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Auditions

Lady Windermere poster

Lady Windermere's Fan

by Oscar Wilde

Directed by Jess Davis

Auditions will be held at the Genesian Theatre, 420 Kent St, on Saturday 4th December from 10am to 4pm and on Sunday 5th December from 9am to 2pm. Callbacks will be held the following week.

Actors are invited to request an audition by emailing the director at ladyw@genesiantheatre.com.au with a recent headshot/clear photograph and CV, and the character they wish to audition for. Audition material will be provided upon application.

All auditionees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to show proof of vaccination to theatre. Please review our Covid Safety Guidelines before attending an audition.

Characters

Lady Windermere | F (20 - 25)
A good woman that lets her emotions set a whirlwind chain of events into motion.

Lord Windermere | M (25 - 35)
A man torn between his desire to be honest with his beloved wife and his desire to keep her from any harm or disrepute.

Lord Darlington | M (25 - 35)
An eligible bachelor with eyes for Lady Windermere, despite her assertion that they must remain purely friends.

Mrs. Erlynne | F (40 - 50)
A mysterious and charming woman that has arrived in London’s social scene and become the centre of rumours.

Lord Augustus Lorton | M (40 - 60)
A bachelor much enamoured by Mrs Erlynne, despite the rumours that surround her.

Duchess of Berwick | F (40 - 55)
The eyes, ears and mouth of the London social scene with her daughter Agatha in tow.

Lady Agatha Carlisle / Rosalie, ladies maid | F (18 - 25)
Lady Agatha is a quiet, unassuming young lady who follows her mother’s instructions for better or for worse.

Mr Dumby | M (25 - 40)
A carefree, cheerful friend of the Windermere's with a few female "friends" around London.

Cecil Graham | M (25 - 40)
A friend of Lord Windermere's, and a lighthearted troublemaker.

Mr Hopper | M (20 - 35)
A highly sought after Australian bachelor, making his rounds through the social season in London.

Lady Plymdale | F (35 - 55)
A guest at the party, eager to gossip about the mysterious new woman in town.

Parker | M (Open)
The Windermere's butler.

Lady Stutfield | F (30 +)
Lady Jedburgh | F (30 +)
Mrs Cowper-Cowper | F (30 +)

Guests at the party. These roles would be ideal for new performers wanting to get involved with theatre. Open to having multiple performers to alternate weeks of performance.

Crew

Expressions of interest invited for the positions of Stage Manager and Bio Box Operator.  Please send an email to Jess at ladyw@genesiantheatre.com.au to discuss.

Important Information

  • Lady Windermere's Fan runs from Saturday 19th March (preview on Fri 18th March) to Saturday 7th May, with performances on Friday and Saturday nights at 7.30pm and Sunday afternoons at 4.30pm.
  • No performances over the Easter long weekend.
  • All cast must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Please note this is an unpaid production.

About the Director

Jess is a Sydney based stage director and is one of the co-founders of independent theatre company Eye Contact Theatre Company. For the Genesian Theatre, Jess has directed The Bear/The Proposal, The Unexpected Guest, Sherlock Holmes & The Ripper Murders. Other credits include; Hairworm (Eye Contact Theatre Company), Broken (Theatre Travels), Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, The Female of the Species (Lane Cove Theatre Company), as well as developments for new Australian works, The Park, CageFish, and Hairworm. In 2022, Jess will be directing The Park for the New Theatre and Breathing Corpses for Eye Contact Theatre Company after a COVID-19 hiatus. Jess is a 2018 graduate of the University of New England's Bachelor of Theatre & Performance.