Sewell Barn Theatre, Constitution Hill, Norwich NR3 4BB Box office: 01603 626414 Sewell Barn Trust: Registered Charity No 277724
The Sewell Barn Company
THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE by Frank Marcus
Director: Clare Williamson
Contact details: email@example.com
Performance dates: 22–24, 28 Feb–3 March (matinée 3 March) 2018
June Buckridge, famous for her portrayal of Sister George, the district nurse in a rural radio soap, is suffering a dual crisis. Professionally, she is terrified that her character is due for the chop. Domestically, she also worries that she is losing her powerful grip over her longtime lodger and probable lover, the child-
First performed in 1965 and contemporary to that period in its setting, this dark comedy explores the pattern of domination and submission in relationships.
June Buckridge: 30s & upwards. Called George after her character in the radio soap opera, it is strongly implied that she is in a lesbian relationship with Childie. A gin-
Alice “Childie” McNaught: 20s & upwards. Child-
Mrs Mercy Croft: 30s & upwards. The steely BBC producer – the smiler with the knife. There is an implication that she too is a lesbian attracted by Alice’s charms.
Madame Xenia: 30s & upwards . A fantastically batty clairvoyant who lives in the flat downstairs – comically eccentric.
Please note: ages of characters can be reasonably flexible though it is important that Childie is younger than both George and Mercy Croft
Tuesday 5 September 7.30pm in the Barn
Audition pieces will be provided upon arrival on the night of the audition. There is no necessity to prepare anything in advance. However, all auditionees are encouraged to read the play.
If you are unable to make the audition date, please contact the director as soon as possible to make another arrangement.
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. There will be a few Sundays to accommodate full runs/tech rehearsals etc. Rehearsals will begin week of Mon 11 December. There will be a read through and character workshop shortly after casting.
Samuel French: ISBN0 573 03017 0