Where Are All the Scottish Actors?
11th January 2021
The Sanguine Writing House has seen an open casting call for Scottish actors fall flat. A nationwide call has led to only nineteen responses leading casting director Matthew Stubbs to wonder:
“Where are they are all hiding?”
The Sanguine Writing House, TSWH, produces on-line interactive games which require players to participate in the performance. The game format was created as a response to the ban on social gatherings and theatres closing for the duration of this awful pandemic.
“In a world where laughs are few we are raising some and we were even singing the other night. Bad, drunken singing, but singing nonetheless!”
That was in a performance of on-line pantomime: Donald Where’s Your Trousers? This brought together strangers over last week to perform in the game. It was good fun and those who played it are no longer strangers.
All TSWH games are based around a mystery or Whodunit? It could be a missing pair of trousers or the search for the murderer in classic murder/mystery style.
The next one sees a murder taking place at a Burns Night gathering and participants get to play Scottish characters that are brought together. Such as local distillery owner Mr or Mrs Forbes, Dr. Buchanan or even detective Campbell, who is there to solve the mystery. Someone has been killed and it would appear that everyone has a motive to do the deed.
“We have twelve Scottish parts to fill and a shortage of Scottish actors. Considering the current world in which we l live in I thought we would have been snowed under with applications but no.”
TSWH has posted the roles on a variety of casting sites and had plenty of responses from around the World but what the company really wants is authentic Scottish voices to bring this Burns Night Tragedy to life.
THE SANGUINE WRITING HOUSE:
This is an on-line interactive game which comes in a variety of mystery tales. It has been created as a response to the absence of works Christmas parties this year. It will go forward into 2021 to cater as a substitute for other social gatherings. This play is set in 1926 and focuses on Burns Night. Participants will play a character in the game and look to find the murderer of the piper. Great fun which is something we all need in these difficult times. Game play is seen as an effective treatment of mental health issues caused by isolation and we are working with MIND to make a contribution to mental well-being.
The site can be reached at www.TSWH.co.uk
And Matthew Can be reached on: 07508120010