Call out for suggestions for the summer play

If you’re already missing the summer and Network’s outdoor japes in parks, lovely houses and libraries, why not help us pick our summer play for 2015?  What we’re looking for is a comedy that will pull in the crowds and give the cast the chance to sweat it out (or get very wet) in fabulous period costumes.  If you have a favourite play by Shakespeare or his contemporaries, right up to Oscar Wilde and just nudging the 20th century, we’d like to know and if you like a play that we’ve already performed, don’t despair; we’re happy to consider repeats if they were a few years ago.  Keep in mind, though, that we are helpless thespians and want to wear corsets.  And that’s just the men…  You’ve got until the Christmas break to come up with ideas so feel free to chat with any of the committee members if you’ve any questions, and we’d love to hear from prospective directors too.   Looking forward to hearing your exciting ideas!

 

Casting Call for Dracula

Dear All,
Open Audition Call: Dracula
Liverpool Network Theatre Group
Hosted by Elaine Stewart, Sonia Chapman and Faye Christiansen
Monday 20th October 7pm-9pm and Thursday 23rd October 7pm-9pm.
Venue:Performers (TBC)
Can you confirm which audition date you will be attending by contacting Sonia Chapman by email at chapmansonia@gmail.com or by private message on facebook asap so that we can plan auditions.
Liverpool Network Theatre Group will present ‘Dracula’ on 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st March 2015 at the Lantern Theatre.
Adapted for the stage by Faye Christiansen and directed by Elaine Stewart.
No preparation is needed but knowledge of the novel would be an advantage.
The audition will involve some group reading of a provided script which will be given to you on arrival.
Dracula has a number of large roles and some smaller roles which can be doubled up for cast members. A list of characters is shown below:
Larger Roles:
Dracula (Age 20-40)- A centuries-old vampire and Transylvanian nobleman. Aristocratic , charming and charismatic. He possesses an evil soul.
Van Helsing- (Age 40-60)- A professor, philosopher and metaphysician. He is calm, intelligent and knowledgeable about vampire folklore. He is Dracula’s nemesis.
Jonathan Harker- (Age 20-30)- A solicitor who travels to Transylvania to conclude a land transaction with Dracula. He is naïve, sweet and kind. He returns a changed and weakened man.
Mina Murray- (Age 18-25)- Jonathan’s fiancée. She is practical, intelligent and the heroine of the play.
Lucy Westenra- (Age 18-25)- Mina’s best friend. She is attractive, vivacious and desirable whilst displaying a sense of innocence too.
Dr Jack Seward (Age 25-35)- A talented physician and former student of Van Helsing. He runs the local Asylum and is one of Lucy’s suitors. Intelligent but socially awkward with the opposite sex.
Medium Roles
Lord Arthur Holmwood- (Age 20-30)- Lucy’s fiancée. A loving and kind man.
Quincy Morris- (Age 20-30)- A plain-spoken American and another of Lucy’s suitors. He is brave and fearless.
Renfield (Age 25- 40)- A patient at the asylum. His behaviour is influenced by Dracula. A highly physical role.
Captain of the Demeter (Age 40-60)
Smaller Roles
Inn-Keeper (Age 40-50)
Inkeepers Daughter (Age 18-25)
Estelle (Lucy’s Maid)
Three Sirens
Please note, ages quoted are a guide only.
We look forward to seeing you at the auditions.

Workshop 23/09/14

Just a quick note to remind everyone that tomorrow’s (Tuesday 23rd) workshop is NOT in the usual Hope Street location but is instead In Performers Theatre School on Vernon Street, around the corner from Moorfields Station. Below is a handy map; basically if you find the Vernon Arms it’s the tall red brick building down that side road, and there’s a bell to ring. In a change from the advertised schedule I’ll be running the session tomorrow so be warned: there will be socks. It’s the usual time of 7pm, see you there!

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Performers+Theatre+School/@53.408629,-2.987473,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x200023ea4f6a817

Liverpool Network Theatre Second Annual Pub Quiz!

Roll up roll up! It’s that time once again to schedule regular Wikipedia revision sessions and start reading Trivia of the Day sites as Network’s Second Annual Quiz Night is upon us!Friday 19th September is the date for your diaries and the Pilgrim Pub the place for your, er, pilgrimage to pub quiz nirvana. Hosted once again by Rob “Newton” Griffiths, your team will be only eight rounds away from glory and a cash prize, or near glory and a less impressive prize, or no glory at all but, let’s be honest, the warm glow of a lifetime of memories. There will also be a raffle in which, if it’s anything like last year, everyone but me will win something. So, if you know what the capital of Chad is, or who scored the first goal in the Premier League, or just how many beans make five, you’re out of luck, as none of those questions will be in the quiz. But if you know similar things, this is the place to be.

Doors open from 7:15pm, the quiz itself starts at 8pm. Entry will be £3/£2 concessions, and all are welcome, whether a Network veteran, virgin or just viewer. See you there!

 

Latest updates for this Autumn at Liverpool Network Theatre

  • Next Tuesday’s workshop (5th August) will be a read through of the Dracula script. please note, this is not any form of audition, it’s just to read the script for time and to get a feel for it and for any cuts that may need to be made. You are all most welcome to attend.
  • There will be another fabulous Liverpool Network Theatre quiz on the 5th September at the Pilgrim form 7pm. Ticket prices TBC. Do spread the word, we hope to see you all there.
  • Dracula will no longer be our Halloween play and has been moved to March. Auditions will take place in November (dates TBC). Rehearsals will begin before Christmas. expressions of interest are welcomed for directing, production managing, backstage support etc.
  • We are also seeking thoughts and ideas for the Halloween production, do let us know if you have any particular ideas you would like to share.
  • Tuesday 16th September will be an Open meeting, also including an AGM. All are welcome to attend. This will take place at Hope Street Ltd from 7pm. There will be no workshop that evening.
Do feel free to contact us if you would like any more information: liverpoolnetworktheatre@gmail.com

Much Ado auditions and performance now happening

Dear Networkians,
We are delighted to announce that Much Ado About Nothing will now being going ahead as our summer production.
Auditions with take place on Friday May 9th from 6:30pm to 9pm.
The auditions will be held at Performers, Vernon Street, just off Dale Street in Liverpool. Please note, the audition will last around two hours and you will need to be available for the whole time.
Auditions will take the form of monologue and duologue reading. Some knowledge of the play would be advantageous but is not essential.
Those auditioning will need to be available Mondays and Thursdays for rehearsals each week. The final performance will take place in July. Full dates will be available at audition.