Needed: Men aged 18 - 45 to join the community chorus of The Suppliant Women
David Greig's inaugral season as Artistic Director of The Lyceum is soon to begin. Among the many highlights of Season 16/17 is The Suppliant Women, by Aesychlus in a new version by David Greig himself, which we’re co-producing with Actors Touring Company.
Written 2,500 years ago by the great playwright Aeschylus, it is a tale of a group of women's flight to escape forced marriage and find protection as a civilization decides their fate. It is a story that echoes through the ages to this moment – the first ever English-language production of one of the world’s oldest plays.
At the heart of this story are a group of young women in full chorus arguing for their lives - we've already recruited a community cast from Edinburgh to play this title role. Now we’re looking for a smaller group of men to join the community chorus to play the King's soldiers and the Egyptian war party. The role would include chanting, acting and movement.
If you are a man aged 18 - 45, and prepared to commit to the rehearsal and performance schedule starting from 17 September until 15 October 2016, this voluntary participation opportunity could be your chance to work with Director Ramin Gray, Composer John Browne, our very own David Greig and appear on The Lyceum stage alongside professional actors.
Please note we cannot accept applications from members of equity, professional actors or anyone training at drama school.
If you meet all the criteria and can commit to the rehearsal and performance schedule please email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply