what the people of Wisbech need in this gloomy time of austerity.”

• The show runs at the Angles Theatre, Wisbech, from May 15-19 with a gala night (optional black tie) on may 17 where a buffet will be provided prior to the show.

Tickets can be ordered from the Angles Box Office on 01945 474447.

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