The Winterling

Jez Butterworth


Directed by Steven O’Shea

Performance Dates: 17 – 25 January 2020

Audition Dates - 15, 16 &17 October

Actors required for following roles:

West, (male, 40’s)
Draycott, (male, 40’s)
Wally, (male, 40’s)
Patsy, (male, mid 20’s)
Lue, (female, early 20’s)


In a dilapidated farmhouse on rural Dartmoor, in the depths of winter, West, a gangland fugitive, awaits the arrival of two old associates he has summoned from London to deal with some unfinished business. There is only room in the car for two people to leave. Meanwhile someone sits waiting upstairs.
Multi award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth, author of such modern classics as ‘Mojo’, ‘Jerusalem’ and ‘The Ferryman’, deploys his trademark pump-action dialogue as the characters’ power plays become increasingly desperate and deadly.


Auditions will take place from 7.00pm on Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th & Thursday 17th October in the South Hall at the NVT.

Recalls will take place at the same venue on Tuesday 22nd & Wednesday 23rd October from 7.00pm, (dates subject to change).

Candidates will be asked to read extracts from the play. Actors wishing to audition for West, Wally or Draycott will be asked to read for all three parts. Devonshire accents will be required for some roles, (though not essential at the audition stage).

Copies of the relevant scenes will be available for collection from the South Hall from Monday 9th September.
Scenes can be sent via email upon request.

It would be appreciated if candidates could pre-book their audition dates and times. Please email your preferences to the director, Steven O’Shea at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Bookings will be taken from 12th September. Priority will be given to those who have pre-booked.