Production: The Prussian Officer

Company: Blue Orange Arts

Rehearsals (including tech): 9th June 2024 – 24th July 2024 (flexible dates, evenings and weekends)


25th July 2024 – 8:30pm

26th July 2024 – 8:30pm

27th July 2024 – 5pm & 8:30pm

Fee: Profit share with a guarantee minimum of £100 (you get either the profit share OR £100 which ever is the greater amount)

Auditions: 27th May 2024

(If you cannot make that date please do let us know and we will try to accommodate if possible

Description: We are looking for 2m actors adaptation of the DH Lawrence short story, The Prussian officer.

Originally published in 1914, “The Prussian Officer” tells the story of a bitter and jaded military captain who forms an unhealthy obsession with his young orderly. This results in an abusive relationship fueled by their repressed sexuality and ultimately leads to murder.


Captain – Male – Age range 35-50

The captain is an athletic ‘ladies’ man approaching 40. He is respected by his soldiers but also has a fierce temper. Although he has a fairly successful military career, he has little else in his life. Frustrated with this, he begins to fixate on his male subordonnent.

Schoner – Male – Age range 20 – 30

Schoner is a 22-year-old orderly to the Captain. He is young, carefree, and acts with a natural physical instinct. He is driven by his desire to prove himself a soldier and a ‘real man’. He tries in vain to keep all aspects of his personal life hidden from the Captain.

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