The groups worked out really well considering we already had a rough structure for maths and Harry had presented his idea about including a dog that talks so it suited him getting cast in maths and Beth’s idea of having a ‘DogTective’. To start off the group and I talked about the most important thing considering we already had a story. We are more or less going for the same characters as the improvised version apart from the addition of adding a character and swapping someone the role Hannah played as she is now doing English. Of course Harry got cast as the dog, but below I have listed the characters and who is playing them
Isabella – Beth
Dogtective – Harry
Granny – Leah
Evil Shape Collector – Josh
Silly Sidekick – Daytona
Here is my opinion why I think each person suits the role they have been given and why I did not object to any of the casting decisions.
Beth as Isabella –
Leah as Granny –
Josh as Evil Shape Collector (Written by Harry) –
Josh’s enthusiasm and ability to impersonate larger characters naturally drifted him to the same role her also played in the original version of ‘The Missing Triangle’. Drawing upon his ability to impersonate roles such as Baptistan from our take on Feydeau’s ‘A Flea In Her Ear’, he has proved time and time again to never hold back from playing comical roles and mastering ability to improvise childish dialogue.
Harry as the Dog –
Harry is a confident and bright individual, he is very determined and dedicated to his work which means he is always up for a challenge. As an actor Harry has the ability to play different characters that range from serious to comical and bold roles. We decided as a group it would be good to cast Harry playing the part of a dog as we know Harry will put the work in to make the dog great and make our T.I.E piece stand out. All of the parts in this are very challenging and there is an enormous difference between each of the characters so everyone needs to be putting the effort in to each of their roles, Harry is a great example of what each person in the group needs to be doing to prepare!