- Published: 2019-01-18
- News Category: Shows
Actors sought for Beckenham Theatre’s 2019 Bromley Theatre Guild and Kent Drama Association Festival entry, A Daughter’s A Daughter.
Colleen Batson, director of A Daughter’s A Daughter, is still looking for a young male actor to play the roles of Lawrence Stern in our forthcoming production of Agatha Christie’s rarely performed gem, A Daughter’s A Daughter, based on the novel of the same name written under her pseudonym of Mary Westmacott.
The love between a mother and daughter turns to jealousy and bitterness in this intense and personal drama.
Ann Prentice falls in love with Richard Caulfield and hopes for a new life and happiness. Only her daughter, Sarah, takes an instant jealous dislike to him. Resentment slowly corrodes their relationship as each seeks comfort in the formidable and knowing Dame Laura Whitstable who remarks, “the trouble with sacrifice is that once it’s made it’s not over and done with.”
A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. – Agatha Christie.
The play premiered on 9th July 1956, at the Theatre Royal, Bath. It was billed under the name Westmacott – the pseudonym under which Christie also wrote 6 semi-autobiographical novels exploring human psychology in greater depth and offering a fascinating insight into Christie’s relationships with her family. Her daughter Rosalind Hicks describes the books as “bitter-sweet stories about love”.
The descriptions of the characters we are seeking are as follows:
- · Lawrence Steen: Sarah’s boyfriend, thirties, old money, not safe for nice girls, already married three times, in process of divorcing but thinks that Sarah should be his next wife. He is teaching Sarah “things”. (Supporting Role)
Auditions pieces can be download here.
See schedule which indicates how many pages each role has A Daughter’s A Daughter pages per role here.
The Read-Through and Rehearsals start on Sunday, 24th February 2019. The play performs between Tuesday, 9th and Saturday, 13th April 2019 and you must be able to attend all performances to be considered. Adjudication night for the Bromley festival is on Thursday, 11th April and for the Kent Drama Festival on Friday, 12th April.
The cast already in place is as follows:
- Edith: Clare Spencer
- Ann Prentice: Siobhan Gee
- Richard Cauldfield: Chris Raven
- Dame Laura Whitstable: Fleur Buckley
- Sarah Prentice: Lucy Camacho
- Jerry Lloyd: Jacob McCloskey
- Lawrence Steen: tbc
- Basil Mowbray: James Riley
- Doris Cauldfield: Alice Foster