Audition venue details
Name: Hampton Hill Theatre
Address: 90 Hampton Hill High Street, , TW121NZ
Contact Person: Christine Wayman
Contact Phone: 07725647476
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who can attend?: Open
In Vichy, France (occupied France 1942) a group of men sit outside an office waiting to be questioned. The reason they are there is obvious enough – they are, for the most part, Jews. As rumours pass between them of trains full of people locked from the outside and furnaces in Poland, they try to reassure themselves that nothing so monstrous could be true. But in this claustrophobic setting their panic rises.
This is a powerful and thought-provoking play dealing as it does with themes of the Holocaust, genocide and diversity. How can humanity let this happen, and continue to happen? But Incident at Vichy is also an immensely personal play where individual kindnesses and consciences are played out ending in the ultimate gift from one man to another.
This is an amazing opportunity for about 16 men (yes 16!). There are no small parts – many are ‘waiting’ much of the time. There can be no doubling and every part is distinct and will be noticed within the whole. There is a range of ages from a teenager upwards and indeed most can be very flexible age wise. This is a fantastic opportunity for a powerful and committed performance. Come and do something different – you will not be disappointed.
For cast list go to www.hamptonhilltheatre.org.uk/events/incident-vichy-auditions