Amateur Casting Call at the Stockport Garrick Theatre

The Stockport Garrick Theatre are currently trying to cast Things I Know To Be True by Andrew Bovell, to be performed 16 – 23 March 2024

They have a workshop style audition planned for next Thursday 29th August at 7.30pm.

They would love to be able to cast a gender-queer/non-binary/transgender/LGBTQIA+ actor for this role. The character is a transgender female but presents and is referred to as male for the first section of the play. They are very keen to try and present this character in an accurate way and with the utmost of respect for the community. They would love to receive interest from anyone who feels they could do this complex (and funny!) character justice.

Synopsis: Bob and Fran have invested all their hopes in the next generation, working hard to give their children the opportunities they never had. Whilst Bob and Fran hope to sit back and smell the roses, their adult children are all at a point of crisis and struggle to define themselves beyond their parents’ love and expectations. What do generations owe each other and why do we often hurt those we love the most? THING I KNOW TO BE TRUE is about love in its many forms; love that can be comforting and supportive, or suffocating and destructive. And is it possible to love too much?

Mia Price – Mia is 32. In the play, we first meet Mia as Mark Price. Before the end of Act One she reveals to her family that she does not align herself with the biological sex and gender assigned to her at birth. She tells her family that she will be leaving home and is ready to undergo hormone treatment and live as a woman. We see her return home at the end of the play as Mia Price.


Please note that this is an unpaid opportunity, and although you do not need to be a member to audition, if you were offered a part then £42 for an annual membership fees would be required to be paid.

Rehearsals would likely begin the last week of January 2024, 3 nights a week at 7.30pm, with potential for a couple of daytime Sunday rehearsals.

Published on:
24 Aug 2023


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