1 Woman and 3 Men needed for touring show – The Ebbing Hour

Cost: N/A

Organiser: Softsod Productions

Potential profit share pending funding.

We’re casting for our brilliant new two-act touring play The Ebbing Hour. Please see casting breakdown below.


Man Y: Male: Playing age 28-40. A moody, dark, uncompromising character with a mysterious but undoubtedly tragic past, driven now to commit suicide. Uncommunicative and sinister, with a tendency to OCD, the man has a secret past and an unparalleled determination to hide it. The last thing he needs, as he ritualistically sets himself to die, is to be discovered and have to explain himself. To defend himself against the inevitable, maybe he can turn the tables. He’s clever enough.

Man X: Male: Playing age 28-40. A positive, likeable if somewhat erratic man, always keen to grow, improve and learn. An almost child-like demeanour belies a complex history, easily confused by his own deliberations. An excitable psychology lecturer, who has just returned to work after some mysterious time away, he comes daily to an isolated hilltop to watch the sunset. It’s in the ebbing hour of the setting sun that he finds peace and serenity. A peace that is about to be unceremoniously shattered. Can he endure the trial and stay without running for the hills, as he usually does?

The Therapist: Male. Playing age 45-55. A deep, thoughtful, well-educated man who has yet to learn that being an effective therapist is about more than being calm, smart and insightful. He must also learn to be human, open and above all, vulnerable; all the things he has spent the last 30 years avoiding. Tonight he has his chance, a chance he must take. It fills him with a strange mixture of dread and relief as he prepares to tell his story and save the day. In a desperate attempt to change the course of events unfolding before him, he chooses to ditch the facade of the safe and careful therapist and venture into unchartered territory; to become the man he’s always wanted to be. Can he pull it off?

The Woman: Female: Playing age 33-45. A nervous, smart and deeply troubled woman who is more than a match for her therapist. She has learned to twist and turn, physically as well as emotionally, to keep the wolves from the door, to hide her biggest fears and bury her hardest memories. She oscillates between her disconnected, hurt and fractured child and her quick-witted, biting and challenging adult, to the extent she threatens to overwhelm the session. But she is also as determined and courageous as she is disturbed. Driven by a single-minded desire to find her resolution, she needs answers, quickly, and she’s just about to get them. Very alarming ones.

Please send CVs to [email protected] by midnight November 23rd.

Auditions and rehearsals will be in Bristol, November – February (TBC)

The tour will commence in February and run till May.

Please visit our website for further information http://www.softsod.com/




Bristol/ South Wales

Contact Details

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Opportunity title: 1 Woman and 3 Men needed for touring show – The Ebbing Hour
Expiry Date: 2018-11-23T00:00:00+00:00