Theatr Clwyd is producing a new show (written by Katie Elin-Salt and directed by Eleri B. Jones) based on the true story of Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby.
When Sarah and Eleanor found each other, they defied convention, fleeing their homes and families, cast out by a society who did not understand their love. Starting a new life in Llangollen, they became celebrities of the day, forced to witness their own lives re-told by those who weren’t there. Now, they are back, ready to reclaim the story that’s rightfully theirs, and this time, it’s on their terms.
The show’s community ensemble will be fully involved in the show and an integral part of the company. They’ll be working with the professional cast in rehearsals and will be involved in the show’s movement, text and visual language to help tell the story.
We’re looking for a community cast* of 16 (divided into 2 teams of 8) – open to anyone over the age of 18. If you do have any access needs, please let us know as part of your application as we will accommodate them.
Dates for the Project: 18 April to 6 June
Rehearsals – Tuesday, Thursday evenings and Saturdays between 18th April and 14 May
Technical Rehearsals – evenings during week of 16 May
Performances – 4 performances a week per group during week of 23 and 30 May, with possible additional performances in week of 6 June.
Workshop Day – Saturday 12 March
To audition you’ll need to sign up for one of our workshop sessions – places are limited:
There isn’t anything to prepare, you will be working with Eleri, our director, on some ensemble pieces and reading some short excerpts of text from the play.
Click here to sign up for auditions
*Please note this is a participatory opportunity for community members and is not an opportunity for professional actors.