THE NEXT DOCTOR COSMOS by Andy Hutchings. Director Lexie Fox07/01/20
Alice Knight is a women with a secret. Once upon a time she lived a double life as Doctor Cosmos, the most powerful super-hero in the known universe. Now, retired with her husband in a quiet Cheshire village, her peaceful life is jeopardised by the arrival of Anna Lee, a determined young woman who has discovered Alice's hidden past.
Anna will keep the secret - but at a price!
Andy Hutchings is a Chester writer. A selection of his short plays - Spectrum - was performed in the Auditorium at Chester Little Theatre to audience acclaim last May.
A Salisbury Studio production
Reading and Introduction: Tuesday 7 January 2020 at 7.45 pm
Auditions: Thursday 9 January at 7.30 pm and Sunday 12 Janaury 2020 at 2.30 pm
The Reading and the Auditions are open to non-members and members alike. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Characters (4F, 2M)
Alice Knight, a retired superhero trying to live a quiet life in an English village. A serious person tempered through the years by carrying the weight of the world. Playing age: 70s. Happy to age up with make up and costume to an extent.
Timothy Knight, Alice’s supportive husband with links to her superhero days. Desensitized to the superhero life after watching his wife defy gravity and shoot lasers out of her face for so long. Playing age: 70s. Happy to age up with make up and costume to an extent.
Anna Lee, a recently widowed woman who wants to become a superhero. Moving from fan to hero in her own right, Anna has a lot of emotional baggage to be resolved before she's entrusted with power. Playingage: 30s
Liz Broome, a suicidal woman Anna is tasked with befriending as part of her trials. Someone whose depression has steadily worsened over the years but is not totally without hope. Playing age: any
Michelle Gardner, a criminal whose rehabilitation Anna is tasked with as part of her trials. Confrontational and seemingly without remorse for her actions, Michelle has resigned to her fate. Playing age: 20s
Scott Lee, Anna’s dead husband seen in flashbacks induced by Alice. Emotionally supportive to the end, Anna often imagines him still watching over her. Playing age: 30s (NB if Anna’s playing age is changed then Scott’s should match it)