Pink Mist - Reading and Audition Notice

Physical Theatre Workshop:        Saturday 26th May, 10.00 am, St. Mary’s Church Hall, Hampton

Reading:                                          Sunday 3rd June, 6.00 pm, Foyer, Hampton Hill Theatre

Movement audition:                      Sunday 10th June, 6.00 pm, Garrick Room, Hampton Hill Theatre

Vocal audition:                               Sunday 17th June, 2.00 pm, Coward Room, Hampton Hill Theatre

Performance Dates:                      Saturday 20th October – Friday 26th October 2018 (Auditorium)

Director:                                         Nigel Cole

 

Who wants to play war?

Pink Mist offers a modern take on some ageless themes. Why soldiers go to war, how they fare in battle and how the experience changes them and their loved ones forever.

Author Owen Sheers interviewed over 30 veterans of the Afghanistan campaign, many with long-term physical and psychological injuries. Transforming and filtering their experiences into verse, he charts the journey of three young friends from Bristol who, in an echo of the Pals Regiments of World War 1, join-up and serve together.

Originally commissioned as a radio play for the BBC, it was adapted for the stage by the Bristol Old Vic and George Mann of Theatre Ad Infinitum and premiered to huge acclaim in 2018. Our production will be part of TTC’s commemoration of the centenary of the 1918 armistice.

Pink Mist may be the most important play of the year. It is certainly one of the best.   What’s On Stage

 

Casting

Completely stripped back, with no scenery, minimal props and all six actors onstage throughout, Pink Mist is unlike most productions TTC has staged before. Using Frantic Assembly style workshops, dubstep, mime and a wide range of different movement styles, our aim will be to create a powerful physical language to complement and counterpoint Sheers’ haunting text.

To make this work, we need six actors willing to immerse themselves completely in the process – to be daring and flexible both in body and mind. It’s a show that will challenge us all in many different ways.

 

Characters

Bristol accent required for all.  Dance or gymnastic experience welcome but not essential.

Men

Arthur   18-30. Leader of the gang of three and a reflective, deep thinker.

Taff        18-30. Born in Wales but moved to Bristol as a kid. Carries an edge and hint of danger.

Hads      16-25. The youngest but always up for a fight.  Mixed race - father Somali, mother white

               English.

 

Women

Gwen    18-30. Arthur’s girlfriend.  Frustrated and confused by his restlessness.

Lisa        18-30. Taff’s wife.  Protective of their young son.  Has to be mother to both.

Sarah    35-45. Hads’ mum.  Strong, stoic.  Wants Hads to live a normal life.

 

Auditions

Because this show requires a different approach to conventional plays, we’re extending the usual audition process as follows:

Physical Theatre Workshop:   Saturday 26th May, 10.00 am, St Mary’s Church Hall, Hampton.  A chance to experience some of the devising techniques we’ll use to create the show’s physical language.  Open to all, regardless of whether you want to audition or not.

Reading:   Sunday 3rd June 6.00 pm, HHT.  Usual group read through, open to all.

Movement audition:    Sunday 10th June 6.00 pm, HHT.

Vocal audition:    Sunday 17th June 2.00 pm, HHT.

If you’re thinking of auditioning or attending the physical theatre workshop, please drop me a note to let me know (via the Contact page of this website). This is merely so we can get an idea of numbers and plan things efficiently. 

 

Nigel Cole

Director

 

Contact Details:  To get in touch with the director before the Reading/Audition, please use the Contact page of this website and your message will be forwarded.

NOTE:   We have an open casting policy:  anyone can audition for our productions and, if cast, will then be required to join as a Full Member. 

 

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