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 lion@barn11productions.com 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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