Arkle Fringe Auditions

Apr 3 2018 | By More

Arkle issue open call for EdFringe shows

Edinburgh amateur company Arkle theatre has put out an open call to its auditions for its two 2018 EdFringe shows, which will run for week two of the fringe at the Royal Scots Club.

As previously announced, the company is staging two productions. The early evening show will be Laugh Out Loud (Cry Quietly), by Stacie Lents, directed by Jana Doughty. The late evening show will be  You Remind Me of You, by Matthew Capodicasa directed by Hannah Bradley.

Auditions for both shows will be on Monday 9 April, 7pm at Saint Mark’s Unitarian Church, with rehearsals starting on June 19 for the performances running Monday 13 to Saturday 18 August 2018 at 6.15pm and 8.30pm.

Auditionees do not need to prepare anything for the audition. Audition sides are available for perusal, as is a copy of the script, from Michael Mulligan

Laugh Out Loud (Cry Quietly) by Stacie Lents was first performed in 2008 and has a cast of five (four female, one male) playing between two and four roles each. It follows an eclectic group of NYC-dwellers as they look to the internet (where else?) to find love.

Through a series of wacky text messages and awkward dates, each person learns what they really need and what they can – and can’t – tolerate in a mate. Playful and feel-good, LOL offers a touching and relatable look at the lengths we go to for love.

You Remind Me of You by Matthew Capodicasa is a four-hander (two female, two male) from 2016 and concerns face-blindness, the neurological disease “prosopagnosia” where you can’t recognise a face.

When Adele meets Vincent, a young musician with face blindness, it could not come at a worse time. She’s dropped out of law school to care for her father, who after an accident is now beginning to display signs of dementia.

As their relationship develops and deepens, her father’s condition begins to get worse, and suddenly Adele finds herself surrounded by people who, despite knowing her deeply, cannot recognise her.

Character breakdown:

Laugh Out Loud (Cry Quietly)
Amy: a rookie at online dating; nervous; naïve.
Sarah: waitress; fun; experienced; strong; knows what she wants.
Rachel: sister to Jojo and Jeremy; ashamed that she Internet dates; has experienced some awkward set ups.
JoJo: getting married; sister to Rachel and Jeremy; bubbly personality.
Mimi: Jojo’s maid of honor; bubbly personality; wears a lot of makeup; works in a bridal shop; had an affair with Jojo’s fiance.
Shelly: looking for a husband on a dating site.
Tess: Rachel’s friend.
Carrie: on a dating site; tends to dress seductively; bubbly and fun; dated Jeremy.
Jessica: on a dating site; likes to eat.
Kay: doesn’t want to do online dating; low self esteem.
Nora: lesbian; shy; not very experienced.
Lily: a little awkward; gets nervous.
Jeremy: doesn’t take a hint well; passionate; brother to Jojo and Rachel.
Edward: photographer; into ethnic girls.
Daniel: engaged to Jojo; but had an affair with Mimi.
Sam: awkward, interested in finding someone, counts the number of dates he’s been on.

You Remind Me of You
Adele (25 – 40, F): Has left education to care for her father, Nathaniel. Begins relationship with Vincent after meeting him in a bar.
Franny (25 – 40, F): Adele’s best friend and former flatmate. Recently moved in with her long term girlfriend.
Nathaniel (50+, M): Adele’s father. Has recently moved in with Adele after an accident. Suffering signs of early-onset Alzheimer’s.
Vincent (25 – 40, M): Suffers from Prosopagnosia or face blindness. Singer/Songwriter. Meets Adele at an open mic in a bar.

Listings and links

(For both Laugh Out Loud (Cry quietly) and You Remind Me Of You).
Saint Mark’s Unitarian Church, 7 Castle Terrace EH1 2DP.
Monday 9 April: 7pm.
Indicate interest through the Facebook Event page here or email Michael Mulligan:

Wardie Parish Church. 29 Primrose Bank Rd, Edinburgh EH5 3JE.
From Tuesday 19 June 2018
Rehearsals will be 3 times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday nights at 7.30pm.

Laugh Out Loud (Cry Quietly)
The Royal Scots Club (Venue 241), 29-31 Abercromby Place, EH3 6QE
Monday 13 – Saturday 18 August 2018
Evenings: 6.15pm.

and You Remind Me of You
The Royal Scots Club (Venue 241), 29-31 Abercromby Place, EH3 6QE
Monday 13 – Saturday 18 August 2018
Evenings: 8.30pm.

Arkle website:
Facebook: Arkle-Theatre-Company-90472754009.


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  1. We’re particularly interested to hear from men 25 – 40 and 50 +! Feel free to get in touch with us with any questions.