Out of Order by Ray Cooney

Banbury Cross Players will perform Out of Order by Ray Cooney from 16th to 19th February 2022.

Audition Dates

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


Anyone can audition for any part. 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

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”!)

Richard Willey
The Waiter
Jane Worthington
George Pigden
The Manager
The Maid
A Body

Junior Minister (40s)
nimble and wily (40s-70s)
attractive, dizzy
upright, pleasant, nervous
attractive, sophisticated (40s)
a severe man
plump Italian woman (50s)
nondescript, middle-aged
angry young man
bossy, attractive (40s)