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June 2018

Bebington Dramatic Society
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Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight Village, Merseyside

The Lion in Winter by James Goldman

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Auditions: Friday 1st June 7.30pm.
Performance: 6th – 9th March 2019


This play about Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, was an Oscar winning film starring Peter O’Toole and Katherine Hepburn.
Directed by Caroline Kay.
Set during Christmas 1183 at Henry II of England’s castle in Chinon, France, the play opens with the arrival of Henry’s wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, whom he has imprisoned since 1173. The story concerns the gamesmanship between Henry, Eleanor and their three surviving sons Richard, Geoffrey and John and their Christmas court guest, King Philip II of France (the son of Eleanor’s ex-husband King Louis VII of France.) Also involved is Philip’s half sister Alais, who has been at the English court since she was betrothed to Richard at the age of 8, but has since become Henry’s mistress. The aim is to sort out a successor to the English throne – Henry favours John, Eleanor favours Richard and Geoffrey will play both sides against each other and come out on top (he hopes). Henry would also like to have another heir by his mistress Alais, but that would only add to the confusion.
A fast paced, witty piece of drama – ‘Dynasty’ for the Middle Ages.
Characters:
Henry II, King of England – (50+) Though aging, Henry is still very nearly as vital as he ever was. His manipulations of family and others are portrayed as spontaneous and emotional as opposed to the clinical stratagems of Eleanor and the calculating machinations of Geoffrey.
Queen Eleanor – (50+) Eleanor was 11 years older than Henry in reality but that doesn’t really matter here. She is a beautiful woman of hot temperament, great authority and presence. She has been queen for 46 years and is thoroughly capable of holding her own in a man’s world. She schemes against Henry and loves him intensely at the same time. She has contempt for her children but is not willing to see them harmed.
John – the youngest son of Henry and Eleanor. He is sulky and sullen, Henry’s favourite but also the weakest. He vacillates throughout the play and is easily tricked and manipulated by Geoffrey.
Geoffrey – he is the next youngest of their sons and a man of energy and action. He is attractive, charming and has the strongest intellect of the family. He is also a cold and amoral schemer.
Richard (the Lionheart) – he is the third, and eldest, surviving son. Richard is handsome, graceful and impressive and has been a famous soldier since his teens. War is his profession and he’s good at it. He is easily the strongest and toughest of the three brothers.
Alais – she is in love with Henry. Everyone underestimates her intellect and power. Initially portrayed as an innocent, by the end of the play she has acquired a ruthless streak.
Philip II, King of France –he has been King of France for three years. Not as accomplished as Henry in manipulating people but acquires the skill as the play progresses.
John, Geoffrey, Richard, Alais and Philip all have to be of a similar age.

Posted 14/05/2018

 

Brownhills Musical Theatre Company

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Staffordshire

Bad Girls The Musical

Bad Girls The Musical

Contact: If you want to be a part of the Bad Girls experience please apply to audition now by emailing us at: BMTCBadGirls2018@hotmail.com


SHOW DATE: SUNDAY 28TH OCTOBER – SATURDAY 3RD NOVEMBER
OPEN AUDITIONS: Monday June 18th; 6.30 to 10.00pm and Sunday June 24th; 2.30pm – 4.00pm for possible recalls or late applicants
REHEARSALS
Monday June 11th Audition workshop
First rehearsal with Full Company:
Friday June 1st
Monday June 4th
Friday June 8th
and every Friday thereafter
Mondays as called.
Sunday Rehearsals October 7th & October 14th


OPEN AUDITION INFORMATION
‘Bad Girls - The Musical’ was developed by the creators of ‘Bad Girls’ the TV series and takes as its starting point the original core characters from the first three series of ‘Bad Girls’ on TV and is set in Larkhall the fictional prison for women.
New idealistic Wing Governor, Helen Stewart, battles with the entrenched old guard of Officer Jim Fenner and his sidekick Sylvia Hollamby. A love develops between Helen and charismatic in-mate Nicki Wade. Other in-mates include Shell Dockley and her runner Denny Blood, the two Julies, old-timer Noreen Biggs, bible basher Crystal Gordon and the ultimate Top Dog, King-of-gangland's Missus, Yvonne Atkins.
Following workshops at the Old Vic and the New Players Theatre in London, it premiered at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in June 2006, and then played at the Garrick Theatre London in 2007.
If you wish to audition for the ensemble please prepare an audition for Julie Johnstone.
Bad Girls the Musical is a challenging piece of work, which can be interpreted and presented in many different ways. There are 11 roles for women and we welcome anyone who wants to audition and join us for this challenging show.
Absences will be accepted for summer holidays but not for nights out socialising! There are parts for men as well, of course! When you apply to audition we will send you the full script and you can watch the full show via this link- www.youtube.com
You can order the CD and the DVD of the West End production on Amazon or we can send you audio files of the songs of the characters you want to audition for.RThis show will be gritty, edgy, dark, funny, and sad. It will ultimately be exciting, uplifting … and thoroughly entertaining. Sonia will be developing and directing the show in a very different way, with the cast providing as much creative input as the production team, through work shopping many of the scenes. Whether you are a principal or ensemble performer, it will be an embryonic, challenging, demanding and rewarding experience - and fantastic fun!

Posted 29/05/2018

 

Headgate Theatre Productions

Headgate Theatre Productions
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Headgate Theatre, Colchester, Essex

Be My Baby by Amanda Whittington

Be My Baby by Amanda Whittington

Contact: Full details www.headgatetheatre.co.uk


AUDITION DATES: 4th June at 7.30pm
PRODUCTION DATES: 14th - 20th October 2018


DIRECTOR: Steve Wooldridge
Set in 1964 Be My Baby follows the fortunes of Mary Adams,19,a respectable girl from a nice middle class background, grammar school educated, a job at the back, in love with her medical student boyfriend- and, to her mother’s horror, now seven months pregnant. A stay at St Saviour’s mother and baby Home is hastily arranged, where her predicament can be kept secret and the baby quietly adopted. This is a powerful play, requiring six female actors – 4 of them must be playing age 17-20
A great opportunity for young people to work with an experienced and talented director.

Posted 31/05/2018

 

AmEgos Theatre

AmEgos Theatre
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Oxfordshire

Crazy for You

Crazy for You

Contact: Please register your interest by emailing AmEgos.Theatre@gmail.com
If you would like to audition but are unable to attend on this date, please contact the director via email AmEgos.Theatre@gmail.com


TALK IN AND AUDITION DANCE PRACTICE will take place on Sunday 3rd June 2018 - 2 - 5pm Childrey Village Hall, OX12 9UE
Come along and meet the director and choreographer, hear about the show and go through the auditions dances.

AUDITIONS will take place on Sunday 10th June 2018 - 11am - 3pm
Letcombe Bassett Village Hall, Gramps Hill, Letcombe Bassett, Oxfordshire OX12 9LP

BOOKING REQUIRED.
Performance: 24th - 27th October 2018 7.30pm
KING ALFRED's ACADEMY THEATRE, WANTAGE

We are looking for cast of approx 20

Posted 15/05/2018

 

The Lyric Players

Lyric Players
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The Guide Hall, Mickleham Gardens, Cheam, SM3 8QJ

Anything Goes

Anything Goes

Contact: If you have any questions about the audition process or would like to be sent copies of the audition pieces please contact us at secretary@lyricplayers.org


Performance dates: 31st October - 3rd November 2018 at the Adrian Mann Theatre, Epsom
Auditions will be held on Sunday 3rd June 2018 from 4.30pm
The timings of the auditions are as follows:

Tap Auditions - 4.30pm
For all tap dancers and anyone auditioning for Reno Sweeney.


Principal Auditions - 5.30pm onwards
There will be a dance audition at 5.30pm for all other Principal parts. Individual auditions will then follow.


See below for details of the parts to be auditioned.

The Lyric Players operate an open audition policy, you do not need to be a member before you audition.

Reno Sweeny - Mezzo - A sexy and charismatic nightclub singer and former evangelist. Tap dancing is required.

Billy Crocker - Tenor - Elisha Whitney's kind but inefficient general manager who is in love with Hope.

Hope Harcourt - Soprano - A beautiful heiress, Hope is sailing to marry Lord Evelyn Oakley.

Sir Evelyn Oakley - Baritone - Hope's aristocratic English fiance. An upper crust English accent is a must.

Moonface Martin - Tenor - Second rate gangster and Public Enemy #13

Erma - Mezzo - Gangsters moll and friend of Moonface.

Elisha J Whitney - Baritone - Ivy League Wall Street banker, Billy's boss.

Mrs Evangeline Harcourt - dialogue audition only - Hope's widowed mother

The Captain - Baritone

The Purser - Tenor

Luke and John - any vocal - Recent Christian converts

Chastity/Charity/Purity/Virtue - dance audition only - Reno' Angels

We also require a large ensemble who will have opportunities for featured singing, dance and dialogue. New member auditions will be held on 7th June.

Posted 25/05/2018

 

Double Act

Double Act
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Corfe Castle Village Hall, Dorset

Cinderella and the Pantomime Thief

Cinderella and the Pantomime Thief

Contact: Just turn up or contact our director, Ashley, on 07496 634166 or ashley300813@gmail.com


Auditions: Monday 4th & 11th June 7pm
Performances: 15th, 16th, 17th November 2018 7:30pm


Posted 15/05/2018

 

Woodhouse Players

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Welsh Church Hall, 881 High Road, Leytonstone E11 1HR

"Bouncers" by John Godber & "Shakers" by Jane Thornton

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22, 25 & 26 May and 5 June

Open auditions for Bouncers will be held on the following dates:
Friday 25th May, 7.30pm
Tuesday 5th June, 7.30pm

Open auditions for Shakers will be held on the following dates:
Tuesday 22nd May at 7.30pm
Saturday 26th May at 2pm

It's time to let your 80s hair down and get ready for a big night out, with not one, but two Godber classics.
Start the evening in the disco, where Ralph, Judd, Les and Lucky Eric, your friendly local Bouncers, will take you on a journey through the lives of the many and varied customers who enter through their well-managed doors.
After a brief interval, join waitresses, Nicki, Mel, Carol and Adele in oh-so trendy cocktail bar Shakers, and observe their portrayal of the people whose patronage both pays their bills and gives them aggro.
Written in the 1980s, and retaining all the 'charm' of that era, yet still every bit as relevant and relatable today, we present a back-to-back showing of John Godber and Jane Thornton's Bouncers and Shakers. At rip-roaring speed, over two one-act plays, our eight actors employ physical and vocal humour to play multiple roles, giving you a glimpse into the lives of dozens of different characters. Wince at some, cringe at others, but above-all, laugh with our Bouncers and Shakers.

Posted 18/05/2018

 

Bebington Dramatic Society
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Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight Village, Merseyside

Outside Edge by Richard Harris

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Auditions: Sunday 10th June, 2.30pm
Performance: 12th – 15th June 2019


This hilarious cricketing comedy needs no introduction, and was first staged by us in 1996.
Directed by Gareth Jones.
Roger is having trouble getting a team together for the afternoon’s fixture against the British Railways Maintenance Division Yeading East but this proves to be the least of anyone’s worries. Bob is having marriage trouble as he is still doing odd jobs for his ex-wife behind his current wife Ginnie’s back. Dennis is also having marital trouble as his wife seems intent on moving house despite the fact they only moved recently. When he finally puts his foot down she sets fire to his new car. Kevin is trying to fight off his over affectionate wife Maggie while at the same time nurse his injured spinning finger and Alex’s new girlfriend ends up shutting herself in the toilets having hysterics. Even Roger’s seemingly perfect marriage to Miriam hits the skids when she discovers he was playing away from home in more ways than one on a trip to Dorking last year. Just when it seems things can’t get any worse for them, it starts to rain.
Characters (All the ages are flexible)
Roger : Roger is the team captain who seems to enjoy being the leader more than actually playing cricket. Likes to think of himself as a great leader of men and organiser but in reality most of the organising is done by his wife. Outwardly he and Miriam have a perfect marriage but there is in fact very little in the way of affection between the two and when he says I Love You it’s usually just to keep her happy and not because he really means it.
Miriam : Miriam has put up with Roger’s cold and almost uncaring attitude for many years and hides all her frustration behind her beaming smile and sunny personality. Miriam is the real organiser of the team but she lets Roger take all the credit for it as she knows it makes him happy. She becomes increasingly frustrated as the play goes on and finds it more and more difficult to keep it in.
Kevin : Kevin is the closest thing Roger has to a real friend on the team and the demon spin bowler. Married to Maggie whom he adores despite their explosive relationship. He often behaves like a petulant child sulking when things don’t go his way and blowing hot and cold with Maggie over her mothering of him.
Maggie : Kevin’s wife who adores him but often behaves more like his mother than his wife. Like a mother she is very good at dealing with Kevin when he gets in a sulk. Maggie is not a stereotypical woman and is more at home doing DIY than domestic chores.
Bob : Bob is married to Ginnie but still spends a lot of time with his ex wife doing odd jobs mainly out of guilt. Bob has a constantly guilty expression and never seems to be able to say not to anyone. Despite his faults Bob is a down to earth sort who has no time for pretentious phonies like Dennis and arrogant show offs like Alex.
Ginnie : Bob’s long suffering second wife. She arrives unannounced at the match when Bob has left to visit his ex-wife leaving Miriam to try to cover for him. Ginnie’s relationship with Roger and Miriam is strained to say the least as Roger was very fond of Bob’s ex-wife and Ginnie views Miriam as an interfering busy body who spends too much time worrying about other people’s marriages and not paying enough attention to her own declining one. It is Ginnie who first hints to Miriam about Roger’s little indiscretion in Dorking.
Dennis : Dennis is a carpet salesman who likes to give the impression he is a well-connected self-made man. Dennis also fancies himself as a ladies man but just comes across as a letch. In an effort to get people to like him he gets equipment for the team which he gives them at a reduced price claiming he gets it wholesale when in fact he has paid full price.
Alex : Alex is a lawyer who, perhaps for this reason alone, is much disliked by Bob – although in truth, if only out of jealousy, there are plenty of reasons to dislike this character; if his abundant snobbery and good looks aren’t enough, he is also by far the best batsman on the team. Perhaps unsurprisingly then, Alex is also the only unmarried male in the play – but makes up for this with nothing less than a pole dancer girlfriend who, in one comic moment in the play, feels the need to lock herself in the toilets due to her treatment by Alex.
Sharon : Sharon is Alex’s latest girlfriend who like most of the women he tends to attract isn’t overly furnished in the brain department. She feels very out of place at the cricket club and the fact that Alex ignores her doesn’t make things any better. She ends up locking herself in the toilets and having hysterics.

Posted 14/05/2018

 

Sudbury Dramatic Society

Sudbury Dramatic Society
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The Quay Theatre, Sudbury, Suffolk

Man & Boy

Man & Boy

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Monday 11th June 7:30pm

Open Auditions for the Sudbury Dramatic Society November Production all welcome. Scripts available for short term loan from the Quay Box Office and more details are on the SDS website.

Posted 25/05/2018

 

Droylsden Little Theatre

Droylsden Little Theatre

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Droylsden Little Theatre, 7 Castle Cl, Droylsden, Manchester M43 7AS

Glorious!

Contact: Please contact Hazel if you are not able to make the reading or would like any more information: hazyphillips@ntlworld.com


12 Jun 2018 7:30pm

Jenkins is the hottest ticket in town, an enthusiastic soprano with less than perfect pitch, she warbles and screeches her way through arias by Mozart and Strauss, accompanied by her trusty pianist. But this delusional and joyously happy woman pays little attention to her critics, and surrounds herself with devoted friends and fans nearly as eccentric as herself.
Based upon a true story, the play follows Florence through charity recitals, balls, bizarre recording sessions, and ultimately to her triumphant performance at Carnegie Hall.

CHARACTERS
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS - Eccentric American lady 60-70's. When she sings badly she hears the voice of an angel. (Helpful if the actress can sing and has some knowledge of Opera)
COSME McMOON - Male 30's American pianist. Good comic timing. Piano playing not require but would be an excellent addition!
ST CLAIR - Male 60-70's. Florence's English boyfriend. Full of enthusiasm, thinks the world of Florence.
DOROTHY - 60-70's Florence's friend also eccentric and thinks Florence can sing.
MARIA - Female 30's Mexican cook/maid. Can't speak a word of English. Very funny part.
MRS VERRINDER-GEDGE - American 40's upwards. Disgusted at Florence murdering the operas. Small part

Posted 11/05/2018

 

Rare Productions Youth Theatre

Rare Productions
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The Gordon Craig Theatre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, SG1 1LZ

Oliver!

Oliver!

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Auditions: Thursday 14 June 2018 4.30-7.30pm
Sunday 17 June 2018 1.30-3.30pm
To be performed @ The Gordon Craig Theatre 1st – 3rd November 2018


Posted 26/05/2018

 

The Richings Players

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Iver Village Hall, Bucks

Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale directed by Sophie Torrent

Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale directed by Sophie Torrent

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Fri 15th & Mon 18th June at 7.30pm

Audition pack: DropBox

Posted 15/06/2018

 

Putney Theatre Company

Putney Theatre Company
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Putney Arts Theatre, Putney SW15 6AW London

Picnic

Picnic

Contact: Please get in touch with info@putneyartstheatre.org.uk if you are interested in getting involved.


Audition Dates: 18th June, 7 - 10pm
20th June, 7 - 10pm
Recalls: 22nd June, 7 – 10pm
Performance Space: 150 seat Theatre at Putney Arts TheatreRPerformance Dates: 25th – 29th September 2018

Rehearsal Period:
Rehearsals will take place from early July at 7.30pm for 2-3 evenings on Monday to Thursday, as well as around 3 hours rehearsal on a Sunday. Sometimes there may be a need to rehearse on Saturdays and to rehearse on different days and times. Most actors will only be called for 2 rehearsals a week until the final few weeks, when actors should be prepared to rehearse on up to 4 days a week. If you have summer holidays planned please don’t think this prevents you from auditioning, that is partly why we are starting rehearsals in July to factor in cast members being on holiday.


Please find below the details of the auditions and backstage help required. Please do get in touch with the Director, Zoe with any questions you may have by emailing zoe.thomaswebb@gmail.com
Please note:
This is an amateur production. You do not need to be a member of Putney Theatre Company to audition, but actors and crew will need to become a member of Putney Theatre Company to take part in the show for £20 a year, and a £20 show fee will be due.

Audition Preparation:
Please go to the website to download the audition form, and if you can fill it out before hand and send it to the director Zoe, zoe.thomaswebb@gmail.com

You can download some audition pieces on the website as well, to try to work on any accents prior to the audition, but there is no need to prepare these.

The first audition will involve games and exercises to see how you work with other actors and how you work physically, nothing to strenuous or exhausting but do come in clothes that you can move in. We will also work on some accent and reading work. There is no need to prepare any text beforehand, but please do read the play or at least the plot of Picnic on Wikipedia. I would be wary of watching the film, as it doesn’t have quite the same vibe as the show we are trying to create. Please also make sure you arrive on time as we shall be starting promptly.
The recalls will involve detailed scene work and some games/exercises.

Synopsis:
“What can you do with the love you feel? Where is there you can take it”
Madge in Picnic

It’s Labor Day and the women of Independence, Kanas are preparing for the annual picnic. Sisters Madge and Millie bicker, their mother Flo pesters, neighbour Helen bustles and teacher Rosemary meddles. These seemingly content group of women are disrupted by the arrival of the young and charming drifter Hal. Hearts are broken and lives are changed in the following 24 hours, as Hal’s lively, dangerous, masculine energy wakes up the sleepy community. This Pulitzer Prize winning play explores themes of sexuality, repression, rites of passage and disappointment.

Our production will focus on the sexuality and the role of gender within this production, using music, dance and ensemble theatre. Picnic shows a traditional Americana world where the people who inhabit it are consumed by longing and desire and it’s those hidden feelings that we want to draw out in this production.

“I been talkin' with my buddy, and he thinks I'm virgin enough for the two of us.”
William Inge

Characters: 7 Female. 4 Male

Madge Owens (18 - 20) A homecoming queen. Popular, flirty and fun. She is going out with Alan but feels both unworthy of him and too good for him. At a crossroads in her life and at this young age she already feels like she’s failing.
Milly Owens (16-18) Madge’s younger sister. Clever, solitary and driven. With her fiery temper she couldn’t be more different from her sister. However, she is desperate to understand and replicate her sister’s appeal.
Rosemary Sydney (30s-mid 50s) A school teacher. Funny, independent and lonely. She loves her job and the freedom it brings her. However, she longs for a life she didn’t choose and the possibility of never having it, terrifies her.
Hal Carter (20s) A drifter. Charming, optimistic and adventurous. An ex-college football player, an ex-Hollywood actor, an eternal dreamer. He is a people pleaser, wanting everyone to love him and be in love with him.
Alan Seymour * (20s) Madge’s boyfriend. Kind, romantic and gentlemanly. A rich college student, a class above the other characters of the play. Admired by many but frustrated that he isn’t truly loved by one.
Flo Owens (35-45) Madge and Milly’s mother. Loving, bitter and suspicious. A good mother who is perhaps too protective of her daughters. Her life has been tough, and she is determined that her daughters won’t have to work as hard.
Helen Potts * (40s-60s) Flo’s neighbour. Sweet, welcoming and wise. As a widow, Helen is stuck looking after her bed-ridden mother but longs for a glamorous life filled with fun.
Howard Bevans (30s-50s) Rosemary’s friend. Affectionate, playful and weak. Howard is a fun presence in the community, but he can be easily led and he similarly to Hal is just desperate to be liked.
Irma Kronkite * (20s-40s) Rosemary’s colleague. Gossipy and fun. A view of the community of single ladies that Rosemary is both engrained in and desperate to leave.
Christine Schoenwalder * (20s-40s) Rosemary’s colleague. Friendly and shy. A view of the community of single ladies that Rosemary is both engrained in and desperate to leave.
Bomber * (16-18) A newspaper boy. An aggressive flirter with both Madge and Millie. A view of the local boys of the community.

* For these roles we are interested in anyone who can sing or play any instruments, but this does not exclude people who can’t.

Backstage opportunities available include:
Lighting & Sound operators, Set construction, Stage management

Posted 14/06/2018

 

Droylsden Little Theatre

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Droylsden Little Theatre, 7 Castle Cl, Droylsden, Manchester M43 7AS

It's A Wonderful Life

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19 Jun 2018 7:30pm

The play follows the life of George Bailey from age 12 in year 1919 through his early college years into getting married to Mary Hatch and having 4 children.
His father has a building & loan business and on his death it passes down to George even though that stops George going to university. The business is run for the benefit of the local folk who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford a mortgage. Much to the annoyance of businessman Potter who tries his hardest to close down the Bailey company.
When George in desperation decides to commit suicide his guardian angel, Clarence, takes matters into his own hands.
This is a truly spirit-lifting play that could only be performed around Christmas time.
It is written for 70 characters but with exception of the main Bailey family and certain others such as Rotter Potter, we can keep the action of this play running fluently by giving each player at least 3 characters. Some are small character parts but this is a tremendous opportunity for everyone to be on stage and show off their acting prowess.
I have managed to reduce the 70 characters to 26. That is still a massive number when we sometimes cannot cast a typical play.
The 4 children play their parents at same age then become the children. Great chance for aspiring youth actors.
Unlike the film the angels are on stage almost the whole play. These are great parts.
George Bailey has as you would expect the central role.
Clarence is as they say “a part to die for”
CHARACTERS
Frankie - a More Senior Angel – any age
Jo - a Senior Angel – any age
Clarence- Low-Ranking Angel - 50+
George Bailey - The Protagonist - 30's
Mrs. Bailey - George's Mother - 50+
Uncle Billy - George's Uncle - 45+
Cousin Tilly/Eustace - George's Cousin – any age
Mary (nee Hatch) - George's Wife - 30's
Pete/Young George - Oldest Child - 12
Janie/Young Mary - Oldest Daughter - 10
Zuzu/Young Violet - Youngest Daughter - 9
Tommy/Young Harry - Youngest Child – 8
Annie - Maid to Ma & Pop Bailey - any
Harry Bailey - George's Kid Brother - late 20's
Violet Bick - Attractive - same age as Mary - 30
Mr. Potter - Crawley Morley - 50+
Pop Bailey/ Bert - Georges' Dad/Cop - 40
Ernie - a Cabbie - 30+
Mr. Gower / Martini - Drug Store/ Bar Owner - 45+BRuth Bailey (nee Dakin) - Harry's Wife – same age as Harry
Sam Wainwright - George's Classmate - 30's
Marty Hatch - Mary's Brother – same age as George
Mrs. Hatch - Mary's Mother - 50+
Mr. Partridge - High School Principal - 45+
Freddie - an Appealing Young Man - 20-30'sRMickey - a Troublemaker - 20-30's

Posted 11/05/2018

 

Progress Theatre


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Progress Theatre Reading, The Mount, Christchurch Rd, Reading, Berks RG1 5HL

Birdsong - adapted from the best selling novel by Sebastian Faulks

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Auditions: 20 June 7:30pm & 24 June 2:00pm
Rehearsals will begin mid/late July. Performance dates are 8th-17th November


we have been granted a very special opportunity to perform Birdsong over the period of the Centenary of the Armistice – exactly 100 years after the First World War ended. We will be working in conjunction with the Royal British Legion to commemorate this anniversary.
“No child or future generation will ever know what this was like, will ever understand”
Based on Sebastian Faulks’s international bestselling novel, Birdsong tells the story of a soldier haunted by his past. As a young man, Stephen Wraysford was caught up in an all-consuming love affair in Amiens, France. As the First World War unfolds, Stephen finds himself pulled closer and closer back to Amiens, back to the Valley of the Somme…
Birdsong is a powerful and compelling story about courage, love, friendship and the horrors of war – it is a tale of one man’s quest to understand how far mankind can go and still call itself human…

Posted 27/05/2018

 

Little Waltham Drama Group

Little Waltham Drama Group
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Memorial Hall, Little Waltham, Essex

Rapunzel

Contact: contact@lwdg.org


Introduction evening. Thursday 21 June 7.30
Auditions: Thursday 12 July
Monday 16 July
Tech. January 5
Dress. January 12
Run. January 13/Tuesday 15-Saturday 19


Auditions for our Jan 2019 Pantomime to be produced and directed by Hugh Godfrey

Posted 17/05/2018

 

The Chelmsford Ballet Company

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Chelmsford, Essex

ANNUAL AUDITIONS

Contact: If you wish to find out more about membership of the company please contact:- The Membership Secretary, Carly Parry.Click Here


Next annual auditions 24th June 2018
Depending on demand, 2nd September is provisionaly booked for further auditions.


Please check what is expected as a Commitment.
Application forms Click Here (opens in new window)
Applications are accepted from male and female dancers to join The Company.
Dancers should note the following criteria for eligibility.

GENERAL DANCERS
Age 13 years* on 1st September in the year of the audition and holding a Grade 2 Ballet certificate (or above) or be working at an equivalent level.

SENIOR DANCERS
Age 13 years* on 1st September in the year of the audition – Female dancers should be working “en pointe”.

JUNIOR DANCERS
Age 10 years and not more than 12 on 1st September in the year of the audition and holding a Grade 2 Ballet certificate (or above) or be working at an equivalent level.

Posted 13/05/2018

 

Knowle Musical Society

Knowle Musical Society
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St George and Teresa’s School in Bentley Heath, West Midlands B93 8PA

Top Hat

Top Hat

Launch Night: Wednesday 27th June 2018 7.30pm
Performance: 12th - 16th March 2019


We will be looking for men to join our show Top Hat, performed at the @coretheatresol
Come to our Launch Night and find out what it’s all about!

Posted 30/05/2018

 

SUP Theatre Company

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Southampton University main campus, Building and room TBC

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE by Agatha Christie

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE by Agatha Christie

Contact: Please email the SUP Secretary if you are not currently an SUP member and would like to attend the reading.


The play reading for our January 2019 NST Campus (Nuffield) production of AND THEN THERE WERE NONE is planned for WEDNESDAY 27TH JUNE 7:30pm
Auditions will follow at the University on TUESDAY 3RD and THURSDAY 5TH JULY
Performance January 2019


SUP holds open auditions. If cast and you are not already a member, society rules and insurance mean you must become a paid member immediately.

Posted 17/06/2018

 

Heywood AODS

Heywood AODS


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Sandon House, Taylor Street, Heywood, Lnacashire OL10 1EF

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

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The Addams Family get together and auditions which are being held on Tuesday, 29th June 7.30 to 9pm and Sunday 1st July 1pm till 5pm

Auditions for our next adult production in march 2019 being held on Sunday, 1st July.
A get together is being held on Tuesday 29th June also at Sandon House to allow you to learn a little before the auditions.
The society that brought you the spectacular "Priscilla Queen Of The Desert" are putting the wheels in motion for their next amazing production, and you could be part of the magic. Join this friendly, fun and hardworking society to create another production that everyone will be talking about!!
Below is the website where those interested will find everything they need!
thebandpit.co.uk
On the Audition Page you can view / listen / download all audition resources. These include character descriptions, audition scripts and audition music (lyrics and Mp3s).
We look forward to seeing old friends and friends to be!

Posted 11/05/2018

 



May 2018

Woodford Community Players

Woodford Community Players
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UK
Woodford Church Annexe, Manchester

Secondary Cause of Death a comedy by Peter Gordon

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01 May 2018 19:30

The playing dates for this cracking comedy are 21st – 24th November 2018 at Woodford Community Centre.
Sheryl Haydock-Howorth is in the Driector’s chair for this one and she is very much looking forward to the fun! Any queries please email Sheryl.

The character breakdown is as follows:

COLONEL CHARLES CRADDOCK age late 50’s +
Retired gent with a confident military air but blustery manner. This character also doubles as Cardew Longfellow (see below) some quick changes of costume so needs to be agile at crawling off stage through a small secret space

ARDEW LONGFELLOW
Thespian with a loud OTT booming voice who is quite haughty. Doubles with the Colonel

Lady Isadora Pollock age 40’s
Glamourous and elegant woman must be able to change her accent for coarse American accent when she becomes a rather seductive character in the staged murder mystery

Count Puchlik of Puszczykowo 40-50
Polish Gentleman, with a pronounced East European accent and speaks very bad English slowly and deliberately . Also speaks with a German at certain times

Captain Henrietta Woolmer-Cardington 30’s
An ATS (Army Territorial Services) dressed in uniform and has breeding. She also a bit school girlish and endearingly stupid. She CANNOT pronounce her ‘Rs’

Cynthia Maple – middle aged
Comes to stage a murder mystery evening, she is overbearing brusque and has a caustic manner wears a tweed skirt and baggy jumper

Martha Armstrong ( Housekeeper) – 50’s
Has a working class accent either Northern or Cockney

Lily Tuthill – Cook in disguise 50’s
Also has a broad Northern or Cockney Accent which she changes with her dual character as a secret agent

Inspector Pratt – 50+
Is a clumsy buffoon who gets everything wrong, he is inept and a walking disaster he’s a bit like Peter Sellers in The Pink Panther. Has to have excellent timing.

Nurse Ann Parsley – young 25-30
Attractive and flirty with a cheeky attitude

Secondary Cause of Death is a comedy thriller by Peter Gordon. Cast – 3 male 6 female
It’s 1939, and storm clouds are gathering over Europe. Colonel Charles Craddock has inherited Bagshot House, and he has converted the property into a hotel for the “discerning visitor”. It isn’t long before the hapless Inspector Pratt arrives once again at Bagshot House, bearing grim news for the Colonel. But that’s only the start of the Colonel’s woes! Who is the strange Polish Count? Is Henrietta really an army captain? And where does the flamboyant thespian Cardew Longfellow fit into the picture? When Joan Maple’s sister Cynthia arrives to stage a murder mystery evening, it’s not long before Pratt’s visit turns into a chaotic nightmare as the bodies pile higher than ever!

Posted 23/04/2018

 

Mayhem Theatre Company

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UK
Wimbledon

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

Contact: Go to the auditions page of our website, www.mayhemtheatre.co.uk/auditions.html to download the audition pack containing the production details, character breakdowns, audition material and the information on how to book your audition.

If you have any questions, please get in touch at merchantofvenice@mayhemtheatre.co.uk


First auditions will be held on:
Monday 7th May 5pm-9pm
South Wimbledon Community Centre, 78 Victory Road, South Wimbledon, SW19 1HN and;

Thursday 10th May 7.30pm-9.30pmR3 Pincott Road, South Wimbledon, SW19 2XF.

Recall auditions will then be held on Sunday 13th May.


We're thrilled to announce auditions for our 2018 summer Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, which will be performed at Cannizaro Park, Wimbledon from 25-28 July.

Posted 13/04/2018

 

CAODS

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CAODS HQ, Meteor Way, Chelmsford, Essex

Top Hat

Top Hat

Contact: For more details see our website.


Pre-audition calls Wed 2nd May, Fri 4th May 7:30pm - 10:00pm (setting dance auditions), Wed 9th May & Fri 11th May
auditions Sat 12th May 10:00am
First Rehearsal Wed 16th May


Posted 27/04/2018

 

The Shorncliffe Trust

The Shorncliffe Trust
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UK
Tower Theatre, Shorncliffe, Kent

Raising the Wind (Or how to get a free Breakfast)

Raising the Wind (Or how to get a free Breakfast)

Contact: chris.shaw@shorncliffe-trust.org.uk


Audition Dates: 12th May 2018, Tower Theatre, Shorncliffe 2.00pm-4.00pm
Performance Dates: 11th July 2018 – The Hythe Festival


The Shorncliffe Trust is putting on this classic Georgian Farce for the Hythe festival. It was first performed by the legendary soldiers of the 95th Rifles regiment of Foot (made famous by Sharpe on ITV) to say thank you for the support from the local people.
The story is about a Con Man, who has to pull off his last big con to win the heart of the girl he loves so he can go straight! It was a huge hit in 1803 and was so popular it put a word in the English language which is still used today. This comedy has been table read in the past and it’s still funny. Lots of opportunity to break the fourth wall, adlib and even over act!
What is unique is the original players went off to fight with Wellington in the Peninsular Wars and at Waterloo. Real comedy heroes!
This the first time a play has been put inside a lecture on comedy in the British Army. It is a two act play – run time 45 minutes. This is a one off show, but the production has been asked to perform it at other locations.
There are 8 parts to be filled 5 main – 3 minor.

Posted 30/04/2018

 

Sale and Altrincham Musical Theatre - SAM Theatre

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Worthington Road School, Sale, Manchester

Showcase

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Sunday 13th May from 1 - 4pm

In aid of Manchester Mind
Songs by Take That - The Band Musical and Never Forget Musicals
All are welcome

Posted 13/05/2018

 

PAP Productions Limited

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UK
The United Church, Hyde, Manchester

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

Contact: The audition material is here follow this link - tinyurl.com/PAP-SWT


Auditions: 14th May 2018 at 7:30PM
Performance: 31.10.2018 – 03.11.2018 at the Hyde Festival Theatre


An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun!

Auditions will be held on Monday 14th May 2018, 7:30pm at The United Church, Union Street, Hyde, SK14 1ND

Auditions will involve singing and dialogue to be read alongside the casting committee (this will be made available prior to the auditions). Although there aren’t any major dance numbers in the show, there will be a requirement for people to move in time with the music. We will therefore require all candidates to follow some choreographed movement.

We will be rehearsing on Monday and Thursday evenings each week and Sunday afternoons from mid-September. We move into the theatre on or around the 28th October (we are hoping to move in on the 27th) and open on Halloween. Although you will not be called for all rehearsals, you will be expected to be at rehearsals when called (subject to holidays etc). Please also note the rehearsal days – we understand that people tend to be "in" more than one production at a time but, out of courtesy to fellow cast members and the production teams of any project you are involved in, please ensure that you will be able to attend rehearsals before you decide to audition.

Posted 10/04/2018

 

Sudbury Dramatic Society

Sudbury Dramatic Society
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The Quay Theatre, Sudbury, Suffolk

Make Way for Lucia

Make Way for Lucia
by John Van Druten
Director Belinda Hasler


Contact: See full details here www.sudburydramatic.com/lucia.html
SCRIPTS are available from The Quay Box Office - to be returned at the earliest please.


AUDITIONS MONDAY 14th May 7.30pm
Performance September 2018


If you haven’t read the books, now is the time to become acquainted. Although the play pulls on distinctive characteristics imagined by E F Benson, the full background of each character is far more complex and funny.
The play is set in Tilling during the early 1930s where the pace is slow and there’s not an awful lot to do for the genteel with private income other than gossip, paint the occasional landscape, daily shop for groceries, gossip, entertain and play bridge. They are led by Miss Mapp who has a strong hold on one and all until the arrival of Lucia. Miss Mapp has met her before, briefly, in Riseholme where… Lucia held sway and all followed her lead.
The Tilling residents swap houses with each other for the summer season by downgrading thereby saving on rental. Lucia,the outsider, rents Miss Mapp’s residence called “Mallards” and so the drama begins…
The play is a story of two women trying to gain the upper hand. It is gently funny and each and every character, however long on stage, can make an impression on the viewing audience
CAST; Five Men and Six Women.

Posted 01/05/2018

 

Kidderminster Operatic Dramatic Society - KODS


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UK
New Meeting Hall, Kidderminster

Brassed Off

Brassed Off

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Monday 14th May 2018

The first read through for Brassed Off

Posted 13/05/2018

 

PAP Productions Limited

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UK
The United Church, Union Street, Hyde SK14

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

Contact: If you can't make the 21st but want to be involved in the Company, please contact us through Facebook or Twitter


Company Sing Through Monday 21st May
Performance: 31st Oct - 3rd Nov 2018


We are now looking to assemble a strong Company for this production.
If you are interested in being part of the Company there is a session happening on Monday 21st May at The United Church, Union Street, Hyde SK14.
Come along at 7:30pm, meet the production team, give us your details and have a bit of a sing of Ballad of Sweeney Todd. You should be able to leave ny 8:15pm latest.

We will contact people after we have finished the recalls on the 21st to let them know.

Rehearsals will be Thursday evenings and some Monday evenings (for Company) with Sunday afternoons from end of September.

Posted 18/05/2018

 

Valhalla Street Theatre

Valhalla Street Theatre
www.valhallastreettheatre.co.uk/home-page

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Palmer Memorial Hall, Marks Street, Newtownards, Northern Ireland

Contact: All welcome if you would like a part.... or email pc23uk@yahoo.co.uk if you would like the cast of characters.


Auditions May 22nd & 29th
Performance 23 Nov


Valhalla Street Theatre are planning a local production based on soldiers returning home to Newtownards after serving in France during WWI. The play looks at society and home life at the time, and ends with a murder mystery.
The production will be staged on 16 Nov in the Web Theatre and 23 Nov in Bangor Studio 1a.
Chris Curry our Director is holding readings at Palmer Memorial Hall, Marks Street, Nards at 7.30pm on the last two Tuesdays in May (22nd & 29th).

Posted 01/05/2018

 

Woodhouse Players

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Welsh Church Hall, 881 High Road, Leytonstone E11 1HR

"Bouncers" by John Godber & "Shakers" by Jane Thornton

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22, 25 & 26 May and 5 June

Open auditions for Bouncers will be held on the following dates:
Friday 25th May, 7.30pm
Tuesday 5th June, 7.30pm

Open auditions for Shakers will be held on the following dates:
Tuesday 22nd May at 7.30pm
Saturday 26th May at 2pm

It's time to let your 80s hair down and get ready for a big night out, with not one, but two Godber classics.
Start the evening in the disco, where Ralph, Judd, Les and Lucky Eric, your friendly local Bouncers, will take you on a journey through the lives of the many and varied customers who enter through their well-managed doors.
After a brief interval, join waitresses, Nicki, Mel, Carol and Adele in oh-so trendy cocktail bar Shakers, and observe their portrayal of the people whose patronage both pays their bills and gives them aggro.
Written in the 1980s, and retaining all the 'charm' of that era, yet still every bit as relevant and relatable today, we present a back-to-back showing of John Godber and Jane Thornton's Bouncers and Shakers. At rip-roaring speed, over two one-act plays, our eight actors employ physical and vocal humour to play multiple roles, giving you a glimpse into the lives of dozens of different characters. Wince at some, cringe at others, but above-all, laugh with our Bouncers and Shakers.

Posted 18/05/2018

 

Bebington Dramatic Society
www.bebingtondramaticsociety.co.uk


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Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight Village, Merseyside

Snake in the Grass by Alan Ayckbourn

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Auditions: Monday 28th May 7.30pm
Performance: 21st – 24th November 2018


Written in 2002, this is a ghost story/thriller by Alan Ayckbourn and has a cast of 3 women.
Annabel, the older sister, has returned home following the death of her father. She is immediately approached by Alice, who nursed her father, who complains to Annabel that Miriam, her younger sister has sacked her, and to gain revenge she is intent on blackmail. Alice is demanding that Annabel pays Alice £100,000, or she will go to the police as she says she has evidence that Miriam murdered the old man. Miriam and Annabel join forces to dispose of Alice, but that is not the end of the story……
What follows is never what you expect, and it was described by the Sunday Times as “A creepily, scarily, eerily enjoyable evening”.
All the parts in this play are large roles with a lot of dialogue, so an experienced cast will be required in order to hold the audience’s attention for the whole evening.
All the ages shown are playing ages, and are approximate, and we can be flexible with the casting.
Annabel Chester Age 35 -50 : She was a successful married business woman, now divorced, and her business has collapsed. Their father has left the bulk of his estate to her.
Miriam Chester: 35-50 : She is Annabel’s younger sister, eternally house-bound to her late father’s house, and a bit resentful that she was left alone to deal with their father.
Alice Moody: 35-50 : A nurse for Annabel and Miriam’s father shortly before his death. She needs to be reasonable agile as she is put down a well, which will be rostra height.

Posted 14/05/2018

 

New Eltham Community Productions - NECP

New Eltham Community Productions - NECP
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New Eltham Community Centre

The Railway Children

The Railway Children

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Tuesday 29th May at 8pm

Come along to our first readthrough of our October play "The Railway Children" Tuesday 29th May at 8pm at The Centre, all are welcome!
We'll also have more info on our murder mystery nights and social events.

Posted 21/05/2018

 

CADS - Charlemont Dramatic Society

CADS - Charlemont Dramatic Society

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West Bromwich, West Midlands, B71 1QS

CADS AUTUMN PRODUCTION

Contact: 0121 357 4169 hilld28@sky.com


Join us for readings on
Tuesday 29th May 7.30pm
Thursday 31st May 7.30pm
Thursday 7th June 7.30pm
Thursday 14th June 7.30pm
Performance: 17th - 20th OCTOBER 2018
All at Gayton Road Community Centre, Gayton Road, West Bromwich, West Midlands B71 1QS


CADS are looking for new Acting Members. Minimum age 16.
We are always looking for new members for backstage and front of house.
For more information, follow the link to our website www.thecads.weebly.com/news

Posted 25/05/2018

 

The Lyric Players

Lyric Players
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The Guide Hall, Mickleham Gardens, Cheam, SM3 8QJ

Anything Goes

Anything Goes

Contact: If you have any questions about the audition process or would like to be sent copies of the audition pieces please contact us at secretary@lyricplayers.org


Performance dates: 31st October - 3rd November 2018 at the Adrian Mann Theatre, Epsom
Auditions will be held on Sunday 3rd June 2018 from 4.30pm
The timings of the auditions are as follows:

Tap Auditions - 4.30pm
For all tap dancers and anyone auditioning for Reno Sweeney.


Principal Auditions - 5.30pm onwards
There will be a dance audition at 5.30pm for all other Principal parts. Individual auditions will then follow.


See below for details of the parts to be auditioned.

The Lyric Players operate an open audition policy, you do not need to be a member before you audition.

Reno Sweeny - Mezzo - A sexy and charismatic nightclub singer and former evangelist. Tap dancing is required.

Billy Crocker - Tenor - Elisha Whitney's kind but inefficient general manager who is in love with Hope.

Hope Harcourt - Soprano - A beautiful heiress, Hope is sailing to marry Lord Evelyn Oakley.

Sir Evelyn Oakley - Baritone - Hope's aristocratic English fiance. An upper crust English accent is a must.

Moonface Martin - Tenor - Second rate gangster and Public Enemy #13

Erma - Mezzo - Gangsters moll and friend of Moonface.

Elisha J Whitney - Baritone - Ivy League Wall Street banker, Billy's boss.

Mrs Evangeline Harcourt - dialogue audition only - Hope's widowed mother

The Captain - Baritone

The Purser - Tenor

Luke and John - any vocal - Recent Christian converts

Chastity/Charity/Purity/Virtue - dance audition only - Reno' Angels

We also require a large ensemble who will have opportunities for featured singing, dance and dialogue. New member auditions will be held on 7th June.

Posted 25/05/2018

 

CAODS

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Chelmsford, Essex

TOP HAT

Contact: For audition pieces and any further information please contact Claire Carr at clairecarr@sky.com or call her on 07899 998077


Auditions for this role will be held Wednesday 30th May at 7.30pm
Performance: Tuesday 25th - Saturday 29th Sept 2018


An exciting opportunity to join the CAODS cast of 'TOP HAT'

We are looking for...

The Leading Man...Jerry Travers

A triple threat role, strong acting, vocals and dance is needed for this Broadway sensation. He must command the stage and be a confident tapper. Handsome and charming, this American bachelor has an irrepressible sense of fun and enjoys a mischief making 'no strings' lifestyle. Play age 30+.

The dance and tap audition for this role will be done in workshop setting on the evening, so no need to attend rehearsal beforehand.

Male Ensemble

We require men to join the ensemble for smaller speaking roles and the non-tapping production numbers, plenty to be involved in! Audition dates for ensemble can be flexible.

Posted 21/05/2018

 

April 2018

Mike Howl



UK
Merseyside

The Jeff Astle Story - For the Love of The Game

Contact: You can contact me by email howl.michael1963@yahoo.co.uk or phone or text on 07930347909


I will be holding auditions during week beginning 2nd April
Performance at The Crescent Theatre from May 24th to 27th


My name is Mike Howl. I am the writer/director of a new play which is to be performed at The Crescent Theatre from May 24th to 27th.
I will be holding auditions during week beginning 2nd April. I am at present based on Merseyside and do not have sufficient information to enable me to advertise the auditions around the local theatre scene. Can you help?
The play is a tribute to the very popular local footballer, Jeff Astle who died from brain injuries. His family have now set up a trust to promote research into this type of illness.
There are Male and Female parts for audition.

Posted 16/03/2018

 

Banbury Cross Players


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UK
The Mill Arts Centre, Spiceball Pk, OX16 5QE

Warm, Hot, Getting Hotter by Lou Treleaven

Warm, Hot, Getting Hotter by Lou Treleaven

3 April 2018, 7.30pm

ALL WELCOME!
Paul and Kathy set off for a pleasant evening in a pleasant restaurant. What could possibly go wrong?
Age ranges aren’t crucial but as a guide:
Kathy (30+) - trying to break up with her husband
Paul (30+) - Kathy’s arrogant husband
Tim (40+) - Paul’s bluff ex-boss
Trish (40+) - Timothy’s kind but shallow wife
Waiter (M or F) (50+) - unruffled
Festival dates (to be confirmed) will be early June. RYou don't have to be a member to audition but need to join if cast. Details of membership on our website.

Posted 25/03/2018

 

SSA Drama

SSA Drama
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UK
The Edge, Alderbrook School on Blossomfield Road, Solihull, West Midlands

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Contact: Interested in doing the show but can't make the Launch Night? Drop us a message or email hello@ssadrama.com and we'll get back to you.


Launch Night on Wed 4 Apr at 7:30pm

SSA Drama are excited to present THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS in August 2018.
If you're keen to get involved or just want to find out more, come along to our Launch Night. Meet the production team, hear about our ideas for the show, learn about the wonderful characters and find out about the auditions. You'll even get a free cuppa!
Bring a friend - all are welcome! There's no commitment at this stage; just come along and find out more.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Posted 20/02/2018

 

BROS Theatre Company


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UK
St Michael’s Church Hall, Barnes, London, SW13 0NX

High Society

High Society

Contact: If you have any questions and you are unable to attend the presentation, please don’t hesitate to drop the team an email at highsociety@brostc.org

Audition Info here


Presentation evening: 8pm on Wednesday 18th April at St Michael’s Church Hall, Barnes, London, SW13 0NX
Auditions on 28th & 29th April at The Barn Church, Atwood Avenue, Kew TW9 4HF
Performance:30th Oct – 3rd Nov 2018


The glasses are being polished, the champagne is on ice, and the band is warming up so it can only mean one thing: the most elegant, swellegant party in town is about to start. Last year’s Swan Award winning team for “Best Musical” are donning their glad rags to attend the wedding of glamorous Long Island socialite, Tracy Lord, and will be bringing the party to the Richmond Theatre stage for seven performances from 30th Oct – 3rd Nov 2018.

Probably best known for the 1956 film musical adaptation featuring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra, the stage musical of “High Society” draws more from the original 1939 stage comedy, “The Philadelphia Story” by Phillip Barry. “High Society” tells the tale of the dilemma Tracy finds herself in as she prepares to wed George, when her ex-husband Dexter reappears. Meanwhile, new acquaintance Mike Connor, an undercover reporter there to dig up dirt about her father, provides a welcome and fun distraction from both. Throw in a drunken uncle pretending to be her father, a sophisticated and stoic mother, a younger sister desperate to see Dexter back in her life, and party guests aplenty, and the scene is set for some drunk and disorderly behaviour and one big decision.

The team would love to see all BROS members and returning alumni at the presentation at 8pm on Wednesday 18th April at St Michael’s Church Hall where they will explain in more detail the plot, the people, and the plan. All information can be found on the BROS website along with an indication of playing ages for each character: click here . As always, these are meant as a guide so don’t let it deter you from coming along to find out if there is a part for you in this fun-filled show.

At the presentation we will go through the audition pieces and how best to prepare for the auditions on 28th & 29th April at The Barn Church, Atwood Avenue, Kew TW9 4HF. There will be no workshops in between the presentation and audition and the movement piece will be taught on the day, so please bring appropriate clothing to wear at your audition. All materials will be provided at the presentation and be available to download from the website.

Posted 13/04/2018

 

Bournemouth University



UK
Bournemouth, Dorset

Rocky Horror: Live

Rocky Horror: Live

Contact: danielfoley20@gmail.com


Auditions are to be held on the Thursday 19th April in K103 on Talbot Campus
Filming: Tuesday 15th May 2018


Hello!

I am a Television Production student at Bournemouth University and I am currently searching for roles in Rocky Horror: Live!

We are producing a 15-minute version of Rocky Horror Live on Tuesday 15th May 2018 in the multi-camera live studio at Bournemouth University.

I am looking for cast members who would like to take part in the production. All lead roles will be paid a nominal fee.

Posted 10/04/2018

 

The Essex Group

The Essex Group
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Essex

GREASE

GREASE

Contact: Find out more: 01376 567677 or ann@stageability.co.uk or via website or social media


22nd April 2018

We are holding OPEN Auditions for young actors to age 25 with strong singing and dance backgrounds to play the leading roles in this amazing popular musical.

Posted 13/03/2018

 

Trinity Musical Theatre Company

Trinity Musical Theatre Company
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UK
St. Columba's Church Hall, off Castlecroft Road, Finchfield, WV3 8BZ

Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz

Contact: You will have to register your place before Friday April 21st, by emailing membership@trinity-mtc.co.uk with your name, age, gender, a contact number and a very brief description of previous performing experience.


The dates for your next chance to join the company are:
Tuesday 24th April 2018 at 8pm (16years and over)
Sunday pm April 29th Munchkins i.e. ages 9-15 – (time and venue to be confirmed)
Performance: Nov. 2018 Dormston Mill Theatre


Company Auditions
We’ve an enthusiastic and talented membership but we are always eager to strengthen our company. If you are interested in bringing acting, singing, dancing or practical stagecraft skills to our productions we would love to hear from you!

Please note the following for individual auditions:
You will need to perform a song of your own choosingRYou must provide your own backing track on USB or phone to accompany you - please ensure that it is Karaoke style (no pre-recorded singing)
Your audition song doesn’t have to be from a musical, as long as you feel it shows you off to your best ability
Our auditions are often very busy, so please don’t be offended if we stop you mid-song.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Posted 17/03/2018

 

Cambridge Theatre Company

Cambridge Theatre Company
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UK
Cambridge

West Side Story

West Side Story

Contact: Download the information pack for more details and audition form here camtheatrecompany.co.uk


Auditions on 28/29 April
First rehearsal week: Mon 27th Aug - Sat 1st Sep (inclusive 10am - 6pm)
Fri & Sun regearsals: Fri (7-10pm) and Sun (12-6pm)


Take part in one of the greatest musicals of all time West Side Story.

Posted 05/03/2018

 

Wilmslow Green Room Society

Wilmslow Green Room Society

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UK
Wilmslow Green Room Theatre, 85 Chapel Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5JH

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Contact: If you cannnot attend or would like further details, please contact the Play & Stage committee (pscc@wgrsoc.org.uk)


28 Apr 18 to 28 Apr 18
Times: 14:00 to 15:00


Open Audition. Play runs 7 to 15 December 2018

Posted 23/04/2018

 

Wycombe Swan Youth Theatre

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UK
Wycombe Swan, St. Mary Street, High Wycombe, HP11 2XE

Oklahoma!

Oklahoma!

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Audition and Technical Interview Date Sun 29 April 2018 10am
Rehearsal Dates Sat 28 July – Wed 8 August 2018
Performance Dates Thu 9 – Sat 11 August 2018


Audition applications are now open for our Summer Youth Project 2018
Apply to audition for our cast or for a backstage and technical interview on our Summer Youth Project page at wycombeswan.co.uk/online/summerproject
We're looking for aspiring young performers and technicians aged 9 -21 to audition to be the cast and crew of our Summer Youth Project Oklahoma. Working with a professional creative team this will be the theatrical experience of a lifetime. If you are aged 9-21 and have the passion, desire and commitment then download the audition pack.

Posted 23/02/2018

 

South London Youth Theatre - SLYT


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South London

Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Contact: via website 0208 771 4869 spencer@slyt.co.uk or social media


MUSICAL THEATRE COURSE – 10 Full Days (for School years 12 – 19) Stephen Sondheim’s SWEENEY TODD

Monday 6th – Saturday 18th August. 10.00am – 6.00pm daily. Performances on Saturday 18th August 2018 at the Prissian Theatre.
Course fees: £325 (Includes full 10 days tuition, all costumes and tickets for production) Limited half scholarships available.
Auditions April 29th 2018 (Full day workshop audition, costs £25) Book your place now.

Posted 02/04/2018

 

March 2018

Holland on Sea Theatrical Society (H.O.S.T.S.)

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Holland Assembly Room, Public Hall, Holland on Sea, Essex

Funny Money

Funny Money
Comedy by Ray Cooney
Directed by Ann Mortimer



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Read Through - 6.30pm Sunday 4th March- Holland Assembly Room, Public Hall
Auditions: 6.30pm, Sunday 11th March, Holland Assembly Room, Public Hall
Performance Dates: Friday 22rd June 2018 - Saturday 23rd June 2018


Never has this master of farce been frenetically funnier! Henry A. Perkins, a mild mannered C.P.A, accidently picks up the wrong briefcase one full of money. Henry assumes it is illicit cash and he decides to keep it. Knowing that the former owner must have his briefcase, he rushes home to book one way fares to Barcelona. He tells his confused wife to leave everything behind; if she doesn't like Barcelona, they can go to Bali. In fact, they can buy Bali! The doorbell rings as they wait for their taxi. The police detective at the door thinks Henry was soliciting in the men's room of the local pub actually, he was sitting in the loo counting the cash. The bell rings again. Another detective arrives thinking Henry is dead; a man with bullet holes in his head and Henry's briefcase were found in the Thames. Henry's inept attempts to extricate himself from this impossible situation lead to increasingly hysterical situations.

Posted 27/12/2017

 

Banbury Operatic Society

Banbury Operatic Society
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Wykham Theatre, Banbury Academy, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

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Monday 12th March 2018 at 7.30pm

Banbury Operatic Society are thrilled to announce that we will be one of the first groups in the country to perform the musical hit Priscilla Queen of the Desert!
Want to be involved? Then come along to our launch night on Monday 12th March 2018 at 7.30pm at Wykham Theatre, Banbury Academy. Open to new and returning members! Learn how you can get involved! Here you will meet the team, learn about their vision for the show and pick up audition pieces!

The show promises to be one of BOS' most ambitious shows ever so why not get invovled with this spectacular event?
One of the most popular touring shows in UK history has JUST been made available to amateur groups. With hit songs that EVERYONE knows, including I Will Survive, It's Raining Men, Don't Leave Me This Way and Boogie Wonderland, this hilarious and colourful show follows two drag queens and a transgender woman, who contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a resort town in the remote Australian desert. As they head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla, the three friends come to the forefront of a comedy of errors, encountering a number of strange characters, as well as incidents of homophobia, whilst widening comfort zones and finding new horizons.
The hit songs are sung by the entire female and male ensemble with lead vocals often coming from the three female 'divas' as well as the men so there is LOTS of opportunity for all involved to sing and dance to what will undoubtedly be a VERY popular show. The show is one of the most popular and modern musicals currently available to amateur groups and is a true feel good show.

Posted 07/03/2018

 

King's College London Gilbert & Sullivan Society

King's College London Gilbert & Sullivan Society
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SDR KCL Strand Campus, London

TAKE 2: HMS Pinafore and Trial by Jury

TAKE 2: HMS Pinafore and Trial by Jury

Welcome Rehearsal 15th March at 18:00
Auditions will be held on 20th and 22nd March


In August, we are heading up to the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Harrogate and this time we are taking a DOUBLE BILL of Trial by Jury and HMS Pinafore!
On Thursday 15th March, we are holding a welcome rehearsal to give you a taster of what to expect from the shows and to encourage you to join the crew and set sail with us!!
This rehearsal will give you the chance to meet all of our existing members, try out some of the music itself, find out how to audition if you want to, and have a jolly good time!
If you want to be in the chorus, then there is no need to audition! Just come along to this first rehearsal to get involved with these fantastic shows! Everyone – students, alumni, staff and the wider community across London – is welcome to audition and perform with the society, but please note we prioritise students for principal roles.
For anyone who doesn’t know where the SDR is, there will be someone waiting in the main Foyer of the Strand Campus from 5:45pm to show you the way to the room!
We can't wait to see you all there!!
Note: there will be snacks!!

Posted 14/03/2018

 

The Dunmow Players

The Dunmow Players
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The Rowena Davey Day Centre, Dunmow, CM6 1EQ

The Little Shop of Horrors

The Little Shop of Horrors

Contact: dpshowenquiries@gmail.com


Read thru Monday, 5th March at 8.30pm
Auditions are scheduled for Monday 19th March


Come Along to Auditions!
Do you fancy taking part? We are looking for people who love to Act, Sing and Dance! No experience necessary – just enthusiasm!
Come along for an information evening to meet us and have a read-through of the script, on Monday, 5th March at 8.30pm
Audition pieces will be handed out at the information evening, or you contact us and we’ll email them to you.

Posted 26/02/2018

 

Ampthill & Flitwick Dramatic Society

Ampthill & Flitwick Dramatic Society
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The Hub Coniston Road Flitwick MK45 1QJ
parking is on the left of the Village Hall in Dunstable Road MK451HP

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Contact: if you have any questions please contact Sarah on membership@afds.co.uk


6 March at 20:00–22:00

Open Auditions for The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde Director Sarah Benjamin
We are holding 2 audition dates Thursday 2 march and Tuesday 6 march please attend one of these dates .
Auditions are open to all and are informal taking the form of a read through of the script.
Show dates June 21 22 and 23 2018 at TADS theatre Toddington
Rehearsing Tuesday and Thursday nights from early march plus the occasional Sunday afternoon

The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. It’s the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure. The elaborate plot ridicules Victorian sensibilities with some of the best loved, and indeed bizarre, characters to be found on the stage. Its alternative title A trivial Comedy for serious people

Characters - playing ages are approximate
John worthing ; age 20s also known as Earnest /jack
Algernon Moncrieff age 20s best friend to John
Rev Canon Chasuble age 30-50 clergyman has a touching romance with muss prism
Lane manservant any age typical butler
Lady Bracknell age 40-50 plus mother to Gwendoline Aunt to Algernon very impressive domineering lady head of the family
Hon Gwendolyn Fairfax age teen to 20s ward to Jack slightly more sophisticated than Cecily
Cecily Cardew age teen to 20s innocent love interest
Miss Prism Governess. 30-50 plus

Posted 21/02/2018

 

Sudbury Dramatic Society

Sudbury Dramatic Society
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The Quay Theatre, Sudbury

Bell, Book & Candle
by John Van Druten
Director Linda Dowdall


Contact: For more information email Linda at lindadowdall60@gmail.com


AUDITIONS MONDAY 12th MARCH 7.30pm
Performance: Tuesday 10th - Saturday 14th July


I discovered a copy of this play when sorting out donations for the SDS archives based upstairs at The Quay. SDS did this play back in 1974, directed no less by our very own Liz Cole. The original professional production of the play was first performed in the fifties by Rex Harrison and Lilli Palmer and, like that SDS version, was firmly set in London. When the professional production moved to New York, so did the setting, but as it matters very little to the plot of the play, I am taking the liberty of moving it back to the UK for my production. The action will take place in the unspecified not too distant past to allow for some leeway with the set and costumes. It is said that Bell, Book and Candle was the inspiration for the TV series Bewitched. BGillian Holroyd is a thoroughly modern witch but if she falls in love she will lose her powers. When, guided by her cat Pyewacket, she casts a spell to make her attractive neighbour in the flat upstairs fall in love with her, she is unprepared for the outcome. And, as he discovers her deception, is she about to lose everything? BI am looking for two women and three men as outlined below.
Gillian (25/30s upwards) - Begins as a feisty, modern, self-confident witch, used to her own way, who is out to get her man. She undergoes a personality change when she realises all has not gone according to plan
Tony (30/40s upwards) - Self- assured businessman, when he falls for Gillian he has problems dealing with what has happened. Gets very angry later
Queenie (older woman) - Bit scatty, eccentric but mischievous with good sense of fun
Nick (20s upwards - younger than Gillian) - Gillian’s brother - charming, easy manner (possible slightly camp), likes himself and his image
Professor Sidney (40+) - Author who knows only a little about his subject but thinks he does, bookish, dishevelled, rumpled and appears slightly tipsy
Scripts are available for short term loan from the Quay Box Office

Posted 04/02/2018

 

Dudley College



UK
Holy Trinity Church, Bushbury Road, Wolverhampton, WV10 0LY

Winters Past By Utopium Productions

Contact: My email is timemovie11@gmail.com
Phone 07501164472


Thursday 15th March at 1pm

Dudley College short film auditions this Thursday
My name is Tony Moore a student at Dudley College making a short film called Winters Past with two other students. We are holding auditions this Thursday at 1pm in Wolverhampton. Unfortunately, at the last minute we have been let down by a few candidates, which has resulted in us to suddenly start rushing to get actors available to the audition in time. Would this be an opportunity any of your players would be interested in?

For more information please check out our various pages.
Star Now Page - www.starnow.co.uk

Twitter - @winters_past

Script - here

We are specifically looking for female actors aged between 18 - 35, but we also have roles for males aged 25 - 35.

We apologise for this extremely late info but we are desperately attempting to get actors involved. Unfortunately due to the nature of our budget we cannot afford to reimburse travel and the roles are unpaid. Again, we apologise.

Posted 13/03/2018

 

Stage Squad

Stage Squad
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The Squad House, 3rd Floor, Pear Mill, Stockport Road West, Stockport, SK6 2BP

Annie

Annie

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Sunday 18th March at 13:00–16:00

Open workshops and auditions for parts in Stage Squad Youths next production 'Annie'. Orphans are gender neutral so open to boys as well as girls - no prepared audition required, just turn up ready to act, sing and dance as part of a group - make new friends - learn new skills - build confidence - have buckets of fun!

Posted 12/03/2018

 

TATS - Turvey Amateur Theatrical Society

TATS - Turvey Amateur Theatrical Society
www.tatsturvey.co.uk

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Turvey, Beds

Anybody for Murder

Contact: via website or social media


The read-through nights will be on Monday 12 March 2018 at 7:30pm and Thursday 15 March 2018 at 8:15pm, both in the Turvey Village Hall.
Auditions will take place the week commencing 19 March 2018.
Perforamnce: 14 to 16 June 2018


An hilarious farce to be directed by Jan Clemens.

The play, written by Jan’s late husband, the award- winning Brian Clemens, is set on a sunny Greek holiday and sees much mirth as the six characters become involved in a series of misunderstandings.

TATS is always looking for people to take part on stage or help behind the scenes so please do come along and get involved.

Posted 26/01/2018

 

Banbury Cross Players


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The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury

The Cripple of Innishmaan

The Cripple of Innishmaan by Martin McDonagh

Contact: If you are interested in auditioning but are unable to make the above date, please get in touch.
For further information and details of audition pieces, contact Director Chrissie Garrett on 01295 810412 or 07557 023144 or by email to chrissiegarrett@btinternet.com


Auditions will be held on Thursday 22nd March 2018 7:30pm
Production dates are 11th - 14th July 2018 at The Mill Arts Centre. You will need to be available from Sunday 8 July 2018 for Technical and Dress Rehearsals. You do not need to be a member to audition but will be required to join if cast. See our website for further details on BCP membership. Rehearsals (24 in all) will be on Mondays and Thursdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm, starting after Easter 2018.


This wickedly funny, poignant play is set in 1934 on a small island off the West coast of Ireland. The arrival of a Hollywood film crew on a neighbouring island sets the youngsters' hearts racing with the prospect of escape and a new life in the USA.
Roles available:
Kate : 50-70 yrs
Eileen : 50-70 yrs
Johnnypateenmike : 50-70 yrs
Billy : 16-25 yrs
Helen : 16-25 yrs
Barty : 16-25 yrs
Babbybobby : 20-60 yrs
Doctor : 50-70 yrs
Mammy : 60-80 years

The fabulous character parts are raw, hilarious, challenging, irreverent and realistic, requiring a creative approach and, of course, an Irish accent. This black, tragi-comedy is about getting the audience to laugh and cry at the same time. It is a play to challenge concepts of political correctness; to question who, in fact, are the people who don’t fit in, and a hope of replacing pain and loneliness with laughter and love.

Posted 17/02/2018

 

Briton Ferry Musical Theatre Company

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Society's HQ, 105a Neath Road, Briton Ferry, Swansea, Wales SA11 2BZ

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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Open auditions for children aged 7 - 11 are on Sat 24th March 2018 10am to 1:00pm
Open auditions for adults are on Sun 25th March 2018 from 10am


Open auditions will be held this weekend for our forthcoming production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Posted 19/03/2018

 

Garden Suburb Theatre

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Free Church Hall, Northway, London NW11 7AG

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

Contact: We will be using the Arden Edition. Please contact us at info@gardensuburbtheatre.org.uk if you want any more information about the audition or the production.


Audition: Sunday 25 March 2018 7.30pm
Performances: Friday 6 - Sunday 8 July, Wednesday 11 - Saturday 14 July at Little Oak Wood Open Air Arena, Addison Way, NW11 6QS
Rehearsals will be on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 8 May, extending to Wednesday evenings from 27 June. They will be held at the Free Church Hall to begin with, moving to the Wood as the light and weather permits. The chorus will not need to attend weekday rehearsals until 26 June.
Please note that, though you do not have to join the GST to audition, all actors in a GST show are required to be members.


Measure for Measure is very much a play for our times. With themes of corruption, abuse of power and sexual exploitation it holds a mirror to our world as much as the 17th century.
Duke Vincentio absents himself from court leaving Angelo to rule as his deputy. Angelo condemns Claudio to death for getting Juliet pregnant: they are betrothed but not yet married. Claudio’s sister Isabella pleads for her brother’s life; Angelo will relent only if she gives herself to him. Scenes of intense emotion are interspersed with an earthy comic sub-plot in which Mistress Overdone and her side-kick Pompey navigate their way round Angelo’s edict closing down the brothels. All this is observed by Vincentio, who has disguised himself as a friar and return at the end to bring all to book.
Both serious and comic roles are multi-faceted, providing excellent opportunities for characterisation. All the cast will have plenty to do, doubling parts where possible to create a tight ensemble. We will need a chorus of all ages to play courtiers, citizens, guards and other characters.

CHARACTERS:
Vincentio - The Duke, insightful, scheming, perhaps weaker than he thinks
Angelo - His Deputy, not simply wicked but aware of his faults
Escalus - A senior courtier
Claudio - A young man in love, unable to comprehend his sister’s moral stance
Isabella - His sister, intends to become a nun, fired by righteousness
Juliet - Claudio’s betrothed
Lucio - “A Fantastic”: a colourful character with a big mouth
Provost - A judicial officer struggling with the demands of his office
Mariana - Betrothed to Angelo, but then rejected by him
Mistress Overdone - “A Bawd”: another colourful character
Pompey - Mistress Overdone’s brothel-keeping partner
Elbow - An educationally challenged constable
Froth - A foolish gentleman
Abhorson - An executioner who takes pride in his profession
Barnadine - A depressed prisoner.

There are a number of smaller speaking parts: a nun, a friar, officers, servants and gentlemen. These can be cast from the company or be taken by anyone who would prefer a smaller part. Some of these could be played by children aged 13+.
The audition pieces are available on the GST website

Posted 13/03/2018

 

February 2018

Grosvenor Light Opera Company (GLOC)

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Pimlico, London

Princess Ida; or, Castle Adamant



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Audition Dates: 31st January and 3rd February
Performance Dates: Performances will take place from 30 May to 02 June 2018 at the Bridewell Theatre, central London and the production will transfer to the Harrogate G&S Festival in August.


Grosvenor Light Opera Company are actively recruiting principals and chorus for their upcoming production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Princess Ida. Rehearsals take place on Wednesday nights (and the occasional Sunday) in central London, starting at the beginning of February. Performances will take place from 30 May to 02 June 2018 at the Bridewell Theatre and the production will transfer to the Harrogate G&S Festival in August.BOur fully staged productions with orchestra offer an excellent platform for young professional singers looking to develop their performing experience
We will be holding an open rehearsal on Wednesday 24th January at St. Gabriel's Hall and auditions for principal roles will take place on Wednesday 31st January and Saturday 3rd February (also at St Gabriel’s). No need to audition for chorus parts!

Auditions will last around ten minutes consist of a song of the candidate’s own choice and an extract of spoke libretto, followed by a brief chat. Songs suggested below are for guidance only – candidates should feel free to choose any appropriate piece that shows them off to the best of their ability. In the interests of time, however, please select a section of around 2 minutes in duration.

Roles:

Hildebrand – baritone (Bb2 – F4)
Excellent diction required but still very much a lyric rather than patter role.
Audition song: Act 2 Finale “Some years ago No doubt you know” (either verse)

Hilarion* - lyric tenor (B2 – Bb4)
Audition song: Act 2 Finale “Whom thou hast chain’d”

Cyril* - light lyric tenor (C3 – A4)
Comic role but requires lyric singing. Ideally a lighter and higher than voice Hilarion, however we could work around this.
Audition song: Act 2 “Would you know the kind of maid” (either verse)

Florian* - lyric baritone (Ab2 – F4)
Audition song: Act 2 “I am a maiden” (verse 3)

*These three roles include extensive ensemble singing and require excellent musicianship. In the score, Cyril is the higher of the two tenors, however this can be adapted depending on casting.
Audition song: Act 1 “If you give me your attention” (any verse)

Arac, Guron, Scynthius - bass baritone (F2 – E4)
In the score Arac takes the lion’s share of the solo writing, however this is occasionally divided between the three. Solo passages are qasi-handelian, requiring a good top and decent agility.
Audition song: Act 3 “This helmet I suppose” (verses 3 and 4)

Princess Ida - dramatic soprano (D4 – Bb5)
Note: Ida is less florid than many other G&S soprano roles, instead demanding a fuller sound.
Audition song: Act 2 “Minerva/Oh, goddess wise”

Lady Blanche - contralto or mezzo (G3 – E5)
Audition song: Act 2 “Now wouldn’t you like to rule the roost” (either verse)

Lady Psyche† - soprano or high mezzo (C4 – Ab5)
Audition song: Act 2 “A Lady fair” (any verse)

Melisa† - mezzo soprano or soprano (C4 – Eb5[G5])
The part has a fairly small range and can be done by any voice, but it needs a youthful quality.
Audition song: Act 2 “Now wouldn’t you like to rule the roost” (either verse)

†Note: ensemble lines in “The woman of the wisest wit” can be swapped depending on casting.

Posted 13/01/2018

 

The South Devon Players

The South Devon Players
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Chestnut Comunity Centre, 1 - 3 Poplar Close, Brixham, Devon TQ5 0SA

1307 (theatre, radio, film)

1307 (theatre, radio, film)



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For full information visit the auditions tab on our website http://www.southdevonplayers.com to download audition pack


Feb 4th 2018 1pm

Open auditions for our coming project 1307.
This drama, centering on theories and legends surrounding the inquisition against the medieval Knights Templar.
We are working from the same script; to perform a full length theatre show, as well as recording a radio drama, and dramatising part of the script into a 10 min film.

Various radio plays (audio drama)RRecording various radio dramas for a local community radio station, then once broadcast we will be releasing on global pay-per-download sites in order to create profit share for the actors.
Audition Process: We ask anyone interested to get in touch with us, and when anew play is announced, to register interest in the specific role in our cast-only facebook group, we will call you in for a brief casting consisting of test-reading part of the script. This will take place in Brixham, Devon.
We mainly are looking for people aged 16 and over. If you are younger, we will need you to attend with a parent or guardian.
All actors must be fluent, expressive readers.

Posted 31/12/2017

 

Kelvedon Players

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Kelvedon, Essex

Cash on Delivery by Michael Cooney

Contact: Full details on our website Auditions page: www.kelvedonplayers.co.uk/index.php/auditions


Reading/Audition dates: All taking place in the Small Hall off the carpark, back of the Institute
Sunday 4th February at 6.30pm
Wednesday 7th February at 8pm
Friday 9th February at 8pm
Sunday 11th February at 6pm


Directors: Lesley and Martyn Hill
Michael Cooney's riotous farce has all the ingredients for rib tickling hilarity and offers a colourful selection of character roles.

Posted 30/01/2018

 

Rhiwbina Amateur Theatrical Society (RATS)

Rhiwbina Amateur Theatrical Society (RATS)
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Rhiwbina Memorial Hall, Lon Ucha, Rhiwbina, Wales

84 Charing Cross Road

84 Charing Cross Road

Contact: via website or social media


Read thru 31st Jan 7:30pm
Auditions: Sun 4th Feb 7:30pm
Show Dates: 19th - 21st April


Posted 31/01/2018

 

Molesey Musical Theatre

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East Molesey, Surrey

Henry - The life and loves of King

Henry - The life and loves of King

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Contact: tess@studiob.co.uk 07778 277805


Audition Dates: IMMEDIATE
Performance Dates: 13-16th June, Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Walton on Thames


OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY HENRY VIII
Molesey Musical Theatre (MMT) had a complete cast for our forthcoming production of "Henry - The life and loves of King", but due to unforseen family commitments, our Henry VIII has had to pull out.
This has left us with a golden opportunity for someone to step into the Big Man's shoes while he deals with all his wives.
This is a new musical based on the life of Henry VIII. It was initially performed 4 years ago at the Barn Theatre, West Molesey.

Posted 05/02/2018

 

Wilmslow Green Room Society

Wilmslow Green Room Society

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Wilmslow Green Room Theatre, Cheshire

We Are Three Sisters

We Are Three Sisters

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Audition Tues 6 Feb, 7:30pm
Play runs 23-30 June & 6, 7 July


Posted 31/01/2018

 

Festival Players of Cambridge

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Christ the Redeemer Church, Newmarket Road, CB5 8RS

CATS

CATS

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Tues 6th Feb, 7.30pm

All are welcome! If you can't make the info evening don't worry - auditions are open to all and we'll let you know how to book your slot next week!

Posted 04/02/2018

 

Pied Pipers

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Wesley Methodist Church, Cambridge CB1 1LG

Anything Goes

Anything Goes

Contact: Email: anythinggoes@piedpipers.co.uk for audition pack and sign up for audition date/time


Audition dates: 7, 8, 10 Feb - with callbacks on 17 Feb
Production dates: 26-30 June 2018


Posted 05/02/2018

 

Silsoe Drama Club

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Silsoe Village Hall, Silsoe, Bedfordshire

The Physicists by Friedrich Durrenmatt

The Physicists by Friedrich Durrenmatt



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Thursday 8th Feb 2018 7:45pm

We are very excited to release the audition details for our next production 'The Physicists' translated and directed by our very own Mick Platt. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Posted 24/01/2018

 

Utopian Operatic SocietyFacebook  



UK
Lionel Road Community Center, 540 Westhorne AVenue, London SE9 6DH

Fiddler on The Roof

Contact: diane_ash@hotmail.com


Thursday 8th Feb from 7.30

We are looking for children 10+, two males 16-21, and adults for the ensemble.
If you are interested come along.
Audition fee applies.

Posted 04/02/2018

 

The Richings Players

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St Leonard’s Hall in Richings Park, Bucks

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Contact: For more information please contact Will on 07837202582 or email at: willtorrent1@gmail.com. For the latest info and news, keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds, as well as our website.


9th Feb 8:00pm
19th Feb 7:30pmR23rd Feb 7:30pm

Iver’s award-winning amateur theatre company The Richings Players are delighted to announce their 2018 summer production, the much-loved classic tale of Mr Toad and his band of river bank friends in “The Wind in the Willows”.

This delightful and ingenious adaption of Kenneth Grahame's classic tale of river-bank antics by Alan Bennett with original and enchanting songs by Jeremy Sams created a sensation at the National Theatre in the 1990s and follows the adventures of Mr Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger. Along the way, Toad finds himself in prison and manages to escape, but not before Toad Hall, his pride and joy, has been overrun by the wicked Weasels. Thanks to the efforts of his kind and concerned friends, all ends happily, after an exciting battle to regain Toad's home…but will Toady learn his lesson?

The play will be directed by RP Vice-Chairman Will Torrent who last directed “Robin Hood” in 2011. Ever since Will saw the National’s magical production at The Old Vic in the 1990s, he has always has always loved the story and has always wanted the Players to perform it. He will be joined by Erica Tugwell as Musical Director and Phoebe Pearson-Hall as Choreographer. With lots of parts for children and adults alike, they’ll be something for everyone especially the audience!

The Read-Through will take place on Friday 9th February at St Leonard’s Hall in Richings Park starting at 8pm and Auditions for the Principal roles (ages 14+) will take place on Monday 19th February at Coppins (Iver Village Hall) at 7.30pm. Auditions for the supporting cast, children (11+) and potential call-backs will take place on Friday 23rd February also at Coppins (Iver Village Hall) from 7.30pm. Rehearsals there on, will be Monday and Fridays (with some Wednesdays nearer the production) however due to the nature of the show, you will not be needed every week. The play will be performed in Iver Village Hall from 6-9th June including a Saturday Matinee.

Posted 30/01/2018

 

St Augustine's Musical Theatre Company

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Solihull Birmingham, West Midlands

HAIRSPRAY

HAIRSPRAY



Contact: mail@stagsmtc.co.uk


There are four audition sessions:
SUNDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2018
MONDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2018
WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2018
THURSDAY 1 MARCH 2018


St. Augustine’s Musical Theatre Company, based in Solihull, is holding auditions in February and March for its forthcoming production of the smash-hit 60s stage musical ‘HAIRSPRAY’, to be staged at The Core Theatre in November 2018.

If you wish to audition, please register your interest by email as soon as possible to help us to organise numbers and judge the response to each role

If you are new to the Company, please give us a brief outline of your past stage experience and include a contact telephone number.

Full information is available on the website at www.stagsmtc.co.uk

Posted 16/01/2018

 

Clacton Musical Theatre Society

Clacton Musical Theatre Society
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14 Brunel Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex

Spamalot



Contact: If interested please contact Kirstie Heathcote membership@c-m-t-s.co.uk


Audition Day - 11/02/18
Rehearsals every Tuesday and Thursday evening 7:30 - 10:00pm until 24/06/18
Show week 24/06/18 - 30/06/18


Posted 18/01/2018

 

Wrington Drama Club
www.wringtonsomerset.org.uk


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Reading Room (The Triangle), Wrington, Somerset

2 one-act plays:
Between Mouthfuls - Alan Ayckbourn
Alternative Accommodation - Pam Valentine



Contact: via website or social media


Reading: 6 Feb 7.30
URC Auditions: 13 Feb 7.30


We're pleased to announce that the dates for the Spring Production are 16-19 May.
Director : Chris Parnham

Posted 15/01/2018

 

The St George's Players

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London

The Importance of Being Earnest

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Thursday 15 February and Tuesday 20 February 8:00pm
Read through: Thursday 8 March (evening)
Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays 13 March - 24 May (evenings)
Show week: 26 May - 3 June (evenings and some day times)
Shows: 31 May, 1 June, 2 June (evenings)


Join us at St George's church, Vancouver Road SE23 2AG to read Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.
All are welcome, no experience necessary, and scripts will be provided.
The Importance of Being Earnest is a farcical comedy by Oscar Wilde. The protagonists maintain fictitious personæ to escape burdensome social obligations.

Posted 31/01/2018

 

ACT Bradford

ACT Bradford
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Bradford Playhouse Studio

Twelfth Night

Contact: If you’d like to come along please read the breakdown to find out what the parts are and contact us


Auditions are booked for Thursday 15th February, and Monday 19th February 2018 7:30pm

Auditions are on for our 10th Shakespeare at the Cathedral! Details here. Should be fun, folks are beyond welcome to get involved
ACT will be presenting its tenth Shakespeare at Bradford Cathedral this year, full details here. Rehearsals will be on a Sunday, and possibly a weekday evening that cast and crew will decide between themselves.
There’s a range of parts, and some are suitable for beginners. If you want to have a go at something different, if you want to have a crack at a Shakespeare, now’s your chance to get involved.

Posted 14/02/2018

 

Wivenhoe Open-Air Shakespeare



UK
Wivenhoe Congregational Hall, Wivenhoe, Essex

Cymbeline

Cymbeline

Contact: sheilacfoster@gmail.com for further information


Auditions: Sun 18th Feb 2:30pm
Production: 19th to 24th June


If anyone would like to join us for Open-Air Shakespeare this year and can make rehearsals and performance in Wivenhoe, then please feel free to attend our open auditions on Sunday

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Colchester Theatre Group

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Bunting Rooms, Colchester (next to Headgate Theatre)

The Foreigner, a comedy by Larry Shue

The Foreigner, a comedy by Larry Shue

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Auditions: FEB 19 Mon 20:00 & FEB 22 Thurs 20:00
Production week - Weds 23 to Sat 26 May, at the Headgate Theatre, Colchester


Colchester Theatre Group's next production is The Foreigner, a fun, two act comedy by American playwright Larry Shue and directed for CTG by Elaine Lloyd.
The story takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Tillman County, Georgia, where two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. The shy Charlie agreed to accompany Froggy on the trip after his sick wife begged him to go. When people at the Lodge try to talk to Charlie, he remains silent: he is very shy, depressed about his wife’s illness and cannot find the words to reply. Froggy claims that Charlie cannot talk because he is a “foreigner” from an exotic country and he doesn’t understand English. Taking the explanation that he’s a non-English speaker as fact, the Lodge’s guests quickly begin revealing their secrets, and Charlie soon discovers scandals amongst some of the local residents.


Characters
Staff Sgt “Froggy” LeSueur – Age late forties
Male Lead – British accent
Charlie Baker – Age mid forties
Male Lead – British accent
Betty Meeks – Age mid seventies
Female Lead – Southern American accent
Rev. David Marshall Lee – Age late twenties/early thirties
Male Lead – Southern American accent
Catherine Simms – Age late twenties
Female Lead – Southern American accent
Owen Musser – Age late thirties
Male Lead – Southern American accent
Ellard Simms – Age early to mid twenties
Male Lead – Southern American accent
Auditions - please note!
The audition on Mon 19 will be preceded by Colchester Theatre Group's AGM. Everyone is welcome to attend the AGM, but only those who are fully paid-up members of CTG are eligible to vote. There is one place available on the committee this year, so if you fancy joining the committee and helping to set the direction of Colchester's oldest recorded theatre group for the coming year, please do feel free to volunteer! Our committee meetings occur every couple of months on average and involve CAKE!

Posted 07/02/2018

 

Banbury Cross Players


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The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, Oxfordshire

The Cripple of Innishmaan by Martin McDonagh

The Cripple of Innishmaan by Martin McDonagh



A Play-reading Tuesday 20th February 2018
Members' Auditions Tuesday 27th February 2018
Open Auditions Thursday 29th February 2018
Performance: 11-14 July 2018


In 1934, on a small island off the West coast of Ireland, the arrival of a Hollywood film crew (who we never see) on a neighbouring island gives local youngsters the chance to escape the island and head for the USA.
Local disabled orphan, Billy, able and bright, and in love with local girl Helen, is cared for by two aged aunts. He is derided by the locals (and his aunts) as no-one understands him. His aunts protect him from discovering his parents tried to drown him at birth. Billy, desperate to audition, to break away from the bitter tedium of his daily life, persuades a local fisherman to take him to the neighbouring island by telling him he is dying of TB.
Billy is cast in the film and goes to the USA. He discovers Hollywood alone is no better than Innishmaan alone so returns home. Helen finally agrees to go out with him. Ironically, at the end of the tale, he ‘gets the girl’ only to discover he really does have TB.

The characters are funny, alcoholic, vicious, bigoted and cruel, and all crippled – one physically, others emotionally. This bleakly comic tale, with vivid images of all aspects of human life, where truth is uncovered gradually, successfully plucks at your heartstrings with deep, dark and powerful humour.
The Cripple of Innishmaan will be performed at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury 11-14 July 2018. Directed by Chrissie Garrett.

Posted 13/11/2017

 

St James Players

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St James Church Hall, Avondale Drive, Lostock Hall, Preston. PR5 5BQ

Laburnum Grove by J.B. Priestley

Laburnum Grove by J.B. Priestley

Contact: Register your interest on our Facebook page


Friday 23rd February at 7:30pm

We are holding a welcome night on Friday 23rd February at 7:30pm where we will be introducing this play to people.

Please feel free to come along and hear about the characters and parts that are available. We are also looking for backstage people as well.

Posted 08/02/2018

 

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin
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Abiding Love Lutheran Church - 7210 Brush Country Road, Austin, Texas

RUDDIGORE

RUDDIGORE

Contact: See forms and complete audition information at gilbertsullivan.org/SummerProduction.htm


Saturday, February 24 10am-6pm & Sunday, February 25 1:30pm-6pm

SIGN UP TODAY !
Auditions are by appointment only
All roles are open for casting including principals and chorus. All performers will be compensated. Auditions are approximately ten minutes long and are by appointment only.

Those auditioning should memorize a song from Gilbert & Sullivan or something similar (aria or Art Song, English preferred) that will show their voice and range to best advantage. It is mandatory to provide a copy of the music for the accompanist. Please note that no unaccompanied (a cappella) or self-accompanied auditions will be heard. Although an accompanist will be provided, singers are welcome to bring their own if they wish.

Posted 04/02/2018

 

York Musical Theatre Company

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Poppleton Methodist Church Hall, Yorkshire

THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND

THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND

Contact: Those wishing to audition must e-mail info@yorkmusicaltheatrecompany.org.ukPat Kay by Thurs 15 Feb and should bring with them a Kander & Ebb song to audition with.


Auditions will be held on the afternoon of Sunday 25 February
Rehearsals commence 16 April


A performance fee applies

Posted 06/02/2018

 

Belmont Theatre Company

Belmont Theatre Company
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Carpender's Park, near Watford

HAYWIRE, a comedy by Eric Chappell

HAYWIRE, a comedy by Eric Chappell



Contact: If you are interested in getting involved in this production or to learn more, please email Michael on michaelc76@outlook.com or give him a buzz on ?0208 864 3104 with any questions.


Play Reading: Tuesday 27th February 2018 7:45pm
Auditions on Thursday 1st March 2018 7:45pm
Performance:23rd - 26th May 2018


Following our February 2018 production of The Actress we are presenting in May a comedy, HAYWIRE, written by Eric Chappell. Our Director, Michael Collins has a wealth of experience of the pace and timing required for good comedy and has appeared in countless Ray Cooney farces; you can be guaranteed the rehearsals will be hard work but fun.
The play will be performed during the week commencing 21st May 2018 at The Pump House Theatre, Watford, WD17 2JP and there are 6 in the cast, 2M and 4F. There is a variety of ages so opportunities for all. All the characters are larger than life with some priceless dialogue.

We are arranging a reading of the play for Tuesday 27th February 2018 with the auditions on Thursday 1st March 2018 (commencing approx 7.45pm in Carpender's Park, near Watford). Belmont Theatre holds open auditions so all are welcome to attend these.
Once cast, we will be then be rehearsing the show at the Carpenders Park venue, which is close to the main line station, every Tuesday and Thursday evenings (commencing 20th March 2018), with 4 additional Sunday mornings leading up to the show.

Synopsis
Alec Frith runs a bookshop and lives in the flat above with his wife, Maggie. He is having an affair with his glamorous assistant, Liz, with whom he has arranged an illicit holiday while his wife is away with friends. With everything so carefully planned what could possibly go wrong?
Well, his cantankerous mother arrives, having ‘escaped’ from her care home, followed by his son and daughter, whom he is relying upon to manoeuvre the situation to his advantage, who bring along their own problems and are definitely more a hindrance than a help. He does get to Marbella but with whom?

Posted 08/01/2018

 

Magpie Performers

Magpie Performers
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Holy Trinity Church Hall, 20 Back Hamlet, Bishops Hill, Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 8AJ

Step in Time

Step in Time

Contact: info@magpieperformers.co.uk


Auditions date: 27th Feb 2018, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Production dates: 12th, 13th, 14th July 2018


Love to dance? Love to sing? Love doing both?
Journeying through history, Magpie Performers are looking for a cast to take part in an all singing and dancing production telling the tale of history with music from some of Westend and Broadway’s biggest productions.
A dance routine will be taught on the night of the auditions
All auditionee's must prepare a short singing piece to audition with from one of the following musicals:
Hamilton, Les Mis, Sweeney Todd, Mary Poppins, Bugsy Malone, Annie, Hairspray, Be More Chill

Posted 15/02/2018

 

January 2018

The Harlequins


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The Woodrow Community Centre, Redditch, B98 7RY

Singin in the Rain Jr

Singin in the Rain Jr



Contact: Register here www.theharlequins.co.uk/auditions


**OPEN AUDITIONS**
Tuesday 2nd January 2018 - 7.00pm
Recall auditions will take place on Tuesday 9th January 7.00pm - 10.00pm
Performance: Wed 6 - Fri 8 June 2018


Calling all performers aged 12- 18 years old.

The Harlequins Drama Group are looking for confident performers for their next major production, 'Singin in the Rain Jr' to be staged at The Palace Theatre, Redditch Wed 6 - Fri 8 June 2018.

Candidates are to prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song. You must provide your own sheet music which is bound together for our pianist and clearly marked as where to start and finish.

You can leave once you have done your audition. The call back list will be announced on our Facebook page on Wed 3rd Jan at 10am.

Recall auditions will take place on Tuesday 9th January 7.00pm - 10.00pm. This will include a dance and acting audition which will be lead by the production panel.

Final cast list will be posted on our Facebook page Wed 10th Jan at 10am with rehearsals commencing the following week.

Posted 21/08/2017

 

St Neots Players

St Neots Players
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Priory Centre, St Neots, Cambridgeshire

Blackadder



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Auditions: Wednesday 3rd and Monday 8th January 2018
Performance: 17th to 19th May and rehearsals on their normal evenings of Monday and Wednesday


The play will consist of 3 episodes from series 2:

'Bells' with Kate (short for Bob) and Flashheart. WOOF!
'Beer' with fake gold breasts and a turnip shaped like a thingy.
'Chains' for which I make no ap-o-lo-gies for any inconweenience caused.

Posted 03/01/2018

 

Saundersfoot Footlights

Saundersfoot Footlights
www.saundersfootamdram.co.uk

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The Regency Hall, Saundersfoot, Wales

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors



Contact: If you have any questions please feel free to message us and someone from the production team will get back to you as soon as possible.
Also, if you have any problems downloading the material then please message us with your email address and we can send it to you as an attachment.


Workshop 3rd Jan 7pm
Auditions 7th Jan 1pm


Audrey – The bleached-blond secret love of Seymour’s life. If you took Judy Holiday, Carol Channing, Marilyn Monroe and Goldie Hawn, removed their education and feelings of self-worth, dressed them in spiked heels and a low-cut black dress and then shook them up in a test tube to extract what’s sweetest and most vulnerable – that’d be Audrey.
If you’re interested in joining us as a member of the cast or behind the scenes then please come along to the Regency Hall, Saundersfoot for our workshop rehearsal on Wednesday January 3rd at 7pm and the auditions will be held on Sunday January 7th at 1pm.
With less than a week to go before auditions it's time to release the audition material that we'll be working on in our Wednesday night rehearsal!
Script Extracts:
Familiarise yourself with these, but there is no need to memorise. Varying combinations of people will be asked to read through the extracts in small groups.
Score Extracts:
Please prepare THREE of the extracts for your singing audition. Obviously if you are focussed on going for a particular character then please prepare all of that characters extracts as they have been chosed to show the range of the character - again, we're not looking for you to be off-book here, but we are looking for you to perform the songs in character, not just stand and sing! Also, do not feel you have to be a carbon copy of the recording we've provided - these are from the 2003 revival cast, but we want YOUR interpretation.
The audition material is available for download here:
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AvtZ2xf4w3EExvQ6UNSjtUyzH2k2fA

Posted 03/01/2018

 

Easy Street Theatre Company


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Little London Road Studios, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Oliver!

OLIVER!



Contact:For details of required pieces and songs, please email us via our website; www.easystreettheatre.org to register your interest.


Friday 5th January
Auditions for Fagin's Gang and Orphans will begin at 10am till 11.30am


OPEN AUDITIONS - Fagin's Gang/Orphans/Oliver/Artful Dodger
The 'adult roles' for this production will be cast within the company.

Posted 05/01/2018

 

Sudbury Dramatic Society

Sudbury Dramatic Society
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Quay Theatre, Sudbury, Suffolk

Ladies Down Under by Amanda Whittington Director Mark Scanlon

Ladies Down Under by Amanda Whittington Director Mark Scanlon



Contact: Scripts are available for short term loan from the Quay Box Office
If you’d like to know more email Mark at: mark@markscanlon.co.uk


Auditions: Monday 8th January at 7.30pm
Performance: Tuesday 8th - Saturday 12th May 2018


They’re back!
After the fun and frolic of their adventures in Ladies’ Day as seen at the Quay back in March 2017, Pearl, Jan, Linda and Shelley return in the sequel ‘Ladies Down Under’ which, as its name suggests, follows the ladies on an Australian sojourn.
If you saw Ladies’ Day you’ll know the quartet ended up winning a ‘lorra lolly’ on a six horse accumulator bet during Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot and, some eighteen months later, are about to depart for a four week mega holiday to Australia when Ladies Down Under kicks off.
As with Ladies’ Day the foursome get up to plenty of high jinks and encounter a variety of men they have fun with, laugh with and (maybe) love with.A brief run down of who’s who:
Pearl - mid fifties; funny, strong and kind hearted; the glue that holds the group together.
Jan - late forties/early fifties; single mother, firm friends with Pearl.
Linda - mid to late twenties maybe early thirties; quieter member of the foursome but strong willed and makes friends easily.
Shelley - mid to late twenties maybe early thirties; brash, funny at times but with a softer side.
All the women used to work together in a Hull fish packing factory, but since Ladies’ Day Pearl has taken early retirement and Shelley left soon after the women won their six figure sum.
Joe - supervisor at the fish packing factory; Jan’s love interest and nearing the end of a year long sabbatical in Australia when the ladies arrive.
Tom - volunteer fire fighter.
Bill and Ben - two BA flight attendants.
Shane - an Aussie surfer.
Charlie - an ageing English aristocratic hippy type; has lived in Oz for many years.
Danny - an Aussie traveller.
‘Koala Bare’ [sic] and ‘Bondi Bitch’ - two Aussie drag queens.

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Wilmslow Green Room Society

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Green Room Theatre, 85 Chapel Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5JH

We Are Three Sisters by Blake Morrison

We Are Three Sisters by Blake Morrison



Contact: If you would like more details or are interested in taking a role, but are unable to attend the audition, please contact the Play & Stage committee (pscc@wgrsoc.org.uk).


Auditions: Tuesday 9 January 7:30pm
Performance: 23 to 30 June 2018 at Wilmslow Green Room Theatre
6, 7 July 2018 at Quarry Bank, Styal


Poet, playwright and novelist Blake Morrison evokes the lives of the Brontë sisters, with a nod to Chekhov’s Three Sisters.
Against the backdrop of a windswept northern village, three remarkable young women live their lives brightly.
In Haworth in the 1840s, in a gloomy parsonage, where there are neither curtains nor comforts, Charlotte, Anne and Emily Brontë light up their world with outspoken wit, aspirations, dreams and ideas. And throughout their confined lives intensely lived… they write.
With a touch of poetic licence, Morrison shows us the overwhelming humanity, charged emotions and brooding unease which characterise the Brontë household – and that of Chekhov’s Three Sisters.

Posted 31/12/2017

 

BROS Theatre Company


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London

A Class Act

A Class Act



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The team will do a presentation on Tuesday 9th January, with workshops on Tuesday 16th, Thursday 18th, Tuesday 23rd and 30th January.
Auditions will be in 4th February at the Barn Church, Kew, before the performances on 6th – 9th June 2018.


In June, BROS will be bringing a musical about musicals to Hampton Hill. ‘A Class Act’ dramatizes the life of Tony Award winning lyricist Edward Kleban, who wrote ‘A Chorus Line’. Andy, Artie and Gita are looking forward to introducing you to this unique show, which is hilarious and heart-breaking in equal measure.

Posted 17/11/2017

 

Q2 Players

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Kew Gardens Scout Hut, Surrey

Ravenscroft
By Don Nigro
Directed by Cat Lamin



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Audition: Wednesday 10th January 2018 8pm
Performance: Thursday 26th April to Saturday 28th April 2018


How did Patrick Roarke die? Inspector Ruffing needs to get to the bottom of this bizarre murder in a gothic comedy murder mystery that will have you scratching your brain in bewilderment, and laughing uproariously as the women of the house send the Inspector up the garden path in their attempts to mislead and befuddle him.

This show has some particularly brilliant female roles as all of the women are confident and intriguing in their own way so get in touch if you want out find out more!!

Characters:
Inspector Ruffing (35+): No-nonsense, world-weary, downtrodden and determined police inspector sent to investigate a murder in a stately home. He has a dark past and a tendency to drink a little too much. This is a BIG learn for whoever gets it so be prepared!
Mrs Ravenscroft (35-60): Lady of the house, attractive and demanding. Will do anything necessary to protect her daughter.
Gillian (17 ish): Mrs Ravenscroft’s daughter, seemingly innocent, manipulative, very… odd. Gillian switches between child-like and a little too mature.
Marcy (20-35): European governess of Gillian with a mysterious past. Beautiful and alluring, Ruffing can’t help but be drawn to her, but did she push Patrick down the stairs as she claimed?
Dolly (20-40): The housemaid, Dolly is common-as-muck and not very bright either. Could Dolly be hiding something too? (This is a GREAT comedy role)
Mrs French (40+): The cook, Mrs French is no-nonsense and fed up with having a maid as useless as Dolly. In this house, you never know what secrets people are hiding though and Mrs French seems to know more than most….

All of the characters get a some great comedy moments and will be on stage at all times.

Please note, all ages are guidelines and if someone isn’t the ‘right’ age, but still suits the role, then I’m fine with that!

Posted 07/01/2018

 

Whitley Bay Operatic Society


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Marden Bridge Middle School, North East

9 to 5

9 to 5



Contact: All audition pieces are on the page now. Everyone should of received their time slot for monday. If anyone has any problems please pm (Facebook) me or email wbos1910@gmail.com


Auditions: Thursday 11th Jan 7pm
main rehearsals will begin on Monday 15th January, 7pm at Marden Bridge Middle School
Performance April 2018


Main principle parts will have been cast but there's still smaller roles and lots for chorus to do. It's a fun packed show, with lots of singing and dancing. If your interested in taking part get yourself down and find out what it's about! Over 16's only please.

Posted 08/01/2018

 

Stevenage Lytton Players

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The Lytton Theatre, Stevenage, Herts

Teechers

Teechers



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Tuesday 9th January 2018 7:45 pm – First meeting to prepare for auditions
Friday 12th January 2018 7:45 pm - Second meeting to prepare for auditions.
Tuesday 16th January 2018 7:45 pm – Auditions
Friday 19th January 2018 7:45 pm - First Rehearsal
Rehearsals on Tuesdays and Fridays
Performers must be at least 16 years old


Synopsis:
Three school leavers, Salty, Hobby and Gail Saunders perform to an audience an account of their time in secondary school (given the name 'Whitewall' for their performance), specifically their time with Mr Jeff Nixon, the new drama teacher who ignites their passion for the stage with his idealism and belief that all children should be treated equally. The children mention that the names of the characters have been changed: Mr Nixon's real name is Mr Harrison, mentioned at the beginning. At the end of the play he leaves Whitewall High School to teach at St George's, another school with much better teachers.
It is a play within a play in which three students put on a performance to their teachers. Everything in the play is reduced to the bare essentials, with very little set and the three actors playing twenty other parts. However, Godber has said that it could also be performed with twenty different actors so the director, Tom, is looking to cast at least seven people.
Click on the link for more info: http://mailchi.mp/d45cd5f5adbc/audition-announcement-teechers-2787057

Posted 05/01/2018

 

Grantham Dramatic Society

Grantham Dramatic Society
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Grantham Dramatic Society Rehearsal Rooms, Grantham, Lincolnshire

When We Are Married byJ B Priestley

When We Are Married byJ B Priestley



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Meetings will be at 7.30pm at our rehearsal rooms on 9th, 11th and 16th January.

Our next production is J B Priestley's 'Yorkshire farce' When We Are Married. This fantastic play visits three couples celebrating their shared 25th wedding anniversary - or at least they think they are. A startling revelation shakes the foundations of their marriages, and a series of unmanageable characters and situations threatens to expose the couples to scandal!

This great play has a big cast, 8 men and 7 women, of varying ages. The three couples at the centre of the story need to have playing ages of over 40, and there are many other roles.
As well as the cast, we are looking for people to take on all the backstage roles so if you're interested in helping with sets, props, costumes, hair and makeup, marketing, graphic design, producing and anything else, then please do come along.
The focus of our first meetings will be on finding our cast and selecting a director, but we want you all to come along - you get a chance to see what the play is about, and we need to gather details of everyone who wants to take part.
Now is a great time to get involved - it's a new year and an ideal time to try something new! We're a friendly bunch and always welcome new members. Casting is done by informal readings where we take it in turns to read different parts while sitting in a big circle. We don't ask you to learn a part and stand up on your own so don't be too nervous! As readings progress we may start acting out bits of scenes in groups, but it's very informal.

Posted 08/01/2018

 

The Inn Theatre Company

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Stoke Fleming Village Hall, Devon UK

Dartmouth Shakespeare Week 2018

Dartmouth Shakespeare Week 2018



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Sat 13th Jan 1pm - 6pm
Performance: 24th - 28th July 2018
Rehearsals: twice a week from April days to be conmfirmed.


Please expect to there for the whole session.
The auditions will take the form of a workshop and readings.
Please prepare ONE AUDITION PIECE from the text. We will, howevere be asking you to read blind from teh text as well not beccessarily The Dream
Cast members will have the chance to work with our patron Michael Corbidge voice & text coach with the RSC

Posted 03/01/2018

 

Southampton University Players

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University of Southampton main campus, Building 34, Rooms 1020 and 1025

Casting Call



Contact: If you need more info, email hello@suptheatre.co.uk or follow this link for full details https://southamptonuniversityplayers.wordpress.com/auditions/?platform=hootsuite


Wednesday 17th January 2018 from 7pm

We are finalising plans for our 2018 productions: first up – after Dirk Gently – are two one-act plays for the Totton Drama Festival in mid-March. One features all female characters, the other is all male. SUP holds open auditions: if you are cast, society rules and our insurance mean you need to become a paid member of the society immediately

Posted 04/01/2018

 

Amersham Playgoers Theatre Group

Amersham Playgoers Theatre Group
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Large Barn Hall, Amersham Community Centre, Bucks

The Memory Of Water by Shelagh Stephenson



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Information Evening - Weds 17th January, 8pm
venue: Large Barn Hall, Amersham Community Centre
Casting Evening - Weds 24th January, 8pm
venue: Amersham Community Centre
Show Dates: Thursday 17th, Friday 18th & Saturday 19th May 2018


Three estranged sisters meet on the eve of their mother’s funeral to argue and misremember in Shelagh Stephenson’s examination of the structures of memory and family.
As they attempt to organise her funeral, their memories of their childhood run together and the secrets of their separate lives are revealed. Theresa, owner of an alternative therapy business, is angry that she was left to care for their dying mother. Mary, a doctor, is still struggling with a deep loss from her past. Catherine seeks attention through a succession of short-term partners.
When the play opened at the Hampstead Theatre, London, in 1996 it was awarded the Olivier Award for Best Comedy. But it is melancholic too, as the emotional bruises of the sisters’ childhood emerge. Memories fade, blur and persist as the sisters bicker, watched over by the ghost of the mother to whom they are preparing to say goodbye.

Posted 08/01/2018

 

Geoids Musical Theatre

Geoids Musical Theatre
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London

Sweeney Todd



Contact: In order to receive a copy of the audition notice and sign up for a slot, email sweeney@geoidsmt.co.uk


Auditions: 19 January 2018 at 19:00 and 20 January 2018 at 17:00
Performance: 1st - 5th May 2018


The Sweeney Todd production team are making final touches to our audition notice and schedule. However, auditions will be the evening of 19 January and daytime 20 January. There will be one hour audition time slots.

Posted 27/12/2017

 

Bookham Light Operatic Society (BLOS)


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Bookham/Horsley, Surrey (KT24 6RT).

Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Get Your Gun



Contact: If you are interested in auditioning and/or would like further information, please contact the Director on 07747 527180 , or email and2hc@gmail.com


Audition dates:
Friday 19th January at 7.30pm - Eastwick Road Church (URC), Eastwick Road, Great Bookham, Surrey KT23 4BE


Auditions - MEN wanted - Annie Get Your Gun
Bookham Light Operatic Society's summer show will be 'Annie Get Your Gun', performed at The Nomad Theatre w/c 14th May 2018. Featuring classic show tunes such as 'Anything You Can Do' and 'There's No Business Like Show Business', this musical is one of the greats!

Director: Andrew Hamel-Cooke
Musical Director: Selena Hegarty

Male characters yet to be cast - (with playing ages)* Buffalo Bill Cody - Male 35-50 - Supporting - Baritone. Middle-aged soldier/Indian scout turned showman, runs the "Wild West Show".
* Charlie Davenport - Male 35-50 - Featured - Baritone. Middle-aged manager of the Wild West Show, always setting the scene for this show-within-a-show.
* Foster Wilson - Male 40-60 - Featured - Spoken. Hotel Manager, strong personality with dry wit.
* Little Jake - Male 11-14 - Featured - Alto. Annie's 8-to-10-year-old brother, her "bird dog" who flushes out game for her to shoot.
* Ensemble males for the Wild West! All ages welcome, ideally you will sing and dance a little.

Audition pieces can be found at: www.bookhamlightoperatic.co.uk

Posted 19/01/2018

 

Garden Suburb Theatre

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Free Church Hall, Northway, London NW11 7AG

A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde



Contact: Please contact us at info@gardensuburbtheatre.org.uk if you want any more information about the audition or the production.


Audition: Sunday 21 January 2018 7.30pm at the Free Church Hall, Northway, London NW11 7AG
Performances: Thursday 12 – Saturday 14 April at King Alfred Phoenix Theatre, London NW11 7HY


A house party is in full swing at Lady Hunstanton's stately country home. One of the guests is Gerald Arbuthnot, an earnest, upright young man whose prospects are limited, so he is overjoyed when the suave Lord Illingworth offers him employment as his secretary. His mother, however, implores him to refuse this brilliant entrée into sophisticated society.
Should she reveal the shameful secret that she has kept hidden for twenty years and possibly destroy her beloved son's happiness forever? How can she tell Gerald that, contrary to appearances, Lord Illingworth is a 'man of no importance'?

CHARACTERS:
Lady Hunstanton - Female (50s-60s)
Lady Caroline Pontefract - Female (50s-60s)
Lady Stutfield - Female (20s-30s)
Mrs Allonby - Female (30s-40s)
Miss Hester Worsley - Female (Early 20s), American accent
Alice (Maid) - Female (20s-30s)
Mrs Arbuthnot - Female (30s-40s)
Lord Illingworth - Male (40s)
Sir John Pontefract - Male (50s-60s)
Lord Alfred Rufford - Male (20s-30s)
Mr Kelvil M.P. - Male (40s-50s)
The Ven. Archdeacon Daubeny D.D. - Male (50s-60s)
Gerald Arbuthnot - Male (Early 20s)
Farquhar (Butler) - Male (30s-40s)
Francis (Footman) - Male (20s-30s)

Further information
The audition pieces are available on the GST website HERE.

These are the pieces that we will be working from at the audition. There is not a piece for every character. You do not need to learn the lines or do any detailed work in advance.

Rehearsals will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons, and will be held at the Free Church Hall.
Please note that, though you do not have to join the GST to audition, all actors in a GST show are required to be members. Posted 12/01/2018

 

Little Waltham Drama Group

Little Waltham Drama Group
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Memorial Hall, Little Waltham, Essex

Volunteers by Hilary Mackelden



Contact: contact@lwdg.org


The audition date is Monday 22 January 2018 and it is hoped the first rehearsal will take place on the following Thursday 25 January.
The running dates are 19-21 April


This is a comedy play about the lives of a group of volunteers in a charity shop.

Brenda is the manager of the shop and is (ably?) assisted by her 2 elderly helpers, Prue and Denny. Things start to go wrong when a new manager is appointed at head office and Leanne joins them on community service!
Add to this obnoxious customers and a flasher and it's a charity shop like you've never seen.

Cast
Brenda Manager of the charity shop
Prue - an elderly volunteer
Denny - an elderly volunteer with very poor eyesight
Leanna - a young(ish) girl
Claire - the area manager
John - CEO of the charity
Customer 1 - an obnoxious woman
Customer 2 - A chatty women
Customer 3 - An amateur dramatics costume man
Customer 4 - a cheapskate
Man - a flasher

Posted 19/12/2017

 

Keele Drama Society

Keele Drama Society
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Staffordshire

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde



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Auditions: 22 & 23 January at 18:00

Keele Drama Society is now preparing for our second play of the year, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. We have auditions on the 22nd and 23rd of January for old and brand new members.
The play is going to be great fun to work on and we're looking forward to letting a lot of new people get some experience on stage.

Posted 03/01/2018

 

The Manor Players

The Manor Players
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Riverside Arts Centre, 59 Thames St., SUnbury on Thames TW16 5QF

Manor Players’ 70th Birthday Revue



Contact: If this sounds like something you are keen to get involved in, please get in touch with David in advance so he can start putting the programme together. Cabaret-style performances always pull a crowd so this is a brilliant opportunity to be part of a fabulous evening of entertainment!
David Hight: 01276 500 426 / david.hight@gmail.com


Auditions will take place as follows:
Tuesday 23rd January in the Hall
Thursday 25th January in the Coleman Room (upstairs)


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Posted 27/12/2017

 

Southampton Operatic Society

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Oasis Academy Lord's Hill, Romsey Road, SO16 8FA Southampton

Oh What a Lovely War

Oh What a Lovely War



Contact: anyone wishing to audition will need to have a pre-audition to join SOS first. Email secretary@sotonopera.org for details.


Read thru 24th Jan 2018 19:30–22:00Auditions 7 Feb

first rehearsal and read through

SOS is very proud to have secured the exclusive performing rights in the South for Joan Littlewood's 'Oh What a Lovely War' to mark the centenary of the end of World War 1. Featuring some fantastic music from the era (with satirical re-writes and ad libs) OWALW is as hilarious as it is moving, and as fun to perform in as it is important in its central message.

Come and join us at our first read through, meet the directing team and receive all the details about rehearsals and auditions. Auditions will take place on Wednesday 7th February and will be open to members of SOS. Pre-casting auditions to join SOS can be arranged through secretary@sotonopera.org or at one of the pre-audition rehearsals.

Director Lisa Gilmour and MD Brigitte Lavoie are looking for a core 15 strong ensemble chorus who will multi role a series of different colourful characters and a full backing chorus for the big show numbers and set pieces. So if you want a key role (including for example Field Marshal Haig or Emmeline Pankhurst) or one of the many smaller roles there should be something for everyone!

Posted 24/01/2018

 

Rutland Arts Theatre Society

Rutland Arts Theatre Society
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VICTORIA HALL, OAKHAM, RUTLAND

DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER!

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Read through's are Wednesday 24th January and Sunday 28th January at The Victoria Hall, Oakham at 7.30pm.

FIRST READ THROUGH TONIGHT - 7.30pm @ VICTORIA HALL, OAKHAM
It's time to start work on our next production - Don't Dress For Dinner!
The play is a hilarious farce, and here's is a brief synopsis;

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well.... suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone's alibi gets confused with everyone else's. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.

Character breakdowns:

Bernard (Lead): Male, 20-50
Jacqueline's husband, handsome businessman, flirtatious, dapper, self-assured, country gentleman.

Jacqueline (Lead): Female, 20-50
Bernard's wife, lovely, assertive, romantic, intelligent, a beautiful modern woman.

Robert (Supporting): Male, 20-50
Bernard's friend and Jacqueline's lover, handsome, reserved, seems like an all-around nice guy but is a scoundrel.

Suzette (Supporting): Female, 20-50
The cook, friendly, working class, funny, great body, a swan beneath the duckling exterior.

Suzanne (Supporting): Female, 20-50
Bernard's mistress, a fashion model with a great body, chic, stylish, easily flustered.

Georges (Supporting): Male, 20-50
Suzette's husband, big, strong, protective of Suzette, not one to indulge in fooling around.

New, experienced, young or mature - Come on down for a fun evening!

Posted 24/01/2018

 

Southwick Players

Southwick Players
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Southwick Community Centre, SUssex

The Turn of the Screw by Ken Whitmore, from the story by Henry James

Audition Workshop
Audition Technique Masterclass with Tobias Clay



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Sunday 28th January 2018 2 - 4.30

The Turn of the Screw by Ken Whitmore, from the story by Henry James

Posted 14/01/2018

 

Youth Action Theatre

Youth Action Theatre
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St Peter and St Paul Church Hall, Teddington, Middx

The Witches

The Witches

Contact: If you want to take part in this production but may have difficulty attending the auditions then please register your interest by contacting us on 0844 740 1970 or visit www.yat.org.uk/contact/
For more information. Facebook event


READING: Monday 29th January 2018 7.30pm-10pm
AUDITIONS: Tuesday 30th January 2018 7.30pm-10pm
REHEARSALS BEGIN: Thursday 1st February 2018 (10x weeks) 7.30pm-10pm (8pm start on Thursdays)
PERFORMANCES: Wednesday 11th - Saturday 14th April 2018 (including a Saturday afternoon matinee)
Main Auditorium, Hampton Hill Theatre


"My darling boy, you won't last very long in this world if you don't know how to spot a witch when you see one..."
There's nothing a witch hates more than children, and there's no creature deadlier than a witch. The monstrous Grand High Witch has come up with a devilish plan to do away with every child in the world, and all that stands in her way is a young boy and his wise old grandmother. It's going to take all their wit and cunning to save the day - if the witches don't get them first!
With its large cast of oddball characters, its magic, monsters and mice (yes, mice), we want to stage the ultimate children's fairy tale, scary and grotesque, comedic and heartfelt and, above all, fun!
For a show with such diverse and colourful characters for both male and female performers, there are no ends to how each role should or could be played! We aim to develop characters in an inventive and playful way to match with the genre. The more eccentric and fairy tale like, the better!
DIRECTORS: Alex Farley and Tom Wright

Posted 29/01/2018

 

Grosvenor Light Opera Company (GLOC)

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UK
Pimlico, London

Princess Ida; or, Castle Adamant



Contact: admin@gloc.org


Audition Dates: 31st January and 3rd February
Performance Dates: Performances will take place from 30 May to 02 June 2018 at the Bridewell Theatre, central London and the production will transfer to the Harrogate G&S Festival in August.


Grosvenor Light Opera Company are actively recruiting principals and chorus for their upcoming production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Princess Ida. Rehearsals take place on Wednesday nights (and the occasional Sunday) in central London, starting at the beginning of February. Performances will take place from 30 May to 02 June 2018 at the Bridewell Theatre and the production will transfer to the Harrogate G&S Festival in August.BOur fully staged productions with orchestra offer an excellent platform for young professional singers looking to develop their performing experience
We will be holding an open rehearsal on Wednesday 24th January at St. Gabriel's Hall and auditions for principal roles will take place on Wednesday 31st January and Saturday 3rd February (also at St Gabriel’s). No need to audition for chorus parts!

Auditions will last around ten minutes consist of a song of the candidate’s own choice and an extract of spoke libretto, followed by a brief chat. Songs suggested below are for guidance only – candidates should feel free to choose any appropriate piece that shows them off to the best of their ability. In the interests of time, however, please select a section of around 2 minutes in duration.

Roles:

Hildebrand – baritone (Bb2 – F4)
Excellent diction required but still very much a lyric rather than patter role.
Audition song: Act 2 Finale “Some years ago No doubt you know” (either verse)

Hilarion* - lyric tenor (B2 – Bb4)
Audition song: Act 2 Finale “Whom thou hast chain’d”

Cyril* - light lyric tenor (C3 – A4)
Comic role but requires lyric singing. Ideally a lighter and higher than voice Hilarion, however we could work around this.
Audition song: Act 2 “Would you know the kind of maid” (either verse)

Florian* - lyric baritone (Ab2 – F4)
Audition song: Act 2 “I am a maiden” (verse 3)

*These three roles include extensive ensemble singing and require excellent musicianship. In the score, Cyril is the higher of the two tenors, however this can be adapted depending on casting.
Audition song: Act 1 “If you give me your attention” (any verse)

Arac, Guron, Scynthius - bass baritone (F2 – E4)
In the score Arac takes the lion’s share of the solo writing, however this is occasionally divided between the three. Solo passages are qasi-handelian, requiring a good top and decent agility.
Audition song: Act 3 “This helmet I suppose” (verses 3 and 4)

Princess Ida - dramatic soprano (D4 – Bb5)
Note: Ida is less florid than many other G&S soprano roles, instead demanding a fuller sound.
Audition song: Act 2 “Minerva/Oh, goddess wise”

Lady Blanche - contralto or mezzo (G3 – E5)
Audition song: Act 2 “Now wouldn’t you like to rule the roost” (either verse)

Lady Psyche† - soprano or high mezzo (C4 – Ab5)
Audition song: Act 2 “A Lady fair” (any verse)

Melisa† - mezzo soprano or soprano (C4 – Eb5[G5])
The part has a fairly small range and can be done by any voice, but it needs a youthful quality.
Audition song: Act 2 “Now wouldn’t you like to rule the roost” (either verse)

†Note: ensemble lines in “The woman of the wisest wit” can be swapped depending on casting.

Posted 13/01/2018

 

Jessica Irwin



UK
Walthamstow, London

In a Land of Oz

In a Land of Oz

Contact: email me and we will arrange a date to audition jessicairwin185@gmail.com


Jan/Feb 2018

Actresses Needed for Play in Walthamstow

My name is Jessica and I am setting up an drama society in Leytonstone for my production, In a Land of Oz which will be performed on the 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th of May 2018 in Ye Olde Rose and Crown in Walthamstow.

I am basically calling out for actresses to play the roles attached: Scenes with Amber & Chris
Scenes with young Dorothy

"In a Land of Oz" Dorothy, a woman in her early 30s from San Diego who goes to her mother's house and has received a bag of her stuff from high school which fills her mind with bad memories.

She has autistic traits but was not diagnosed with autism because the resources were not provided to her parents when she was in school. The majority of the play takes place in her bedroom where she is confronted by her younger self and two characters from her favourite book ‘The Wizard of Oz’. When Dorothy is able to accept that she has issues the setting changes to a black set where she finally discusses her issue with a psychologist and also when she speaks to a past classmate who has autism.

The play focuses on her issues with the therapy sessions she had with her psychologist as an adolescent, her relationship with her boyfriend, Chris and her own insecurities.

Posted 25/01/2018

 

Ruislip Dramatic Society



UK
South Ruislip Methodist Church Hall, Queens Walk, South Ruislip, HA4 0NL

A Perfect Wedding by Robin Hawdon

A Perfect Wedding by Robin Hawdon

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Wednesday 31st Jan 2018 at 20:00–22:30

This show has provoked waves of laughter in literally hundreds of productions around Europe and across America, and is due to be made into a Hollywood film. It is that rare combination - a riotous comedy and a touching love story at the same time.
An appalling situation. A bridegroom wakes on his wedding morning in his own bridal suite, with his bride-to-be about to arrive any moment, and finds a strange girl in bed beside him. What's more an extremely attractive girl whom, in the depths of his post stag-night hangover, he can't remotely remember even having been introduced to. Worse - during the ensuing panic to get the stranger dressed and out of the way, the bride arrives and the girl is trapped in the bathroom.
The only way out of the dilemma is to persuade the best man to pretend that the hidden girl is his girl friend. Then the problem is that the best man’s real girl friend has to be kept ignorant of the fact. By the time the bride's parents and half the hotel staff get in on the act, the chaos reaches nuclear proportions!

Posted 29/01/2018

 

Rhiwbina Amateur Theatrical Society (RATS)

Rhiwbina Amateur Theatrical Society (RATS)
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Rhiwbina Memorial Hall, Lon Ucha, Rhiwbina, Wales

84 Charing Cross Road

84 Charing Cross Road

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Read thru 31st Jan 7:30pm
Auditions: Sun 4th Feb 7:30pm
Show Dates: 19th - 21st April


Posted 31/01/2018

 



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