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The Secret Garden-Birmingham, AL - Casting ID # 1591940
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Birmingham, AL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 03-12-19
Audition Date 06-10-19 Submission deadline 06-08-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
At the turn of the 20th century, Mary Lennox is a sickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents who never wanted her and make an effort to ignore the girl. She is cared for by servants, who allow her to become a spoiled, aggressive, and selfish child. After a cholera epidemic kills her parents and the servants, Mary is discovered alive but alone in the empty house. She briefly lives with an English clergyman and his family in India before she is sent to Yorkshire, in England, to live with Archibald Craven, a wealthy uncle whom she has never met, at his isolated house, Misselthwaite Manor.
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Role # 1 Mary Lennox
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Raised in colonial India, Mary is an orphan whose parents have died of cholera. She has no close relatives and has been sent to live with Archibald Craven, her late mother’s sister’s husband. A spoilt child, now bewildered and alone, she is initially petulant and rude, but at heart is a warm girl.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Archibald Craven
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Master of Misselthwaite Manor, Archie is a mildly handicapped man who lost his beloved wife Lily in childbirth. He is a deeply unhappy,reclusive man who has been preoccupied with his loss for 10 years. Unable to face his son, who is sickly and bed-ridden.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Neville Craven
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Archie’s younger brother, who is resentful of his position as the younger brother. A humourless, bitter man, who, as a doctor, has responsibility for Colin, Archie’s invalid son.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Martha
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Housemaid. An extremely warm, good-hearted girl, feisty and courageous. Needs a belt vocal quality as well as vocal warmth. Requires Yorkshire accent. Needs to be able to inspire Mary when she is at her lowest.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Dickon
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Martha’s younger brother. A mystical lad, very much in tune with the forces of nature. Very sweet-natured and gentle. A music theatre vocal style. Requires a Yorkshire accent.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Colin Craven
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Archie’s invalid son who is bed-ridden and has no company other than his dour uncle and servants. Capable of being very rude and petulant,but essentially sweet-natured.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Lily Craven
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Archie’s late beloved wife, Colin’s mother, Mary’s aunt. A warm and loving woman who deeply loved Archie and died giving birth to Colin. In life a warm and loving young woman. In death a very benevolent presence watching over her unhappy husband, son and niece.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Mrs Medlock
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Housekeeper of Misselthwaite Manor. A very competent and business-like woman who is very severe and shows little warmth. Requires Yorkshire accent.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Ben Weatherstaff
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Gardener at Misselthwaite. Loyal servant of many years standing who dearly loved the late Lily. Can be crotchety, but essentially very gentle. Requires Yorkshire accent.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Mrs Winthrop
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A school headmistress who believes in strong discipline. (Will double as a servant).


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Major Shelley
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An army officer who escorts the orphaned Mary to England. (Will double as a servant).


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Mrs Shelley
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Wife of Major Shelley.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 The Dreamers
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

Consist of Mary’s parents, staff and friends in colonial India, all of whom died in a cholera epidemic. They appear as individuals and as a “Greek chorus”, commenting on events for the living,and in flashbacks to their lives in England and India. They are all watching over Mary. Collectively they form the vocal ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Capt Albert Lennox
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An army officer, Mary’s father. A warm and loving father.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Rose Lennox
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Mary’s mother, Lily’s sister. Beautiful, vain and spoilt. In life, lacking in maternal qualities. Can be quite petulant – rather a “princess”, but nevertheless very appealing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 The Fakir
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Indian mystic / servant.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Ayah
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Mary’s Indian nanny and main caregiver.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Lieutenant Ian Shaw
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Character: Army officer.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Lt. Peter Wright
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Army officer.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Major Holmes
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Army officer.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 Claire Holmes
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Major Holmes’ wife – a well-to-do lady.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 Alice
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rose’s friend – a well-to-do lady.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -