Audition Notice

Audition information for our first play of the season:

“The Fighting Days”, written by Wendy Lill, directed by Simon Challenger


Set in Winnipeg during 1910-1917, the play focuses on the life and work of Francis Marion Beynon, a Manitoba journalist and political activist. When the play opens, she meets Nellie McClung and becomes involved in the Votes-for-Women movement. As the newly hired writer and editor of the women’s page in The Rural Review, her views end up becoming controversial when Canada becomes involved in World War l and the conscription crisis divides the suffragists. A play about the polarities of public and private lives and issues of racism and pacifism, “The Fighting Days” deals with timeless moral concerns.

Arts Manitoba describes it as -  “An unusually insightful investigation of social conscience.”

Required: 3 females and one male actor to play the following roles



LILY – Aged 25-30

NELLIE McCLUNG – Aged 35-40

GEORGE McNAIR – Aged 35-40, editor of “The Rural Review”

Audition will take place at Newton Cultural Centre, 13530-72 Ave. Surrey, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm, Saturday October 2nd

Rehearsals will take place weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 9:00 pm October 6th – November 10th. First two rehearsals via zoom, the rest, at Newton Cultural Centre.

Performances will take place: Nov. 12 and 13, 7:30 pm and Nov. 14 2:30 pm at Newton Cultural Centre. Nov. 19 7:30 pm at Theatre in the Country, 5708 Glover Road, Langley.

All actors must have proof of vaccination.

For more information and to book an audition time, please contact the producer, Kelly Thompson at kellyinva@gmail.com