There are two separate CASTS OF CHARACTERS in this production. The characters who appear in Morningstone, a precinct of the MYTHICAL OTHERWORLD, and the characters who appear in CONTEMPORARY ENGLAND. Only MORGEN and the BARN OWL appear in both. To aid screenplay readers, here they are presented in the order in which they appear in their separate real and mythical locations.
MORGEN with an "E": An American rock superstar with "the world by the ears." A hedonistic fantasy to his fans, burned out by a grueling schedule of performances and recording commitments, primed for his out-of-body experience. LEAD ROLE
THE TRASHBABIES: Morgen's singing, dancing chorus line of nine lovely ladies, loosely based on the Solid Gold Dancers of yesteryear. They all have lines, as well.
MORGEN'S STAGE BAND: A half-dozen musicians who appear with Morgen on and off stage, in mansion rehearsals, and in the recording studio. The DRUMMER and the LEAD GUITARIST both have lines.
ADAM FULLER: The record company's A&R Man, responsible for Morgen's development as a recording artist, selection and approval of Morgen's repertoire, reasonable, approachable, and efficient. SUPPORTING ROLE
RODNEY HAZELTON: Morgen's personal manager, a worldly, self-made entrepreneur, stoking the coals of the gravy-train Morgen's talent provides. An insecure, but effective hustler. MAJOR SUPPORTING ROLE
ANGELA KNIGHT: A popular interviewer and TV personality with her own primetime show, KNIGHT ON THE TOWN. SUPPORTING ROLE
TV ANNOUNCER: Voice only role for KNIGHT ON THE TOWN. VOICE OVER ROLE
THE BUTLER: Mansion staff, comes with the rental. BIT PART
LIMOUSINE DRIVER: Comes with the Limousine rental. BIT PART
PARAMEDIC: Questions Morgen on the way to the hospital. DAY PLAYER
DOCTOR: Orthopedic staff doctor at the hospital. DAY PLAYER
UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR: The subject of Rodney's appeal to authority hoping to debunk "The Fool," who instead finds merit in its lyrics. DAY PLAYER
SYLVIA: The Make-up Lady at the ruined abbey. DAY PLAYER
BRASS SECTION: Musicians hired for the on-screen recording session DAY PLAYERS
UK ORCHESTRA: Musicians hired for the on-screen Halloween Concert DAY PLAYERS
UK CHOIR: Choir hired for the on-screen Halloween Concert DAY PLAYERS
SILENT BITS AND EXTRAS
SECURITY FORCE, LOCATION TV CREW, SOIREE GUESTS, MAY EVE CONCERT YOUNG LADY, HOSPITAL CAST ROOM ASSISTANT, ENERGENCY ROOM ATTENDANTS, RECORDING STUDIO TECHNICIANS, SOUND ENGINEER, KNIGHT ON THE TOWN REMOTE TV CREW, TV DIRECTOR, SWITCHER, MAY EVE CONCERT-GOERS, HALLOWEEN CONCERT-GOERS, SQUAD OF POLICE IN RIOT GEAR, HAND-HELD CAMERAMAN, OTHERS AS REQUIRED.
|THE THREE MUSES: Perpetually lovely goddesses in diaphanous gowns, all of one mind, they often finish each other's lines. They are the keepers of the Cauldron of Inspiration, seeking to guide Mankind's loftiest aspirations through song, dance and poetry, a pre-classical trinity of Love, Widom and Truth, allies of Mankind. SUPPORTING ROLES|
THE THREE FURIES (AKA THE GOTHS): Striking, athletic women clad in fantastically wrought armor designed more to provoke than to protect, goddesses of vengeance opposed to Mankind, and all of one mind, they often finish each other's lines, too. SUPPORTING ROLES
SMYTHE: Owner of Morningstone's sole auto repair shop and petrol sevice station, a burly mechanic. SUPPORTING ROLE
FIONA: A consumate flirt, she's Mother Nature, the Ninefold Muse masquerading as a sexy, eccentric, mature English countrywoman, but when it suits her, a shape-shifter who appears as a Barn Owl, or nine other goddesses altogether--goddesses with mixed feelings about the value of Mankind's continuing role in Nature. MAJOR SUPPORTING ROLE
LAURA WEBSTER: Appearing to be an English countrywoman, the type given over to good works, a true Daughter of the Empire ... but when she lets down her hair, revealed as Nature's own, an enchanting singer, exotic dancer, and goddess of love all-in-one. LEAD ROLE
THE THREE FATES: Past, Present, and Future, stunning women wearing embroidered, cowled robes, the blind "websters," with eyes like miniature moons, who weave Mankind's destiny. SUPPORTING ROLES
KEVIN: A Morningstone "teenager" first seen in a heritage class at the pub. SUPPORTING ROLE
BILLY: A Morningstone "teenager" first seen in a heritage class at the pub. SUPPORTING ROLE
BARBARA: A Morningstone "teenager" first seen in a heritage class at the pub. SUPPORTING ROLE
CLIO: A Morningstone "teenager" first seen in a heritage class at the pub. SUPPORTING ROLE
NIGEL: A Morningstone "teenager" first seen in a heritage class at the pub. SUPPORTING ROLE
AMY: A Morningstone "teenager" first seen in a heritage class at the pub. SUPPORTING ROLE
MORNINGSTONE LADIES CHOIR: Local residents, the wives and mothers of Morningstone who attend and support their ancient rituals. RECURRING DAY PLAYERS
MORNINGSTONE ORCHESTRA: Local men, husbands and fathers of Morningstone who attend and play the music for their ancient rituals. RECURRING DAY PLAYERS
ANIMAL CAST IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE
BARN OWL, DOE IN THE ROAD, WHITE STAGE IN THE CLEARING, ASSORTED BIRDS AND HEDGEROW WILDLIFE, BRINDLED MASTIFF, PONY (ALSO PLAYS THE "UNICORN"), LAPWING PLOVER, HARE.