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The Lion in Winter
17 Mar, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Audition Contact: LYNNE DEVENISH ph: 0488 906 076 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Audition Venue: MARLOO THEATRE
Audition Date(s): SATURDAY 17th MARCH
Audition Time(s): 10:00am – 1:00pm. Register 9:30am. The Director would like to receive Expressions of Interest
The Director welcomes Expressions of Interest and is happy to discuss roles. If unable to attend on the set day, an alternate date can be set.
Please bring Acting Resumes. No need to prepare as we’ll be holding cold group readings.
HENRY PLANTAGENET Charismatic, physical, vigorous. Aged 50.
ALAIS CAPET Serenely beautiful, loving mistress of Henry. Aged 23.
PRINCE JOHN Short, thickset, pimply youth. Simple minded but cunning. Aged 17.
GEOFFREY, DUKE OF BRITTANY Tall, thin, quick of speech and movement, brainiest of the boys. Aged 25.
RICHARD LIONHEART Eldest son, seasoned campaigner at war and politics. Like Henry, but larger. Aged 26.
PHILIP, KING OF FRANCE Impressive youth. Tall, well proportioned, handsome. Aged 17.
All ages are historical fact, so stage ages are important. Having said that, bear in mind that all males will be battle hardened and mature beyond their years.
Show: THE LION IN WINTER
Author: JAMES GOLDMAN
Venue: MARLOO THEATRE, MARLOO ROAD, GREENMOUNT.
Theatre Company: DARLINGTON THEATRE PLAYERS
Show Dates: JUNE 29, 30. JULY 1, 4, 6, 7, 8*Mat, 11, 13, 14.
Director: LYNNE DEVENISH
Set in 1182. A fictional tale drawn from historical material. To celebrate Christmas and discuss the succession to the throne, Henry II brings his 3 sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John to Castle Chinon in France.
To add fuel to the fire, he also brings his estranged wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, mother of the 3 princes. Having been imprisoned by him for 10 years, she is more than ready to stir the pot, particularly as he flaunts his mistress, Princess Alais of France. King Philip of France, Alais’ brother, is the extra guest fanning the flames.