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Coventry Theatre Casting Opportunity

Coventry Theatre Casting Opportunity

Coventry, UK. Apply from all UK.
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The Gift by Janice Okoh at The Criterion Theatre, Coventry.

This is an amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

Casting opportunity to be a part of a cutting edge piece of British theatre, written by acclaimed playwright Janice Okoh.

The Criterion Theatre has a 60 year history of professional standard theatre within our own bespoke theatre premises in Earlsdon which seats 122 in our custom auditorium. Many of our members are professional and welcome the opportunity to play quality and substantial roles within our repertory company alongside their paid work.

The story is of real life person, Sarah Bonetta Davies - a 19th-century Yoruba princess, who was orphaned and enslaved before becoming the goddaughter of Queen Victoria and living in Brighton. The Gift offers a brilliant and often darkly hilarious story of forgotten history, cross-racial adoption and the impact of imperialism on black British lives today.

This play has 11 meaty character roles, some of which could be doubled. It is integral to the central story that certain characters are of Black and minority ethnic background.

Characters
Sarah Bonetta Davies, Black, 19 to early 20s
James Davies Sarah’s husband, Black, mid-30s – 40s
Aggie their servant, Black, any age
Mrs Schoen Sara Bonetta’s guardian, white, 50s
Reverend Venn an unexpected guest, white, 50s
Harriet Waller an unexpected guest, white, 50s
Sarah (Cheshire), Black, late 30s – early 40s
James (Cheshire) Sarah’s husband, Black, 40s
Harriet (Cheshire) an unexpected guest, white, 40s
Ben (Cheshire) Harriet’s husband, white, 40s
Queen Victoria, white, 40s

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Production Dates January 29th to February 5th 2022.
Rehearsals beginning mid November slowly and then 4 nights per week in January through to production run.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - 4 nights per week

Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.

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Sarah Bonetta Davies

Female, aged 19 to 30

  • Ethnicity: Black / African descent

Applications closed 25 October 2021.

James Davies Sarah’s husband

Male, aged 25 to 45

  • Ethnicity: Black / African descent

Applications closed 25 October 2021.

Aggie, a servant

Female, aged 25 to 65

  • Ethnicity: Black / African descent

Applications closed 25 October 2021.

Mrs Schoen

Female, aged 35 to 60

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 25 October 2021.

Reverend Venn

Male, aged 40 to 65

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 25 October 2021.

Harriet Waller

Female, aged 35 to 65

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 25 October 2021.

Sarah (Cheshire)

Female, aged 30 to 50

  • Ethnicity: Black / African descent

Applications closed 25 October 2021.

Ben (Cheshire) Harriet’s husband

Male, aged 35 to 50

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 25 October 2021.

Queen Victoria

Female, aged 35 to 55

  • Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Applications closed 25 October 2021.

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Listing created: 24 September 2021
Applications closed: 25 October 2021
Casting #1146268