We have cast an amazing Hrogthar, and all principal casting for Beowulf is now complete.
Now, finally, the hard work of planning and designing (so many props and costumes have to be designed to fit specific actors) can begin.
The coming week will involve workshopping and preparing for the show in full
***** Now Cast*****
Just as we thought we had it all cast at last, the actor due to take on the role of Hrothgar, has been gazumped on a house move due to take place tomorrow, and has had to go back upcountry - so we are casting again....
Please get in touch immediately to arrange an audition.
Beowulf: a theatre show, in Devon.
Danish King (or Queen) "Hrothgar" age 45-75. Can be played male or female, major, critical role to the show. All levels of experience welcome as always in our theatre company.
The theatre show Beowulf, is a 6th century mythological setting, written from the famous 10th century Saxon epic poem. Hrothgar is the ageing Danish ruler, whose famed mead hall is plagued by a terrible monster; Grendel.
Payment is open-book profitshare (we split the money earned from tickets between each cast and crew member equally, alongside a full breakdown of all tickets sold and any deductions made by venues) plus character photos/ show videos etc for portfolios.
This would rise to full Equity rates if Arts Council funding application is approved (still, of course, plus the photos and videos for portfolios).
Rehearsals are already underway , on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons in Brixham, Devon. We are looking to cast as soon as possible. Actor must be based in Devon, we cannot consider actors based outside the area because we need actors to be able to attend rehearsals and performances in person as these are live shows.
Performances are various Fridays and Saturdays spread between early November and early December, in Brixham, Plymouth, Exeter, Torquay, and filming (at Brixham) online to be streamed worldwide as part of the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Festival's digital section.
There may also be an additional performance of the first half, for a local school in Newton Abbott (currently in discussion).
You can read more about us on our website www.southdevonplayers.com
(facebook and twitter at @sdevonplayers )
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org immediately with any questions and to arrange an audition.
We recently had a wonderful work experience student with us, from a school in Somerset - it went brilliantly and we cant wait to welcome him back - he is hoping to return to get involved with some of our shows next year.
***CASTING ROLES OF OUR TOURING THEATRE PRODUCTION OF BEOWULF***
THEATRE CASTING CALL / PAYMENT: PROFITSHARE RISING TO EQUITY RATES IF ARTS COUNCIL APPROVE APPLICATION / BRIXHAM IN DEVON.
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We had a fabulous audition day today, and cast some incredible people; however we still have some roles open. These are suitable for male or female actors , aged 16 to 75.
All levels of experience most welcome.
Actors must be based in the Devon area because of the need to attend rehearsals and performances in the South Devon region including Brixham, Plymouth, Exeter, and Torquay, as well as streaming globally online as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2023.
Action scenes are strictly choreographed by our fight trainer, and all training is included in rehearsal time.
The show is a family friendly adaptation of the epic poem of Beowulf.
The show director, Laura Jury, is one of four theatre directors nationally who is on Equity's Directors & Designers Committee, and the project is run to Equity "best practice" for fairness and everyones wellbeing.
Please note that the full cast / character & poster photoshoot / promo, taking place in August, will involve working with a live (tame) raven sat on wrist or shoulder, for all who are comfortable to do so. Please let us know if you are not comfortable working with a bird for the photoshoot, so that we can ensure you are still fully included.
As things stand at time of writing all actors will receive an equal share of money made from ticket sales for the performances (inclusive of streaming), as well as character photoshoots, copies of all press featuring you, videos for show/ demo-reels, and references. We are also putting in an Arts Council bid, to "up" the financial payments to Equity rates, and if that is approved then everyone is automatically upgraded.
For those newer to acting; all credits with us (whether profit-share or "proper" rate) count towards Spotlight registrations allowing newer actors to professionally register and then apply for agents and bigger castings. The payments (however much it is) can also count towards your Equity membership application.
Rehearsals for this show take place on Wednesdays 7pm - 9/ 9.30pm, and Sundays 1pm - 4 / 4.30pm at Chestnut Community Centre, 1-3 Poplar Close, Brixham, TQ5 0SA.
Performances take place on various Fridays/ Saturdays in November and early December 2022.
We are casting the following actors. (most actors in our show play more than one role. This is the expected lineup of roles for each actor, but this can be tweaked a little as well)
None of the roles involve nudity or bad language.
FILLED Actor 1 Waegumund,(can be played male or female) Age 16 - 50., Waegumund one of Beowulf's most trusted warriors. Will appear frequently in the show, not a lot of lines. Will also take on some smaller one scene roles for other warrior/ lord characters, including Hunforth. Will have some action scenes.
OPEN ROLE Actor 2: (Can be male or female, age 45-75). Hrothgar - the Danish king
Quinn the Raven says come along to the Beowulf auditions at Chestnut Community Centre (auditions start at 1pm tomorrow- all comers welcome and everyone will be auditioned)
It’s also been arranged that when the show is cast and costumes, Beowulfs poster photoshoot will be with Quinn. (Yes there will be a cast photoshoot with Quinn!)
While Beowulf is an Anglo-Saxon poem, it has a strongly Norse setting as well
Norse mythology, the Icelandic Sagas, and Icelandic folklore usually show the raven as a wise, all-knowing messenger and often a bird of prophecy, protector, and helper
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