York Theatre Royal announces auditions for a young company and a very special dog in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Audition Date – Saturday 11 March 2017
York Theatre Royal is seeking a young company of two boys to play the role of Arthur, the son of Helen, in brand new stage adaptation of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Deborah McAndrew, a co production with the Octagon Theatre Bolton.
We are looking for two boys with the maximum playing age of 7 years old for the role. Only one boy will be needed per performance and the performances will be split equally between the two chosen boys. The chosen boys will be working alongside a dog on stage, so must be comfortable working with animals. The boys must be available between Monday 24th April & Saturday 6th May 2017 for technical rehearsals and performances. They will be looked after by a York Theatre Royal licenced chaperone.
We also need a very special dog to appear alongside the boys. The dog should be medium sized, border collie type working dog, who is very obedient and will take instruction from its owner. The dog will also need to have a calm temperament and be capable of adapting to working on stage with lights and an audience.
Based on the 1848 novel by Anne Bronte, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is set in nineteenth century Yorkshire, where a mysterious young widow Helen Graham and her son Arthur arrive at the desolate estate of Wildfell Hall.
Isolating herself from the village, Helen soon becomes the subject of local speculation. Intrigued by this beautiful and enigmatic woman, a young farmer, Markham, gradually falls in love. Torn apart with her attraction to Markham and the secrets of her past, Helen finally reveals the shocking history she thought she’d left behind…
Auditions will take place during the afternoon on Saturday 11 March 2017
To attend auditions please download and complete The Tenant of Wildfell Hall audition application form available at www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk