15th October 2021

Casting Call for Queen of Hearts

In this light-hearted duologue, a fading Bollywood star struggles to reconcile how she sees herself, versus how the world perceives her in age. Sparks fly as her younger self arrives to question her memories and ego, and to suggest that maybe it’s time to slow down and embrace aging.

The production is presented by Sampad as part of Celebrating Age, a dedicated season of work aiming to showcase older artists and performers whilst also giving MAC’s visitors who are 65+ opportunities to try new things and engage with new art forms along the way.

We are looking to cast two South Asian women, based in Birmingham or the West Midlands.
As the character has a Bollywood background, dance experience is desirable.

Lalita Older self, age 58, present day
A former film star from Chennai. Attractive, glamorous and well-spoken but now definitely older. She is slightly bored of her forced retirement and frustrated in her search for a role that would reflect her earlier status.

Lalita Younger self, age 25
In her youth, Lalita was a stunner and known as a feisty feminist. Smart and good looking, enjoys her celebrity status; but she is quick tempered and abrupt, a bit brash.

The chosen actors must be available for, and commit to, all bookings at MAC (B12 9QH), see PDF download.
Rehearsals from Mon 6 December to performances on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th December.

Download: Queen Of Hearts Casting Call and Dates PDF

Fees: £494 per week, for 2 weeks
Application deadline: Sunday 31st October 2021
Audition invites sent:
Wednesday 3rd November 2021
Audition date: Friday 5th November, 09:30-18:00, MAC

Applications should be made with CVs and headshots to: info@sampad.org.uk with Queen of Hearts in the subject line, or by post to:
Sampad, c/o Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston, Birmingham B12 9QH.