Sewell Barn Theatre, Constitution Hill, Norwich NR3 4BB Box office: 01603 626414 Sewell Barn Trust: Registered Charity No 277724
The Sewell Barn Company
by Matt Grinter
Director – Sabrina Poole
Contact details: email@example.com
Performance dates – 11 – 13 , 17 – 20 June (with a matinee on 20 June) 2020
‘An incisive, unflinching insight into what makes a community tolerate the unthinkable.’
Midsummer. The village must choose a new Daughter to sail with the fishing boats and bless the waters, keeping them safe from the roaming orcas for another year. Fan hopes with all her heart to be the one they choose. But her older sister Maggie says she must never, never, go with the boats. Because something happened to Maggie out there. And no one will admit it.
The production will draw on folk lore and traditions, and utilise soundscapes, to explore how a single person can make or break a community.
CASTING 3F 2M
Please note -
Maggie – 18 – She is stubborn, opinionated, and fiercely protective of her sister. There is a steely edge to her, an underlying pain that drives her anger.
Fan – 14 – Maggie’s younger sister. She is sweet-
Gretchen – 16 – A young girl from the village, a previous Daughter like Maggie. She is frightened and flighty. Unsure of who to trust, she increasingly desperate measures to find a way out.
Joshua – 40+ -
The Father – 50+ -
Rehearsals will begin w/c 6 April, three times a week, moving up to four in the last couple of weeks before the show. In the initial schedule rehearsals will be Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, however that may be altered to accommodate cast availability.
Sunday 23 February 14:00. The audition will consist of reading sections of the text in pairs. Copies of the audition material are available from the director via email beforehand and will also be available on the day.
It is recommended that you read the script beforehand: Publisher Nick Hern, ISBN -
If you are unable to make the above audition date please email the director to arrange an alternative date/time.