Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible Cast Size
Cast Type: Children
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Queen Elizabeth I
The powerful monarch of England. Has a hot head, commanding attitude, and "the heart and stomach of a King". In love with Sir Drake, but is infuriated by his bravado and impetuousness.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Phoebe
Elizabeth's Lady-in Waiting. Becomes unresponsive and shaky-kneed when around Sir Drake.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 30
Minstrel
A singer and musician at the court. Their songs often lead Queen Elizabeth and Sir Drake into various inner monologues.
Gender: any
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Don Bernadino De Amontillado
The Spanish Ambassador to the court of Queen Elizabeth. Harbors a hate for Sir Francis Drake and allies with Sir Killigrew. Talks in an exaggerated accent and lisp.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 60
Lord Cedric Neasden
The Lord Chancellor and an ally of Don Amontillado who yearns to end war between Spain and England. An energetic, flowery speaker who has a tough time organizing events and being on the water.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 60
Manuel
A servant of Don Bernadino and spy for Sir Killigrew. A suck-up to both his master and Lady Killigrew. Quite disgusted by Lady Killigrew's attraction in him.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Casuel
A servant of Don Bernadino and spy for Sir Killigrew. A suck-up to both his master and Lady Killigrew.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 60
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Audrey
The clever barmaid at the Mermaid Tavern and niece and ward to Sir Killigrew. The apple of many young men's eyes, she has a deep romantic interest in Sir Drake. Faces constant heartbreak when her love takes to the sea.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Sir Francis Drake
A common seaman and recent national hero, he runs for Mayor of Plymouth against his archenemy Sir Killigrew. A brave and outspoken man who loves to make speeches. In love with Audrey, yet constantly leaves her for his true love of the sea.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Sir John Killigrew
Mayor of Plymouth and Sir Drake's archenemy. Schemes to sell information to the Spanish. Uptight and disrespected in his community, he is eventually voted out of office and run out of town.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 60
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Lady Winifred Killigrew
Sir John's mother and a bit of a lush. Has a love for politics and is often the one behind her son's questionable schemes.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Ebenezer
Sir Killigrew's right-hand man. Carries a mace which often silences any dissenting opinions. Pompous and egotistical.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 60
Tom Cobbley
A blacksmith and captain of the Widecombe Bowling Team. An outspoken fatherly figure who makes every decision for the rest of his team.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Simon Cobbley
Tom's nephew and a member of the Widecombe Bowling Team. A hard worker who is just as obsessed with bowling as his uncle.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Sir Walter Raleigh
A member of the Widecombe Bowling Team and Interim Captain in lieu of Sir Drake's trip. Flamboyantly dressed, he walks with a swagger along with several ladies on his arm. Becomes an ally with Queen Elizabeth to help get Sir Drake's romantic attention.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A#3
Ensemble
Courtiers; Devonians; Crew Of The Golden Hind; Widecombe Bowling Team; Sailors