LANE THEATRE, NEWQUAYNewquay's Only Live Theatre
Sunday 29th July – 2.30 pm
Held at Lane Theatre
Directed by David Faulkner. The play is about the time D H Lawrence spent in Australia after being kicked out of Cornwall.
D H Lawrence is a familiar name to most of us. We have either read some fragments of his work, seen adaptations of his work on film, or have heard some catching story about his life. But few people have had a really moving glimpse of the real character.
David Allen has done just that.
Set in 1922. Using the time Lawrence spent in Australia writing Kangaroo, as the background for the play, (after being thrown out of Cornwall), David Allen develops a thoroughly engrossing story about Lawrence, the man; his writing, his view on life, his weaknesses and his strengths. Through the other characters, Frieda, his wife, and Jack and Victoria, close neighbours, we are offered a rare and privileged glimpse of one of the truly great literary giants of our time.
CAST 2m 2f
D H Lawrence male 37 Eastwood Nottinghamshire
FRIEDA (his wife) female late forties (although looks older) Aristocratic Prussian
JACK (next door neighbour) male late 30s Australian
VICTORIA (his wife) female late 20s Australian
Conscription Doctor played by Jack English
English Police Sergeant played by Jack Cornish
Military Policeman played by Jack German
Jessie Chambers played by Victoria Eastwood Nottinghamshire
Although accents are required for the all the characters, please don’t let this put you off. I do not expect authentic accents at the audition. These will be achieved though fun workshops during rehearsals.
There are a couple of strong words in the script which some might find difficult, however, these are between Lawrence and Frieda and I have decided to translate them into German. They will still have their weight but causeless offence.