2 0 1 9 - R i c h a r d I I
Wednesday 26th - Saturday 29th June 2019
7.30 p.m. (and a 3 p.m. Saturday matinee)
"Let us sit upon the ground
And tell sad stories of the death of Kings..."
An extravagant, indulgent and flamboyant ruler meets his comeuppance in this powerful, yet wonderfully poetical drama, examining the problems of kingship in incompetent hands.
A U D I T I O N I N F O R M A T I O N
Date/Time: 2nd February 2019 at 10 a.m. (till 1 p.m.)
Venue: In the "Norris Hall", at Walthamstow School for Girls', Walthamstow, E17 9RZ
The Greek Theatre Players 2019 Production will be:
Dir: Bob Hutt
Dress rehearsal: Sat 22nd June
Copped Hall (Performance): Sun 23rd June
Dress rehearsal: Mon 24th June (evening)
however, please note there is also a planned abridged matinee performance for the pupils (during the daytime)
Performances: Wed 26th to Sat 29th June
(including a Saturday Matinee at 3pm)
(You MUST be available for all of the above)
Regular rehearsals will be Saturday mornings 10am - 1pm.
First rehearsal will be on Saturday 16th February 2019 (at Walthamstow School for Girls)
Information on this year's Audition Process will be published on this page at a later date.
The role of Richard II has been pre-cast.
There are 29 named male characters and 5 female characters.
The play will be cut substantially. Running time should be 2.5 hours (including interval).
If there is a particular role you wish to be considered for, it would be helpful to know this beforehand.
When you arrive, please enter via the front entrance of the school (on Church Hill) where there will be approximately 15 parking spaces for our use. If you arrive and there are no spaces left, you can use the rear car park but you will need to speak to the caretaker in the front office reception in order for the car park gates to be opened and to request access .
Please aim to arrive by 9.45am. There should be arrows directing you to the audition room, but there will also be members of the Greek Theatre Players on hand to direct.
You will be given a lanyard on arrival which you must wear as a form of identification. There will also be a register as visitors must sign in and out.
The play has been cut by over 400 lines and a dozen or so edited copies will be available at the reading. We will be using the Wordsworth Classics version.
The audition should be an informal and informative process.
Any questions? Please contact:
Bob Hutt: firstname.lastname@example.org