SUP Theatre Company are pleased to announce:
1st and 4th March 2022, from 7:30pm
University of Southampton (Highfield Campus), Building 37, Room 1025
The SUP Theatre Company will be performing Lilies of the Land by the Lions part as an outdoor production at Furzey Gardens, 6-9 July 2022. We are looking for an all female cast with a minimum of 4 actors. Auditions are open to all, so please do come along.
Based on one hundred and fifty letters and interviews with original Land Girls, Lilies on the Land charts the personal journeys of four women who join the Women’s Land Army – determined to work endless backbreaking hours on farms across the country in a bid to do their best for the War Effort.
But how do these women, all hailing from different walks of life, torn from their families and bereft of all basic home comforts, deal with the hardships of farming life and the pressures of war? Maybe work clothes full of mice and toilet rolls falling from the sky are just what it takes for these girls to get through…
To Audition for Lilies on the Land: Please complete the audition form and in addition, download the script and prepare to read a speech from the character you are auditioning for – see list below. There is no need to learn the speech, but you are welcome to do so if you like. You may audition for more than one role if you wish. Character descriptions are on pages 2 and 3 of the script.
HAVE FUN AND BREAK A LEG!
ALSO: BACKSTAGE OPPORTUNITIES
OUR MOST RECENT OPEN AUDITIONS: DECEMBER 2021
Auditions for both plays will be on 7th and 9th December 2021. You may audition for one or both plays, but our strong preference is that we have separate casts for the two shows, as rehearsals are likely to take place on the same days.
The two plays are:
The Regina Monologues, By Rebecca Russell and Jenny Wafer
Admired, vilified, de-humanised. Three Catherines, two Annes and a Jane. Six women with one thing in common – marriage to a man called Henry – have passed into historical legend. Of course, it couldn’t happen these days…
Six modern women have also married one man. Their lives are both separate and intertwined as they tell their stories from a room in which they have all once lived. Their experiences – miscarriage, love affairs, betrayal, and a shared loathing of all things ginger – are portrayed with humour, pathos and a great deal of wine.
The plight of those sixteenth century women is personal, poignant and still relevant five hundred years on.
Characters: 6 Female, 0 Male
To Audition for The Regina Monologues: Please complete the audition form and in addition, download the script and prepare to read a speech from the character you are auditioning for – see list below. (There is no need to learn the speech, but you are welcome to do so if you like).
Your Life as a Feature Film, By Alan Minieri
Mother and son are having a scene. Suddenly a voice shouts, “Cut!” and the director runs down the aisle onto the stage. It is only a film. For twenty one years they have been filming this boy’s life. Everybody he’s lived with– his mother, his girlfriend, even the news vendor on the corner– is acting. The director induces him to sign a contract. The last scene will be his death. “This is a tragedy,” the director explains. His girlfriend deserts him and then does a turnabout telling him to flee. But then another turnabout occurs. Which is the real girlfriend? Which is the real world?
Characters: 2 Female, 2 Male, 1 Either M/F
To Audition for Your Life is a Feature Film: Please complete the audition form here and in addition, download and prepare the audition piece for the character you are auditioning for. (There is no need to learn the audition piece, but you are welcome to do so if you like).
If you are auditioning for both plays then please complete 2 audition forms, one for each play, and let us know if you have a preference to be in one or the other.