Call for young actors to join cast of a pioneering play

5th February 2021

Young East Anglian actors with authentic accents are being sought for a new drama set on the seafront.

A seven strong cast is needed for the world premiere of Ghosted, a brand new work being staged at Sheringham and Great Yarmouth.

It is written by Norfolk playwright James McDermott (pictured left) and directed by eminent West End director and filmmaker Marcus Romer (right) in a joint venture by Sheringham Little Theatre and St George’s Theatre at Great Yarmouth. Shows will be from April, depending on Covid guidelines.

Here are the details:

Ghosted: Instalment One – A Promenade Play – by James McDermott, directed by Marcus Romer


Adam eighteen, male identifying  – bisexual, worrier, works in the arcade

Jake eighteen, male identifying – gay, a scally, works in a cafe

Chloe eighteen, female identifying – strong, sassy, works in a pub

Fish eighteen, female identifying  – questioning, perceptive, cheeky, works in a fish shop

Jet eighteen, male identifying – secretive, aspiring footballer

Flo sixteen, female identifying – naive dreamer, still at school

Ash eighteen, male identifying (in video & audio only) – rebel, smart, middle class


The action in this play unfolds along a Norfolk seaside promenade. The promenades will be in Sheringham and Great Yarmouth. This is the first play in a series of plays that tell a large serialised story. It is the pilot episode for the potential series from an original idea by James McDermott and Marcus Romer.


Submissions by 18th February

Casting via Zoom w/c 22nd February

Rehearsals from 1st March (via zoom)

Performances from April – Times tbc dependent on national guidance


We are looking for East Anglian actors who have excellent Norfolk accents. Playing ages for all roles are 18 with the exception of the character of Flo who has a playing age of 16.


For a COVID secure production, the actors would all wear head-mics and the audience wear Bluetooth receiving headsets enabling them to stand at a safe distance from the cast and each other.

Rehearsals will take place on Zoom in preparation for the intended performance when times allow.

Please submit spotlight links or photo and cv to

Please mark the email ‘Ghosted’ Casting.