Audition Information & Casting Brief
‘Do you mind if I have a quiet sit-down and a cup of tea? I’ve just been to hell and back.’
Set in a post-apocalyptic version of London's East End where gang violence and drugs terrorise the community, the protagonists are a gang of youths surviving by holding parties for wealthy clients in which their wildest, most amoral fantasies are brought to life. As the wheels start to fall off their slick operation, the gang ultimately have to decide how far they’ll go to save the ones they love and preserve their humanity. Philip Ridley’s controversial play MERCURY FUR is a violent premonition of a terror stricken world where only the faintest heartbeat of humanity remains.
Presented by White box Theatre and Hasemann, Ball and Radda.
Directed by Kim Hardwick; Lighting Design Martin Kinnane; Sound Design Ben Freeman.
Audition Dates & Info:
Auditions will be held on the 11h & 12th of January during the day.
You can request a perusal of the script by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Rehearsal & Season Dates:
Actors will be needed for rehearsals from April 29th. The schedule will take in to account prior commitments.
Tech week begins May 20th.
The show will run from the 24th of May - 10th of June, 2019 at the King’s Cross Theatre.
Darren (M, age 16)
Earnest and with good intentions, he has severe memory loss and reduced mental clarity from addiction to butterflies. Elliot’s younger brother.
Lola (M or F, age 19)
She is skilled in designing costumes and make-up for the parties. She is in a romantic relationship with Elliot.
Spinx (M, age 21)
Leader of the gang and Lola's brother. He looks after the Duchess with whom it is suggested he has an intimate relationship with. The rest of the gang are mostly fearful of him.
Duchess (F, age 38)
A frail and blind woman. She has mixed up her life history with the character of Maria from The Sound of Music. Elliot and Darren’s mother.
Party Guest (M, age 23)
The party revolves around his fantasy where he plays a soldier in a graphic Vietnam War recreation.
Submissions may be emailed to email@example.com by January 4th, 2019.
Please include a current headshot and resume.
NB. This is a co-operative production so payment will be based on a profit share model. Artists will not be guaranteed any financial remuneration.