AUDITIONS have been announced for Daniel Taylor Productions’ production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, which will be appearing at The Epstein Theatre as part of an alternating repertoire, alongside classic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream from Wednesday 11 – Saturday 21 April.
Auditions for the title roles of Romeo and Juliet will take place on Monday 12th February and Monday 19th February at the Epstein Theatre on Hanover Street.
Producers are looking for talented North West based actors for this paid role, to portray two of the most famous of Shakespeare’s characters.
Males for the role of Romeo must be aged between 17-30 with a playing age of 17-21, and females for Juliet must be between 16-30 with a playing age of 14-17. Those chosen for the roles will also be cast in the alternating production, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Anyone wishing to register should send a CV and photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and producers will contact suitable candidates with audition times and preparation material.
Daniel Taylor said: “Liverpool is a hotbed for amazing acting talent and I have no doubt we will find our perfect Romeo and Juliet to lead this exciting production.
“We are delighted to be back at the Epstein Theatre in April and to bring 2 of Shakespeare’s greatest classics will be such a joy!”
A Midsummer Night’s Dream was the Epstein Theatre’s first Shakespeare production which received 5-star rave reviews from critics and audiences alike in 2017. It follows four young Athenian lovers and a group of six actors, whose lives are turned upside down by the powers of fairies and their magic powers.
It now returns for another run alongside Romeo and Juliet, which will be set in a strife torn protestant and catholic Liverpool. Well-known Liverpool actor Daniel Taylor will resume the role as director for the two plays.
Daniel Taylor has appeared in the West End production of Blood Brothers, produced and played the title role in The Tommy Cooper Show and toured the UK, Ireland, Canada and the US in the title role of Lennon: Through a Glass Onion. Most recently he appeared as Hernia the Ugly Sister in Liverpool Empire’s 2017 Christmas panto Cinderella.
To book tickets call 0844 888 4411* or go online at www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk * or in person at The Epstein Theatre Box Office from 2pm – 6pm Monday – Thursday and 12pm-6pm Friday – Saturday.
*Subject to booking fee. All prices include a £1 per ticket venue restoration levy