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Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth

All Company of Ten auditions are open, which means everyone is free to turn up and be considered, irrespective of previous experience. We are committed to diversity in our casting process.

Bear in mind that if you are cast in a production and are not a member, you’ll have to join.

Details of auditions will be posted below as they become available.

Elgar and Alice by Peter Sutton

Elgar and Alice was first performed in June 2007, to mark the 150th anniversary of Sir Edward Elgar’s birth. It is a delightfully moving piece which gives an insight not only into the Elgars’ married life but also the creation of music and art.

The play takes place in Edward and Alice Elgar’s Hampstead Home in 1920. It focuses on their domestic life and tensions within their marriage, Elgar’s relationship with his music and the other women in his life, mainly Lady Alice Stuart of Wortley, who he calls Windflower. She is his confidante and muse, but we learn that she wasn’t his only muse.

I have found that I am enjoying this script more and more each time I read it. It is well researched, and all of the acting parts are fascinating and interesting. The auditions will be held on:

  • Tuesday 30th January, 8:00pm in the Clubroom
  • Thursday 1st February, 8:00pm in the Clubroom

Characters (with the age they were in 1920 – remember this is a playing age)

  • Edward Elgar (62) The renound composer, he is playful but cantankerous at times.
  • Alice Elgar (71) A writer and poet. At the time of the play she is unwell and housebound.
  • Windflower (58) Daughter of a famous painter, wife of a Peer and Elgar’s closest friend.
  • Sarah Allen (65) The Elgar’s housekeeper, she has known Alice since she was twelve.

If you are unable to make either of these dates, then please contact me and we can make alternative arrangements. Scripts are available in the members room now, please return them promptly.

Rehearsals will start towards the end of February and performances are 17th to 27th April.

Tim Hoyle, Director 07941 864811