Step 2 – Casting and Characters

The production team will consider all auditions and candidates on their merits as part of the audition process.

KING ARTHUR
The King of England who sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Round Table and find the Holy Grail. Strong presence, Great humour. Good singer.

Vocal Baritone (Low G2 – High F4)
Dialect English – royal
Dance Minimal but must be a good mover.

SIR ROBIN
A knight of the Round Table. Ironically called ʻSir Robin the Braveʼ, though he couldnʼt be more cowardly. Joins the Knights for the singing and dancing.

Could also play BROTHER MAYNARD a long-winded monk.

Vocal Tenor/Baritone (Low D3 – High G4)
Dialect English – posh
Dance Strong

PATSY
King Arthurʼs horse and servant. Under appreciated but always longing for King Arthurʼs approval. Good, funny, physical mover with some tap dancing.

Vocal Tenor/Baritone (Low Bb3 – High G5)
Dialect English – slightly cockney
Dance Strong – must be able to or willing to tap

SIR BEDEVIRE
A Knight of the Round Table. An inept scholar. No solo singing.

Could also play:
DENIS GALAHADʼS MOTHER a shrill peasant woman,
CONCORDE Sir Lancelotʼs horse.

Vocal Baritone (Low D3 – High G4)
Dialect English – Must be able to do a Terry Jones high pitched voice for Mother
Dance Minimal – must be able to move well

LADY OF THE LAKE
A Diva. Strong, beautiful, possesses mystical powers. Powerful singing voice essential as she must be able to sing effortlessly in numerous styles and vocal ranges. Must have top-notch comic timing and improvisational skills.

Vocal Alto with large range (Low E3 – High B6). Must be able to belt.
Dialect English / Diva
Dance Minimal – must be able to move well with diva movements

SIR LANCELOT
A Knight of the Round Table. He is fearless to a bloody fault but through a twist of fate, does discover his
ʻsofter sideʼ. This actor should be great with character voices and accents.

Could also play:
THE FRENCH TAUNTER an arrogant, condescending, over-the-top Frenchman,
KNIGHT OF NI an absurd, cartoonish leader of a peculiar group of Knights,
TIM THE ENCHANTER a ghostly being with a Scottish accent.

Vocal Tenor/Baritone (Low C3 – High E4)
Dialect English / French accent / High pitched voice / Scottish accent
Dance Some dance ability

SIR GALAHAD
A Knight of the Round Table. Begins as Dennis, a lower class ʻmud gathererʼ who becomes Knighted and transforms into the dashing Sir Galahad. Strong bari-tenor required.

Could also play:
PRINCE HERBERTʼS FATHER a wealthy, brutish Yorkshireman at odds with his sensitive son, THE
BLACK KNIGHT who is always ready to duel despite multiple injuries

Vocal Bari-Tenor (Low Bb3 – High Bb5). Very strong vocal.
Dialect English, becomes very posh once knighted / Yorkshire accent.
Dance Minimal – must be able to move well

Ensemble
THE LAKER GIRLS/SHOWGIRLS
The Lady of the Lakes posse. Featured throughout the show. Must be strong dancers and vocals. 6 roles available. Other smaller roles as per script.

Age Varied
Vocal Varied – However strong vocal ability a must
Dialect N/A
Dance Strong dance ability required.
Other ENSEMBLE roles

KNIGHT 1
MAYOR – A jolly red-faced man who advertises the merits of his hometown and the drunks.
CARTER and MINSTREL 2
KNIGHT 2
HISTORIAN – A tweedy academic (the Narrator). GUARD 2
KNIGHT 3
NOT DEAD FRED – A sickly little fellow who, despite others beliefs, claims he is “not yet dead” who then becomes Sir Robins MINSTREL
KNIGHT 4
DANCING MONK and GUARD 1
KNIGHT 5
PRINCE HERBERT – The hopeful and frilly prince who love to sing and pines for his love atop a tower.
KNIGHT 6
DANCING NUN and MINSTREL 3

Other Considerations
The above are a few of the minor roles. Other roles include FRENCH GUARDS, FRENCH PEOPLE, YMCA DANCERS etc as per script. Some male ensemble must be able to or willing to tap dance.

(The director & production team reserve the right to alter the division of principal and Ensemble roles as per auditionees)

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