Forthcoming production - October 2018: Journey's End - by R.C. Sherriff
The Pump House Theatre and Arts Centre, Watford, WD17 2JP
From: Wednesday 24th October to Saturday 27th October 2018 each evening plus a Saturday afternoon (5 performances in total).
Box Office will open in July 2018
Ticket Prices to be determined
CASTING CALL/AUDITION NOTICE and dates for your diary.
We are looking for male actors 18 - 50 to perform in this unique play.
Belmont Theatre is presenting R C Sherriff's iconic play ‘Journey's End' at the Pump House Theatre, Watford in October 2018. We invite you to be a part of this iconic play set in the trenches during WW1. This will be a special WW1 100-year commemorative production highlighting the sacrifices and experiences of men thrown together and brings out the simmering raw tensions and traumatic relationships of the situation.
This is a rare opportunity to be part of a production that people will remember for a long time. RC Sherriff wrote this play based on his own experiences on the Western Front. As well as being very emotional, the whole play has the ring of authenticity, and we intend that this authenticity will be a keynote of our production. Thus, the costumes, set design and the lighting plus sound will be extra special to create the claustrophobic atmosphere of life in the trenches.
We are fortunate to have secured the services of Linda Hampson to direct this production. Linda, an experienced director in regular demand by other groups locally, has directed plays by many acclaimed writers including Moliere, Ibsen, Terence Rattigan, Dario Fo and Arthur Miller. Her production of ‘A View from the Bridge' recently won first place in all eligible categories in the Barnet and District Drama Festival, including overall best production.
Linda is particularly keen that no-one rules themselves out too hastily because of age. Recruiting and conscription ages were 18-40 but by 1918, when this play is set, the loss of life was so great that men were accepted up to the age of 51.
Interested in auditioning or want to learn more? Call 07917 324179 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Audition and rehearsal information:
Tuesday 29th May 2018 - Official reading (audition pieces will be available at the reading)
Tuesday 5th June 2018 - Auditions
Thursday 7th June 2018 - Reserve additional audition date.
Rehearsals start Tuesday 24th July 2018 and thereafter every Tuesday and Thursday evening, plus four Sunday morning rehearsals nearer to the show dates. We will have a break during August. There are also dress rehearsals at the theatre on the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings of show week.
**Auditions and rehearsals normally take place at Carpenders Park Community Hall, Station Footpath, Gibbs Couch, Carpenders Park, Watford, WD19 5EG (near Watford).
Evening auditions and rehearsals normally start at 7.45 pm and Sunday morning rehearsals at 10 am.