Title: Actors wanted for HISTORY BOYS – Tony and Olivier Award winning play
By Alan Bennett
Performances: 29 June – 9 July at the Gryphon Theatre, Ghuznee Street Wellington Central. Rehearsals start 17 April.
Directors: Joy Hellyer and Paul Kay. Produced by Stagecraft.
Auditions will be held on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 April. Call-backs will be in the evening of Tuesday 5 April.
This modern classic, voted England’s favourite play ever in 2013, won both Tony and Olivier awards for Best Play. Set in a British school in the early 1980s, The History Boys is about eight boys who want to get into Oxbridge and the very different teachers who will help them. The play mixes drama with a little sadness and a healthy dose of top-drawer comedy.
Male Students (six actors required)
Actor needs to be able to appear in his late teens to mid-20’s.
Dakin. The school stud; smart, arrogant, charming and manipulative.
Rudge. Great at sports. Not rated academically but very and street-smart.
Timms. The joker. A jovial character who acts and speaks inappropriately (originally a break-out role for James Corden).
Akthar. Muslim. Quick-witted and self-effacing.
Crowther. Sharp and sarcastic, good at role-playing.
Lockwood. Smart, argumentative.
Males, aged 18 to 35 from Wellington, New Zealand
Previous unpaid speaking roles – Previous paid speaking roles
Hector (Male; 50+) Charismatic, free-spirited teacher with a delightful personality who does not follow the curriculum, but teaches fun and diverse classes which the boys love.
Males, aged 48 to 99 from Wellington, New Zealand
Minimum Acting experience: