To Kill A Mockingbird Auditions

SUMMARY
JONATHAN CHURCH PRODUCTIONS, CURVE AND REGENT’S PARK THEATRE PRESENT REGENT’S PARK OPEN AIR THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF ‘TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD’ OPENING AT CURVE LEICESTER ON 7 FEBRUARY 2019

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of ‘TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD’ will return for a UK tour in 2019, opening at, Curve Leicester on 7 February. With further dates soon to be announced. 

This utterly enchanting and timely production from London’s award-winning Regent’s Park Theatre captures the warmth, poignancy and magic of this best-loved classic.

In the Deep South, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel sees racial injustice divide a small-town community. With integrity and compassion, lawyer Atticus Finch seeks the truth. His courageous daughter, Scout, brings hope to a neighbourhood in turmoil.

This production of ‘TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD’ opened Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s 2013 season and toured the UK in 2015 to critical acclaim and sell out performances, including a month-long residency at the Barbican. Proving its success across every art form, the 1960 novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, followed by the film adaptation in 1962 which won three Oscars out of the eight it was nominated for.

The best-selling novel by Harper Lee has been adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel is directed by Timothy Sheader. The UK tour of ‘TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD’ is produced by Jonathan Church Productions, Curve and Regent’s Park Theatre.

PRODUCTION DETAILS
Production dates (eg. shoot, rehearsals)Rehearsals : 2nd Jan 2019 (at Regents Park)
Tech Week Leicester Curve: Monday 4th February
Open Dress Rehearsal: Wednesday 6th February
First Performance: Thursday 7th February (matinee)
Press Night: Wednesday 13th February (TBC)
All children will need to be available until the 22nd June 2019.
(All dates subject to change)

Director: Timothy Sheader 
Producer: Regents Park Theatre, Leicester Curve & Jonathan Church Productions

Casting location: London, United Kingdom
Casting details: First Rounds: Saturday 25th August
First Rounds: Monday 27th August 
Please note this is the Bank Holiday weekend

Recalls: Monday 15th October
Recalls: Wednesday 17th October
Finals: Wednesday 24th October 

SCOUT (Female)
9/10 year old girl. Must have a strong ear for accents. 
Tomboy. Best friends with her brother. Bright, articulate, curious, wants to know what and why all the time. Totally involved in the child’s world of make believe and play. Loves to read. Has no memory of her mother. Her Father is the man she most admires in the world. Both Jem and Scout are from a small town, they know everyone and everyone knows them.

JEM (Male)
12/13yrs. Must have a strong ear for accents.
On the cusp of leaving childish games and entering manhood. But certainly still fully engaged in the world of play and make believe. The one who might lead the younger ones in their make believe games. Bright, fiercely loyal and kind. In the shadow of his Father and starting to find his own way out of that. A great sense of justice, and right and wrong.

DILL (Male)
9/10yrs. Must have a strong ear for accents.
Not from the same town as Scout and Jem. Sent every summer to stay with his Auntie where he makes friends with them. An oddity. An understanding and view of the world older than his years. Not given much attention by his own parents so he looks up to Atticus. Loves the stories of films and books. A great curiosity for the world. Again, happy to escape and play in the world of make believe.
Suitable candidates for the above roles who are interested in auditioning for the production should contact Verity Naughton Casting info@vjncasting.com