“Want” by Barney Morris

Sunday 7th January 2018 – St Edwards School, Tilehurst Road. 1pm – 4pm

If you have a passion for acting and are aged 13+ and study drama at GCSE or above. This is an opportunity just for you! Get involved.

“WANT” by Barney Norris - Ross wants Jenny, but Jenny wants adventure. Heather wants Claire to get better and Claire wants a normal life. Gabby wants to go to university but worries about her brother. Mark and Chris just want something to do. WANT tells the stories of a constellation of young people through a series of charged, longing exchanges. A cycle of characters try to decide what kind of life is waiting for them.

Cast size: 7

Barney Norris – Why I Wrote this Play: ‘I wrote this play to give voice to the landscape of life among young people where I come from, in semi-rural Wiltshire, where possibility is caged by the bus timetable and the work available, and time passes in the search for something to put at the centre of your life.’

The National Theatre commissions established playwrights to write their next new play; the only proviso is that teenagers will be performing them. Whether through comedy, tragedy or thriller, physical theatre, verbatim or musical, these plays inspire debate and stimulate teenage minds.

It's no surprise the first division playwrights queue up to write for New Connections... It's the best possible advertisement for theatre, young people, and their teachers.

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Parent/Guardian Contact Details

Contact Matt Whitelock for more details and to preview the script by emailing: matt@berzerkproductions.com

Please complete the form before 15th December 2017 to book an audition space!

All those auditioning will need to learn a part of the script for a Character of their choice.

PLEASE NOTE the below before auditioning! Parents must be shown this commitment part please.

There is a £3.00 audition fee to be bought on the day.

Berzerk Productions is a training programme and a non returnable show fee of £200.00 will be payable for this project. This covers all production costs for those involved and taking the show on tour to Oxford and beyond. Scholarships and bursaries avail;able on request.

The show dates are booked for week commencing February 26th – 2nd March (Monday to Friday) at The Oakwood Centre Woodley. The intensive rehearsals will be Sundays (January and February) 1pm – 4pm at St Edwards School and Half term week 12th – 16th February. 10am - 3pm (Some schools will have different half term dates and you may not be able to audition). All these dates must be attended

The cast will be required, if successful, to perform at the Northwall Arts Centre, Oxford over the bank holiday weekend of May 2018 and the National Theatre in July 2018.

Parents need to be aware that children will need to be taken and returned from Oxford and London should we successfully reach the later stages of the programme. I will make email lists available to lift share etc.

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