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This thread highlights available parts in the 8 longest running plays and dramatic readings. This is to help move them along and get them completed and in the catalogue. For each project I will provide the following.

1. The parts that are available
2. Whether they are gender specific (male or female) or gender neutral (can be read by a male or a female)
3. How many chapters or acts the part appears in
4. A link to the relevant thread for that project

You will then be able to go over to the thread and sign up to a part.
The idea is that if you are looking for a part to read you can find suitable ones a little quicker

As parts are claimed then I will update the first post to reflect this.

It is not for orphaned parts as we have a different thread for that. Here is the link for orphaned parts in dramatic works


This thread is for parts that have yet to be claimed.

Here are the top 8 with parts available

Please see the details below for each project
1. The Spanish Brothers (Added January 2017)
2. Peeps at People (Added June 2017)
4. Count of Monte Cristo
5. Marion De Lorme
6. Crime and Punishment
7. Short Plays from Dickens (Added June 2017)
8. The Martyr of the Catacombs (Added June 2017)

Fully Cast
The Parson's Wedding
What Katy Did at School
The Betrothed
La Boheme

Cataloged! Thanks for your help!
Rilla of Ingleside
Black Beauty
Bible Stories of the Old Testament
Imaginary Conversations
The Bourgeois Gentleman
The String of Pearls

Come and Claim a Part

1. The Spanish Brothers by Deborah Alcock

Juan and Carlos Menaya have longed to find their father ever since they were little. Their dream starts to get lost, though, as they grow up and go separate ways. Juan goes off to war and falls under the influence of a Huguenot prisoner while Carlos becomes a monk and begins to discover the Bible for himself. (summary may be changed before cataloging) ( Adele de Pignerolles).

Link to the thread:


Casting will be gender neutral except where otherwise noted in the MW.
(Carlos, Juan, Juan and Carlos' Father, and the prior are specific; all others are neutral.)

    Fray Sebastien Gomez - 5 Chapters
    Don Juan and Carlos' father - Male Voice Required - 7 Chapters
    Juliano El Chico - 3 Chapters
    Fray Fernando - 2 Chapters
    Don Balthasar - 1 Chapter
    Gaspar Benevidio - 2 Chapters
    Young Monk - 1 Chapter

2. Peeps at People


Link to Thread :

    01 - Mr Hall Caine
    02 - Emperor William
    03 - Alfred Austin
    04 - Zola
    05 - Rudyard Kipling
    06 - Edouard De Reszkes
    07 - Jen De Reszkes
    08 - Henryk Sienkiewicz
    09 - Salesman
    10 - De Reszkes
    11 - General Weyler
    12 - Publisher
    13 - Grand High Chamberlain
    14 - Ticket Officer
    15 - Hackman
    16 - Landlord
    17 - Property Man
    18 - French Gendarme

4. The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the authors most popular works. It's an adventure novel that takes place between 1815-1838 in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and in the Levant. It follows the main character through love, betrayal, vengence and forgiveness.

Link to Thread :

Where a part is not assigned male or female please check with the BC about reading for the role. Please also read the first page of the thread to see special instructions before claiming and recording


    barrois - male - 7 chapters
    old man - 4 chapters
    Govenor - 2 chapters
    marquis de saint meran - male - 2 chapters
    gendarme 2 - male - 1 chapter
    duke blacas - male - 2 chapters
    turnkey 2 - male - 2 chapters
    Captain Gaumard - 1 chapter
    Monsieur de Boville - 3 chapters
    penelon - male - 2 chapters
    cucmetto - male - 1 chapter
    carlini - male - 1 chapter
    servant 1 - 3 chapters
    notary 2 - 3 chapters
    ali tepelini - 1 chapter
    president 1 - 1 chapter
    el kobbir - 1 chapter
    brigadier 2 - 1 chapter
    attendant 3 - 1 chapter
    marshall bertrand/an old nobleman - 2 chapters
    Guest 1/Corporal/Alexander VI/ Sailor 1 - 4 chapters
    magistrate 1/captain le clere/doctor 1 - 3 chapters
    guest 2/commissary of police/sailor 2 - 4 chapters
    guest 3/valet1/spadas newphew/mayor - 5 chapters
    The Pharaon/Madmoieselle Morrel/Sentinel 1/Cicerone 1 - 4 chapters
    messenger/divalaccio/martia/sentry 1 - 4 chapters
    ritas father/sentry 2/sergeant at arms - 3 chapters
    Carmela's father / Andrea / Louis XIV - 3 chapters
    Lieutenant + all / Gendarme 3 / Servant 2 - 3 chapters
    Coachman 1 / Officer 2 / Attendant 1 / Adelmonte - 4 chapters
    Attendant 2/Asmodeum/Le Messager - 3 chapters
    Valet 2 / Hamlet / A man - 3 chapters
    Philip / Fruiteress (F) / Florentin - 3 chapters
    porter 1/ servant 3/ francis I - 3 chapters
    porter 2/ a paper/editor/duprez - 4 chapters
    Sterne / Sage 1 / Magistrate 2 - 3 chapters
    host/valet de chambre 1/theif 1 - 3 chapters
    Doctor 3 / Inspector 2 / Cicerone 2 - 3 chapters
    valet de chambre 2/jailor 2/postilion 2 - 3 chapters
    sergeant/thief 3/bandit 2 - 3 chapters
    door keeper 3/the owner/bandit 3 - 3 chapters

5. Marion de Lorme

Marion de Lorme is a play about a famous French courtesan with the same name, known for her relationships with the important men of her time.

Link to Thread :

Please note all parts are gender neutral


    chevalier de montpesat - 1 act
    count de villac - 1 act
    duke de beaupreau - 1 act
    viscount de rohan - 1 act
    count de charnace - 1 act
    guard 3 - 1 act

6. Crime and Punishment

The story tells of the inner turmoil of Rodion Raskolnikov, a student in St. Petersburg who commits murder. His psychological and moral agitation is furthered and complicated by his family's arrival in St. Petersburg, his sister's engagement to a manipulative and unworthy man, and his encounters with the impoverished and troubled Marmeladov family.

Link to Thread :


Please check on thread for up to date info re gender specific or neutral casting.

    waiter - - 1 chapter
    older workman - male - 1 chapter
    porter 3 - - 1 chapter

7. Short Plays by Dickens

Here is a collection of 20 short plays created by Horace Browne from scenes in books by Charles Dickens such as Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, Bleak House, and Our Mutual Friend. "For the use of Amateur and School Dramatic Societies" ( ToddHW)

Link to Thread :


Please check on thread for up to date info re gender specific or neutral casting.
    Mrs Tibbs Boarding House
    Mr Calton Boarder at Mrs Tibbs
    Mr Simpson Boarder at Mrs Tibbs

    Horatio Sparkins
    Mr Malderton A City Merchant
    Mr Jacob Barton A grocer
    Mr Flamwell a friend
    A Linen Draper

    A Division Between Friends
    Mr Sweedlepipe
    Stage directions for A Division Between Friends

    Mr George's Shooting Gallery
    Mr George Proprietor of the shooting gallery
    Phil Squod
    Cab Driver
    Street Loafer
    Stage Directions for Mr George's Shooting Gallery

    Mr Venus's Shop
    Mr Venus
    Silas Wegg

8.The Martyr of the Catacombs by Anonymous

Marcellus, a Roman centurion, is instructed to eradicate the Christians from the catacombs. When he goes to investigate, he discovers the truth about their beliefs and 'Him Who loved us.' As persecution sweeps across Rome, will Marcellus be the next one in danger? ( Esther ben Simonides)

Link to Thread :


    African - Male - 1 chapter
    Christians - singing parts for a number of people


If I miss anything let me know
It's much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it. From Anna Karenina

Last edited by wib66 on June 8th, 2017, 2:28 pm, edited 21 times in total.

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