This is a fantastic role for a disabled actress who is a wheelchair user in this brilliant dark comedy.
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As the winter formal gives way to the glorious spring fling, Richard – the class loser – lusts for power at Roseland High. After years of torment due to his hemiplegia, Richard plots the ultimate rise in power: to become president of his senior class. But like all teenagers and all despots, he is faced with the hardest question of all: is it better to be loved, or feared?
Mike Lew’s brilliant and hilarious take on Shakespeare’s Richard III in a UK premiere, directed by Artistic Director, Michael Longhurst.
Production dates (eg. shoot, rehearsals)Rehearse: 28 October 2019
Preview: 6 December 2019
Press: 12 December 2019
Closes: 1 February 2020
Production locationDonmar Warehouse, United Kingdom
Closing date31/07/2019 : 23:59
Director Michael Longhurst
Pay category Above Equity Minimum
CompanyDonmar Warehouse Productions
Casting director Anna Cooper
Casting location London, United Kingdom
Age: early-mid 20s. Accent: standard US accent.
Barbara ‘Buck’ Buckingham is Richard’s best friend at high school. She is a wheelchair user. A self-confessed nerd, she is lightning quick-witted, sharp, clever, self-aware with brilliant dry wit and a devastating comeback. She negotiates the politics of high school brilliantly, is universally liked, and careful not to get too involved. The only person who can really see Richard’s scheming potential and able to call him out on it. Genuinely hurt when he goes too far and uses their friendship for his own ends.
A great leading role.
Playing age 19 – 27
Pay category Same as production (Above Equity Minimum)
Agreements Equity Sub rep agreement