Auditions for the remaining roles to be cast for Blast From the Past will be held on Thursday 28 February 2019at 7.30pmand Thursday 7 March at 7.30pmat the Friendship Club, Oxford Road North, London W4 4DN. Scripts will be available at the audition. I will be directing the play.
The get in at The Questors Studio Theatre will be on Sunday 12 May 2019, the dress rehearsal on the 13 May 2019, with performances running from Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 May 2019. There will be 2 performances on 18 May 2018.
The remaining roles have yet to be cast:
TIM HORTON: as a well spoken, charming 86 year old actor, who radiates a natural genial warmth. This is the male lead. The lead is onstage for 90% of the play and will need to be confident at successfully retain a very large amount of dialogue.
ROSS SHARPE: A 30 year old parcel delivery person. This is a very small part.
SOPHIE SHAH: A happy-go-lucky 35 year old neighbour of Tim’s. This is a major part.
JOHN BAXTER: a brash 75 year old cockney actor, who wears a wig. This is a small part.
PAULINE JENKINS: A 25 year old audition helper. This is a very small part
A poignant, humorous and uplifting new play by Marc Harris.
Take one actor who wants to act; a brother, daughter and neighbour who want him to; another daughter who doesn’t, and an actor – who can’t! The scene is set for an entertaining drama about family relationships, ageing and hope.
Tim has set his heart on an acting role before he retires, and is trying to stay positive but with recent memory issues, opposition from his daughter, and self doubt returning; can he begin to find his inner confidence, and believe that there may be a chance to act for one final time?
If you wish to audition but can’t make any of these dates please get in touch with me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07870 196959. If you would like a copy of the script to be emailed to you to read in advance of the auditions please get in touch.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.
Ellie Hopkins, A.D. Theatre West Four