Audition Notice

Comment is Free, by James Fritz

Sunday 14th April, 6pm

Director: Sam Chittenden

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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 sam@differentdevelopment.com

Description

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.

Characters

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.

 Please note: you must be a paid-up member in order to audition for any production at Brighton Little Theatre.