Constellation Auditions

The cast comprises only two characters; Marianne and Roland.

Marianne – a quantum physicist, recently lost her mum. At different points in the play, she is flaky, pragmatic, geeky, flirty, lonely, manipulative, attractive, funny, unfaithful, brilliant, courageous, single minded, callous. She is diagnosed with a brain cancer that presents as impacting upon her speech, her memory and frustrating substitution of words.

Roland – a beekeeper, lives in Tower Hamlets. Again, at different points in the play, he's nerdy, cool, needy, levelheaded, desperate, passionately in love, abusive, calm, stoic, cruel, fun, unfaithful, loyal, a devoted brother to his engaged sister, clueless, rejected.

The characters need to be a believable couple. During conversations about Marianne's diagnosis, there is mention that the consultant suggests that being under 40 may help. It is about the pairing so Anna will work the piece to the two actors who are the best pairing – whether that is straight, same sex, young, old, disabled.

If you are thinking of auditioning, you are recommended to read the audition notes that Anna Carter-Brown has prepared.

Auditions will be held on Thursday 20th June at 7.30 in the Studio Theatre. If you are unable to make that date and are interested in auditioning, email


All events take place at 7.30 pm in the
Sherborne Studio Theatre
unless otherwise indicated

Auditions for Constellations
by Nick Paybne
directed by Anna Carter-Brown
Thur 20th June, 7.30 pm

September Production
by Nick Payne
directed by Anna Carter-Brown
Mon 9th - Sat 14th Sept
Sat 14th Sept, 2.30 pm


We are delighted to announced that Twelfth Night, directed by John Crabtree,
has been awarded NODA's Most Innovative Production.


Twelfth Night was also nominated for the Hazelmere Award for Visual Excellence.
In addition The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, directed by Bev Taylor-Wade, was nominated for the Best Comedy Production award,
and Art, directed by Graham Smith, was nominated for the Best Drama Production award.


We are delighted to announce that Robert Brydges has won the Rose Bowl Bevan Brittan LLP Solicitors Award for Best Actor (Dramatic Production) for his portrayal of Ken Harrison in Whose Life Is It Anyway?, directed by Martin Williams.

Rose Bowl Citation
This challenging role was as a hospital patient paralysed from the neck down, and yet somehow Robert generated greater movement on stage than many the adjudicator has seen this year. Despite being so restricted for three hours, from doors open to the walk down, he completely engaged the audience, bringing both humour and dignity to such a sombre subject as the right to die. Robert made us believe his character's words were not scripted but the earnest and genuine creed of someone in such a situation, and for this he is Best Actor in a dramatic production.

APS also received no less than four further nominations for three different shows this year. They were: :

First Corporate Award for Coup de Theatre
Patient in a bed - Whose Life Is it Anyway?

FT-Works Productions Award for Best Youth Actor in an Adult Production
Charlotte Berry - Nurse Kay in Whose Life Is it Anyway?

Bevan Brittan LLP Solicitors Award for Best Actor (Dramatic Production)
Liam Beard - Adrian Mole in The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾

Eileen Hartley Hodder Award for Best Actress (Dramatic Production)
Sarah Nias - Emma in Betrayal