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AUDITION NOTICE

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD

BY THOMAS HARDY ADAPTED FOR STAGE BY MARK HEALY

READ THROUGH THURSDAY 16TH FEBRUARY

AUDITIONS TUESDAY  FEBRUARY 21ST AND THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23RD

ALL AT 7:30 PM IN THE FOYER AT THE THEATRE

PRODUCTION DATES JULY 5TH --8TH

There are four main characters , and more lesser roles , but all, are of particular importance. This is essentially an ensemble productions, and actors with smaller roles can expect to spend much time on the stage ,at least fourteen times as there are 14 ensemble scenes.


Main roles are :

BATHSHEBA EVERDENE - a feisty, lovely young woman in her 20's to early 30's

GABRIEL OAK--her faithful shepherd and good friend --loves her truly--- early 30's

WILLIAM BOLDWOOD - rich, neighbouring farmer, besotted with Bathsheba 40’s to 50’s

SERGEANT FRANCIS TROY-LATE 20'S EARLY 30'S  handsome . dashing womaniser.

Bathsheba falls for and marries him. Needs to fence - lessons arranged if necessary.


Lesser roles but equally vital to the play

Mrs. Hurst (Bathsheba's aunt - 50'Ish)

Fanny Robin (late teens - young , lovely , vulnerable - seduced by Troy and dies in childbirth in a workhouse. Small role but big impact)

Lawyer Banks (middleaged)

Farmer   

Shepherd

Joseph Poorgrass (middleaged - senior farmhand)      

Pennyways

Ian Coggan

Henery Fray

Matthew Moon

Liddy Smallbury (Bathsheba's maid)

Soberance and Temperance Miller (young maids, sisters)

Maryann


This is a real ensemble play, with chances for actors of all ages and talents to be involved

Further enquiries to

Anna Bowerman - 01460 57857 - annabowerman4@aol.com


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