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Lamplighters Theatre is holding  auditions for Patrick Barlow’s “The 39 Steps”

DIRECTOR:  Charles Peters

PRODUCER:  Pamela Stompoly


AUDITIONS: Sunday, August 28 and Monday, August 29, 2022, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.





5915 Severin Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942


CALLBACKS:  Tuesday, August 30, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Those actors called back will be notified the morning following auditions.  The first table read will be Wednesday, August 31, 2022.


SHOW RUN:  October 14 through November 6, 2022. Please reserve the weekend of November 11-13 for a possible extension. 

PERFORMANCES:  Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m.



Come prepared to perform from sides using British as well as other UK dialects.

Please bring your most current headshot and resume.

All roles are open for inclusivity and diversity.

 Lamplighters is an all-volunteer organization.



Hitchcock meets Hilarious as Englishman Richard Hannay encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and devastatingly beautiful women in this fast-paced whodunit.   Part espionage thriller and part slapstick comedy, four actors play over 150 characters in this ingeniously adapted homage to film noir and theatrical stagecraft.




All the roles in the play are performed by four actors.  One plays Richard Hannay; a female plays the three women in the play; and the two “clowns” play every other character, including heroes, villains, men, women, children, and even the occasional inanimate object.


CASTING:  One male, one female, and two flexible actors (male or female; diversity highly desired, ).

RICHARD HANNAY:  30’s-40’s male, British, involved in international espionage and intrigue.


PAMELA/ANNABELLA/MARGARET:  20-30 female, played by the same actor, love interest, secret agent, Scottish wife, also involved in espionage and intrigue.


CLOWN 1 & CLOWN 2:  Flexible casting (male or female).  The actors play ALL other supporting characters.  They include spies, vaudevillians, police officers, Scots, innkeepers, innkeepers’ wives, and heavies.  Must be physically agile and good with dialects and quick costume changes.