There will be a casting read-through of the four short plays chosen for our July Festival, on Sunday 10 April, at 5pm, at the theatre. This is a rare opportunity to get involved in something exciting and different.
The plays have made it through to the Festival, as finalists in our Play Write! 2020, new writing competition. They are all half an hour or less, original writing, and never previously published or performed. The plays are: Terminal 1, by Dave Payne, Happiness is a Journey, by John Hill, Lightning Once, by Martin Pursey, and Angle of Drift, by Jonathan Skinner.
We will be reading each of the four plays at this initial read-through, which will give people a chance to listen to them for the first time, to see which parts are suitable and which they might want to play. Individual directors may call further auditions, if required.
We are looking for 4 men and 6 women to play the following (ages may be flexible):
Sebastian, late 20s-40s
Fran, late 20s-40s
Catherine, mid-late 20s
Charlene, 20s-30s (doubling with waitress?)
The directors are Sharon Kelly, Jenny Gore, Katrina Heath and Vaughan Leslie. All four have considerable experience of acting and directing, and three of them directed plays at the previous Festival, in 2018 (see attached images).
The Festival, which has been postponed twice, will now take place, over three nights, from Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 July 2022. The programme will feature all four short plays, making for a varied evening’s entertainment. The audience will be invited to participate by voting for their favourite play each night. The Judges’ Prize, for the overall winner of Play Write! 2020, will be announced on Saturday night, and a trophy will be awarded.
The plays included in the Festival, were chosen by a panel of Little Theatre readers. The overall winner was selected by three theatre professionals, based in Hebden Bridge: Paul Coates, Chris Reason and Eileen O’Brien.
For more information, contact Vaughan Leslie: email@example.com.