Comment is Free, by James Fritz
Sunday 14th April, 6pm
Director: Sam Chittenden
Production Dates: 8th - 12th October
Rehearsals: 27th August - 7th October
Workshops/Pre-recording/Filming: 18th - 31st July
For more information and audition pieces, please contact Claire on email@example.com
A journalist forms the centre of a devastating media storm in this urgent, gripping and innovative play.
A fiercely current, socially relevant and dramatic depiction of free speech and mob mentality. A skilfully crafted cacophony of voices, the script uses social media as a powerful and contemporary means of comment. The play won both the Imison and the Tinniswood Awards for radio drama.
We are auditioning for on-stage roles and for voices who will form a pre-recorded backdrop to the piece. We will be pre-recording the voices and some film footage as part of a number of workshops prior to the main rehearsals.
ALISTAIR Journalist and political commentator. Expresses radical and often unpopular views. A small but vital part. M 35-60
HILARY Alistair’s wife. A barrister. Thought of as stylish and ‘posh’ Lead role. Loyal. Angry. F 35-55
BEN Hilary’s brother. Protective. Concerned. Second lead role. M 30-60
EMMA WATKINS A neighbour. Active on social media. F 25-40
PINNER A police officer. Just doing their job. Any 30-50
EDITOR Alistair’s editor. Supportive but ambitious for the newspaper. Any 30-50
JONATHAN DIMBLEBY Possibly a ‘soundalike’ rather than a ‘lookalike’. M 70s
THE NOISE Pre-recorded voices. All
OTHER ROLES Some recorded only. 5-LIVE PRESENTER; CALLERS INTO RADIO SHOWS; RADIO PRESENTER; POLICE OFFICER HOUGHTON. Played by members of the cast / the noise.
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