Lear … Audition 1

Event Details

  • From: May 12, 2019
  • To: May 12, 2019
  • Starting at: 12:00 PM
  • Finishing at: 02:00 PM


  • The Old Fire Station
  • 2a Norwood High Street
  • London
  • SE27 9NS
  • United Kingdom


by William Shakespeare
Director: Bex Law

Performances:  October 22-26, 2019
First rehearsal: One-on-one with Lear, by arrangement with director; full cast starts August 25

Lear’s grip on her country is fading. The war with climate change is all but lost, her daughters are fighting over the scraps and the rain is raining every day. As Britain fractures, will a ray of hope shine through?

The production is set in a post-climate change Britain that has been ravaged by wars and the weather, and will feature a predominately female cast, playing in a semi-immersive setting.


In a break from tradition, we are auditioning for the part of Lear ahead of the rest of the cast – so that whomever is cast can have an appropriate time to prepare for this epic undertaking!

Lear  Someone that identifies as female or non-binary, with a playing age of 50+

Any questions please email the director, Bex.



For audition pieces and any further information, please email the director on the address above.

Please note that all parts at SLT are unpaid as we are a member-led organisation. If cast, you will be required to join SLT as a member.* Auditions are open to non-members, and new or potential members are very welcome.

All other parts will be cast in the auditions that will be held at 2pm on Sunday July 7, or 8pm on Monday July 8. Auditionees are welcome to attend both this advance audition for the part of Lear, and the general auditions in July.

*Membership lasts for a year from the date you join and costs £50, or £25 for concessions. See the membership page for more information.