Auditions for AMY'S VIEW by David Hare
Tue 3 Juhe at 7.30pm in the Oakwood Centre
Laurence and Neil will be producing Amy's View by David Hare, a great play by one of our leading playwrights.
Amy's View was first performed at the National Theatre in 1997and starred Judi Dench and Samantha Bond as Esme and Amy.
The play is a tragi-comedy, set in the living room of acomfortable residence near Pangbourne, once the home of artist Bernard Thomas and later in a West End Theatre, over a 16 year period from 1979-95.
It features 6 characters:
Esme Allen - a prominent West End actress, aged 49 at the start of the play and Amy's mother.
Amy Thomas - aged 23, works for a publishing house,
Dominic Tyghe -Amy's partner - aged 22, starting out on a career writing about films.
Evelyn Thomas - Esme's Mother-in-law and Amy's grandmother. A long retired art teacher.
Frank Oddie - Esme's neighbour, in his early fifties by 1985, likes a drink and is devoted to Esme
Toby Cole - a young actor in a West End play in 1995
This is the second play in David Hare's trilogy exploring aspects of Love and in Amy's View the theme is love as sacrifice. There are two ideas about love running through the play.
The first is Amy's view that love should be given unconditionally and can be seen throughout the play in the relationships between Esme and Amy, Amy & Dominic and Frank and Esme.
The second is the clash of the past versus modern popular culture as represented by Esme, the theatre actress and Dominic the film writer.
During the course of the play these issues seem to be resolved and an uneasy equilibrium is reached between the old and the new.
This is a jolly fine play, that is well written with interesting characters and some good stuff to get your teeth into, so come along and audition and we will have a fun and rewarding time putting on this challenging play.