Sewell Barn Theatre, Constitution Hill, Norwich NR3 4BB Box office: 01603 626414 Sewell Barn Trust: Registered Charity No 277724
The Sewell Barn Company
The Love of the Nightingale
By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Director: Tony Fullwood : firstname.lastname@example.org
PERFORMANCES : 26th-
THE PLAY : This modern re-
THE PRODUCTION : The play demands an ensemble approach. There are no small acting parts. It is written with male and female choruses, each 5 strong, though we may alter both the gender balance and the numbers. All chorus members play multiple roles and may well never leave the stage which will be mostly bare to allow scenes to flow rapidly in place and time, aided by music, masks, movement and, perhaps, puppets.
CHORUSES : Up to 10 actors, mix of male and female, varying ages. They tell the story and play many roles in it : royalty, soldiers, actors, sailors, servants, a child etc. I will be looking for flexibility in voice and movement and the willingness to experiment with choric devices. They will be on stage most, if not all, the time. Everyone will have 100+ lines and play named characters as well as chorus.
REHEARSAL DETAILS : Rehearsals begin Monday 20th January from 7-
AUDITIONS will be held on Sunday 1st December from 2pm Please contact the director in advance if you wish to audition as you will be asked to deliver a short speech from the play which will be sent in advance and should be learned. You will be needed for up to 1 hour. Call-
We will use the Faber edition: Wertenbaker Plays 1 ISBN: 0571177433 as it is more readily available in cheap second-