Bruiser Theatre Company require 3 male actors to join their team for their 2016 autumn production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield under the direction of Artistic Director, Lisa May.
“PITHIER THAN PYTHON. IRRESISTIBLE.” New York Times
All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was London’s longest-running comedy having clocked a very palpable nine years in London’s West End at the Criterion Theatre! Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.
This show is a high-speed roller-coaster type condensation of all of Shakespeare’s plays, and is not recommended for people with heart ailments, bladder problems, inner-ear disorders, outer-ear disorders, Shakespearean scholars, degrees in Elizabethan history and/or people inclined to motion sickness. Bruiser cannot be held responsible for expectant mothers!
The three clowns are fit, manic and enthusiastic in this romp through the Bard. They leap and bound from scene to scene and play to play but at times are opinionated about the texts they are interpreting. Jess provides more of a narrator role alongside his characters. Adam offers musical accompaniment to the play and his at times gruff nature comedically plays off the bulk of the female Shakespearean roles he has. Daniel has a wide range of characters, so would need to be versatile and is the warmest clown of the three. Below is a breakdown of all the roles each character undertakes in the work.
Adam – plays Juliet, Lavinia, Ophelia, Cleopatra, Gertrude, Benvolio, Othello, MacDuff, Soothsayer, Henry VI, Bernado, Ghost, Claudius.
Daniel – plays Romeo, Caesar, Richard II, King Lear, Richard III, Horatio, Polonius, Laertes, Sampson, Prince, Nurse, Friar Laurence, Rapist, Witch.
Jess – plays Narrator, Hamlet, Titus, Macbeth, Antony, King John.
We are looking for:
Rehearsals (4 weeks): 15th August 2016 TBC
Production (4 weeks): 13th September 2016 TBC
Please submit CV and headshot for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditions are by appointment only.
If shortlisted, actors will be required to prepare:
Auditions will be held in:
In Southbank Playhouse,
1a Kimberley Drive,
Early May 2016 TBC