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Actors for 'Mary Stuart' at Coventry Theatre

Actors for 'Mary Stuart' at Coventry Theatre

Coventry, UK
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Casting opportunity to be a part of the epic play 'Mary Stuart' by Friedrich Schiller, adapted by Peter Oswald.

The Criterion Theatre has a 60 year history of professional standard theatre within our own bespoke premises in Earlsdon, Coventry which seats 122 in our custom auditorium. Many of our members are professional and welcome the opportunity to play quality and substantial roles within our repertory company alongside their paid work.

At the heart of the story is a thrilling fictional meeting between Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elisabeth I. The two women have much in common, having been manipulated by powerful forces around them, but only one can live. As Mary redeems her youthful crimes through an ordeal that lifts her into realms of spiritual serenity, Elizabeth descends deeper into rage, revenge and deception. Oswald has produced a striking adaptation of this 18th century classic with a mixture of modern prose and poetry. 

With 14 roles to cast, there is ample opportunity for actors with a range of different levels of experience. Two or three roles, including non-speaking parts, may be doubled. A small number of roles are gender specific. However apart from these roles, the play will be cast neutrally on gender and race/ethnicity. Where playing ages are noted, they are for guidance only - actors of any age will be considered for most roles.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Production Dates May 7th - 14th 2022
Rehearsals will begin in March.

Job payment

Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity

Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.

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Elisabeth I

Principal Role

Female, aged 35 to 60

Applications closed 19 December 2021.

Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots

Principal Role

Female, aged 30 to 50

Applications closed 19 December 2021.

Mortimer, Paulet’s nephew

Male, aged 18 to 30

Applications closed 19 December 2021.

Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester

Male, aged 30 to 50

Applications closed 19 December 2021.

George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury

Male, aged 40 to 65

Applications closed 19 December 2021.

William Cecil, Lord Burleigh

Male, aged 50 to 65

Applications closed 19 December 2021.

Davison, Secretary of State

Anyone, aged 30 to 50

Applications closed 19 December 2021.

Amias Paulet, guardian of Mary

Anyone, aged 40 to 60

Applications closed 19 December 2021.

Hanna Kennedy, Mary’s Nurse:

Female, aged 50 to 70

Applications closed 19 December 2021.

Aubespine, French Ambassador

Anyone, aged 25 and over

Applications closed 19 December 2021.

Bellievre, Envoy of France

Anyone, aged 25 and over

Applications closed 19 December 2021.

O’Kelly, friend of Mortimer

Anyone, aged 25 and over

Applications closed 19 December 2021.

Drugeon Drury, second guardian of Mary

Anyone, aged 40 to 70

Applications closed 19 December 2021.

Melvil, Mary’s House Steward

Anyone, aged 25 and over

Applications closed 19 December 2021.

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Listing created: 18 November 2021
Applications closed: 19 December 2021
Casting #1155697