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PRODUCTION DETAILS:
Blast From The Past
Marc Harris
production genre: Comedy
region: Greater London | society: Theatre West Four (directory) | performance venue: Questors Studio Theatre, Ealing W5 5BQ
production dates: 14 May 2019 - 18 May 2019

AUDITION DETAILS:
who can audition?:
Open auditions
audition contact:
Ellie Hopkins
when?:
28 Feb 2019 - 7.30pm
phone:
07870 196959 |
07 Mar 2019 - 7.30pm
email:
-
website:
where?:
The Friendship Club (Age Concern), Oxford Road North, Chiswick, London W4 4DN
description:

Theatre West Four is looking for new talent to take part in its May 2019 premiere of Blast From the Past, a poignant, humorous and uplifting new play by Marc Harris, at The Questors Studio Theatre in Ealing, London W5. The performance dates are 14-18 May 2019 (there will be 2 performances on the 18th May), with the dress rehearsal on the 13th May and the get in/tech rehearsal on 12th May.

Synopsis:

Take one actor, Tim, who wants to act; a brother (Eddie), daughter (Emma) and neighbour (Sophie) who want him to; another daughter (Linda) who doesn’t, and an actor (John)- who can’t! The scene is set for an entertaining drama about family relationships, ageing and hope.

Tim has set his heart on an acting role before he retires, and is trying to stay positive but with recent memory issues, opposition from his daughter, and self doubt returning; can he begin to find his inner confidence, and believe that there may be a chance to act for one final time?

Director Ellie Hopkins will be holding auditions for the parts still remaining to be cast at The Friendship Club, Oxford Road North, Chiswick, London W4 4DN on 28 February 2019 at 7.30pm and 7 March 2019 at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Rehearsals are anticipated to start on 14 March 2019. We generally rehearse on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

For more information, or if you are interested but cannot make those audition dates, please contact Ellie by email on ellie.hopkins@btinternet.com or on 07870 196959.


CAST DETAILS:
TIM HORTON
Male 86
Large Role

A well spoken, charming 86 year old actor, who radiates a natural genial warmth. This is the male lead. The lead is onstage for 90% of the play and will need to be confident at successfully retain a very large amount of dialogue.

SOPHIE SHAH
Female 35
Large Role

A happy-go-lucky 35 year old neighbour of Tim’s. This is a major part.

JOHN BAXTER
Male 75
Small Role

A brash 75 year old cockney actor, who wears a wig. This is a small part.

ROSS SHARPE
Male 30
Walk-on Role

A 30 year old parcel delivery person. This is a very small part.

PAULINE JENKINS
Female 25
Walk-on Role

A 25 year old audition helper at a TV station. This is a very small part