A famous naked lady is set to be brought to life in an original musical - and a Lady Godiva is needed!
Godiva is the fourth musical written by Aylesbury-based The Artfully Reliable Theatre Society (TARTS).
It tells the story of the racy lady that saved the people of Coventry from taxes by riding her horse naked through the streets.
The story is primarily based on the chronicle of medieval monk Roger of Wendover and other accounts of events from around the UK
Godiva was written by local composers Rebecca Taylor and Nina Gregory, and the pair are looking for budding musical stars to fill the boots of a number of the characters in the piece.
Rebecca is a piano and singing teacher who works in local school and her own studio, and Nina teaches at Aylesbury High School.
Auditions for the production take place on Wednesday, July 9, and the company rehearses every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm until 9.30pm at the Aston Clinton Youth Club.
The show will be staged in February 2015 at the Court Theatre in Tring.
But for anyone concerned that if cast in the leading role they may have to go naked, have no fear.
Rebecca said: “There will be no nudity in the performance, it’s a family show. That scene will be done using music and lighting.
“We have other roles too, including Macbeth.
“He’s the same Macbeth that Shakespeare wrote about, and in real life he was a lover of Lady Godiva between her marriages, she showed him what it was to be a man.”
The show itself has been described as ‘musical comedy’ and features a range of modern-style music from country to vocal harmonies.
Rebecca said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for someone who is interested in participating in musical theatre.
“The role of Lady Godiva involves singing, acting and a small amount of dancing.
“There are also opportunities for those who wish to be part of the chorus.”
All of the shows done by the company are written by local people, and the group always considers scripts and compositions by emerging local talent.
Another show in the pipeline for 2016 is Oscar by artistic director James Clutton and solicitor Damian Landi.
The hotly anticipated musical tells the , at one time controversial story of the life of legendary playwright, best-selling author and Victorian man-about-town Oscar Wilde.