Ben Hur
Audition time
Sunday, 29 September, 2pm
Rugby Theatre Central Hall
Audition
Show dates
6 - 13 Apr
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About

This play is about a touring group of four actors – three men and one woman, called the Daniel Veil Collective – all of whom have highly inflated ideas of their own acting prowess. Their leader, Daniel, has penned his own version of Ben Hur, in which, of course, he stars.
While performing Ben Hur, we witness the gradual disintegration of the troupe. Ben Hur itself is performed with all seriousness and great intensity. Between the four of them, they perform 24 parts, with many very rapid costume changes.

Requirements

Daniel Veil is the creator of this masterpiece and leader of the Daniel Veil Theatre Collective. He is anything between 30 and 60 and believes that he is the greatest – as yet unrecognised – asset to the UK’s artistic firmament. He plays Ben Hur and several other minor characters. He is in love with Crystal and believes she fancies him too.

Omar Lord is a Daytime TV D List Celeb in his 20-40s. He plays Messala and many other characters, both male and female. He is actually the best actor in the collective but unrecognised by Daniel. He loves Crystal.

Crystal Singer is an up and coming actress in her 20-40s. She has an intense belief in her own acting talents which are limited. She plays many parts, male and female and has a lot of quick changes. She loves Omar but not Daniel.

Edgar T Chesterfield is a retired Shakespearean actor so is 60+. He was definitely a fourth tier actor but did appear at Stratford (possibly the London Tube Station. He plays General Lew Wallace, the writer of the original book, and numerous other parts, all of which he struggles with.

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Venue: Rugby Theatre Central Hall
Visitors
Audition time
Tuesday, 2 October, 7.30pm
Rugby Theatre Central Hall
Audition
Show dates
9 - 16 Mar
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About

The play is set in a farmhouse at the edge of Salisbury Plain.
A family is falling apart. Stephen can’t afford to put his mother into a care home; Arthur can’t afford to stop working and look after his wife. When a stranger moves in to care for Edie as her mind unravels, the family are forced to ask: Are we living the way we wanted?

“VISITORS” is an excellent play, a sweet, subtle, sad tale that is peppered with honest humour.

For audition pieces, please contact Senga Veasey

Requirements

Arthur – A Wiltshire Farmer – 70
Edie – Arthurs Wife - 70
Stephen – Arthur & Edie’s son, middle management in an insurance firm – 40
Kate – A university graduate – 20’s

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Tel: 07900098985 / 01788 811384
Venue: Rugby Theatre Central Hall
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