Audition Information

Dunnville Community Theatre is Casting

AUDITION DATES: 23-24 August 2023, 7-9pm, at the Optimist Club -upstairs auditorium- in Dunnville, Ontario.

DCT will be staging James Goldman’s “The Lion in Winter.” This play was written in 1964 and has no Shakespearean language

The six production dates are 17-19 & 24-26 November 2023.

Rehearsals will take place September into November.

Our primary need is to cast five young actors, to play:

  • Richard – aged 26, Eldest living son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, warrior & General of the British Army and Eleanor’s favorite.
  • Geoffrey – aged 25, Second living son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, Duke of Brittany and future Chancellor to the king.
  • John – aged 16, Youngest living son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, a weak and somewhat pathetic boy but still Henry’s favorite.
  • Philip – aged 17, King of France and an impressive young man who can stand his ground against Henry.
  • Alais – (pronounced Alice) aged 23, mistress of Henry, brought up and loved by Eleanor. Her wedding to Richard is somewhat central to the Christmas Conflict.

Feel free to prepare a monologue if you wish, and be prepared to do cold reads from the play (scripts provided).

If you are interested in auditioning, contact the director at or simply show up on audition night.

We will also need production crew (co-director, co-producer, stage manager, etc), so let us know if you are interested in this aspect of the theatre company.

For high-school students wishing to gain some volunteer hours, DCT would be happy for their help with any number of things for this production.

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