AUDITIONS: ‘Ben Hur’
by Patrick Barlow.
Auditions: 10th February 2019, 3pm .
Playing Dates: 19th -27th July 2019.
Director: David Sismore.
It’s going to be Epic !
The greatest book ever penned will be brought to the stage by a towering team of just four actors turning The Stables Theatre into Ancient Rome complete with chariot races, sea battles and even a Roman orgy (suitable for all ages).
Ben Hur is a play of two worlds. The world of Daniel Veil’s play adapted from Lew Wallace’s celebrated nineteenth century tome Ben Hur and the world of Daniel’s Theatre Company who are battling the odds to put the play on.
Ben Hur is a comedy but for the show to work it must be performed with the utmost seriousness, all the actors should have the same intense confidence with playing not only the members of Daniel’s Theatre Company but the characters they are portraying within the play itself.
Ben Hur is the epic set to stir your very soul.
This production offers great opportunities for actors to portray many roles all within the one play. Did I mention this is going to be Epic?
Listed are the main characters, the names underneath are the characters they play within the production of Ben Hur.
Daniel Veil – leading man and founder of the company .
(Ben Hur (will be topless in some scenes) Melchior , Nubian dancer… and many more)
Playing ages 18 – 100
Crystal Singer – the only female of the company and Daniels love interest, one of the hottest stars of tomorrow
(Mary, Tirzah, Esther, … and many more)
Playing ages 16-100
Omar Lord – Up and coming actor and Crystals love interest
(The villain Messala, Jesus, Galley Captain Galley slave … and many more)
Playing ages 20 – 100
Edgar Chesterfield – Renowned Shakespearean actor coming out of retirement to perform in the play
( General Lee, Balthasar, Sara (Ben Hurs Mother) , Pontius Pilate …and many more)
Playing ages 60 – 100
With just four actors, rehearsals will be intense but fun and because of the fast pace and nature of the play be prepared to work off book by the first week of rehearsals.
We may well have a few read throughs prior to rehearsals starting in April, just to get an idea of the play and the various characters.
This will be epic… and a lot of fun – I promise!
If anyone would like a get-together prior to the auditions, let me know and we can try and set a date.
Please feel free to contact me on 07988 139 149 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rehearsals to start April.
David trained at Mountview Theatre School and TV work included appearances in Hale and Pace, Not a Penny More Not a Penny Less, Shelley, Mother Love, South of the Border and Dr Who.
For nine years he acted with the Promenade Theatre Company, winning best supporting actor, best actor and best comical actor. His directing credits include Hay Fever at The Bob Hope Theatre in Eltham and six musicals at the Orchard Theatre in Dartford, as well as appearing as Dame in three pantomimes. Upon returning to Hastings he has appeared in Summer Holiday and directed Guys and Dolls with the Hastleons and more recently directed two sell-out runs of Made in Dagenham for the Battle Light Opera Group at Battle Memorial Hall and at The Stables Theatre.
Scripts are available to hire from the Box Office.