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Audition: Celebration by Harold Pinter

  • 30/01/2022
  • 31/01/2022
  • 2 sessions
  • 30/01/2022, 18:00 20:00 (GMT)
  • 31/01/2022, 19:45 21:45 (GMT)
  • Putney Arts Theatre

 Audition details

Putney Theatre Company's staged reading  of Celebration by Harold Pinter is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

Please find below the details of the auditions and backstage help required for Celebration.

Due to ongoing health and safety concerns, these auditions will now be held individually. If you are interested in auditioning, please download and complete the audition form below and send to the director, Graham Kellas, at gkellas@virginmedia.com

You will be allocated a time slot for your audition and will receive two short pieces of text from the play for your audition. If you have any questions, please do email Graham.

Auditions will take place at Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Rd, London SW15 6AW

Audition dates

  • Sunday 30 January 2022, 6.00pm
  • Monday 31 January 2022, 7.45pm

Production details

This staged reading will take place on the main stage at Putney Arts Theatre.

Performance dates

  • 25 & 26  February 2022 at 7.45pm

Rehearsal period

Rehearsals will take place throughout February.


We are committed to improving diversity in our casting and, unless stated for artistic reasons, we aim to actively adopt an inclusive casting policy.

This is an amateur production. You do not need to be a member of PTC to audition, but actors and crew will need to become members for £25 a year by direct debit, or £30 otherwise. A £10 show fee will also need to be paid by all actors in the production. We encourage you to become a member of PTC, even if not cast.

Our company is run by volunteers and we expect all actors cast in a play to volunteer for Front of House duties at least once a year. Our shows could not go up without our Front of House volunteers.


Celebration is a short one-act play, written by Nobel laureate Harold Pinter in 2000, and is set in a posh restaurant. Over the course of the evening, three couples – one of whom is celebrating their anniversary – demonstrate that there’s a thin line between love and hate.

The play is dripping in the comedy of menace, of which Pinter is a masterchef. The restaurant staff provide their own ingredients of hope, despair and longing which they mix with those of their clientele. The language is cordon bleu and the result is a delicious, funny, sinister theatrical feast.

Audition preparation

Read the play if you can. There's a TV version of it on YouTube, too. Otherwise, just come along.


2 M / 2 F – middle-aged couples

1 M / 1 F – younger couple

1 M – restaurant owner, middle aged

1 F – maîtresse d’, younger

1 M (possibly F) – waiter, younger


    Opportunities available include:

    • Lighting and sound design/operator
      Please get in touch with gkellas@virginmedia.com or info@putneyartstheatre.org.uk if you are interested in getting involved.

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