Calling all local actors! An opportunity to act in the glorious setting of Little Moreton Hall
Alsager Community Theatre is searching for new talent to take part in its production of The Canterbury Tales, which takes place in July in the beautiful courtyard of Little Moreton Hall: a unique venue which has provided an inspiring and magical acting experience for generations of local actors.
ACT’s The Canterbury Tales is an adaption of four of Geoffery Chaucer’s medieval stories, told by pilgrims to entertain each other on their way to Canterbury. The play’s director, Maree Thorpe, has adapted the tales into a modern English version, which emphasises the humour and brings out the foibles and weaknesses in the characters. Often bawdy, at moments touching, at others hilarious, always full of energy, the tales offer actors the opportunity to present a range of characters as each actor is required to play a number of parts.
The characters range in age from the late teens to the eighties and all points in between so there are opportunities for everyone. The cast is equally divided between males and females, nine of each, though there is plenty of room for flexibility. There will be opportunities too for actors who play an instrument or sing or dance.
Rehearsals will be on Mondays and Wednesdays and will commence in March. There will be six performances at Little Moreton Hall between the 14th and 23rd July.
Everyone is welcome to attend open auditions for The Canterbury Tales on Monday 8th or Wednesday 10th February at 7.45pm in the upper room of Alsager Library. For more information, please contact the play’s director, Maree Thorpe on 01260 276165.