We’re looking for a stellar cast for this exciting new play, to be performed as a one night only, industry showcase on 2nd March at the Pleasance Theatre, Islington (London).
Deadline for applications: Thurs 9th Feb
If you wish to take part please include your EMAIL ADDRESS and PHONE NUMBER in your application. Without this information we cannot consider your application.
DÁITHÍ – Male. 30s/early 40s. Good Irish accent (Donegal).
DÁITHÍ owns and runs the pub in which the majority of the play is set, along with his wife, MÁIRE. Despite noticeable tensions in their marriage, he does love his wife. He is a realist and sceptic with a dry, mocking sense of humour. Presents a hard front to the world to cover up his vulnerability.
Snibber – Male. 50s/60s. Good Irish accent (Donegal).
Snibber is the ever-present fixture in the local pub, never seen without a glass of whisky in his hand. He is somewhere between a best friend and adopted father to DÁITHÍ, the pub owner. Cheery and always on the look out for something to make him chuckle.
Winner of Blackshaw’s Showcase Award 2016, CAILLEACH ÓG by Gerry Moynihan, has been in development for a year.
Myth and reality clash when a strange woman arrives in a quiet pub in the west of Ireland on a stormy November night.
Husband and wife DÁITHÍ and MÁIRE UÍ DHOMHNAILL own a pub in Bally Briocht – frequented by local barfly SNIBBER BANNON. A strange woman calling herself CAILLEACH ÓG arrives, and is soon making wild claims about being “The Mother of Mountains” as well as being “all wise and all knowing” much to the amusement of DÁITHÍ, MÁIRE and SNIBBER.
DÁITHÍ subsequently finds his fate increasingly intertwined with that of CAILLEACH ÓG. And as his life very quickly unravels beyond his control, he desperately tries to hold on to his marriage as well as his sanity.
But who exactly is this strange woman called CAILLEACH ÓG? And what really brings her to Bally Briocth?
“CAILLEACH ÓG…? She arrived on the back of a pig. What else do ye need tae know?”
Auditions & Rehearsals will be in London locations on the following dates:
Sat 11th Feb 3-6pm (Auditions)
Sat 18th Feb, 11am-4pm
Sat 25th Feb, 11am-4pm
Sun 26th Feb, 11am-4pm
Mon 27th Feb, 6-9pm
Wed 1st March, 6-9pm
You will be needed all day/evening at the Pleasance Theatre on 2nd March for rehearsal and performance.
Whilst unpaid (expenses cannot be offered), this is a great showcase opportunity (we will be inviting lots of industry folk, and welcome your suggestions for industry comps (including casting agents). The aim of the show is for the piece to be picked up for further development/production – past winners have taken the cast with them when this happens! You will also be able to get production photos for your portfolio.