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HP Production Launch – ‘How to Date a Feminist’

29 January @ 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

This is your opportunity to become involved with the Highbury Players forthcoming studio production of …

How to Date a Feminist
by Samantha Ellis

Directed by Liz Parry

To be performed from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 May 2024 at 7:30pm in the STUDIO.

As the title implies, the play explores how difficult it is to remain true to one’s principles while living in the real, imperfect world. But it is also a traditional rom-com: couple meet, couple get together, couple separate, couple get together again for a happy ending.

With 15 scenes spread over three acts, it’s a fast-moving play and our intimate studio space will provide a closeness and immediacy to the action.

In addition to the actors, I’ll also need people to help with all the technical aspects. We’ll need a lot of lighting changes in order to help create the various different locations, as well as a lot of sound effects, including ‘crowd’ scenes at the two weddings. Some specific props are required including food and drink, and two engagement rings. The costumes should generally be straightforward as the play was first performed in 2016, but we’ll need three fancy dress costumes and two wedding dresses.

Interested in taking part? Either onstage or off? Then come along to meet the director at the Production Launch on Monday 29 January 2024 at 7:30pm in the theatre’s Upper Foyer. There’ll be a read through of the play, after which you can decide if you’d like to get involved.

If you are interested in taking part in this production but unable to make the Production Launch, or have any questions, please get in touch using comms@highburytheatre.co.uk, where your message will be forwarded to the director.

For people interested in acting, the Auditions will be on Monday 5 February 2024 at 7:30pm also in the theatre’s Upper Foyer.

The Characters

STEVE – 30, a baker.

KATE – 30, a journalist.

ROSS – 40, Kate’s ex-boyfriend, a newspaper editor.

CARINA – 35, Steve’s ex-fiancée, a stone-carver.

JOE – 75, Kate’s father, a businessman from Israel.

MORAG – 60, Steve’s mother, an activist from Scotland.

The script says it can be played with a cast of two (with doubling) or six. I think it could also probably be played with four, with two actors doubling the four younger characters and two actors playing the parents.

Please note:

  • You will be invited to become a member of the Highbury Players if you wish to be involved in this production.
  • This amateur production by the Highbury Players is by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.
  • Highbury Theatre Centre is run entirely by volunteers, and thus all roles in this production are unpaid.

Highbury Players

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