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Casting Call:

Casting Breakdown - Across the Dark Water by Ben Musgrave

Contract dates: Monday 22nd June to Sunday 2nd August 2015

Fee: £440 p/w + accommodation (6 week contract)
Rehearsal dates: 22nd June – 11th July 2015
Rehearsal location: The Point, Eastleigh, Hampshire (SO50 9DE)
Filming: 13th-18th July 2015
Performance dates: 23rd July – 2nd August 2015
Performance venues: Portchester Castle, Peartree Church, Hamble Priory Church, Royal Victoria Chapel and
St Juliens Chapel
Director: Owen Calvert-Lyons
Writer: Ben Musgrave
Designer: Sean Turner

Overview: Across the Dark Water explores the plot to overthrow Henry V in 1415. This new play commissioned to mark the 600th anniversary of the play’s events, will tour to small scale venues around Southampton over a period of two weeks. The play will also be filmed (NB as the film will not have a commercial release, there will be no extra fee for this). The play will be directed by The Berry Theatre’s Artistic Director, Owen Calvert-Lyons. We are interested in seeing actors of any ethnicity for these roles.


Henry V
Age: 29
Prince of Wales, then King of England
Strong and authoritative. A soldier and a leader.

Lord Scrope of Masham
Age: 45
A loyal soldier, Scrope fought alongside Henry in Wales. He has grown up alongside the King but
remains on the peripheries of royal circles. He is a thinker. The audience experience the play
through Scrope, we must believe he is capable of both loyalty and treason.

Edmund Mortimer, Earl of March
Age: 24
An unlikely heir to the throne. Despite his royal blood, we never really believe that he could be King.
Light in build, does not have the same physical strength as the other characters.

Richard, Earl of Cambridge
Age: 40
A Yorkshire ruffian. There is an air of danger about him, he is angry and unpredictable.

Auditions will be held on 15th and 16th April 2015. Please send submissions to


Casual Technicians

If you would like to be considered to work for us as a casual technician, and have experience in lighting, sound and technical theatre, please email Tim Slater, Technical Manager for further information.



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