Local people are being invited to get involved in a new drama about their historic home town.
Our Town is a Sheringham reworking of a classic play, written in the 1930s by Thornton Wilder, winning him an internationally-acclaimed Pulitzer Prize.
It focused on the cranky characters of Grovers Town in America between 1901 and 1913;
now it is being given a home town setting by Sheringham Little Theatre – and casting sessions this weekend are looking to find actors to play the parts of townspeople.
About a dozen locals will join a six-strong professional cast for the show which runs from 7-14th of August .
Our Town was penned by Thornton Wilder in 1938 and set amid the cranky characters living in the American community of Grover’s Town. It won him the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was later staged on Broadway and televised film version starring Paul Newman.
The Sheringham version is a “warm and gentle look” at the local townsfolk, covering all generations and the relationships between individuals and families, said theatre director Debbie Thompson.
Play director, Marcus Romer, said: ”The players need to be 16 or over, but can be of all abilities. They will be using Norfolk accents and the story covers all aspects of life from birth, and love to marriage and death.
We have already had a good response from people keen to take part, but there is room for more – and for people wanting to help backstage too.”
Casting sessions are being held at the theatre on Sunday June 13 from 11-1am and 2-4pm. There will be rehearsals in July.
The theatre is also looking for pictures of Sheringham shops and street scenes from the early part of the 1900s to help with publicising the project.
Adults and young people interested in getting involved should email Debbie at email@example.com.