Auditions for Racing Demon are at Little Witley Village Hall, Little Witley, Worcestershire on Friday and Sunday 9 and 11 November at 7.30pm and noon respectively. Audition Notices available upon request to Andrew Whittle – please email at

This is to be performed at The Coach House Theatre in Malvern between 6th and 9th February 2019 (5 performances including the matinee on Saturday night). The get in will be on Sunday 3rd February with the technical and dress rehearsals on 4th and 5th.

The plan would be to start rehearsals at the end of November to allow for the fact that there will be a hiatus for Christmas and allowance might have to be made for possible bad weather. For those that are going to be heavily involved in pantomimes over the Christmas period it is unlikely that your involvement could be accommodated.

The Cast

 The Right Reverend Charlie Allen, Bishop of Southward

Described by David Hare as in his 60s, a tall iconic figure. He is authoritative, waspish and out to remove Reverend Lionel Espy from his post in Southwark.

Frances Parnell

Described by Hare as 30, blonde. However, the age range can be from mid-20s to mid-30s and hair colour is immaterial. She is from an established Church of England family but not a practising Christian. Begins the play in a relationship with the young curate Tony.

The Reverend Tony Ferris

Described by Hare as being in his 20s. He is enthusiastic, zealous and determined to get on in the Church and bring parishioners back to the Church and halt the declining congregation numbers. Believes his team leader, Reverend Espy is not up to the job.

Stella Marr

Described by Hare as black, in her mid 20s. She does not necessarily need to be black. She is a victim of domestic violence and in search of help from the Church.

The Reverend Donald “streaky” Bacon

Described by Hare as in his early 40s, cheerful and outgoing with glasses. He can be younger – mid-30s. A light, fun part.

The Reverend Harry Henderson

Described by Hare as smooth-voice, short and dumpy in his mid-50s. Could be older. A closest homosexual who is a victim of outing by the press. A quiet, determined character.

Heather Espy

The wife of Reverend Espy. Hare describes her as being in her early 50s but has adopted an older look. Skirt and cardigan, hair prematurely grey. Neglected by her husband. Suffers a stroke and becomes remote but “still there”.

Ewan Gilmour

Ewan is a struggling Scottish actor in his early 20s and is homosexual. He is dependent upon Harry for support.

The Right Reverend Gilbert Heffernan, the Bishop of Kingston

Described by Hare as young for a Bishop, only in his 40s with a lean jaw and slim athletic build. In fact, he need not be early 40s and could even be in his 60s. Obviously subordinate to the Bishop of Southwark. Historically has supported Reverend Lionel Espy but now caught in the cross fire between them.






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