Auditions: Skylight by David Hare @ The Crescent, Birmingham [from 16 to 21 July]

Auditions: Skylight by David Hare


25
16 - 21
July
19:30 - 19:30

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The Crescent
The Crescent Theatre, Sheepcote Street, B16 8AE Birmingham, United Kingdom
David Hare’s witty, poignant and deeply political play sees Kyra Hollis, a struggling but committed schoolteacher in London’s East End, visited unexpectedly in her cold and shabby flat by two figures from her past: first by Edward Sergeant, then by his father, Tom. Tom, now widowed, is a hugely successful restaurateur and self-made businessman — and Kyra’s former lover. As the evening progresses, the two duel over pasta, politics and possession, while attempting to understand the passions that both drive them apart and bring them together.

AUDITIONS

SUNDAY 16th JULY in the REHEARSAL ROOM at 2pm
or
WEDNESDAY 19th JULY in the REHEARSAL ROOM at 7.30pm

Call-backs (if necessary) on FRIDAY 21st JULY in the REHEARSAL ROOM at 7.30pm

Please familiarise yourself with the extracts contained in the ‘Skylight – Audition Pieces’ document which can be obtained from the Auditions page of The Crescent Theatre Website. There are two short speeches and one dialogue for each of Kyra and Tom, and one dialogue for Edward. There is no need to learn any of these pieces.

CHARACTERS

Kyra Hollis (late 20s – early 30s)
A Mathematics teacher at a comprehensive school in East London. She is spirited, acerbic, and utterly dedicated to the disadvantaged students in her care. Underneath this outer determination however, lies an affectionate and loving soul.

Tom Sergeant (mid 40s – mid 50s)
A charismatic, expensively-dressed restaurateur who believes, unwaveringly, in the power of business. His suave exterior betrays his inner turmoil at dealing with the death of his wife and the continuing fallout from his six-year affair with Kyra being brought to light.

Edward Sergeant (18-19)
Tom’s wayward, gap-year-aholic son. Edward’s world has been shaken beyond belief by upheavals totally out of his control. His visit to Kyra is an attempt to shine a light on some of these schisms.

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals will start on July 30th and will take place on Sunday afternoons, Wednesday evenings, and Friday evenings.
Technical week starts on September 24th, and the show runs from September 30th – October 7th.

If you have any queries before the auditions, please do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected]

I hope to see you at the auditions.

Mark Payne (Director, Skylight)
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