The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, by C.S. Lewis, Adapted by Glyn Robbins
Sunday 24th September, 6pm
Director: Steven Adams
Production dates: Friday 8th - Saturday 16th December (11 performances including matinees on Sat 9th, Sun 10th and Sat 16th Dec, no evening show on Sunday 10th)
Rehearsals: 22nd October - 7th December mostly Mons, Weds, Thurs evenings and Sunday afternoons.
For more information and audition pieces, please contact Steve: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Return to Narnia with us following BLT’s 2013 production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe!
In this sequel Edmund and Lucy, now accompanied by their annoying cousin Eustace, are swept to a new magical adventure aboard a dragon ship, The Dawn Treader. On board they are reunited with Prince Caspian, ruler of Narnia, and join him on a quest to find 7 missing Lords and Ladies.
Join with them on their journey to magical islands where they meet dragons, invisible one legged creatures, slave traders and mists that can drive a man mad.
Finally they reach their destination and an encounter with the great lion, Aslan!
Please note that the roles of Edmund and Lucy will be played by the actors who played them in our earlier production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, and so will not be auditioned again. Aslan appears only briefly and on video and will be played by one of the actors cast in the below roles.
Most parts can be either male or female and ages are very flexible. Below roles show the current plan for the doubling but this may change depending on who is cast.
Eustace, annoying irritating cousin of Edmund and Lucy. Stuck up and thinks he knows everything. Doesn’t cope very well in Narnia at first (playing age 14 – but to be played by adult male)
Prince Caspian, Ruler of Narnia, handsome sensible and brave! (playing age about 20 – but could be played by older actor, male only)
Lord or Lady Drinian, Captain of the Dawn Treader, capable and a bit stern. Very experienced at sea. (any sex/age but probably 30+)
Rynelf, a new sailor/first mate but very inexperienced. A bit dim and a great comedy part. (any sex/age but probably not too old)
Reepicheep, a mouse! Very brave and always seeking honour. The first to volunteer for battle. On a quest to reach Aslan’s country. (any sex/age but can’t be too tall)
Lord or Lady Bern/Chief Thumper/Ghoul/Ramandu, Bern is a kindly and just Lord or Lady who helps free our heroes from slavery. The Thumpers are one-legged invisible creatures who are very stupid, they are seen visible as well as voices only initially. Ghouls appear in the mist and threaten the Dawn Treader. Ramandu is an ex-Star, serene and knowing. (any sex/age but probably 30+)
Pug/Thumper 1/Ghoul/Ramandu’s Daughter, Pug is a slaver trader who captures our heroes – nasty and thuggish. Thumpers are as above. Ghouls as above. Ramandu’s daughter is an attractive young woman who Prince Caspian falls in love with and is the daughter of a star! (any sex/age except of course Ramandu’s daughter – note this is just one possible doubling combination so men are welcome to audition for Pug)
Gumpas/Coriakin/ Lord or Lady Rhoop, Gumpas is the corrupt governor of The Lone Islands, selfish and greedy. Coriakin is a magician who rules the Thumpers and is kind and wise. Rhoop is a Lord or Lady who has been driven mad by a mist that brings all his/her dreams to life. (and sex/age but probably 30+)
Tacks/Thumper 2/Ghoul/Lord or Lady Revilian, Tacks is Pugs right hand man and looks after the slaves – stupid and nasty. Thumpers as above. Ghouls as above. Revilian is a Lord or Lady who has been left in a magical sleep for many years. (any sex/age – note these are small parts with not many lines)
Sailor/Soldier/Ghoul/Thumper 3/Lord or Lady Movramorn. Sailor and Soldier are small parts with few/no lines. Thumper as above. Ghouls as above. Movramorn is a Lord or Lady who has been left in a magical sleep for many years. (any sex/age – note these are small parts with not many lines)
Sailor/Soldier/Ghoul/Thumper 4/Lord or Lady Argoz. Sailor and Soldier are small parts with few/no lines. Thumper as above. Ghouls as above. Movramorn is a Lord or Lady who has been left in a magical sleep for many years. (any sex/age – note these are small parts with not many lines)
In addition I would like 2-4 non-speaking roles who would play Sailors/Slave Traders/Soldiers/Ghouls and also double as ASMs and help with moving the Dawn Treader and scene changes. You would need to attend most rehearsals towards the end of the rehearsal period and be capable of moving scenery and trucks around the stage. Please contact me if you are interested in doing these.
I'm also looking for people for the following backstage roles, contact me if you are interested:
Deputy Stage Manager - Prompt for rehearsals only but running the very busy book during the run.
Costume Team - a small team to provide a lot of costumes!
Lighting and Sound Operator