Actors wanted as curtain set to rise on Kirkcaldy writer’s play

Bee Parkinson is holding auditions for her play. Pic: FPA
Bee Parkinson is holding auditions for her play. Pic: FPA

A local writer is seeking aspiring actors to audition after her play reached its fundraising target.

A local writer is seeking aspiring actors to audition after her play reached its fundraising target.

Bee Parkinson (23) needed to raise £700 to achieve her dream of bringing her play, The Divine Comedy Show, to the stage.

The fundraiser was put on Kickstarter and reached its target before the end of the month, leaving Bee delighted but stunned.

“I just sat down and stared into space,” Bee admitted. “My fiancee asked if I was okay but I was just spaced out. You just don’t know how to react when it comes true.”

Bee had created the fundraiser with the aim of raising the money in 30 days. However, the full amount was reached days before the deadline.

“We were actually funded a few days before the end date,” she explained. “We had five or six days before the funraiser ended.”

With the play now fully funded, Bee is pressing on with bringing her work to the stage, which she hopes to have in front of audiences in January 2017.

“We were hoping to notify the successful auditioneees a couple of weeks after. Then we can start rehearsing on December 3.”

The funding will allow Bee to hire the space needed to cast, rehearse and run the production, as well as work with local artists on set design, visual art work and costume design.

The fundraiser was helped along by various incentives, including tickets and sneak peeks during rehearsals. Bee, who used to work in finance but has ambitions to become a full-time playwright, wrote the story when she was just a child.

“I actually wrote it when I was 12 and I was staying with my grandparents when we moved house.

“I’m not really sure where the idea came from but I’d always had an active imagination and had always been interested in religion and things like that.”

The story, which has been re-named The Divine Comedy Show for the stage play adaptation, is focused on good and evil, with a little mythology thrown in as well.

Auditions will take place on Saturday, October 22, at The Duchess in Kirkcaldy, between 12-3pm.

Aspiring actors can book an audition spot here. .