Take to the stage with Bath Drama!

Upcoming auditions:

Bath Drama’s announces its 2022 Spring production:

 

Touched

By Stephen Lowe

 

 

The play follows the lives of Nottingham women in 1945.

 

The play starts on May 8th 1945, Victory in Europe Day.   A group of workers, largely women, in Sneinton, a working class suburb of Nottingham are waiting for the radio to announce the end of the Second World War in Europe.  The play focusses on Sandra and her sisters, Joan and Betty.  Sandra has lost a child: not due to enemy action but by a car in the blackout.  Now, with peace coming, she is full of hope for a different kind of future.  “The world’s changing.  It’s not going to go back to the way it was.”

 

The play follows the 100 days to August 15th 1945: Victory in Japan Day.  There is Labour’s Landslide Victory in the General Election in July and the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

 

First performed at The Nottingham Playhouse in 1977 before being revived at The Royal Court in 1981 it explores the lives of ordinary women whose laughter and tears have been lost to history.  It was reviewed in The Guardian as a strange and marvellous piece where the personal and politic fit like hand and glove.  Over time the play has acquired a poignancy with the subsequent failure of Labour Governments to fully realise and fulfil the hopes and dreams of 1945.

 

The cast consists of 7 women and 3 men.

 

Sandra, thirties

Joan, late twenties, Sandra’s sister

Betty, seventeen, Sandra and Joan’s half sister

Mam, fifties

Pauline, eight, Joan’s daughter

Bridie, a friend, late twenties

Mary, a neighbour, fifties

Johnny, seventeen

Keith, a foreman, thirties

Chef (Harry), fifties

 

The play will be performed at The Rondo Theatre from 4th - 7th May 2022.

 

Please note: This production contains themes some may find upsetting.   If you are interested in auditioning, please do not hesitate in getting in touch to discuss the play, its themes and your interest.  In the first instance please email director, Andy Cork, at: Bathdrama.touched@gmail.com

 

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AUDITIONS:

Sun 7th Nov - 2pm to 6pm

Tues 9th Nov - 7pm to 9pm

Sun 14th Nov - 2pm to 6pm

The auditions will be held at The Rec Pavilion within the Bath recreational Ground, Pulteney Mews.

Accessible via. William Street... The big green building with the white fence. 

To book your slot, please email Andy at Bathdrama.touched@gmail.com

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