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Talisman Theatre looking for Andrea

Ian Hughes 16th Jun, 2017 Updated: 16th Jun, 2017

TALISMAN Theatre are looking for Andrea.

The Kenilworth company needs someone to play the character Andrea – a man – in its November production of Ladies In Lavender.

Taking place in pre-war England, aging sisters Ursula and Janet live peacefully in their cottage on the shore of Cornwall.

One morning following a violent storm, the sisters spot from their garden a nearly-drowned man lying on the beach. They nurse him back to health, and discover that he is Polish. Communicating in broken German while they teach him English, they learn his name is Andrea and that he is a particularly gifted violinist. His boat was on its way to America, where he is headed to look for a better life. It doesn’t take long for them to become attached to Andrea, and the younger sister is extremely attracted to him and wants him to stay forever.

Director David Draper said: “Andrea is a vital role in this moving drama and needs sensitive playing. The story is not about him, although his part is essential. It is enough that he appear open and appealing, a mirror in which the women can see their desires and dreams reflected.”

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