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Auditions : Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd June with recalls on Friday
23rd June, in London.

Rehearse: from Monday 4th September 2017 in Coventry

Previews Saturday 7th October, press night Tuesday 10th October

Contract : Until Saturday 21st October

Venues : Belgrade Theatre Coventry

Godiva Rocks is a new musical featuring a host of hit songs from Coventry
artists through the decades, a celebration of Coventry music from the 1950s
to the present day – the greatest sounds ever from England’s Motor City!

From the same team behind the smash-hit Coventry Blitz play, One Night in
November, this new musical features 20 classic songs from Coventry artists
such as Frank Ifield, Vince Hill, Hazel O’Connor, The Specials, Terry Hall,
King, The Primitives and The Enemy.

Girl meets boy in Coventry – but nothing, and nobody, is what they seem, all
because of one extraordinary night at the Orchid Ballroom, back in December
’64 …

Shady financier Leo Freeman’s decision to knock down the Orchid ballroom has
far-reaching consequences – as daughter Nell meets the extraordinary Patrick
Vernon – and the hunt for a missing tape reveals a history of musical
passions and romantic jealousies stretching back to the dawn of musical

We are looking for the following roles. This is an ensemble company, so most
artistes will be expected to play a variety of small roles as well as any
named roles.

Some roles may be Actor Musicians, but we are not able to specify which
roles at this stage. Please note on your submission if your client has
professional level instrumental skills on guitars, bass, saxes, trumpets or
drum kit.

I have listed the audition songs for each character, to give you an idea of
the style required – just for reference. The songs can all be found on

We are looking for the following roles :

NELL FREEMAN: playing age 19

Sparky, livewire, excellent singer, good mover

Audition song : Will you – Hazel O’Connor

PATRICK VERNON: playing age 19.

Black/dual heritage, uber cool, excellent singer, good mover

Audition song : Crash – The Primitives

LEO FREEMAN: playing age 45

He’s a physically imposing ‘boss’ figure.

Doubles with some ensemble roles also.

No singing required.

DEE FREEMAN: playing age 45

She a slightly raddled beauty, Leo’s wife.

Excellent singer, good mover.

Audition song : Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinson

PETE PENKOWSKI: playing age 19

Nell’s best mate, tries to look after her.

He also doubles with Ray Blakey, who is the young Leo Freeman

He must sing well and be a good mover

Audition song : I’m Confessing – Frank Ifield

LUCY FREEMAN/DEE-ANN FREEMAN: playing age 20, Lucy is Nell’s sister

Doubles with Dee-Ann Blakey

Beautiful young singer and future Dee Freeman

Doubles with some Ensemble roles also.

Excellent singer and mover.

Audition song : Love Hit Me – The Orchids

NIGEL BIGGS: playing age 25, yuppie wideboy

Doubles with some ensemble roles

He must sing well and be a good mover

Audition song : Love and Pride – King

JAS BAINS: playing age 20

He is Asian, and an excitable enthusiast

Doubles with some ensemble roles

He must sing well and be a good mover

Audition song : It’s a Race – The Enemy

BEV: playing age 45

She’s a charismatic chanteuse

Doubles with Photographer and Ensemble,

She must be an excellent singer and mover.

Audition song : Hear You Talking – Beverley Jones

ROSA: playing age 23

Black/dual heritage, singer with killer soul voice

Has to double with herself, ie Rosa Vernon at 45, and some ensemble, must be
an excellent soul singer and great mover.

Audition song : Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers

TONY VERNON: playing age 25

Black/dual heritage.

He’s the boss of a club and is physically frightening, powerful, menacing.

He doubles with ghost of himself, ie Tony Vernon at 45, also other ensemble

Excellent singer and mover.

Audition song : Give Me Some Kind of Sign – Ray King Soul Band

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