|Spring 2014 :: Peer Gynt :: Reading/Auditions|
YAT will next meet at its regular workshop/rehearsal space at Collis School, Fairfax Road, Teddington from 7.30pm on Monday 27 January 2014 where we will be holding a read through for our Spring production, Peer Gynt. This will be followed by auditions on Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30 January at 7.30pm at the same venue.|
By Henrik Ibsen
Adapted by David Henry Hwang and Stephan Muller
Directed by Bill Compton
Monday 27 January 2014 @ 7.30pm (Collis School, Teddington)
Tuesday 28, Thursday 30 January AND Monday 3 February 2014 @ 7.30pm (Collis School, Teddington)
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout February, March and April at 7.30pm (Collis School and Teddington School)
Wednesday 9 - Saturday 12 April 2014 (Hampton Hill Playhouse)
Click here for the official Facebook audition event
This Norwegian fairy tale is the most widely performed of all Norwegian plays. It has been described as the story of a life based on procrastination and avoidance and blends folkloric fantasy with unsentimental realism. In the adaptation that YAT will be performing, Henrik Ibsen's classic is revisited with the use of contemporary metaphors and language. We follow Peer Gynt through his entire life, from delinquent youth to wealthy and bitter old man, as he encounters everything from trolls to his greatest love. One constant persists: his tragic determination to remain true to himself.
A sample of the first 78 pages of the script can be downloaded from https://api.playscripts.com/play_sample?playid=1074
There are over FIFTY (50+) characters which can be performed using doubling with anywhere from 10 to 44 actors (possible: 5-20 f, 5-24 m). There will be so much for everyone to do, you really do not want to miss out on being involved in this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Cast of Characters:
PEER GYNT, ASE, ASLAK, MADS MOEN, FATHER MOEN, MOTHER MOEN, YOUTHS, BOYS, GIRLS, SOLVEIG, SOLVEIG’S FATHER, LISEL, INGRID, WOMAN IN GREEN, TROLLS, TROLL KING, TROLL COURTIER, THE INVISIBLE HAND, KARI, OLD HAG, UGLY BOY, CAPTAIN, OLD PEER, MIDDLE-AGED PEER, HERR TRUMPETSTALE, MONSIEUR BALLOON, MR. COTTON, ANITRA, SLAVEGIRLS, THE WATCH, HELMSMAN, BO’SUN, COOK, BEGRIFFENFELDTS, A VOICE, ACADEMICS, THE FELLAH, HUSSEIN, MADMEN, CANCER, TEENAGERS, COIN INSPECTOR
Tickets for both these performances will be on sale in mid-March 2014 from www.yat.org.uk/boxoffice
If you want to take part in this production but may have difficulty attending the auditions then please register your interest by contacting us on 0844 740 1970 or visit our Get in touch page.
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