Saturday, 30 October 2021

Audition Announcement!

The Company is proud to present Jessica Swale’s Olivier award winning comedy “Nell Gwynn”. It’s 1660, the monarchy is back, pleasure is in vogue and you can even see a woman on the stage. The play follows Nell Gwynn’s meteoric rise from orange seller to mistress of the king as she navigates the bawdy world of restoration theatre and the treacherous royal court.
This is an amateur production presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

Auditions for Nell Gwynn will be held on the following dates

All welcome, including Company newcomers - we always like to see new faces! You only need to attend one session. No prior preparation necessary although if you’d like to learn a bit more about Nell before auditioning then here’s a very helpfully timed podcast
If you have any questions please do not hesitate from getting in touch! We’re also on the lookout for crew members so please get in touch if you’d like to learn a new skill.
Available roles -

  • Nell Gwynn - F20s/30s - real star role, comfortable with romance and singing
  • Rose Gwynn - F20s/30s - Nell’s sister
  • Nancy - F age flexible - dresser in the theatre company and Nell’s friend
  • Old Ma Gwynn - F50s/60s - Nell’s mum (actress can be doubled with Queen Catherine)
  • Queen Catherine - F age flexible - married to Charles II, speaks entirely in Portuguese (actress can be doubled with Old Ma Gwynn)
  • Lady Castle-Maine - F age flexible - current mistress to Charles II (can be doubled with Louise de Keroualle)
  • Louise de Keroualle - F age flexible - Charles’ beautiful French mistress. Speaks entirely in French (actress can be doubled with Lady Castle-Maine)
  • King Charles II - M 30/50s
  • Charles Hart - M30/40s (some flexibility) - leading actor and Nell’s first lover
  • Thomas Killigrew - M age flexible - actor manager of the theatre company
  • Edward Kynaston - M age flexible - actor
  • John Dryden - M age flexible - playwright
  • Lord Arlington - M age flexible, Charles’ advisor
  • Ned Spiggett - M age flexible - actor

Erin Whyte and Alice Ravencroft (directors) x

The Company's 2022 season

Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale
February 16 to 19, 2022 at The Drama Studio
Arcadia by Tom Stoppard
June 8 to 11, 2022     at The Drama Studio
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
October 28 to November 1, 2022 at The Drama Studio

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