WHAT'S ON

OPEN CASTING CALL

WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND

OPEN AUDITIONS

SUNDAY 11 DECEMBER at The Market Theatre Ledbury

 

Adult Auditions: Check-in 3:30pm, Auditions 4pm-6pm

Child Auditions: Check-in 6pm, Auditions 6:30pm-8:30pm

 

 

After the success of 2019's production of Oliver!, Our Star Theatre Company and The Market Theatre are joining forces one again to stage another community musical: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Whistle Down The Wind.

 

Based on the novel by Mary Hayley Bell and the film directed by Richard Attenborough, Lloyd Webber's musical takes this classic story to 1959 Louisiana USA.  This story revolves around the time and place where the word ‘teenager’ was invented.  Swallow, struggling to come to terms with the death of her mother, discovers a mysterious stranger whom she believes is Jesus.  In a town where a miracle is long overdue, the children fight to protect him from an adult world determined to find an escaped convict hiding in their midst. As fantasy and reality collide, Swallow is torn between the two and begins to discover who she is and where she is going… 

 

Rehearsals will take place at The Market Theatre Ledbury from early February on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Adults, Wednesdays for Children and Sundays with everyone.  For Character Breakdowns, please see the attached images.

 

Performances are from 19th-22nd April 2023

 

To register for an audition and for more information contact Ben Mowbray (Director): ourstartheatre@outlook.com or 07742 878329

 

*Please Note - Pre-Booking Auditions is Essential*

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Casting at the Child Auditions

Swallow (f) 15-18 - Lead. Young Girl entering adulthood. Has to act as the mother to younger siblings
Poor Baby (m/f) 8-12  - Supporting.  Swallow's youngest sibling|ing - excitable personality 
Brat (m/f) 10-14  - Supporting.  The middle child.  Always tries to act grown-up
Featured Children (m/f) 8-15.  Several points throughout the show requiring soloists or ensemble lines  

Ensemble (m/f) 8-16.  Lots of opportunity for a young ensemble to dance and sing often throughout the show

 

Casting at the Adult Auditions

The Man (m) 25-50 - Lead.  An escaped convict wrongly identified as Jesus.  Kept safe my the children whilst on the run
Boone (m) 30-55 - Supporting Lead.  Widdowed father of Swallow, Brat and Poor Baby.  Trying to cope after losing his wife
Candy (f) 18-25 - Supporting Lead.  Young woman fed up of the small-town life, looking for excitement somewhere new

Amos (m) 18-30 - Supporting Lead.  The local bad-boy with a soft spot for Swallow 

Snake Preacher (m/f) 25-75 - Supporting.  Acts as narrator to the story.  Touring preacher holding revival meetings 

The Sheriff (m) 25-50 - Supporting.  Enforces the law and keeps the peace

Ed (m/f) 20-50 - Supporting.  Farm hand for the local ranch

Earl (m/f) 30-40 - Supporting.  New resident to the town.  Very religious.

Townsfolk Ensemble (m/f) all ages needed.  Lots of musical numbers and scenes

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