Men wanted

September 9, 2016 | By More

Lyceum casting call for male Greek chorus

The Lyceum has put out an urgent casting call for the male community chorus in its production of The Suppliant Women, opening October 1 and running for a fortnight.

This is the first full Lyceum production of David Greig’s inaugural season as artistic director at the theatre and is his own adaptation of a 2,500 year-old script by Aeschylus, which is being co-produced with the Actors Touring Company.

Ramin Gray in rehearsal for the Suppliant Women. Photo Colin McCredie

Ramin Gray in rehearsal for the Suppliant Women. Photo Colin McCredie

The play tells of group of women who leave everything behind to board a boat in North Africa and flee across the Mediterranean. They are escaping forced marriage in their homeland, hoping for protection and assistance by seeking asylum in Greece.

Having recruited a community cast from Edinburgh to play this title role, the company is now looking for a smaller group of men to join the community chorus to play the King’s soldiers and the Egyptian war party. The role would include chanting, acting and movement.

The Lyceum is looking for men aged 18 – 30, who are prepared to commit to the rehearsal and performance schedule starting from 17 September until 15 October 2016. This is an unpaid community role, working with director Ramin Gray and composer John Browne as well as David Greig and appearing on the Lyceum stage alongside professional actors.

This is the first ever production of the play in English. Further details of the production are on the Lyceum website: The Suppliant Women.

Anyone interested should click through here and complete the online form to apply.

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