Sewell Barn Theatre, Constitution Hill, Norwich NR3 4BB Box office: 01603 626414 Sewell Barn Trust: Registered Charity No 277724
The Sewell Barn Company
by Jez Butterworth
Director: Nick Meir
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Dates of performances. : 21 – 23 and 27 – 30 November (including a matinee on 30 November) 2019
This is a slick, violent black comedy set in the Soho clubland of the1950s. The play is set in Ezra's Atlantic Club in Soho during the summer of 1958. Silver Johnny, Ezra's seventeen-
CASTING – 6M
BABY: Male -
Baby is the son of local gangster and Soho club owner, Ezra. He has never been allowed to have a say in the running of the club, and does not seem to have any idea of how the business works. Baby spends most of his time propping the bar up and popping pills. He feels no affinity to the mob of gangsters surrounding Ezra and has no interest in joining them. Baby’s upbringing has been questionable and it has left him mentally unstable. He has been sexually and physically abused by his father, and lived in fear of being killed as a child.
SWEETS: Male 20s -
POTTS: Male 20s -
SKINNY: Male 20s -
MICKEY: Male late 20s to mid 30s -
SILVER JOHNNY: Male late teens -
Rehearsals start w/c September 16, 3 nights per week, moving to 4 nights in the run up to performance. Rehearsals will take place at Creative Space in Norwich before moving to the Barn. The nature of the play requires a level of timing, energy, and interaction which will only be successfully achieved through quality rehearsal time. The first phase of the rehearsal period will be carefully structured so actors will not be sitting around when called for rehearsal. We will work together to work out a schedule which works for everyone.
Auditions take place from 1400-
3 St Benedicts View, Grapes Hill, Norwich, NR2 4HH
Actors will be required to have read the play: Nick Hern: ISBN 978-
Please contact the director in advance if you wish to audition as script extracts will be given in advance.
Final casting: w/c 24th June