Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible Cast Size
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: None

Character Breakdown

Ned Stirrick
An emotional man who lost his father in the war and is now the leader of a gang of child pick-pockets. Tough and strong, but also has a soft side that is hidden. A lost soul who loves puppets, he is known by all as "The Captain."
Gender: male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Thomas Gray
Always eating food that he has stolen. New to the group and unafraid to challenge Stirrick. Sharp, intelligent, and witty.
Gender: male
Age: 13 to 16
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Bill
One of the boys in Stirrick's gang. He pretends that he is crippled when he begs by attaching bloody slabs of meet to his legs under bandages.
Gender: male
Age: 10 to 15
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Donkin
The unofficial second-in-command to the gang. He is tough and ruthless, but also a jokester. Donkin maintains his cool and is practical in difficult situations.
Gender: male
Age: 13 to 18
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Charlie
A sensitive daydreamer. Not the sharpest tool in the shed, but loved by the other boys. He is Peg's older brother.
Gender: male
Age: 12 to 16
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Jimmy Pender
Always paired up with Jem. He is talkative and is usually lying or grossly exaggerating the truth.
Gender: male
Age: 10 to 15
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Peg
The ballet singer. Charlie's sister. She acts as a sort of narrator to the story. Quirky and misunderstood at times.
Gender: female
Age: 8 to 11
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Caroline
Part of Stirrick's gang, she is tough and sarcastic. Her tomboyish ways help her easily fit in with the group.
Gender: female
Age: 9 to 12
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Grandfather Fantocinni
A proud, over-the-top Italian businessman. He is the undisputed head of the family and runs it as such. Rarely in a good mood.
Gender: male
Age: 60 to 70
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Carlo Fantocinni
Second-in-command for the Fantocinni puppet show. Always tired and frustrated from dealing with his family and the puppet show.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Mrs. Flockton
Carlo's common law wife, she has no tolerance for Carlo's father. A tough broad who is very vocal in her opinions.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Elisa Fantocinni
Carlo's middle child. She is quick-witted and wise for her age. Has a doll that she loves and takes with her everywhere. Very curious about Stirrick.
Gender: female
Age: 9 to 12
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Rico Fantocinni
The oldest of Carlo's children. He is very protective of Elisa and his family. Does not trust Stirrick or anyone else in his gang.
Gender: male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Lord Kensington
A complete and total lush, he loves to drink and flaunt his mistress about. Leads a life of entitlement and does not like it when things don't go his way.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 60
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Lady Caroline Watson
Lord Kensington's mistress. Formerly of a lower-class, she lacks grace and dignity. Whiney and childish.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Percival Simms
Lord Kensington's secretary and manservant. He is a bit cheeky and has little more than paid tolerance for his employer.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Peacock
Lord Kensington's attorney. A brute man who knows how to play by the law and how to get around it.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Perfect
Stirrick's loyal partner in crime. He provides sausage to Stirrick for the whole gang in return for the stolen goods. A slimy fellow without an honest bone in his body who despises children.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Leach
The Punch and Judy man puppeteer. He is a drunk and soft in the head, but takes the lives of his puppets very seriously.
Gender: male
Age: 45 to 65
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Ensemble
Children; Other Gang Members (Daffy, Jack, Jem, Joe, Jones)