Sheringham Little Theatre holds auditions for child actors to perform in summer drama

Open auditions are to be held at Sheringham Little Theatre for two confident and experienced young actors to star in a play to be staged this summer.

Sheringham Professional Summer Repertory Company is looking for two talented children to perform in a stage adaptation of the Henry James novel The Turn of the Screw.

Clare Goddard, who is directing the production, said the characters were Victorian school children, with an old-fashioned manner and bearing.

'They are confident, articulate and intelligent. At times they are naughty, at times nice – and at times almost otherworldly,' she said.

'Children auditioning need to have confidence, as well as good vocal qualities and an ability to learn lines and take direction. They also need to be dependable and ideally to have previous stage experience.'

Supernatural tale The Turn of the Screw, written by Henry James, adapted by Ken Whitmore, will be staged as part of the theatre's highly acclaimed Summer Rep season. It will run from Tuesday August 7 to Thursday August 16, with matinees on Saturday August 11, Tuesday August 14 and Thursday August 16.

The open auditions are being at Sheringham Little Theatre on Sunday May 20 at 11am.

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Parents should bring children to The Little Theatre. No preparation is required as the youngsters will be given an extract to read and time to rehearse on the day.

'We are looking for a boy to take on the role of Miles - he needs to be able to play between the ages of 10 and 13 years,' said Clare. 'The girl will be Flora, and needs to be able to play between the ages of eight and 10 years.'

? For more information please contact Debbie Thompson on 01263 826171.

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