Open Auditions for The Vicar of Dibley – 28th Oct and/or 4th Nov 2018

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The Exmouth Players are holding open auditions for its March 2019 production of The Vicar of Dibley at 11.00am on 28th October and/or 4th November 2018 at The Blackmore Theatre, Bicton Street, Exmouth.

The Vicar of Dibley is a stage play by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter adapted from the original TV series by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer with the kind permission of Tiger Aspect Productions, which supports Comic Relief.

The arrival of a new vicar in Dibley shakes up the parish council of a sleepy English village.

These auditions are open to both members and non-members of The Exmouth Players.  Thus, they are open to you all regardless of experience and whether you have acted before or not.

(The presentation of The Vicar of Dibley is subject to Licence)

This production will be directed by Ryan Wilce.

The audition itself will consist of a 2 hour workshop which will give Ryan a chance to see how everyone works together, and also the opportunity to see everyone’s comic timing and ability to have fun with the text.  Ryan may also request the reading of one or more audition pieces which are now available.


David Horton
Geraldine Granger
Hugo Horton
Alice Tinker
Letitia Cropley
Jim Trott
Frank Pickle
Owen Newitt



Ryan graduated Plymouth University with a First-class honours degree in Theatre and Performance. Since graduating Ryan has worked for many Arts organisations as a Theatre Practitioner and director. This includes working with the Theatre Royal Plymouth on their workshops and productions.

Ryan also creates his own professional theatre for audiences across the south west. Performing with sketch comedy company ‘ Fast and Funny’ and working on the Barbican Theatres production of ‘Twelfth Night’ as Assistant Director.  Ryan created and performed a one man show titled ‘Running Out’ produced by ‘UnTamed Theatre’ which completed a sold out run at the Plymouth Fringe Festival. More recently, Ryan directed ‘Ginger Jones and the Sultans eye’ for the Drum Theatre at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.

Ryan also has experience working in other areas of the industry, including producing, working as the education producer for London based theatre company ‘Cuckoo Bang’ and Assistant Creative Producer for Radiant Gallery. Ryan also has experience working in technical departments for touring shows including ‘Miss Saigon’, ‘Welsh National Opera’ and several ‘Birmingham Royal Ballet’ productions as both Stage Technician and Wardrobe Assistant.

He also had a placement working with ‘WICKED!’ in the west-end alongside their technical department.

Ryan is passionate about creating professional and accessible theatre across the south-west, in particular making fun and enjoyable performances for all ages to enjoy.


  • Saturday 16 March 2019 – 2.30pm and 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 19 March 2019 – 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 20 March 2019 – 7.30pm
  • Thursday 21 March 2019 – 7.30pm
  • Friday 22 March 2019 – 7.30pm
  • Saturday 23 March 2019 – 2.30pm and 7.30pm

(Please Note:  One or more of these dates may be subject to change)


For all enquiries and/or for registering your interest in these auditions, please contact leaving your name and contact details, along with details of the characters named above for which you wish to audition.