Quote: Nogget @ 15th October 2015, 9:21 AM BST
The Arundel Festival Theatre Trail call for practicable casting, props and effects in scripts.
What constitutes 'practicable?' I'd assume it doesn't include a cast of 1,000s, but for all I know, 10 is also too many.
It's very much a case of 'horses for courses'.
If you're writing a screenplay for the next James Bond film, there's almost no limit to what might be allowed in terms of casting, props and effects.
However, if your script is for a stage play set in a prison cell, with only one set and a budget of £50, your options are rather more limited.
As ever, you should cut your coat according to your cloth and, as far as the Arundel Festival Theatre Trail competition is concerned, you should be thinking 'very low budget' rather than 'Hollywood blockbuster'.
Would a cast of 10 be impracticable? Not necessarily (in my view). If the script were very good and it needed 10 players, I think you might get away with it but, if your script called for 5 players or fewer, I'm certain that would be no problem at all.