Out of Order

Out of Order by Ray Cooney will be performed at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, 16th to 19th February 2022.

Audition Dates

Read through – Tuesday 26th October 2021
Auditions 2nd & 4th November 2021

Auditions take place at The Mill Arts Centre. Please see the Calendar and Social Programme for more information.


Anyone can audition for any part in Out of Order. What can you expect during an audition? Well it all depends on the Director. Typical auditions involve reading through the play or perhaps some improvisation work. Don’t feel comfortable with this? Talk to the Director beforehand. You may glean some ‘winning’ tips!

Production Manager

Terry Gallager
Janice Lake

The Play

When Junior Minister Richard Willey plans to spend the evening with Jane Worthington (a typist for the Opposition) things go disastrously wrong starting with the discovery of a body trapped in the hotel’s only unreliable sash window. Desperate to get out of a sticky situation, Richard calls his PPS, George Pigden, to help. Richard’s lies sink him into further trouble. Things go from bad to worse with the arrival of Ronnie, Jane’s distraught husband. The addition of an unscrupulous waiter, Mrs Willey and Nurse Foster, things really come to a head.

Award-winning, fast and furious masterful farce. Don’t expect an easy time in rehearsal. Farce is one of the most challenging genre to pull off but when it works, the audience go mad for it, and you will have great fun. (There is also a key backstage role of “Chief Sash Window Operator”!)

Out of Order Role
Richard WilleJunior Minister (40s)
The Waiternimble and wily (40s-70s)
Jane Worthington attractive, dizzy
George Pigdenupright, pleasant, nervous
Pamelaattractive, sophisticated (40s)
The Managera severe man
The Maidplump Italian woman (50s)
A Bodynondescript, middle-aged
Ronnieangry young man
Gladysbossy, attractive (40s)