Lancaster Grand


Lancaster Footlights auditions are open to anyone. You do not need to become a member until cast. If not stated otherwise they are held at the Grand Theatre on St Leonardgate. (Please go to the Stage Door and ring the bell or knock loudly). Experienced actors or beginners are all welcome.  We also welcome anyone who wishes to help backstage rather than "tread the boards" this space!  If you are interested in helping with set, props or costumes, why not come along and watch auditions and meet the team. 


The next Footlights production will be The Vicar of Dibley on April 20th, 21st,  27th, 28th at 7.30pm  Sun 22nd matinee at 2.30pm . 

Director Ellie Singleton (previously Blood Brothers and History Boys)

Scripts available from Box Office from Monday 22nd of January.

Auditions Tuesday 6th of February at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Character Workshops Tuesday 13th of February at 7.30pm. This stage production is so character specific, we need to emulate them as near as possible.

A stage play by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter adapted from the original TV series by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer. With kind permission of Tiger Aspect Productions.

First presented by Tring Festival Company at The Court Theatre, Tring Hertfordshire, on 8th of March 2011.

When their elderly vicar passes away, congregation members in Dibley are surprised to find that a woman has been assigned to their parish. And not just any woman -- Geraldine Granger is outgoing, vivacious and fun-loving, as well as caring and committed to her flock. However, her ebullient ways do not initially endear her to the head of the Parish Council, an old-fashioned gentleman farmer who's not a fan of change. Hilarity ensues as Geraldine tries to win over the stodgy council members while staying true to herself and her pastorate.


Cast of Characters

David Horton - Chairman of the Parish Council, gentleman farmer, and pillar of the community.

Geraldine Granger- A liberal woman who enjoys nothing more than a good laugh. A self-confessed chocoholic!  “You were expecting a bloke- beard, bible, bad breath and instead, you got a babe with a bob cut and a magnificent bosom”

Hugo Horton – David’s sweet natured, friendly yet dim-witted and childlike son.

Alice Tinker- Verger at the church. Blonde and dippy.

Letitia Cropley – A Parish Council member and the Dibley church organist.

Jim Trott – A Parish Council member, who has an idiosyncratic way of prefacing “no-no-no-no-no….”

Frank Pickle – Likable but boring and pedantic secretary of the Parish Council.

Owen Newitt – Local farmer with a very earthy manner, with poor hygiene and chronic bowel problems.



Lizzie, Katie, Archie, Cameron and Luke.


We look forward to seeing you at the auditions. It is lovely to see that tickets are selling already!

My advice, watch the TV series and come prepared!