Community casting: Bradford auditions for A View from the Bridge

Community casting: Bradford auditions for A View from the Bridge

Thursday, 9 October 2014

It was the turn of Bradford locals this week to take part in The Touring Consortium Theatre Company's community casting for future production, A View from the Bridge.

The Bradford community cast

To celebrate Arthur Miller's centenerary next year, the Touring Consortium Theatre Company will be producing a new production of the much loved play A View from the Bridge

The production will also include a community ensemble hand-picked from locals to each tour stop on the way. It's X Factor for the touring theatre world!

"I would love the opportunity to perform at the Alhambra as this is a lifelong dream" says hopeful, Karen Lewis.

This week, auditions hit Bradford and there were lots of excited hopefuls waiting to tread the boards of the beautiful Alhambra theatre.

Auditionees included an acting graduate from Rose Bruford, students from Stage 84, the owner of murder mystery company and some previous ensemble cast members of To Sir, With Love - a past Touring Consortium Theatre Company production.

"last year I had so much fun performing with the company on the alhambra stage", said auditionee Kynan Pike, "it was my first real taste of a professional production and I was hooked from day one, I came away having learnt so much, I think the work you guys do is amazing and I'd love to be a part of another production"

Auditionees were put through their paces in a short but sweet audition aimed at giving each person their opportunity to shine. Associate Producer had a tough time whittling down to the shortlist and he can't wait to work with the lucky finalists next year.

Next week...Nottingham!

The full community cast for Bradford will be announced in January and will appear alongside the production’s professional company of actors. In the coming weeks, Theatre Cloud will also be reporting on community auditions in Nottingham (13 October), Cheltenham (20 October) and Darlington (10 November). 

For more information on applying for the community casts of A View from the Bridge, click here. 

A View from the Bridge tours to Nottingham, Cheltenham, Darlington, Wolverhampton, Bradford, Coventry, Blackpool and Edinburgh, where it concludes on 2 May. 

A View from the Bridge opened at Theatre Royal, Nottingham, where it ran from 4 to 7 March 2015. It then toured to Cheltenham, Darlington, Wolverhampton, Bradford, Coventry and Edinburgh, where it concluded on 2 May.