Cured (Rehearsed Reading)

Contact Jess Bolger – jess@royalcourtliverpool.com | Closing date 09/03/2020

We are casting several roles for a rehearsed reading of Laurence Clark’s Cured, being developed by Liverpool’s Royal Court. Summary
For some a trip to Lourdes means prayer, contemplation and quiet self-reflection; for one group of young, disabled Scousers it’s alcohol, debauchery and fornication…and definitely no frigging miracle cures!
Cured is a new play by writer/comedian Laurence Clark. It is being developed by Liverpool’s Royal Court. We are currently in an R&D phase and will be rehearsing and working on the script with a full cast, leading to two staged readings on Sunday 10th May.

Casting director: Jess Bolger
Casting location: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Casting details: Auditions will take place in Liverpool on 17/03/20
Production dates: Rehearsals from 27/04/20
Staged reading at Liverpool’s Royal Court 10/05/20
Production location: Liverpool’s Royal Court, United Kingdom
Company: Royal Court Ltd
Producer: Liverpool’s Royal Court in partnership with Birds of Paradise and DaDaFest
Director: Robert Softley Gale
Pay category: Equity Minimum

Four Project Roles:
Connor (Male, 18 – 24 years old)
Connor is an ambulatory wheelchair user.
Connor just wants to get laid and lose his virginity. For Connor, any situation is an opportunity to have a laugh, whatever the consequences. His immaturity gives him a mischievous sense of humour. He loves playing practical jokes and believes that when it comes to pranks there’s no such thing as going too far. However he doesn’t always think through the consequences of his actions. He has a dark sense of humour. He doesn’t take anything seriously enough. We are looking for an actor with a playing age of around 20, good comedy skills, must be able to walk a little unaided.

Rose (Female, 18 – 24 years old)
Rose is a wheelchair user.
Rose doesn’t like to be dependent on anyone and puts up lots of barriers. She swears a lot and always has a smart answer up her sleeve. She has an immense desire to resist authority, control, or convention. Highly cynical and prone to sarcasm. Doesn’t care what other people think of her.
We are looking for actors with a playing age of around 20, good comedy skills.

Helen (Female, 18 – 24 years old)
Helen is mobility impaired
Helen claims she is on a spiritual journey, but deep down is not there looking for a miracle but for companionship and escape. Wears her religion on her sleeve. Over the course of the story, she learns to stop chasing miracles and accept/take pride in being disabled.

Callum (Male, 18 – 24 years old)
Callum has cerebral palsy, uses a wheelchair and an electronic communication aid Callum likes to get attention in his own way by causing as much mischief as possible as this is his way of rebelling. He has a dark sense of humour. He always seems to have a witty putdown at his fingertips – literally at the touch of a button.