26th July 2019

Casting Call Out For No Bond So Strong

Sampad is currently casting for No Bond So Strong, part of BEDLAM Arts & Mental Health Festival – produced by Sampad and written by Oliva Winteringham.

No Bond So Strong is a life-affirming show about motherhood and holding family together when you find yourself unravelling. A mother, a relative, a doctor; three voices come together to paint an intimate portrait of the hopeful experiences and the hopeless feelings of being a new parent. No Bond So Strong is a show about revelling in the joys of parenthood, but at the same time, summoning every bit of energy not to fall apart for fear of losing it all.

BEDLAM Arts & Mental Health Festival takes place in Birmingham from 1 – 12 October 2019. This piece is one of four commissions for the festival, which is led by Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust. Other partners include Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Midlands Arts Centre and Geese Theatre Company.

Production Information:
Title: No Bond So Strong
Type: New writing
Writer: Olivia Winteringham
Director: Mingyu Lin

Production Dates:
Audition: Date to be arranged between Tuesday 27 August – Sunday 1 September
Rehearsals: Monday 16 September – Wednesday 2 October 2019
Opening / Touring Dates: Thursday 3 – Friday 4 October 2019, Midlands Arts Centre
Community venues: Monday 7 – Friday 11 October 2019

Contract / Fee:
£500 per week.

We are seeking to cast three South Asian female actors, ideally Birmingham or West Midlands based but we will consider actors from outside of the region. We are casting as follows:

Mother – British born Pakistani, playing age in the range of 30-40. She is gentle-natured.

Relative – British born Pakistani, she is in her mid 50 – 60s. She is the mother of ‘mother’

Psychiatrist – British born Indian, playing age in the range of mid 30s – mid 40s. She is patient but professional, direct and clear.

How to apply:
Applications should be made with CVs and headshots to: info@sampad.org.uk  with NO BOND SO STRONG in the subject line, or to:
Sampad, Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston, Birmingham B12 9QH.

Deadline: Friday 23 August 2019

No Bond So Strong is commissioned by Sampad for BEDLAM Arts & Mental Health Festival

Supported by The John Feeney Charitable Trust and The Saintbury Trust
Created with the support of BSMHFT, Birmingham MIND and Acacia Family Support