A prince, a prince, Victoria’s kingdom for a prince…

We interrupt regularly scheduled Alumnae Theatre business to issue a plea for non-union male actors in their 20’s who can do a British accent.  Alumnae Theatre Company member Victoria Shepherd is directing Queen Milli of Galt by Gary Kirkham at the Village Playhouse, and is having trouble finding her prince.

The role is  Edward VIII (Duke of Windsor): – 24 years old, upper crust British accent mandatory.  Underneath the stiff upper lip is a charming, boyish romantic.  Will also play a desperate journalist at the beginning of the play (without British accent).

The gig is non-union and non-paying.  The Village Players rehearse and perform at the Village Playhouse, 2190 Bloor Street West (conveniently located steps from Runnymede subway station).

Auditions will be held:

 Saturday, October 20, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday, October 23, 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Call Backs:  Thursday, October 25, 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Please call Patricia at 416-762-4364 for an appointment.

Performance dates for Queen Milli of Galt  are January 11 – February 2, 2013.

Please prepare a short (2 minutes) contemporary dramatic monologue.  You should be prepared to read from the play.  Please bring a résumé and headshot – a photocopy will do.  You should read the play before auditioning.  The script is on reserve at the Performing Arts Desk, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, 5th floor.

And if you’ve never heard of Queen Milli of Galt, here’s some info:

This script was the winner of the 2004 Samuel French Canadian Playwriting Contest.  Received its world  premiere at Theatre & Company in Kitchener. Based on a true story, this lovely romantic comedy with a handy supply of humor is a genuinely witty exploration of unexpected love. In 1972, the Duke of Windsor (Edward VIII) dies at the age of 78 while living in exile.  Two weeks later in Canada, an 80 year-old woman from a small town named Galt has her tombstone engraved, claiming to be his wife.  A young journalist appears at her door, eager for answers.  Flashback to 1919 for a love story unlike most others.

“A breezy, witty, warmly romantic. One of the most promising new plays I have seen in the last five years!” – Robert Mitchell
“…engaging, moving, well deserving of the standing ovation.” – The Citizen

Play is available for download at the iBookstore – here comes a really long URL:



As you were, troops.







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