Play Casting Call!

Join us for our next read through!

Audition/Read Through for The Long Road

When: Saturday Feb 4th 2024

Where: Hebden Bridge Little Theatre

Time: 7pm

Production Dates: 8th – 13th April 2024

When eighteen-year-old Danny is fatally stabbed in a random attack his family struggles to find meaning and forgiveness. His mother’s determination to understand the atrocity brings her face to face with his killer and forces the family to confront the bitter senselessness of their loss, and the conflict their different approach to grieving causes.

Casting will take place at the Little Theatre on Sunday 4th February 2024 at 7pm, where we will read through the play, followed by a short audition process.

Character with ages (as given in script) are below. Please note age is flexible in casting, which will be more focused on believable relationships between roles.

Mary-52- Danny and Joe’s Mother, struggling with the day to day absence of her son. Can’t understand why he was killed. Wants to meet Emma to see if it brings some understanding/sense of peace.

John-age not stated- Danny and Joe’s Father, initially coped with Danny’s death by running, but a knee injury leads him to shut himself off and hit the bottle. Cannot forgive Emma, and harbours deep anger and resentment, doesn’t understand why his wife wants to meet her.

Joe-20 Danny’s brother- struggling with survivor guilt as was with Danny when he was killed. Feels that his parents, particularly his dad, blame him for Danny’s death. Resents his parents inability to see past Danny’s death and support their surviving son.

Emma-18-Danny’s killer- Addicted to drugs and alcohol at a young age, a highly volatile, unpredictable vulnerable young lady, hiding her vulnerability within an aggressive, “bolshy” exterior. Lies as a defence mechanism. Described as a “constantly hyped powder keg of energy”, but also has a highly wicked sense of humour and so ability to pull the comedy from the text is a must.

Elizabeth-30s- Emma’s social worker and family liason. Supports the Pritchard family through the process of meeting Emma and is party to many uncomfortable conversations. Is determined not to let Emma get under her skin and push her away. There is a large degree of interpretation available as to how this role is played, but it is important she is played with deliberate emotional choices.

Hope to see many of you there!
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We welcome new members

New membership is the lifeblood of any theatre, which is why Hebden Bridge Little Theatre holds OPEN CASTINGS at the read-throughs for all of our plays. Read-throughs are a great way of getting to know the theatre. They're fun and informal, because we know it can take a lot of nerve to join a new group of people.
It's also a great way of dipping your toe in the water, and try out a bit of acting to see if you enjoy it. Maybe you want to work back stage or front-of-house, but whatever the reason, it's how most of our members started.

So why not drop in and give it a try? And if you're an old hand, why not get back into the habit?

Simply come to the theatre on the date above, pick up a Membership Application form at the theatre, or email our Membership Secretary at, enclosing your name, address and telephone number. We'd like to see you!