A Chance To Be Part Of Hurst Festival History

A Chance To Be Part Of Hurst Festival History

Casting Breakdown for the Hurst Festival Players production of ‘Winning The Peace”

2018 is the centenary of the signing of the armistice ending the first world war. The details of this were decided at a meeting of the War Cabinet at Danny Park, in Hurstpierpoint in October 1918.

Hurst Festival have commissioned a play, ‘Winning the Peace’ written by Kevin Carey to mark this momentous event and has formed Hurst Festival Players to perform the world premiere at The Players Theatre in Hurstpierpoint.

The cast consists of four females (youngest in her late teens, oldest 45-50) and 17 men of various ages, these include a young soldier, an airman and a sailor as well as the Prime Minister David Lloyd George, Winston Churchill, Andrew Bonar Law, Arthur Balfour and other members of the War Cabinet.

The play will be on for four performances during the Hurst Festival, at 8pm on September 24th, 26th and 28th, with a matinée at 2.30pm on Sunday 30th.

This is an amateur production, directed by Bob Sampson, and the auditions will be held in early June (dates to be confirmed), actors interested in being part of this exciting project are invited to contact the director at: sampson.bob@gmail.com or by telephone on 01273 833397.