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OPEN CASTING CALL FOR ‘HENRY V’

TWITTER CASTING PIC

We are holding two casting sessions for our next open-air stage production, Shakespeare’s ‘HENRY V’, directed by Carl Walker and which will be performed in Ludlow Castle between Mon 24 and Fri 28 June (with Tech Rehearsal Thurs 20 June and Dress Fri 21 June), as part of the Ludlow Fringe. Rehearsals will take place during April to June- some may be during the weekday, as well as evenings and weekends. Details will be given at auditions. We are offering two dates for open auditions:

AUDITION 1: MON 4 MARCH, 7-10pm, Little Witley Village Hall

AUDITION 2: SUN 10 MARCH, 10.30am-1.30pm, Little Witley Village Hall

If you would like to audition, you must register your interest via email to Carl Walker on carl@wild-edric.com.

The principal roles available are listed below (with some parts being solo, some requiring doubling up). We look forward to seeing some old and new faces at these auditions

MALE ROLES:

HENRY V: Male. Playing age 25-35 yrs. Stage combat experience preferred

DUKE OF EXETER (the King’s Uncle): Male Playing age 50+ yrs

EARL OF WESTMORELAND/CAPTAIN MACMORRIS: Male. Playing age: 30+. This is a ‚ÄėDoubling‚Äô role. Must be able to do an Irish accent for MacMorris

ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY/CAPTAIN GOWER: Male. Playing age 40+. This is a ‚ÄėDoubling‚Äô role. Must be able to do a Scottish accent for Gower.

BISHOP ELY/CAPT FLUELLEN: Male. Playing age 30+ This is a ‚ÄėDoubling‚Äô role. Must be able to do a Welsh accent for Fluellen.

PISTOL: Male. Playing age 30+ yrs

BARDOLPH/DUKE OF BURGUNDY: Male. Playing age 30+ This is a ‚ÄėDoubling‚Äô role.

KING OF FRANCE/SIR THOMAS OF ERPINGHAM: Male. Playing age 40+ This is a ‚ÄėDoubling‚Äô role.

DAUPHIN (King of France’s son): Male. Playing age: 20+

MONTJOY: (French Herald): Male. Playing age: 20+

CAPT JAMY/DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE/DUKE OF ORLEONS: Male. Playing age 40+ This is a ‚ÄėDoubling‚Äô role.

CONSTABLE/HONFLEUR: Male. Playing age 40+ This is a ‚ÄėDoubling‚Äô role.

LORD SCROOP/DUKE OF BOURBON: Male. Playing age 40+ This is a ‚ÄėDoubling‚Äô role.

SIR THOMAS GREY/LORD RAMBURES: Male. Playing age 40+ This is a ‚ÄėDoubling‚Äô role.

BOY: Male. Playing age 12+

FEMALE ROLES:

PRINCESS KATHERINE (daughter of King of France). Female. Playing age 18+

MISTRESS QUICKLY (wife of Pistol)/QUEEN OF FRANCE: This is a ‚ÄėDoubling‚Äô role. Female. Playing Age 20+

MAID ALICE (maid to Katherine): Female. Playing age 18+

NYM: Female. Playing age 18+. (this is a change to the traditional male role of Nym‚Ķthink ‚Äėkick ass‚Äô female warrior!

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CASTING NOTICE FOR ‘RACING DEMON’

Auditions for Racing Demon are at Little Witley Village Hall, Little Witley, Worcestershire on Friday and Sunday 9 and 11 November at 7.30pm and noon respectively. Audition Notices available upon request to Andrew Whittle – please email at info@heretothereproductions.com

This is to be performed at The Coach House Theatre in Malvern between 6th and 9th February 2019 (5 performances including the matinee on Saturday night). The get in will be on Sunday 3rd February with the technical and dress rehearsals on 4th and 5th.

The plan would be to start rehearsals at the end of November to allow for the fact that there will be a hiatus for Christmas and allowance might have to be made for possible bad weather. For those that are going to be heavily involved in pantomimes over the Christmas period it is unlikely that your involvement could be accommodated.

The Cast

 The Right Reverend Charlie Allen, Bishop of Southward

Described by David Hare as in his 60s, a tall iconic figure. He is authoritative, waspish and out to remove Reverend Lionel Espy from his post in Southwark.

Frances Parnell

Described by Hare as 30, blonde. However, the age range can be from mid-20s to mid-30s and hair colour is immaterial. She is from an established Church of England family but not a practising Christian. Begins the play in a relationship with the young curate Tony.

The Reverend Tony Ferris

Described by Hare as being in his 20s. He is enthusiastic, zealous and determined to get on in the Church and bring parishioners back to the Church and halt the declining congregation numbers. Believes his team leader, Reverend Espy is not up to the job.

Stella Marr

Described by Hare as black, in her mid 20s. She does not necessarily need to be black. She is a victim of domestic violence and in search of help from the Church.

The Reverend Donald ‚Äústreaky‚ÄĚ Bacon

Described by Hare as in his early 40s, cheerful and outgoing with glasses. He can be younger ‚Äď mid-30s. A light, fun part.

The Reverend Harry Henderson

Described by Hare as smooth-voice, short and dumpy in his mid-50s. Could be older. A closest homosexual who is a victim of outing by the press. A quiet, determined character.

Heather Espy

The wife of Reverend Espy. Hare describes her as being in her early 50s but has adopted an older look. Skirt and cardigan, hair prematurely grey. Neglected by her husband. Suffers a stroke and becomes remote but ‚Äústill there‚ÄĚ.

Ewan Gilmour

Ewan is a struggling Scottish actor in his early 20s and is homosexual. He is dependent upon Harry for support.

The Right Reverend Gilbert Heffernan, the Bishop of Kingston

Described by Hare as young for a Bishop, only in his 40s with a lean jaw and slim athletic build. In fact, he need not be early 40s and could even be in his 60s. Obviously subordinate to the Bishop of Southwark. Historically has supported Reverend Lionel Espy but now caught in the cross fire between them.

 

 

 

 

 

Four Minutes Twelve Seconds

The first production of 2017 will be Four Minutes Twelve Seconds by James Fritz and will be presented at The Coach House in Malvern and Ludlow Brewery during the weeks commencing 20 and 27 February respectively. In a world where smartphones are ubiquitous this deeply provocative and topical drama throws a light on the sorts of insidious opportunities new technology offers - where nothing dies online, except reputation....

Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’

A Rock and Roll performance of love, passion and tragedy.

“Shakespeare’s classic tale about two young lovers is performed fantastically by a very talented group of actors. The passion in this play comes alive in the actors’ performances and makes a breathtaking show.” – A. Jones

“It is beautiful to watch the progression of love and passion in this performance and really feel a connection between the actors and between actor and audience.” – Jessica Lewis

Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

 

A cast of talented actors have come together to put on a fantastic performance of Shakespeare’s classic ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

“Adding a dash of Steampunk splendor, the actors are¬†beautiful, striking and it’s hard to take your eyes off them.” –¬†Michael Adcock

“The acting is absolutely brilliant. Romantic, humorous and mischievous. This version of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is an absolute must see.” – Holly Pitt

 

DATE SET FOR MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM TRAILER FILM SHOOT

Puck for blog

Hot on the heels of the amazingly successful trailer film for ‘Romeo & Juliet’ (at over 3.5K views already!), we’re going to be shooting the next trailer for ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ on 10 August. ¬†We’ll be returning to the same¬†location we used for the photo shoot, and as well as the Fairy’s, this trailer will also feature some of the ‘mortals’ in the shape of Lysander, Hermia, Helena and Demetrius. ¬†We’re keeping everything crossed for good weather!

We’ll post another blog very soon to tell you how we approach such a film shoot, with our production partner Wild Edric Media.

Casting News :two

Rehearsals have also started for our production of Alan Ayckbourn’s A Chorus of Disapproval which is¬†to be presented at Ludlow Assembly Rooms between 22 -25 June inclusive. Directed by Sue Smith,¬†the cast is as follows:

Mr Ames                                       Mark Aitchison

Bridget Baines                            Ashleigh Aston

Fay Hubbard                                 Lizzie Hastings

Ian Hubbard                                 Ben Andrew

Jarvis Huntley -Pike                  Bob Clarke

Rebecca Huntley -Pike              Ellie Darvill

Guy Jones                                      Mark Topping

Dafydd ap Llewellyn                  Andrew Whittle

Hannah Llewellyn                      Claire Jones

Crispin Usher                              Ed Laboda

Enid Washbrook                         Sue Hawkins

Linda Washbrook                        Hannah Jane Yeoman

Ted Washbrook                            Neville Cann

Further details also to follow…