Readings & Auditions

All readings and auditions are open to both members and non-members and take place at the Swan Theatre unless stated otherwise. Please note that should a non-member be offered a part he/she will be required to join the Swan and all cast and crew are expected to assist with support activities such as bar and Front-of-House for other productions.

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The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Production Dates 17th - 22nd September

Director  Ian White

Reading: Thursday 31st May at 7:30pm

Auditions: Monday 4th June and Wednesday 6th June  at 7:30pm

Contact email: ianwhite@startmail.com

Summary of play

On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon he creates a vast magical storm that wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems.

List of Roles

Alonso, king of Naples

Sebastian, his brother

Prospero, the right Duke of Milan.  This is by far the largest role.

Antonio, his brother, the usurping Duke of Milan.  Of an age with Prospero

Ferdinand, son to the King of Naples.  A young man, preferably older teenage years

Gonzalo, an honest old councillor

Adrian and Francisco, lords.  These are two very small parts.

Caliban, a savage and deformed slave.  Male, any age

Trinculo, a jester*

Stephano, a drunken butler*

*These are comic parts, and need two actors who work well as a pairing

 Miranda, daughter to Prospero.  Preferably a teenager of about the same age as Ferdinand

Ariel, an airy spirit  M or F, any age.  Movement is very important.  Needs a dancer ?

The Master of a ship#

The Boatswain#

#These are both very small parts