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Our March production THE STEPMOTHER by Githa Sowerby is set in the year 1924, immediately post-WW1, when women over 30 were newly enfranchised. Family life in leafy Surrey could conceal some dark secrets and a wife with both a step-family and a career could in fact be imprisoned by her own success. This terrific play, written by a young suffragist woman, came to light after 70 hidden years and was recently produced at The Minerva Theatre by Richard Eyre. All the roles are beautifully written, six female and four male. There are several excellent roles, including two girls aged 7 and 9. The two outstanding principals are a woman (believably) aged 29 and a man in his 40s/50s. Director: Rosemary Nice
Following very successful auditions, THE STEPMOTHER is now fully cast.
Thanks to all who attended.
As part of the 1250th anniversary celebrations for St Peter's Church, Revd Paul has invited Henfield Theatre Company to present a production in the church. Part of the Mystery Play cycles has been chosen. These were largely performed by the ‘ministeries’ or guilds in York, Chester, Coventry and Wakefield in the Middle Ages. This version has been adapted by Tony Harrison in 1985, was performed at the Cottesloe Theatre, televised on Channel 4 and is now available on YouTube.
The Play Part 1 of the trilogy of plays covers the Fall of Satan, the Creation, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah, and Abraham and Isaac; the second half leaps forward to the Nativity and includes the comic Second Shepherd's Play which originates from Wakefield.
The “Company” NB We are not using Yorkshire accents
GOD Any age, Male or Female (M or F), must have a commanding presence
SATAN Any age, M or F
ANGEL GABRIEL Any age, M or F
ADAM/JOSEPH Young, M
EVE/MARY Young, F
All other parts will be doubled:
CAIN and ABEL Youngish, M NOAH and WIFE older COMIC roles M/F
ABRAHAM Older M SON A boy (12+) M Both roles possibly doubled with:
HEROD ‘Baddie' M, double act with SON A boy (12+)
SHEPHERDS 3, (one young) M or F COMIC roles – stereotypical West Country
MAK and GILL Husband and wife COMIC roles – stereotypical West Country
3 KINGS, SOLDIERS, ANGELS, MESSENGERS, WOMEN, DEATH
The Music There will be an ‘itinerant' BAND, the whole COMPANY will sing, with some more challenging part-singing for ANGELS
The Auditions All AUDITION material is available HERE.
Auditions take place Tuesday 11 Feb at 7.30 and Sunday 16 Feb at 2.30 at the Henfield Hall and are open to EVERYONE
The Rehearsals Rehearsals are Mondays and Thursdays at 7.30. No one will be required at all rehearsals
The Performances JUNE 2021 (tbc) at 7.30 in St Peter's Church
Please contact Jane Haines (email@example.com) for any further information.