Sunday, December 04, 2016

Sunday, December 04, 2016 1:08 am by M. in ,    No comments
Auditions for an amateur production of Polly Teale's Brontë in Summertown, Oxford:
Thistledown Theatre
Sunday, December 4 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM UTC
Summertown United Reformed Church
294a Banbury Road, Summertown, OX2 7ED Oxford, United Kingdom

Brontë is the story of the Brontë sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne and their brother Branwell. It explores the claustrophobic environment and familial relationships which shaped the Brontë's well-known works, especially Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre.
Performances will take place in the Old Library of the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin 22nd-25th March and 29th-31st March and 1st April.
All are welcome to audition; no parts have been pre-cast.

Cast

Charlotte Brontë (20s-30s)
The strongest (and eventual survivor) of the trio of sisters. Author of Jane Eyre.
Emily Brontë (20s-30s)
Longs to be alone, free. Author of Wuthering Heights (and of another book, burned by Charlotte after her death?)
Anne Brontë (20s-30s)
Dutiful; as the play begins she is returning from her latest post as a governess. Of the three, Anne is the most concerned with the changing political and economic situation in the wider world. Author of the Tenant of Wildfell Hall.
Mrs Rochester/Bertha (20s-50s)
The maligned mad wife of Jane Eyre and an extension of Charlotte's inner self. This is likely to be a very physical part.
Cathy (20s)
Heroine of Wuthering Heights and a figment of Emily's imagination throughout the play.
Branwell Brontë (20s-30s)
A dissolute and drunken failed writer. Envious of his sisters; sad about his own lack of success.
Patrick Brontë (late 40s-60s)
The patriarch; a minister. He outlasts his wife and all his children.
Other parts to be played by the Company:
Arthur Huntingdon, Heathcliff, Arthur Bell Nicholls, Rochester, Mr. Heger (any age)
Rehearsals will take place two-three times per week (Sunday-Wednesday) from January. There will likely be a read-through before Christmas. Please come to the auditions with an idea of your availability.
Auditions will consist of cold readings. There is no need to prepare anything. Please plan to arrive at 6.30 and stay for at least an hour.
If you are unable to attend the audition, please contact us. We are very happy to make arrangements to see you separately at another time in the weeks on either side of the audition date.
Recalls will be by invitation only on 12th December.

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