Come and audition for this year’s school production
Sometimes referred to as the Chinese Hamlet and tracing its origins to the 4th century BC, The Orphan of Zhao was the first Chinese play to be translated in the West.
This adaptation of The Orphan of Zhao was written by James Fenton.
The courtier Tu’an Gu kills Zhao Dun, who stands in his way, and arranges for his whole clan to be put to death.
But Zhao Dun’s infant son survives under a different identity and is adopted by Tu’an Gu as his son. But the Orphan of Zhao will inevitably find out the truth about his identity and avenge his father’s death.
Auditions will be held on Thursday 26 March at 3:40 pm
Call backs will be held on Friday 27 March at 3:40 pm
You need to come prepared for the audition. This means you must learn the script extract which will be supplied in the PAC and ONLINE (see Cocurricular drama pages office365). If you want a part you need to prepare for that by learning the script for the audition. You must come in appropriate neutral clothing with your hair tied up and out of your face. You should also be prepared to try things out and you should know a song that can be sung unaccompanied.
Cast list will be out on Saturday 28 March
Our first production meeting will be Monday 30 March at 3:40 pm to hand out scripts and read through the play.