Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Medium (11 to 20 performers)
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: None

Character Breakdown

Jack Spratt
Our story's protagonist, a very claustrophobic and fragile boy. He was severely abused as a young child and is terrified of the water. Sweet and innocent, but possesses an inner-toughness.
Gender: male
Age: 12 to 15
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Dick Spratt
Sent to St. Michael's for being a pickpocket. He is a rebel-rouser. Smart and savvy with a boyish charm and little regard for the rules.
Gender: male
Age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Midgeley
The chain-smoking rebel-rouser who becomes best friends with Dick. Though he is a champion swimmer, his attention to all other school activities are severely lacking.
Gender: male
Age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Frank Smedley
Geordie Irwin
Curly
Overeager and rambunctious, he is excited to please his teachers and classmates. Protective of Jack almost immediately upon meeting him.
Gender: male
Age: 10 to 13
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Barnes
Boys' teacher and primary swim coach. He is a a firm believer in tradition and very enthusiastic about the discipline required for swimming. Gruff, manly, powerful.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 55
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Agnes Spratt
Jack's little sister the obedient, well-behaved student. Very protective of Jack and not afraid to speak out on his behalf.
Gender: female
Age: 9 to 12
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Maggie
A new girl at the school. She is outspoken and expresses her dissenting opinions. Admired and trusted by the other girls, but loathed by the strict staff. A big sister figure to many of the other orphans.
Gender: female
Age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Marchant
A teacher at the girls' school. She is a tough disciplinarian and disliked by the students. Cold and harsh.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 60
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Appleyard
A teacher at the girls' school. Though she is firm, she is much more kind and lenient than Ms. Merchant. Stands strong when her methods are challenged.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Lord Cadogan
A very generous man with gusto and a wry sense of humor. Treats his staff and children with great kindness and care.
Gender: male
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Lady Cadogan
She is in charge of the schools. Like her husband, she is overly kind and generous to both the students and her staff. Dignified and proud.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Henry Cadogan
Captain in the Army. Nice boy born of nobility and a champion swimmer who teaches Jack how to swim. Athletic, adventurous, proud.
Gender: male
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Joss
Mailman, jokester, and pickpocket. A boy with a goofy nature that eventually gets him into trouble. He is easily remorseful and infatuated with Hannah.
Gender: male
Age: 12 to 15
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Porter
The old, absent minded man who sees the children on and off the train. He shuffles when he walks and cracks jokes to the children. Kind, gentle, quirky.
Gender: male
Age: 55 to 70
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Ensemble