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Theatre Casting Call for "Miss Holmes" Show

Elmhurst, IL, United States
ID: 265336Exp: 7/20/2024
Description:

The company is holding auditions for "Miss Holmes" Show and looking for talent, please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. About the project: When an anonymous note sends a newlywed wife looking for help, Miss Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Dorothy Watson work together to uncover the secrets surrounding a corrupt police inspector whose wives have a habit of turning up dead. But this Holmes and Watson face far greater challenges than bringing the cunning criminal to justice. Miss Holmes possesses one of the greatest deductive minds of her generation, but she chafes at the restraints imposed upon her by society and family. Dr. Watson struggles to make a difference at the only hospital in London that will hire female doctors. In a time and place where gender roles are rigidly defined, these unconventional women dare to challenge societal norms by providing an unusual, but necessary, service. Inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this theatrical fan fiction shines a new light on favorite characters from the canon, re-examining the Victorian world of Holmes and Watson by exploring the added obstacles faced by these two iconic characters if they were women. Additional info: Rehearsals will typically be 4 days each week beginning the end of July. Performances will be September 20 - October 6th. Callbacks will be held Tuesday 7/23 in the evening as needed. Please specify on your audition form if you have a conflict. Two roles involve German lines, please note/bring any German language skills or accents. All roles will be involved in scene changes - please indicate on your audition form if you have difficulty lifting, carrying or moving basic scenery elements. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. This play is set in London. Please be prepared to audition with British accents. Please apply to sign up for an audition slot.

18 roles

SHERLOCK HOLMESBoth genders20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Female presenting. Determined detective who can talk her way out of precarious situations. Can see or deduce what others can't. May not pick up on or care about social cues when considering an element to the case.

DOROTHY WATSONBoth genders20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Female presenting. Smart doctor who is thrown into partnership with Sherlock. Can be timid or wary where Sherlock is bold but is sure-footed about her own place in the world. *will speak several lines in German

LIZZIE CHAPMANBoth genders20-29 y.o.All ethnicities

Female presenting. A young wife who is just getting to know her husband. Dresses well.

EUDORA FEATHERSTONEBoth genders50-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Female presenting. An elderly, grieving mother

MRS. HUDSONBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Female presenting. Sherlock's disapproving landlady

ELIZABETH GARRETT ANDERSONBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Female presenting. First woman to qualify as a doctor in England

PEGGYBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Female presenting. A maid

MARTHABoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Female presenting. A washerwoman

MYCROFT HOLMESBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Sherlock's older brother Male presenting

GEOFFREY LESTRADEBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A Scotland Yard detective Male presenting

THOMAS CHAPMANMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A Scotland Yard detective, husband to Lizzie Male presenting

MICHAEL STAMFORDBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A doctor, love interest of Watson *will speak several lines in German Male presenting

EDWIN GREENERBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

An army veteran and petty criminal Male presenting

REGINALDMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Eudora's nephew Male presenting

SUPERINTENDENTBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Male presenting

ORDERLIES #1-3Both genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Male presenting

A VAGRANTBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Male presenting

VARIOUS LONDONERSBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Male presenting