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Casting for That Catholic Thing

Hard hitting and very dark, this new comedy by Anne Bartram is seeking it’s cast…

Religion is a hot topic with its global and very grave repercussions. Christian churches today are finding their numbers dwindling as more people question the origins and the stories of the faith they have been taught and are expected to believe without question. Many Christians believe their bible stories implicitly and follow their religion without question. This play attempts to show how a new religion may be founded and compares its rituals to those of the established church. That Catholic Thing is a dark comedy that explores the ideology of religion, its pomp and ceremony and its historical attitude to disability and mental health.

The roles of Maurice and Louise have been cast but there are seven more roles to cast.
Email CV (spotlight link) and cover letter to info@skybluetheatre.com

Audition Dates: Monday 30th May between 11am and 3pm; recalls Sunday 5th June 11am to 3pm;
Rehearsals Dates: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th; 13th, 14th, 16th, 19th June
Get in and tech run: 20th June 10am
Performances: Camden Peoples Theatre from 21st June to 17th July (not Mondays or 25th June) Tuesdays to Saturdays 7.30pm, Sundays 5pm

Rehearsals will be paid at the national living wage. Further pay will depend on funding.

Father Neville
Description
A Catholic priest, Irish, west coast accent. Father Neville doles out holy communion and platitudes and is keen to set his parishioners on the road to heaven although listening to and understanding the needs of his parishioners is not part of his psyche.
Gender Male
Min Age 35
Max Age 60

Mikey
Description
Irish – west coast accent, autistic, small build, gets controlled physically by Maurice who tries to .cure. him with his miraculous powers. The role is essential to the tension of the play, actor must have excellent stage craft.
Gender Male
Min Age 18
Max Age 30

Len
Description
Deaf visitor, gets controlled physically by Maurice who tries to perform a miracle by attempting to make him hear. Not courageous enough to insist on his right to leave he joins in with the crowd and becomes a follower. We are looking for a deaf actor for this gender non specific role.
Gender Both
Min Age 18
Max Age 30

Bill
Description
Irish – west coast accent. Unkempt, slim build, long term drunk, homeless alcoholic, also plays God in Maurice’s dreams. Disappointed when the promise of free alcohol comes to nothing, Bill makes do with the free food and the bottle of vodka in his pocket.
Gender Male
Min Age 35
Max Age 60

Mary
Description
Irish – west coast accent. An angel in Maurice’s dreams and long term homeless lady. Thinks she is good at contemporary dance but she really isn’t. Much of the dialogue is spoken in conjunction with other characters.
Gender Female
Min Age 35
Max Age 60

Elizabeth
Description
Irish – west coast accent. An angel in Maurice’s dreams and long term homeless lady. Thinks she is good at contemporary dance but isn’t. Much of the dialogue is spoken in conjunction with other characters. Gender non-specific role.
Gender Both
Min Age 35
Max Age 60