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18th Aug 2021

Open Auditions being held in Cork this month for Brian Friel play!

Fiona Frawley

Do you live in Cork and fancy yourself as the next Ian McKellen?

Well now’s your time to shine, as there are auditions being held for Brian Friel’s Philadelphia, Here I Come! this day next week!

Patrick Talbot Productions are holding open auditions for their forthcoming production of the beloved Brian Friel play next Wednesday the 25th from 11am at Cork Opera House, and are looking to cast the roles of Ned, Tom, and Joe (that’s Gar’s group of mates if you remember the play from LC comparative study). The playing age is early to mid-twenties.

Philadelphia, Here I Come! is the story of Gar O’Donnell, a young lad disillusioned with his life in rural 1960s Ireland who makes the decision to emigrate to America. Over the course of his final day and night in the small town of Ballybeg, he wrestles with the pain of leaving and wonders whether he can completely reinvent himself beyond in Philadelphia.

If you’re interested, send a photo and acting CV to [email protected], and indicate which role you want to audition for. Those looking to audition should also note the following:

  • Experience not essential
  • Actors must be available, and Cork based, from September 6th to October 17th 
  • Closing date and time for applications Friday, 20th August, 9pm
  • All auditions will be on appointment basis only. Successful applicants will be notified of their audition time on or before Monday, August 23rd.
  • A photo and CV should be attached and the actor should indicate which part they would like to audition for by putting the character name in the subject line of their email.

Break legs!

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