with reaction plays created through workshops



We are casting for POD.

Coming to Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle (Nominated for FRINGE THEATRE OF THE YEAR in the 2020 Stage Theatre Awards).  Running from 5-16 May 2020, with three weeks rehearsals before hand.



STAGED READINGS - each week of the performances of POD will be followed by a series of staged readings of new plays written in reaction to POD. Actors from the POD cast will be performing the staged readings. (Running time approx 1hr POD and 45 min Readings)


Fee £385 / week for 5 weeks Three weeks rehearsal Mon-Fri (with possible saturdays) Tech / Dress 4 May, Run from 5 May-16 may Tuesdays - Saturdays


NOTE Rehearsals and performances are in NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE. We can do initial video castings if you are based away from Newcastle.



DAISY - Late 20s/Early 30s Female 

and "As Cast" in staged readings"


DAISY - A bit "Alternative". Quirky Considers herself to be 'spiritual' (along the lines of Tara Love Perry - have a google of her). 


(We are looking for a caucasian actor for this role as Daisy is playing the sister and daughter of actors already cast and the theme of family / heritage is a part of the plot)

DAN - Late 40s Male 

and "As Cast" in staged readings


DAN - Cynical, Tactless, but not unkind. He's training for a Marathon but he could be any shape.


Dan can be any ethnicity.


SEND YOUR CV, and a showreel if you have one to


We will let you know if we would like to see you for an audition.

We look forward to hearing from you!

POD is a new comedy drama written by Arabella Arnott and directed by Matt Jamie - the team behind


"Witty, powerful, mesmerising *****



"Intelligent and entertaining" 

North East Theatre Guide


"A fascinating watch" 

North East Theatre Guide


and DOWN TO ZERO by Lizi Patch

"Beautifully judged performances" 

British Theatre Guide

Rose has organised a weekend away with her sister, Daisy, and mum, Iris. Husband Dan is there too, though he'd rather be training for his marathon.  The four of them are spending the weekend together in a camping pod.  It's a celebration of their dad, Geoff, who would have loved to be there for his birthday...


As the family gather together, they find they end up sharing more than just a camping pod, as secrets come out and they find the answers to questions nobody was expecting to be asked.  

A deeply heartfelt comedy drama about families, identity, dealing with grief, and running away from secrets (and bulls).

Coming to Alphabetti Theatre - 5-16 May 2020, with reaction pieces created through workshops.


We are looking for short podcast play scripts to accompany this production of POD. We'd like something up to ten minutes long, with a small cast (maximum of four).  One of the key threads in the story is the relationship between the mother and her grown up daughters.  We'd like the podcast play to pick up on the theme of 'mothers and daughters' in whatever way you like.


There will be £100 for the chosen script.  Coracle will cast and produce the podcast and put it out on our channel "Coracle Playstream" in the run up to the production in 2020. 

Have a listen to previous response plays, and a piece of writing by Arabella here on our website or search for CORACLE PLAYSTREAM wherever you get your podcasts.

Deadline is 1 February 2020.  Please send your scripts (include your contact details on the title page, and please number the pages!) to coracletheatre@gmail.com. 


Drop us a line if you'd like to ask any other questions.

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