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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please mark the email ‘Ghosted’ Casting.