OPPORTUNITIES

WOMEN REDRESSED: ACT II OPPORTUNITIES

Casting Breakdown

Looked After Children

Fiona:

Gender: female | Ethnicity: Black British | Playing age: 45-55

Legal aid lawyer specialising in family law, disillusioned, cynical, witty.

 

Kit:

Gender: male | Ethnicity: Mixed Race | Playing age: 18-25

Parentless, drifter, warm, kind, captivating, fun.  Also has a darker, manipulative side.

Aid Memoir

Martine:

Gender: female | Ethnicity: Black-African/Black-British/Black-other areas| Playing age: 30-45

An aid worker from Kenya, who runs a refugee camp in a dystopian UK. Intelligent, compassionate.

Taz:

Gender: female | Ethnicity: Black-African/Black-British/Black-other areas | Playing age: 30-45

Showbiz journalist from Kenya with grand plans for a celebrit charity appeal. Cut-throat, direct, intelligent.

An Audience with Margaret's Wardrobe

Peggy:

Gender: female | Ethnicity: Any | Playing age: 65-75 | Irish accent

Elegant and well preserved southern Irish woman in late 60's. She is unintentionally funny; simultaneously puritan and smutty. Recently lost her daughter Margaret.

Niamh:

Gender: female | Ethnicity: Any | Playing age: 30-50 | Irish accent

Margaret's sister. Warm, witty, open. 

Sinead:

Gender: female | Ethnicity: Any | Playing age: 30-50 | Irish accent

Margaret's friend. Glamorous, business woman.

Mairead:

Gender: female | Ethnicity: Any | Playing age: 30-50 | Irish accent

Margaret's friend. Hairdresser.

Maieve:

Gender: female | Ethnicity: Any | Playing age: 30-50 | Irish accent

Margaret's friend. Large and full of life. Sassy, quick-witted.

Safe

 

Zara:

Gender: female | Ethnicity: Indian| Playing age: 45-55

Layla’s mother, suffering from grief at loss of her nine year old son.

 

Layla:

Gender: female | Ethnicity: Indian | Playing age: 15-20

Zara’s daughter, around 16 years old, managing her own grief, handling her mother’s erratic behaviour and navigating her path to adulthood.

 

Deena:

Gender: female | Ethnicity: Indian | Playing age: 25-35

Layla’s school teacher. Suffering from loss of miscarrying her child. Desperate to help Zara and Layla.

Three Mothers

Khady:

Gender: female | Ethnicity: Black-African, Black-Other Areas | Playing age: 30-40

Mid 30s, Senegalese, spirited.

Erika:

Gender: female | Ethnicity: Any | Playing age: 25-35

Late 20s, German (Sudetenland).

Gisela:

Gender: female | Ethnicity: Any | Playing age: 65-75

Early 70s, German. No nonsense but kind.

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