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Casting for Edinburgh Fringe 2018


We are looking for Edinburgh-based actors to join our two productions at the Fringe, Casanova Dreaming and Volpone. Both runs are for three weeks in venues in the heart of the city that have hosted many successful productions in the past.


With the support of experienced team with a track record of critically and commercially successful productions, this is an excellent opportunity for talented actors (m/f, aged 18-80) to perform for a wide audience and a range of industry professionals. Very minimal pay is guaranteed, plus profit-share if successful.


Auditions and callbacks will be announced in February for early / mid March, probably 12noon - 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays in central Edinburgh, exact dates to be confirmed. We may be able, but cannot guarantee, to arrange auditions at other times.


Casanova Dreaming scroll down for Volpone



Asleep in bed with his first true love, nineteen-year old Giacomo Casanova is visited by an old man who shows him his future - but is what he sees a promise or a warning? A one-act play depicting the famous eighteenth century libertine; a sympathetic portrait of both the man and the women he became involved with. Includes sexually explicit language and intimate behaviour but no nudity.


A cast of 7 (3m, 4f) will portray more than a dozen characters.


Male:
1) Giacomo Casanova: playing age 19
2) Chevalier de Seingalt: playing age 73
3) one m playing age 30 - 50, portraying the following: Bragadin (slightly effeminate aristocrat, ca 50) / Lorenzo (jailer, 30+) / Cesare da Orsara (barber, 30+) / Sir Wellbore Agar (English aristocrat, 30s) / Branicki (Polish aristocrat, 40s). Costumes will help to distinguish the characters but the actor must be capable of significant differences in style and accent.



Female:
1) Mrs Cornelys (superior brothelkeeper, 40s) and Marquise d'Urfe (French aristocrat, 40s) - different styles and accents
2) Anna Maria (married, 29) and Cecilia (shy woman, 18) - similar appearance and style
3) Bellino (16 year old castrato) and Charpillon (courtesan, 18) - very different appearances and style; must be capable of portraying a teenage boy and singing (very briefly) in falsetto
4) Henriette (married, 20s) and Nun (20s) - strong confident women, but very different styles and appearance



Dates
Monthly meetings to review script and issues arising for the whole cast, time and place to be confirmed, April to June, plus possible character work with small groups at other times.
Rehearsals: central Edinburgh, afternoons Monday to Friday from 9th July.
Get-in / Tech: 4 or 5 Aug, to be confirmed
Performances: theSpace Niddry Street Upper Theatre (Fringe Venue 9), afternoons 6 - 25 August (not Sundays).



Conditions
The producers guarantee 125 per performer for the entire run, to include rehearsals. Travel and expenses will not be refunded. Refreshments will be available at rehearsal. A profit share scheme will be in place and the cast will be asked to elect one representative to review the production's income and expenditure and to ensure that promised payments are made.



For more information, to register for audition and to receive a copy of the script email info @ arberyproductions.co.uk
(ii) Volpone


With the aid of his wily servant Mosca, Volpone convinces the wealthy citizens of Venice that he is on his deathbed - prompting them to shower him with gifts in the hope that they will became his sole heir. Buoyed by success, the pair persuade merchant Corvino to offer his beautiful wife to bring Volpone back to health. Meanwhile a trio of English tourists gets involved in Volpone's schemes and other pranks. How will it all end?


A new version of the classic comedy, set in the nineteenth century, with a cast of 13 actors playing 20 characters. Volpone and Mosca have been cast; the outstanding parts are:


Male:
1) Voltore, lawyer, 40+
2) Corvino, merchant, 35+
3) Sir Politick Would Be, eccentric Englishman and Court Notary, both 40+
4) Peregrine, young Englishman and Bonario, young snob, both 18-25



Female:
1) Corbaccia, miser, 50+
2) Lady Would-Be, overbearing Englishwoman, 40+
3) Celia, a beautiful pious wife and maidservant, disrespectful, 18 - 30



Either sex:
1-4) Judges, jesters and officer of the law, 20s - 70s
The jesters and officer are stock characters. The judges have distinct characteristics (formal, bored, confused). All four actors will appear in several scenes, as the above and as members of the crowd.



Dates
Monthly meetings to review script and issues arising, currently scheduled for whole cast for Sundays 15 April, 20 May and 17 June, plus possible character work with small groups at other times.
Rehearsals: central Edinburgh, evenings Monday to Friday from 2nd July.
Get-In / Tech: 1 or 2 Aug, to be confirmed
Performances: The Sanctuary at Paradise Green, George IV Bridge (venue 152), evenings 3 - 25 August (not Sundays).



Conditions
The producers guarantee 175 per performer for the entire run, to include rehearsals. Travel and expenses will not be refunded. Refreshments will be available at rehearsal. A profit share scheme will be in place and the cast will be asked to elect one representative to review the production's income and expenditure and to ensure that promised payments are made.



For more information, to register for audition and to receive a copy of the script email info @ arberyproductions.co.uk
Wanted
Edinburgh-based
cast for Fringe 2018

details
Ben Jonson's Volpone adapted by Martin Foreman



All Edinburgh Theatre


Playscript of the new adaptation
of the classic comedy, with
Mosca and Corbaccia now women


This production company has signed up to the Protecting Actors Fringe Charter, helping to ensure all cast and crew involved operate under safe and fair working conditions.
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