2 July 2018
2TimeTheatre seeks Elizabeth I and Sir Walter Ralegh for world premiere of Sir Walter’s Women
Winchester based theatre company 2TimeTheatre is looking to cast its next professional production, Sir Walter’s Women.
This 35-minute one-act play requires a cast of three and we are seeking professional actors who are located within commuting distance of Winchester where the play will be performed on 14 & 15 September as part of Heritage Open Days. The venue is The Great Hall, a unique and atmospheric space that has featured in The Crown and Wolf Hall.
Meetings with potential cast members will take place 10 and 18 July at the Discovery Centre, Winchester. Rehearsals will run 12 – 14 September. If you would like to be considered, please send your CV and headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 July 2018.
Just over 400 years ago, the dashing Elizabethan hero, explorer and poet, Sir Walter Ralegh was convicted of treason in the Great Hall in Winchester. He was beheaded 29th October 1618. Winchester-based 2TimeTheatre’s new one-act play, Sir Walter's Women, re-imagines scenes from the life of this charismatic adventurer. Staged in the 400th anniversary year of his execution and written by local playwright Rachel O’Neill, the drama looks at the influence of two extraordinary women in his life; one domestic, his wife Bess, and one political, Elizabeth I.
Sir Walter Ralegh – playing age 45 – 55, ideally tall and slim with classical stage experience.
Queen Elizabeth – playing age 50 – 60.
Bess Ralegh – playing age 30 – 40.
There will be a dance sequence so movement skills would be desirable.
This is a paid opportunity. More information about the production can be found on our website: www.2timetheatre.com
2TimeTheatre's performance arm was launched in October 2013 with a theatre production of Young Jane, short plays based on the early writings of a young Jane Austen and adapted by Cecily O'Neill. Young Jane is the first publication from 2TimeTheatre (September 2016), followed by Drinking with Dorothy (January 2017). Meeting Miss Austen, the second collection of plays based on the Juvenilia, was published May 2017 and performed as part of the Winchester Festival in July 2017. Jane Austen and The Waterman was written by Cecily O'Neill and Philip Glassborow for the SO: To Speak Festival, October 2017. 2TimeTheatre is co-producing new musical Lucky Petra and producing The Honest Soldier, written by Philip Glassborow for performance in July 2018. www.2timetheatre.com