Join directors Peter Harding-Roberts and Richard Thomas as they present their pitches for the ambitious double bill of plays gracing the main stage of Chapter this autumn – Journey’s End (6th – 10th November) and Blackadder Goes Forth (13th – 17th November).
These plays will be performed either side of Remembrance Sunday, which this year falls on the centenary of the Armistice on November 11th 1918. The productions are being performed to pay tribute to this cultural anniversary.
Peter Harding-Roberts will give an overview of the project, will give some background to the history of Journeys End and give his view as to why it has come to be regarded to be one of the greatest war plays ever written. He will also highlight some of the clear connections between the two productions and he will explain the roles in the play and how he will approach the audition process.
Richard Thomas will offer his vision for Blackadder Goes Forth and how he plans to tackle the challenge of translating this iconic TV show to the intimacy of the Chapter stage, what he is looking for from the actors who will play these classic comedy roles, and how to prepare for his auditions later in the year.