Auditions

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***AUDITION NOTICE***

Let The Right One In 

‘I’m not that. I live on blood. But I am…not…that. Can I come in?’

Let the Right One In is a dark and visceral coming-of-age vampire love story. Jack Thorne’s adaptation is based on the novel and film by John Ajvide Lindqvist and it’s a gripping, spare and moving piece of theatre.

I’m looking for a committed ensemble cast to create this production. There are great parts for a wide range of ages and everyone cast will have plenty to do. Please note that the minimum age of actor that I will consider is 16 years old.

Audition Dates

Initial familiarisation and auditions: Sunday 5th November at 14.00 in the Rehearsal Room OR Wednesday 8th November at 19.30 in the Committee Room.

Call back for casting of Jonny, Micke, Oskar and Eli: Friday 10th November in the Rehearsal Room (you must be available for this date if you wish to be considered for any of these roles)

Please familiarise yourself with the audition pieces for the role/s you are interested in. There will be an opportunity to read these at the initial auditions. There is no need to learn them.

CLICK HERE FOR AUDITION PIECES

If you are unable to make either of the initial audition dates, please contact me to arrange an alternative liz_plumpton@hotmail.com

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Characters

Oskar (M, teenager) – an awkward, shy boy from a broken home

Eli (F, can pass for a teenager) – astonishingly agile, living in this world but not wholly of it; you will need to be physically fit, strong and agile to play this role

Jonny (M/F, teenager) – a bully who has developed the particular cruelty found in those who have experienced it themselves from a young age

Micke (M, teenager) – once a good friend to Oskar but now easily led by Jonny

Hakan (M, 40-60) – Eli’s devoted companion

Halmberg (M/F, 30-55) – the town’s Chief of Police, on the tail of a ‘serial killer’

Mr Avila (M, 30-50) – the school P.E. teacher

Oskar’s mother (F, 30-50) – a deeply unhappy woman who drinks too much

Oskar’s father (M, 30-50) – struggles to understand and bond with his son

There are 8 more named characters – Jimmy, Janne, Kurt, Jocke, Nils, Torkel and Stefan. They will be played by the ensemble with doubling and possible cross-casting depending on who auditions. There will be plenty to do, quite a lot of it violent, so if you’ve ever wanted to play a killer, a victim of murder, a nurse, a sweet shop owner, or a train conductor, please come along.

Liz Plumpton – Director

**AUDITION NOTICE**

Nothing by Lulu Raczka 

 

Audition dates.

Auditions are on Sunday 12 November at 2pm and Tuesday 14 November at 7.30pm in the Rehearsal Room. I’ve also booked Friday 17th November for callbacks, if required. If you can’t make either of the audition dates then please let me know and we can arrange another time to meet up.

Performance dates.

The show runs from the 10th to the 17th February 2018 in The Ron Barber Studio. There are seven performances, evening shows are at 7.45pm (no performance on Monday 12th) and there is one matinee performance on Sunday 11th February at 2.45pm. The show runs for approximately one hour and is performed without an interval.

The play.

Nothing consists of eight monologues which are performed in a different order every night. Some of the characters’ stories are outrageously funny, some are dark and unsettling but they are all brilliantly written and fantastically playable. Don’t take my word for it, this is what the critics said about it:

‘A snapshot of a generation’ **** The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/aug/09/nothing-edinburgh-2014-review-barrel-organ-raczka).

‘Fiercely confrontational and intelligent’ **** Time Out (https://www.timeout.com/london/theatre/nothing-1).

‘A dizzyingly confident and assured debut’ **** The Stage (https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2014/nothing-review-at-summerhall/).

‘It feels urgent and necessary, and is about as good as young, emerging fringe theatre gets’. **** A Younger Theatre (https://www.ayoungertheatre.com/edinburgh-review-nothing-summerhall/).

‘An absolutely captivating piece of theatre’ ***** Broadway Baby (http://broadwaybaby.com/shows/nothing/702828).

I saw it at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014 and, in many years of visiting the fringe, it’s the only show I’ve ever gone back to see twice – it’s that good. I’ll tell you more about it at the auditions but it’s sort of a cross between Tim Crouch’s The Author – the actors sit in the audience – and Simon Stephens’ Pornography – it’s a series of monologues which can be performed in any order. Some of the reviews of Nothing also compared Lulu Raczka to Sarah Kane so if you want to do some exciting, contemporary drama then here’s your chance and if you’ve never heard of any of these people but it sounds like a cool thing to do then you’re right, it will be, and it would be great to see you.

 

The cast.

I’m looking for a cast of eight actors, four men and four women. The ages aren’t specified but the stories suggest that they are young so you should ideally be in your twenties or early thirties. The characters are described in the script as follows:

Female roles:

BFF

Vandal

Porn Girl

Stalker

Male roles:

Patient

Film Lover

Commuter

Nobody

The main thing I’ll be looking for is a group of strong, confident young actors who want to do something different. I’ve uploaded some of Lulu Raczka’s performance notes and, as you can see, they are quite different from how you would present a conventional play, please CLICK HERE to download the notes. You will therefore need to learn your lines early and be secure in them well before the performance dates so we can develop the performance around them.

For Rehearsal Schedule: CLICK HERE  

Rehearsals start on Sunday 3rd December and we will take a break for Christmas and New Year’s. I’ve uploaded the rehearsal dates HERE so please check your availability before you audition. I won’t call the whole cast for every rehearsal in December but you will need to be available throughout January and, of course, for every performance.

Extracts.

I’ve uploaded four short extracts from four of the monologues so please choose one you’d like to do at the audition. You don’t have to learn it but you should be sufficiently familiar with it to give a good reading. CLICK HERE to download the extracts.

In terms of style, you should aim to be as natural as possible. The effect should be as if a member of the audience has simply started owning up to some weird stuff so don’t over-perform.

 

Andrew Cowie (director)   adcowie@yahoo.co.uk