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It will open on the anniversary of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday on 26 April 2014, and play for three weekends.

Four young actors are required, two males and two females (preferably 16–21 years old), to play the young lovers.

Dancers / actors are required to play faeries.

More experienced performers are required to play satyrs, sexy statues and circus performers.

The choreographer and production designer is Michael Hennessy.

The production’s creative team includes Greg Aitken, Dominick Reyntiens, Max Donati, Melinda Saxe, Mike Russo and Tim Winton-Brown.

The production will be set in Mullumbimby in 1969 and music will be an important part of the show, so interested musicians are encouraged to contact the production team.

Auditions will be held at the Drill Hall: Sunday November 24 and December 1 from 11am to 3pm and Wednesday November 27 from 7pm to 9pm.

A Byron Bay audition for faerie, nymph and satyr dancers will be held on Saturday November 30.

Actors are requested to prepare a short monologue from the play, and audition bookings are essential.

Younger actors wishing to audition for the lovers are asked to contact Melinda Saxe on 6684 5025.

Dancers, please contact Max Donati 0431 906 536.

Other performers, musicians, or those with something to offer the production please phone Tim Winton-Brown on 0402 837 189.


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