Henry IV Auditions

Following the success of last year’s Macbeth, we are excited to announce auditions for the Rondo Theatre Company’s summer production: HENRY VI directed by Nic Proud

Audition Dates:
Friday 3 March, 5.30-7pm
Sunday 5 March, 7-8.30pm

Museum of Bath At Work, Julian Rd, Bath, BA1 2RH

Open auditions, all over-18s welcome.

The Play:
‘This brawl today, shall send, between the red rose and white, a thousand souls to death and deadly night.’

Henry V is dead, leaving a child on the throne and the kingdom split assunder.

Many different factions move rapidly to secure the crown in this quick-paced version of Shakespeare’s Henry VI, bringing all three plays into an action-packed 1hr 20min performance.

The play will be performed by 8 actors in traditional costume, some actors multi-roling 2/3 parts each. All characters can be played by male or female actors. All cast members must be over 18.

Named characters:
Henry VI – A child king, incapable of ruling his kingdom. Artistic, but cowardly.

Richard Plantagenet – a contender for the throne, noble and honest, unlike his children.

Margaret – a princess of France, later the Queen of England. Ruthless, powerful and manipulative.

Warwick – the Lion of England and King-maker. Powerful and noble.

Duke of Gloucester – the Lord Protector – noble to a fault, but gullible.

Duchess of Gloucester – Wife to the protector. [Role doubled with other named character]

Suffolk – the main protagonist for the throne, deceitful and dangerous.

Richard – the future Richard III, son of Richard Plantagenet.

Edward – the future Edward IV, son of Richard Plantagenet.

Mortimer – Father to Richard Plantagenet, a dying man. [Role doubled with other named character]

Other roles – murderers, soldiers, shepherds, messengers etc. all doubled with named characters

Production dates:
Wednesday 2 – Saturday 8 July at the Rondo Theatre in Bath

We look forward to seeing you at the auditions. Any questions – please email us or check out our Facebook page for comments.