We are looking to cast a suitable Actor to play King Lear in an exciting new one-man play based on the Shakespeare
King Lear – male, playing range 50+ This is a one man play lasting 1 hour, using a mixture of words from the
Shakespeare’s original play and new words written by Frank Bramwell. The play explores how the King Lear that ends
the original play comes to terms with his situation, going from madness to sanity, and so requires an Actor who can
take the character and the audience on that journey.
King Lear (alone)
Shakespeare’s play, adapted by Edinburgh Fringe award-winning
“Is this the Promised End?”
playwright Frank Bramwell
Lear is on the heath, left alone to once more think about
that fateful day and everything that happened since then,
Now he has just one hour, one hour to decide what his future holds . . .
retold through the words of Shakespeare.
This will be playwright Frank Bramwell’s fifth sequel to Shakespeare’s plays. The previous four (based on Romeo &
Juliet, Macbeth, The Tempest, and Hamlet) have all delighted audiences with the boldness of their approach and the
dexterity of touch. Romeo & Juliet for All Time won an award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for a play “that stood
head and shoulders above other plays reviewed”.
Rehearsals Rehearsals will take place at theWorkshop in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, to start beginning of July
(where possible dates will be tailored around Actor commitments). Generally the rehearsals will be a mixture of
evenings, weekdays and weekends, with daytime rehearsals in the weeks of the performances. Auditions will be held
in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, on Saturday 30th May.
Buxton Fringe – The Old Clubhouse, Buxton. July 23rd & 24th 9.45pm, 25th 7.30pm
Birmingham Fest – Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham. July 29th & 31st 7.00pm
Birmingham Fest – St.Paul’s Church, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. July 28th & 30th 7.00pm
The fee is an all-inclusive £400, to include attendance at rehearsals and performances, as well as all expenses.
Expenses will be paid for travelling from Birmingham to Buxton.
Please send a CV and a note as to why this particular role interests you.
Closing date is 23rd May 2015.