Auditions

The Little Theatre of Norfolk Presents the 89th Season Patron's Choice:

"The History Boys"

By Alan Bennett

Directed by Christopher Bernhardt

Audition Dates: September 7, 8, 9, 2015 at 7PM. Callbacks (if needed): Saturday September 12, 2015 at 10AM.

Show Dates: October 30, 2015 – November 22, 2015. Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 2:30PM.

Synopsis: This dramatic comedy follows an unruly bunch of boys in a British boarding school who are; as such boys will be, in pursuit of sex, sport, and a place at a good university - generally in that order. In their efforts, they are helped by a maverick English teacher who seeks to broaden their horizons, and by a young history teacher who questions the methods, and the aim, of their schooling.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. This show is set in England in the 1980s so please use a British dialect if you have one. You do not have to have previous knowledge of the British dialect to be cast in the show. A vocal dialect coach will be used during the rehearsal process of the production.

Please bring all conflicts from September 7th – November 22nd.  

Character Breakdown:

Teachers/Faculty:

Hector (M) – Older eccentric teacher; age 40-60

Irwin (M) – Young new History teacher brought in to help improve the test scores and move the students to a prestigious University; age mid 20s

Headmaster (M) – Focus is only on the reputation of the school and the test scores of the students; age 40-60

Mrs.Lintott (F) – Older female teacher, extremely bright and constantly aggravated by the ineptitude in which she works, age 30-50

Students:

Dakin (M) – Most charismatic and confident of the boys, arguably their leader, age 18-23

Scripps (M) – Best friend to Dakin, thoughtful and funny, wanting to become some kind of writer, often plays the piano on stage, age 18-23

Posner (M) – The youngest and most naive of the group, often thought of as the boys’ pet, in love with Dakin, age 18-23

Timms (M) – The jokester of the group, only putting up with school because he wants to be successful, age 18-23

Rudge (M) – Considered not to be very bright, and not to have much chance of getting into Oxford/Cambridge, interested in sports, age 18 - 23

Akthar (M) – A bit of a jokester, from a Muslim family which he constantly refers to, age 18-23

Lockwood (M) – Wants to be a magistrate, constantly teases the teachers and Posner, age 18-23

Crowther (M) – Wants to go into acting, the quietest of the boys, age 18-23

Please contact the director, Chris Bernhardt, at CMBernhardt128@gmail.com if you have any questions.