Bonjour,We are holding auditions for actors for La Legion Fantastique! This is a new attraction in the children’s area at this year’s Dickens Fair. We need fun, charismatic actors with a love for Victorian science fiction (mostly Jules Verne) to populate our environment.


Jules Verne – Yes! We are looking for someone to play the chronicler of these amazing adventures. The person we are looking for should match his appearance, and have a relatively thorough knowledge of Verne’s works/life…or be able to take a crash course in it. Our Verne would perform readings, and interact with the “real life” personae from his books.

THEME: “ Around The World In 80 Days”

1. Passpartout – Fogg’s “right hand man”.
2. Inspector Fix – A determined Scotland Yard officer always trying to catch Fogg in illegal activity.

THEME: “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea”

1. Conseil – Lab assistant of Prof. Arronax
2. Prof. Arronax – French professor of marine biology.
3. Ned Land – Canadian harpooneer…slayer of giant squid.

THEME: ”Journey To The Center Of The Earth”

1. Axel Lidenbrock – Nephew to Prof. Lidenbrock, adventurous youth.
2. Hans Bjelke – Danish hunter and guide to Lidenbrock expedition.

THEME: “From The Earth To The Moon”
2. James T. Maston (has a hook for a hand)
3. Michel Ardan

THEME: “ Mysterious Island”
1. Cyrus Smith – Railroad engineer in Union army
2. Nebuchadnezzar – African American assistant to Cyrus Smith
3.Bonadventure Pencroff – A talented sailor
4. Herbert Brown – Pencroff’s young protege’
5. Gideon Spilett – Union war correspondent / reporter.

THEME: “Master Of The World”
1. Robur The Conquerer – Meglomaniac inventor of flying machines…
2. Agent John Strock – U.S. secret agent bent on protecting world from mad scientists


1. Mrs. Weldon (From “Dick Sand, Boy Captain”)
2. Marfa Strogoff (From “Michael Strogoff”)
3. Myra Roderich (From “Secret of Wilhelm Storitz”)
4. Lady Munro (From “Steam House”)
5. Dame Hansen & Hulda Hansen (From “Lottery Ticket”)
6 Miss Mary Grant & Helena Grant (From “Children of Captain Grant”)
7. Edith & Jane Edgerton (From “Golden Volcano”)
8. Miss Campbell (From “The Green Ray”)
9. Mistress Branican (main character of “Mistress Branican”)
10. Cascabel (from “Cesar Cascabel”)

NOTE: I realize that there just aren’t a lot of strong female roles in Verne’s works. Blame Mr. Verne for that one. HOWEVER, I am happy to work with interested ladies on forging strong characters that will fit into the worlds established in our main list of books. Example could be Prof. Arronax’s sister (a fabrication) who is just as intelligent, but is assisting her brother in spreading the story of “20k Leagues” around the world. Feel free to contact me, and we’ll work something out…I’m very flexible! If you have an idea for a historical/fictional character that is not on this list, please tell me what you have in mind, and we may find a place for it.

Here are some helpful links:…cters.html

You can also find links to complete texts of Verne’s novels online. Wikipedia is a great place to start.

You can learn more about La Legion HERE:

If you would like to audition, please EMAIL ME at:

Please let me know what character(s) you are interested in playing and evenings you are available. I will contact each of you with audition times and location.

Thank you all very much!

-Peter Overstreet
Director – La Legion Fantastique


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