Black Theatre Live


Wonder Girl casting call-out

23 April 2018

Casting Brief for Wonder Girl First Bite at Ovalhouse 2018

Wonderful | Female | 17 yrs | Bi-racial (West Indian and White British parents) On the brink of leaving the care system. Frail but has an inner strength. Highly
imaginative, glint in eye, mysterious.

Mary | Female | 40 yrs | White, Irish (Republic of Ireland accent, Dublin
Preferred) Mother to Callum and Social Worker to Wonderful. Tries to see the lighter side to life. Comedic and exhausted.

Callum | Male | 15 yrs | White, British (Irish parents) Cheeky chappy, has a tough, rough and ready persona. Moments of vulnerability. Hidden damage.

Francisca | Female | 50 yrs | Black British / Asian Social Work Manager to Mary. Ambitious and jaded.

Overview of Project:

Wonder Girl
Written by Eva Edo
Directed by Eloise Lally
Design & Costume by Amanda Mascarenhas
Sound Design by Jonny Wharton
Dramaturgy by Neil Grutchfield
Co-Produced by Ovalhouse & Rua Arts
Funded by Arts Council England
Running Time 60mins approx.

Wonderful a seemingly silent 17 year old care leaver seeks revenge on adults who let children down using the devices at her disposal – a few pizzas, Pentecostal rhetoric and one lost soul. A full length play which explores the notion that children in care are super heroes who have to escape into their own surreal worlds to survive. It examines the decisions which care leavers make and their mental health.

The First Bite series at Ovalhouse aims to help develop work. This is an R&D phase for Wonder Girl with the emphasis on text and characters and working with a creative team to stage an exciting, fresh production.


  • 17 - 23 Sept (Mon to Fri) | Rehearsal at Ovalhouse, Upstairs Studio
  • 24 - 29 Sept | Set build, script development, final designs confirmed
  • 1 - 7 Oct (Mon to Fri) | Rehearsal at Ovalhouse, Upstairs Studio
  • 8 - 10 Oct | Production & Technical Rehearsal at Ovalhouse, Upstairs Theatre
  • 11 - 13 Oct (Thurs, Fri and Sat) | 3 performances 7.30PM Upstairs Theatre at
  • Ovalhouse
  • 13 Oct (Sat) | PM Get out

Note. The cast must be available for all rehearsals, technical rehearsals and

Fee: This is a paid opportunity for a London Fringe R&D production.


Please send your spotlight link or CV, Headshot and showreels to
[email protected] If you have a showreel, please also send a link to that.

Please include ‘Wonder Girl Casting’ in the subject line and mention which role you would like to audition for.

Auditions will take place on Wednesday 25th April 7om - 9pm and Friday 27th April
10am - 5pm, You must be available to attend the auditions, rehearsal and
production dates.