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Over 65s Auditions for LEGACY

Over 65s Auditions for LEGACY

Opportunity to be in a new commission at York Theatre Royal Main House - Legacy

We are currently looking for some acting company members aged 65+ to join our production of Legacy, written by Paul Birch. The play will be performed on 12-14 April 2017 by a mixed company of actors aged 16-19 from York Theatre Royal Youth Theatre and actors aged 65+.

We will be holding auditions on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 December at York Theatre Royal. To audition please contact our Community and Participation Administrator Georgia at Georgia.Nelson@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

Rehearsals will begin in January and will be on Mondays 6-8pm and Tuesdays 6-9pm, as well as occasional weekend rehearsals and February half term. You will be on a call schedule, so will not be needed for all dates, just called when you are needed - for exact dates, please contact Georgia on the email address above.

If you would like an information chat about the opportunity before audition, please call the director of the production Kate Veysey on 01904 550154. 

About Legacy:

‘Luxury is our future. Identity Services. We will change what we do. We will change who we are. We will change…everyone.

Simone Macdonald is an old-school police detective in a ‘brave new world, Arisha Adler is a rising political star destined for Downing Street and Phillip Blackthorn is the founder of Legacy, a tech company which promises to change everything. Forever.

These three powerful personalities find their lives turned upside down when a boy’s body is discovered on a river bank. Despite the use of a new ground-breaking forensic technology there remains one problem… the boy doesn’t exist.

As Simone investigates this, the most unusual case of her career, she finds herself in an uncreasingly unsettling world where nothing is what it seems and no-one can be trusted. The mysterious crime buried in a blur of media manipulation, internet celebrity and wrapped in a box which makes anything possible. 

Happy Valley meets Black Mirror in this new play which raises questions of life, love and what we leave behind.