Audition venue details
Name: The Mill Arts Centre
Address: Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, OX16 5QE
Contact Person: Chrissie Garrett (Director)
Contact Phone: 01295 810412
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who can attend?: Open
Information: There will be a read through on Thursday 9 February 2023 and auditions follow on 15 and 16 February – all at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, at 7.30pm. The audition will be run with all auditionees in the room. You may audition for multiple roles. It is not necessary to learn the audition pieces but movement will be expected whilst auditioning. There will be no improvisation. A copy of the rehearsal schedule will be available. Rehearsals will run from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, starting 12 April 2023. Location/s to be confirmed. There will be some Sunday afternoon rehearsals – dates to be agreed. The play is about a family who are physically and mentally close. There will be a certain amount of close physical contact which will be sensitively managed. Anyone can audition for any part. What can you expect during an audition? Well, it all depends on the Director. Typical auditions involve reading through the play or perhaps some improvisation work. Don’t feel comfortable with this? Talk to the Director quietly beforehand – you may glean some ‘winning’ tips!
BCP are pleased to announce auditions for their July 2023 production of Andrew Bovell’s Things I Know to be True
This beautiful, touching and emotional play is the simple story about a family and the cycle of life. Originally produced in collaboration with Frantic Assembly where it was performed as a piece of physical theatre, BCP’s production will be performed naturalistically.
Each character has something they know is true about themselves which they are currently hiding from each other. The play is about love and identity. Each of the children are trying to work out who they are rather than who their parents expect them to be. The closeness of the family is loving but also overwhelming and claustrophobic such that the children are forced to leave in order to be themselves.
The play is set in the family home over the course of one year across the four distinct seasons. The scenes consist of monologues, exploring the characters’ main crises, as well as duologues and ensemble sections. The actors will build the set around the action with representational staging of the various settings, time and place.
DIRECTOR: Chrissie Garrett | Production Manager: Jane Shanahan