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A Vampire Story Auditions
January 4, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Auditions for Belfrey Player’s Shropshire Drama Festival Entry – A Vampire Story by Moira Buffini
Two young women arrive in a nameless British smalltown. their names are not their own. they don’t declare their ages. their relationship with each other is not clear. are they sisters, as their assumed identities declare? Or are they mother and daughter? the eldest, Claire, takes a job in a pub. the youngest, eleanor, goes to school. During a truth exercise in her Drama class, eleanor confesses that she has been alive for over two hundred yeas and has survived by drinking human blood. Her classmates think she is utterly crazy and Mint, her teacher, puts her in touch with the school counsellor. She makes one friend, Frank, a boy who has been home educated and is as much of an oddity as eleanor. He tries to get to the bottom of her vampire delusion, thinking it an epic and compelling psychosis. Why would anyone want to be undead? Frank’s parents believe that Ella is an anorexic – why does she never eat? eleanor has started to write her life story as a play. She describes Claire’s background as a prostitute in 19th century London and her own as a child in a private orphanage. Meanwhile, things are falling apart. People are disappearing. are eleanor and Claire vampires? Or are they troubled young women on the run?
Characters are as follows
Ella – 16, present day
Eleanor – 16, 19thCentury
Claire – 21, present day
Clara – 21, 19th Century
Frank, Briggs, Moon – schoolboys, present day
Debit, Point – schoolgirls, present day
Mint – drama teacher (m or f)
Fillet – food technology teacher (m or f)
Marianne – child prostitute, 19th Century
Ruthven – gambler, 19th Century
Darvell – a stranger, 19th Century
Tina – Frank’s mother
Geoff – Frank’s father
Letty, Harriet – schoolgirls, 19th Century
Bettina – a maidservant, 19th Century
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