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Auditions – My Boy Jack

Auditions – My Boy Jack

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Date(s) - 21/10/2017
7:30 pm

Banbury Cross Players


Type of Event: Audition
Start Time: 19:30
Start Date: 20th October 2017
End Date: 22nd October 2017
Add Other Dates and Times: The Mill Arts Centre
Group Name: Banbury Cross Players
Name of the Event: Open Audition: My Boy Jack
Name of Venue: The Mill Arts Centre
Street: Spiceball Park
City or Town: Banbury
County: Oxfordshire
Postcode: OX16 5QE
Region: South East
Country: United Kingdom
Description of Event: BCP are delighted to announce OPEN AUDITIONS for their 2017/2018 production of David Haig’s My Boy Jack.

This emotional and highly charged drama is the account of the anguish at the heart of a man whose storytelling continues to delight millions the world over.

Telling the story of Rudyard Kipling sending his 17 year old son, Jack, to war in 1915, the drama covers three periods.

1913 : the conflict between 15yr old Jack – with defective vision but desperate to get away from home – and his father’s determination to send him to war.

1915 : when Jack, despite his defective vision and aided by his father’s influence, does go to war and is declared Missing In Action.

1924 : as Kipling and his wife desperately interview soldiers from Jack’s regiment in search of news. Finally, in a bittersweet moment, they discover Jack’s fate.

Roles available:
Rudyard Kipling (40-60)
Carrie, Rudyard’s wife (35-50)
John, Rudyard & Carrie’s son (teens-25)
Elsie, Rudyard & Carrie’s daughter (20-30)
Guardsmen Bowe, McHugh, Doyle (any age)
Mr Frankland, Bowe’s friend (any age)
Major Sparks, Army doctor (40-60)
Colonel Pottle, Army Medical Board (40-60)

Auditions will be held on Thursday 19 October 2017 at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, 7.30pm. There will be a read through on Tuesday 3 October 2017, 7.30pm, also at The Mill Arts Centre.

For further details, contact Directors Kerrie McCormick on 01608 737350 or by email to kmccormick50 [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk or Helen Watson on 07875 755540 or by email to helfire7 [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] nz

Production dates are 7-10 February 2018 at The Mill Arts Centre. You will need to be available from Sunday 4 February 2018 for Technical and Dress Rehearsals.

You do not need to be a member to audition but will be required to join if cast. Click for further details on BCP membership.

If you are interested in auditioning but are unable to make the above date, please get in touch.
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