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Journey's End Audition-London - Casting ID # 1569712
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Self Response
Location London Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 04-06-18
Audition Date 06-10-18 Submission deadline 06-09-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
The story takes place in March 2018 in a trench dug out in WW I near St.Quentin. There is a pending offensive by the German Army any day soon. The play focusses mainly on the relationships and mental states of six men. It explores the ideas of duty, of heroes, of breaking points, whilst very much focussing on the mundane aspects of trench life. Small things become of great importance, and important things become too big to even dare mention. There are no heroes in this play, there are only victims of a war'ing machine. We see the struggle and despair of war, and we see the cameraderie and humour that is necessary to sustain hope. Ordinary men having to endure extraordinary circumstances.

Role # 1 Captain Hardy
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Tired, but jolly. His stint is over. A little scruffy. Easy going, maybe too easy going. Slow of movement with little urgency. Does not want to see Stanhope. Hardy does what he is told, but very little more, and happy to leave others to clear up his mess.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 25 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Lt. Osborne
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Lean and casual. A romantic. Scholarly, and likes peace. Not an academic though. Sporty and loves the outdoors. Honourable. Very considered, and calm about everything. Homely. Osborne is the company anchor. Solid and assured. "Uncle". The glue and the voice of reason. The peacemaker. a warrior when necessary.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 45
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Private Mason
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The company cook. Not sure why. Slovenly, sleeps standing up. Always has something cooking. Everything tastes the same, just the consistency changes. He always has food though, and looks after the company. Sniffs, coughs, always itching. Never without a tea cloth. A little clumsy. Noisy, clatters pans, and hums and whistles very badly. Mason is equally loved and loathed. The glass is always half empty if not smashed.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 45
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 2nd Lt. Raleigh
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Keen, bright eyed. Untarnished, and innocent. Wants to impress, and dotes on Stanhope. Cannot believe he is now here. Very very likeable. Not stupid, just niaive. Rabbit in the headlights, and eager to please. It's all very exciting.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Captain Stanhope
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Tired and battle drained. Alert and vigilant. Running on fumes. Touchy, with a short fuse only dampened by whisky. A time bomb. Totally professional and in control of his men. Does what needs doing. A machine at times, a shaking wreck at other times. Rarely laughs or smiles, and drifts in and out of reality. Constantly fighting his imagined and real demons. Only relaxes with Osborne, and lets his guard slip. He is a decent man, and hates what this war is doing to him and others. Cannot bear his reflection.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 25 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 2nd Lt.Trotter
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Big in every way. Loud and snorting. Eats, laughs, sleeps, and soldiers. Big Brother. Knows the ropes, the dodges, and always smiles. Loves life, and this war is not going to stop that love. Scarily oblivious to war. Rough at the edges. Not public school. Likes football and beers, and dancing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 45
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 2nd Lt.Hibbert
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Nervous and timid. Exhausted. Quiet, sick of war, and breaking. Slow moving, and walks like a ghost. He has little direction, but drifts. A pale ghost. He laughs, and smiles with no conviction. Scared, scared, scared. A wreck, and not really fit for active duty.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 25 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Company Sgt.Major.
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A giant of a fighting man. Does what it says on the tin. He is here to make soldiers out of men and boys. A steely gaze, a rock in the ocean. He is pragmatic and does not want to die, but lives the soldier's life. He sees no honour in death and suicide missions. He is generous, and hates this slaughter of the young on both lines.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 45
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 The Colonel
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Always wears gloves. Does not want blood on his hands. He hates being with the men, and not being behind his desk. Slopey shoulders. Talks to rank only. Does not like sitting, where he might get trapped. Lets others do the dirty work. He never says please or thank you, and little compassion. He hides behind his quick smile and his 'orders'. A donkey to his lions.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Corporal Broughton
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A regular soldier. Does his job, and little more. Counts the days when he wont be in the trenches.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 25 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 German prisoner
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The mirror of Raleigh, but a lot grubbier and longer in the trenches.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -