Nottingham Playhouse is on a hunt for actors to take part in an adaptation of the award-winning novel ‘The Grapes of Wrath.’ The auditions are open to everyone whether they have experience or not.

The play’s director Abbey Wright is on the look out for 40 non-professional actors aged 16 and above to join the cast. Auditions are being held this Saturday (Feb 4) between 2 – 4pm.

Once the selections have been made, rehearsals will be held in late February and in March. Those chosen will be on a rota system that gives them an equal amount of opportunity on stage.

The play will open in Nottingham on the 28th of March and will run until the 8th of April 2017.

Frank Galati, who adapted the book, won a Tony Award for Best Play in 1990. It hasn’t been produced on a UK stage for more than 25 years.

Interest has already been shown at the Box Office. With tickets still available.
Interest has already been shown at the Box Office. With tickets still available.

The novel itself was written by John Steinbeck and won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

The story centres around main character Tom Goad and his family as they are forced from their farm during the great American Depression in the 1930s.

It follows them as they search for jobs, land, and hope for a brighter future among the many thousands of people who were doing the same.

CBJ Journalists give a rendition of their favourite quotes as their very own audition.