Audition Notice Queen Margaret

Audition Notice: Queen Margaret by William Shakespeare Adapted by Jeanie O’Hare

Audition dates: Wed 20th Nov at 8pm in the Hall and Sun 24th Nov at 8pm in the Hall.
Rehearsals will be Mon, Wed, and some Sun Later in the rehearsal schedule.
Production days: 13/14 and 20/21 March 2020

I can provide a copy of the script.  Auditions will focus on scenes 1,2,17,18,20.
If you would like to audition but cannot make the dates, or would like more information about the play or characters, then please email:  sjcharles@ntlworld.com

Hungry for power and angered by their king, the nobles of Henry VI’s court plot and scheme against each other. As Henry wavers and the factions split, Queen Margaret is determined to hold on to power and protect the crown that will one day belong to her son.

Using Shakespeare’s original lines, alongside new text, Jeanie O’Hare retells the Wars of the Roses through the eyes of the Queen. A captivating exploration of an iconic moment in British history, the play premiered at the Royal Exchange, Manchester, in September 2018, directed by Elizabeth Freestone and featuring Jade Anouka as Margaret of Anjou.

This play has a big cast with big speeches and is mostly in Shakespearian iambic pentameter.
The setting will be somewhat modern.  There are lots of good parts for women as some of the male roles have been switched to female.  Ages are not important at this point, I am looking for characterisation.

Royal  
Queen Margaret Queen Henry VI F  
Henry VI The King M  
Prince Edward Son Henry VI M of F*  
Joan of Arc Spirit of France F  
Bagot A petitioner M or F *  
Lancastrian  
Cardinal Beaufort Uncle to Henry VI M  
Duke of Somerset Advisors to Henry VI M  
Duke of Suffolk Advisors to Henry VI M*  
Lord Clifford Advisors to Henry VI M*  
Yorkist  
Duke of York Henry VI cousin F  
Edward (later Edward IV) Son Duke York M  
Richard (later Richard III) Son Duke York M  
Edmund, Earl of Rutland Son Duke York M*  
Humphrey Duke Gloucester Uncle to Henry VI, regent M*  
Earl of Warwick, First Lord North    Kingmaker, nephew Duke York   F
The People  
Hume – The Common Man Plays all sides, multiple characters F  
         

*There may be doubling, cast size is flexible as are role genders.

Dracula is coming….

Dracula. A vampire play in three acts 8th/9th and 15th/16th November 2019

Dracula is coming to the Settlement…8th, 9th, 15th & 16th November. Don’t miss him…⚰️http://settlement-players.co.uk/box-office/

Posted by Settlement Players on Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Filmed by Glenn Wyld of Wylds Film

Dracula Teaser Trailer

Meet Dracula 🧛‍♂️

Posted by Settlement Players on Monday, 30 September 2019

Dracula. A vampire play in three acts 8th/9th and 15th/16th November 2019 Dracula, Dramatised by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston from the novel by Bram Stoker. It is the 1920s and a mysterious European aristocrat has recently come to England. He is followed by Abraham Van Helsing who investigates the mysterious illness of a young woman.

Tickets available online now and nearer the production at David’s music.

Dracula is a stage play written by Hamilton Deane in 1924, then revised by John L. Balderston in 1927. It was the first authorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula. After touring in England, the original version of the play appeared at London’s Little Theatre in July 1927, where it was seen by the American producer Horace Liveright. who asked Balderston to revise the play for a Broadway production that opened at the Fulton Theatre in October 1927. This production starred Bela Lugosi in his first major English-speaking role.

Albert Clack

It is with great sadness that The Settlement Players received news of the death of Albert Clack who passed away on 12th September 2019, aged 72.

Albert, or Bert as he was known to many, had been a member of the Settlement Players since 2005, after retiring from International Journalism.

Bert will be known to many through his enthusiasm for acting and writing, and vigorously threw himself into all his endeavours.

His loss will be felt keenly by everyone who knew him and we pass our condolences to his family and freinds.

Dracula – The Vampire Play in Three Acts

Dracula. A vampire play in three acts 8th/9th and 15th/16th November 2019 Dracula, Dramatised by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston from the novel by Bram Stoker. It is the 1920s and a mysterious European aristocrat has recently come to England. He is followed by Abraham Van Helsing who investigates the mysterious illness of a young woman.

Tickets available online now and nearer the production at David’s music.

Dracula is a stage play written by Hamilton Deane in 1924, then revised by John L. Balderston in 1927. It was the first authorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula. After touring in England, the original version of the play appeared at London’s Little Theatre in July 1927, where it was seen by the American producer Horace Liveright. who asked Balderston to revise the play for a Broadway production that opened at the Fulton Theatre in October 1927. This production starred Bela Lugosi in his first major English-speaking role.

Two Talking Heads and an Escape Artist Extraordinaire

2019-2020 season opening night, Monologues to make you laugh, cry and think,

Two Talking Heads and an Escape Artist Extraordinaire.

The Settlement Players 2019-2020 season opening night.

There will be a raffle and an opportunity to buy a season ticket with the theatre club and save money over the year, or buy tickets for our November production of Dracula – A Vampire Play in Three Acts.
Have a drink at the bar, socialise and find out how else you can get involved with the Settlement Players

7th Sep Season Opening night

On this 19/20 season opening night, Monologues to make you laugh, cry and think, ‘Two Talking Heads and an Escape Artist Extraordinaire’.

There is also a raffle and an opportunity to buy a season ticket with the theatre club and save money over the year. 2019 August renewal letter or buy tickets for our November production of Dracula. Have a drink at the bar, socialise and find out how else you can get involved with the Settlement Players.
Tickets available online and on the door of the evening of the show.

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Dracula Cast Announcement

The Settlement Players are pleased to announce the cast for our November production, Dracula, a vampire play in three acts.

Maid – Jayne Downes

Harker – Joe Hogan

Dr Seward – Vince Cook

Renfield – Hamish Robb

Attendant – James Barnard

Lucy – Amanda Franklin

Van Helsing – Graeme Bussey

Dracula – Ivan Phillips

Directed by Jim Anderson