Digital Arts & Creative Technology

Open Call Audition – Alan Turing play in Knutsford, for national event

Hosted by Re-Dock

Calling local actors & actresses!

Your chance to be part of this exciting work with Re-dock on a programme with National profile as part of Heritage Open Days Unsung Stories commissions!

Re-dock are seeking amateur theatre performers of all genders to portray principal and ensemble roles for Regina v Turing and Murray an immersive, participatory play utilising Virtual Reality (VR) to extend the experience for audiences.

Open Auditions at Tatton Park, Knutsford 22 July – select a time 10am / 11am / 12.30pm / 2.30pm 

We’re looking for the best talent in Knutsford and beyond!

An immersive, participatory play, set in the actual courtroom in Knutsford where Turing was sentenced, the play explores the external pressures and the internal thoughts of the people in the courtroom, creating parallels with contemporary experiences of discrimination and law-making. The work draw parallels with historic and contemporary LGBTQ audiences, linking discussions around notions of the civic, law and discrimination.

Main roles to be cast are:

  • Alan Turing, aged 39
  • Arnold Murray, aged 19
  • Lind-Smith (barrister for Turing) 40’s
  • Hooson (barrister for Murray) early 30’s
  • David (Prosecutor) 40’s
  • Max Newman (witness for Turing) 50’s
  • Hugh Alexander(witness for Turing) 50’s
  • Usher Any age/any Gender

Please note, the work will be filmed to enable the VR experience.

Must be avalible for rehearsal and performance dates.

  • Rehearsals : Saturdays 19 & 26 August, 2 September 11am – 4pm
    • Location: Knutsford – TBC
    • Refreshments provided
  • Performances: 7pm Friday 8 September, 2pm & 7pm on the Saturday 9 September
    • Location: Courthouse Hotel, Knutsford

Please note, this is an unpaid voluntary role offering excellent exposure as part of a national programme of work

Regina v Turing and Murray is part of the National Trust’s Heritage Open Day Festival. This new art commission is an opportunity to reflect upon the court hearing of Alan Turing and Arnold Murray, offering a fresh interpretation of the events and experiences of the key protagonists.

SHIFT is pleased to work in partnership with Heritage Open Days to co-commission this work and enable the Virtual Reality (VR) digital element to play a strong part in the experience of audiences ad participants.

RE-DOCK in collaboration with SHIFT. Supported by Knutsford Promenade Association & The Courthouse Hotel (Knutsford)

For queries or further information email producer Hwa Young Jung at Re-Dock on hwayoung@re-dock.org

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