South Hill Park

RG12 7PA

Casting Call – East by Steven Berkoff

October 14, 2016
East Simon Birkoff

The Studio Theatre Company is holding auditions for East by Steven Berkoff, taking place in March 2017 in the Studio Theatre, South Hill Park.

Show dates – 1st – 4th March 2017

Audition dates – 7th & 8th November 2017 7-10pm

Rehearsals – Light rehearsals in November/December with an intense period in February.

Auditions are by appointment and will be in 15 minute time slots. Please email to book a slot.

Show Synopsis:

Full of sex and fury, east is a sharp, affectionate and funny expose of life in London’s East End. With its uncompromising physical performance style and its rich poetic language veering from Shakespearean parody to the shatteringly profane, it is a rollercoaster of gripping theatricality, teeming with both visual and verbal exuberance.

Written from Berkoff’s personal memories and experiences in the East End of London, East is a testament to youth, energy, and a time of life that knew no holding back or reserve.

The performance contains extremely strong language and references that may offend and is suitable for over 16’s only.

This is a wordy and physical show.


Mike (M) Age 20-30 – East end lad

Les (M) Age 20-30 – East end lad

Sylv (F) Age 20-30 – Mike’s girlfriend

Mum (Played by a man) – Age 40-60 – Mike’s Mum, lives in a bit of a fantasy world

Dad (M) Age 40 – 60 – Mike’s Misogynistic/racist dad

Please prepare for the audition:

  • A monologue for your chosen character, this will be sent to you when you book a time slot.
  • A comedy monologue of your choosing 1-2 minutes long