Casting now open for Open Clasp’s new play
Written by Catrina McHugh MBE

Open Clasp Theatre Company present:
Written by Catrina McHugh MBE
Directed by Rachel Glover
Co-created with the women from HMP Low Newton

I didn’t know you could get vultures in this country but here it is, on the roof, just the two of us…

A code blue presents an opportunity. In a split-second decision, Destiny finds herself on the roof of the prison.

Destiny loves bonfire night. She likes to watch things burn. She remembers the chaos, noise and her cold feet. Up on the prison roof she can see it all, the past, the present and the ‘what next’.
She’s not sure how much time she has before they find her, so she decides to enjoy the view.

Created with women from HMP Low Newton, and based on true-life experiences, Rupture is their story about being mothers in prison.

We’re delighted to have North East director, Rachel Glover, directing for Open Clasp for the first time.

Casting Brief

This call out is open to all actors who are women. Actors do not need to be represented by an agent to apply..

Rupture is a one-woman monologue that requires a strong actor to confidently carry the story and its themes. All actors interested in applying for the role should have good comedic presence in addition to being able to tackle the harder themes that the play touches on (domestic violence, sexual abuse) with performative strength.

Open Clasp’s work is rooted in the true voices of lived experience. We are looking to work with people who share an investment in seeking an authentic representation of the character’s narrative. This will involve a degree of research, but moreover an interest in connecting with the issues underpinning the work in order to inform the performance and connect back with the group of women who co-created the work through the character.

The character breakdown is below, however there is room for interpretation.

Character: Destiny


Playing Age: Early to mid-30s

Ethnicity: African and/or Caribbean heritage; African and/or Caribbean with White heritage

Auditions will be through self-tape submission.
Submission Deadline: 12 noon on 7th February

Please download the information pack here:Casting Call Out- Destiny