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PRODUCTION DETAILS:
Aspidistra Resistance
Polly Churchill
production genre: Drama
region: Greater London | society: South London Theatre (directory) | performance venue: The South London Theatre
production dates: 04 Sep 2018 - 08 Sep 2018

AUDITION DETAILS:
who can audition?:
Open auditions
audition contact:
Joanna Ostrowska
when?:
15 May 2018 - 8pm
phone:
07701 055 602 |
17 May 2018 - 8pm
email:
-
website:
where?:
The South London Theatre
description:

The winning entry from our new writing competition, Aspidistra Resistance is about women, their experiences and the attitudes that inform and shape their place in time. Three women. Three different decades. One compelling story.

The play is set in the 1940s, 1970s and 2000s and follows three contrasting women across three generations. The play explores changes in societal attitudes and how they affected women’s priorities and experiences. The writing is both humorous and poignant …


CAST DETAILS:
Kitty
Female 30s
Large Role

Kitty (30s) Sensible, ladylike, but wanting to be carefree, she feels compelled to do the right thing and act in a mature and sensible manner. She is married to Alf who is in the war.

Grace
Female

Grace (30s) Kitty’s best friend is carefree and spontaneous, easy going and a little bit streetwise, energetic and full of spirit.

Young Elaine / Verity
Female 8
Small Role

Young Elaine (8) Kitty’s daughter. A polite and well-behaved girl.

 

Elaine
Late 30s
Large Role

 

Elaine (Late 30s) A glamorous and successful actress, in a relationship with Tony and mother to Young Verity. Down to earth and comfortable with who she is.

Tony
Male Late 30s
Large Role

 

Tony (Late 30s) Husband to Elaine, supportive of her status and totally charming.

Clive
Male Late 30s

 

Clive (Late 30s) (doubles as Alf and Doctor) Best friend to Tony, and easily led by him.

Papparazzi

The Paparazzi (2 male and 1 female) Played by members of the cast – arrogant, rude and pushy.

Adult Verity
Female 30s
Large Role

 

Adult Verity (30s) Her need to get pregnant has taken over her life and she moves between happiness and depression. Practical and down to earth. Quite a complex character. In a relationship with John.

John
Male 30s
Large Role

 

John (30s) doubles as Mike. An easy going and laid-back character. Is a bit put out when he has to ‘perform’ when not in the mood.