Hannah Rose will be directing Blue Remembered Hills, Dennis Potter’s evocative, childhood drama, as our adult entry for Woking and Spelthorne drama festivals later this year.
A read-through will take place at The Castle pub, Brox Road, Ottershaw, on Weds 17th June from 8.00pm.
Auditions will follow at Brook Hall, Ottershaw, on Tues 23rd June, also at 8.00pm.
If you are unable to make the audition date and you wish to take part, please contact Hannah.
Originally written for TV, Dennis Potter’s deceptively simple tale relates the activities of seven West-Country seven-year-olds on a summer afternoon during the Second World War, in a wood, a field and a barn. The children (all played by adult actors) play, fight, fantasize and swagger, their aggressions, fears, hostilities and rivalries a microcosm of adult interaction. Easy-going Willie tags along as burly Peter bullies gentle Raymond and is challenged by fair-minded John. Plain Audrey is overshadowed by Angela’s prettiness and wreaks her angry frustrations on the boys. All of them gang up on the terrified “Donald Duck” who, abused by his mother and ridiculed by his peers, plays his own dangerous game of pyromania which ends in tragedy.
The 51st Woking Drama Festival takes place 6th to 17th October 2009. The Spelthorne Festival is the week after.