Tuesday January 3rd, 7.30pm
AUDITION PROCESS BEGINS JANUARY 3rd 2023.
Our next exciting project Warnock starts next month.
We've had a great response to our casting call last week and we are thrilled to announce that the audition process begins Tuesday January 3rd, 7.30pm at the @artsbarstudios.
Please feel free to inbox or email email@example.com if you're interested in auditioning for our new production. Spaces are now very limited!
Extras needed as well, who will be playing inmates. Playing ages is 16 to 24.
To Join Us:
Have a great attitude.
Be a team player.
Must be 18+
Looking for a platform to showcase what you can do? Then we are perfect for you.
Directors: @beckymutchx & @hewitsonleo
Written by Barry Levy @thetheatrenetwork
This gritty play will be performed at @hopestreettheatre 23th - 25th March 2023.
Tickets now on sale - hopestreettheatre.com
Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church Hall (small hall), Northway, London, NW11 7AG
The Misanthrope by Martin Crimp and Molière
Auditions: Sunday, 8 January 2023 at 7.30pm
Performance: 17-23 April 2023 with 4 performances, 20-22 April at Upstairs at the Gatehouse
If you are interested in being involved in this production in a non-acting role, e.g. helping backstage or with our publicity, or in joining GST as an audience member to get free tickets to this and all our productions, please email us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: Nina Meinze
audition registration form
About the play
The place is London, the time is now. Celebrated playwright Alceste despises hypocrisy. Unfortunately, he lives in a world of sycophancy and media attention with Jennifer, the woman he loves, at its very centre. No wonder it all unravels in the end. Just like Molière's original, Martin Crimp's modern-verse adaptation of The Misanthrope is full of wit and social commentary, only on the 21st rather than the 17th century ?? or maybe they are not so different.
Alceste – a playwright, 30s – 50s
John – his friend, 30s – 50s
Covington – a critic, 40+
Jennifer – a movie star, American, 20s
Ellen – a journalist, 20s – 50s
Marcia – a teacher of acting, 40+
Julian – an actor, 20s
Alexander – an agent, 30+
Doubled up (few lines, some in French):
Motorbike Messenger & Simon, a musician
Please audition for any part you are interested in and don't feel limited by these descriptions. The indicated age ranges are deliberately vague, and the gender implied by a name is that of the character, not necessarily of the actor. The GST is committed to casting without regard to race, colour, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, body shape or disability.
You do not need to prepare any specific pieces before the audition, as we would like to see you act on your feet. But please familiarise yourself with the characters you would like to audition for; reading the play is a good start
Further notes about the production
We will rehearse on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (7.30pm) and Sunday afternoons (3pm), starting with a table read on Sunday, 5 February.
If you are cast, you will be expected to help with all aspects of the production, including the set build, tech, get-out and publicity.
To express an interest in the audition and to let us know you are coming along (and which roles you are interested in), please fill out this form. You do not need to be a member of GST to audition, but you will need to join if cast.
If you have any questions about this production or would like to take a look at the script, please email us.
Oliver by Lionel Bart
Chorus rehearsal: Thurs 8th Dec
Role rehearsal: Tues 13th Dec
Role auditions: Thurs 15th Dec
Kids workshop: Sun 18th Dec
Chorus auditions: Thurs 5th Dec
Kids auditions: Sun 8th Jan
Info and audition pieces can be requested via email@example.com
Claygate Village Hall, Surrey KT10 0JP
Two One Act Plays:
The Allotment by Gillian Plowman
The Little Box of Oblivion by Stephen Bean
Auditions: 9 January 2023 8pm
Performance: 20th-22nd April 2023
* The Allotment directed by Jilly Moss and Kim Groom
* Little Box of Oblivion directed by Juliet Bagnall
As these two plays were planned for 2020, when they had to be cancelled due to Covid, they are mostly already cast, but a few roles are unfilled.
The 39 Steps
Auditions are on the 10th and 17th of January - 8pm
Join us or email firstname.lastname@example.org us to find out more. We're looking for people on stage and backstage to bring this comedy spoof to life!
A comedy spy thriller with entertaining characters, physical comedy, inventive stagecraft, thrilling chases, daring escapades and a dash of old-fashioned-romance.
Kew Scouts, Kew Gardens Station, Station Approach, RICHMOND, TW9 3QA
BRACKEN MOOR by the British playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell
READING: WEDNESDAY 11TH JANUARY 8PM
AUDITION: WEDNESDAY 18TH JANUARY 8PM
Performance Dates Thursday April 20th-Sat April 22nd The National Archives
AUDITION PIECES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST EMAIL email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bracken Moor set in 1937, against the back drop of the colliery crisis and general depression, the play takes place in the home of colliery owner Harold Pritchard, who is planning to mechanise the mines to save money, despite knowing that this will result in the loss of many jobs.
Ten years previously, his twelve year old son Edgar died tragically. Edgar had been best friends with Terence Avery, who moved to London with his parents the day before Edgar’s death.
The Averys are now back to visit the Pritchards, after ten years apart, and hope to draw Elizabeth, Harold’s wife, out of her deep seated grief and back into life again, including into London society.
In a weave of ghost story, social commentary and family drama, this play develops darkness and tension as the characters interact, opinions clash and the spirit of Edgar takes over Terence.
Click on link for full details
THE ENCHANTED APRIL
Key dates (all at the Green Room):
*Opening meeting - Thursday 12th Jan, 8pm
*Auditions - Sunday 15th Jan, 6:15pm
*Show dates - 26th-29th April
*Rehearsals will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings
* Audtition materials will be available to view online early next week (week beginning 9th Jan). Please keep an eye out for the relevant email to e-members or on our Facebook page.
Here's a little bit about the characters (key dates also at the bottom of this post).
There are four leads (female) and four supporting roles. All are good-sized parts.
Lotty Wilton (mid 20s – mid 30s) - a very genuine and open person, often muddled and awkward in her speech. Living a miserable existence where she is ignored by her pompous solicitor husband - yet she still manages to be full of enthusiasm and hope for ‘what could be’.
Rose Arnott (30s – early 40s) - a very devout housewife whose husband writes racy books she does not approve of. Rose has thrown herself into leading an extremely pious, frugal life to numb the pain of a past loss. A selfless woman but one who needs to be kinder to herself.
Lady Caroline Bramble (20s – early 30s) - a beautiful but exhausted socialite. People only seem to value her wealth and beauty which has made her bored, cynical and lonely. Appears aloof at first but there is warmth and kindness underneath her sophisticated façade.
Mrs. Graves (60s – 70s) – an elderly woman (with an omnipresent walking stick) who is relentlessly and illogically judgemental. Mrs Graves still clings to her youthful years in the Victorian age, and seems unable to really live and enjoy life in the present.
Mellersh Wilton (30s – early 40s) – Lottie's ambitious solicitor husband. Pompous - though not nasty - Mellersh is so full of self-importance that he doesn’t realise how unhappy and unfulfilled his wife is.
Frederick Arnott (late 30s – late 40s) - Rose's husband, the author of hugely popular memoirs of the mistresses of kings. Frederick is charismatic and playful in nature - in stark contrast to his wife’s more reserved, serious character.
Antony Wilding (20s - 30s) – an artist and the owner of the castle who is at first infatuated with Rose. Antony is friendly, sincere and has a cheerful manner about him – as you would if you owned a castle in Italy!
Costanza (50s - 60s) – the very funny, wise-cracking Italian housekeeper at the castle. A comedic role speaking almost entirely in Italian – a great challenge! Although the character is originally middle-aged, there is the potential to be played younger.
Open theatre auditions: Les Miserables (Brixham)
SUNDAY, 15 JANUARY 2023 AT 13:00
Open theatre auditions for a touring theatre production of Les Miserables: The Memoirs of Jean Valjean.
This is a non-musical, fully dramatic production written from the original novel by Victor Hugo. We have performed this twice in the past to huge acclaim.
If you would like to be considered for a role, please attend the open auditions, arriving for 1pm start
We guarantee to audition every person who wishes to audition. If you cannot make it on this date, we are open to audition people any time from Boxing Day onwards, at a mutually agreed time/ date.
Rehearsals will commence on Wednesday Jan 18th 2023 will a full script readthrough.
The audition pack and sides available from September 2022, performances in May & June 2023, plus online streaming performance as part of Edinburgh Fringe 2023
All levels of experience most welcome.
Actors should be based in the Devon area because of the need to attend rehearsals and performances in the South Devon region including Brixham, Plymouth, Exeter, and Torquay
As things stand at time of writing all actors will receive an equal share of money made from ticket sales for the performances (inclusive of streaming), as well as character photoshoots, copies of all press featuring you, videos for show/ demo-reels, and references. We are also putting in an Arts Council bid, to "up" the financial payments to Equity rates, and if that is approved then everyone is automatically upgraded.,br>For those newer to acting; all credits with us (whether profit-share or "proper" rate) count towards Spotlight registrations allowing newer actors to professionally register and then apply for agents and bigger castings. The payments (however much it is) can also count towards your Equity membership application.
Rehearsals for this show take place on Wednesdays 7pm - 9/ 9.30pm, and Sundays 1pm - 4 / 4.30pm at Chestnut Community Centre, 1-3 Poplar Close, Brixham, TQ5 0SA.
More information on our theatre company at www.southdevonplayers.com
Terry Pratchett's The Wyrd Sisters
Audition: Mon 15 Jan 2023 and Wed 18 Jan 2023 7:30pm
Performance: 15 - 20 May 2023 incl. Sat matinee
The work of Sir Terry Pratchett OBE comes to Guide Bridge Theatre in a wonderful adaptation by Stephen Briggs. If you like your comic fantasy turned up to the maximum you will be delighted with this tale of witches and royalty, loosely based on Macbeth.
The ambitious wife of Duke Felmet persuades him to murder his cousin, King Verence I of Lancre. An escaping servant gives the King's crown and child to three witches; Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick. They hand the child to a troupe of travelling actors and hide the crown in the props-box. So destiny can take its course and the child can one day take his rightful place as king, right? Well things are never simple with these witches.
More info here gbtheatre.co.uk
Bishopstoke Guide Hut, Hampshire
School of Rock Audition
Thanks to those of you who came along to our launch night on Monday! We hope you found it useful, and enjoyed the opportunity to meet the team and hear a little bit more about our production.
If you couldn't make it, have no fear. The presentation with all of the information can be found here: School of Rock Launch Presentation
If you are interested in auditioning, and couldn't make the launch night, please complete this form so that we have an indication of what roles you're interested in!
All audition material can be accessed on our Google Drive through this link: School of Rock Audition Material
Material has been split out into Adults and Kids, and then into characters. The grid in the launch presentation shows exactly what should be prepared for each character. Where possible you should learn this in advance so you can give the audition your best shot. Backing tracks have also been made available for those characters who have an instrument audition.
There will be a dance audition for adults and a separate dance audition for kids. This is not yet in the Google Drive. We will send out an email when it is available.
• Monday 16th January - Optional Audition Workshop - Bishopstoke Guide Hut. This is an opportunity to come and ask any questions you might have about the audition material and practice with the team and other auditionees. This is completely optional.
• Sunday 22nd January - Audition day - Bishopstoke Guide Hut. Kids to arrive from 1pm to register, for a 1:30pm start. Adults to arrive from 4:30pm register, for a 5pm start. There may be possible call backs for the younger cast at 6pm, so please do be flexible where you can.
• Monday 30th January - First Rehearsal - Bishopstoke Guide Hut.
Hopefully that should be all the information you need, but do not hesitate to get in contact with us if you need to know anything else!
Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
Sing Through Tuesday 18th January 2023
Open auditions to take place on Sunday 26th Feb
In 2023 be part of the first production of Joseph to be done by a local adult company in many years at one of the best local theatres.
Be part of the areas oldest, friendly and fun society looking to produce the most professional productions in the area.
Look no further. Join us at Cottingham Civic Hall on Tuesday 18th January 2023 for a sing through and meet the team behind the production.
Open auditions to take place on Sunday 26th Feb. Further information to be released soon.
Contact us on email@example.com to be added to our mailing list.
Chelmsford Theatre Workshop
Old Court Theatre, Springfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex
Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
18 JAN AT 19:30 – 25 JAN AT 21:30
Performance dates: 19th-22nd and 26th-29th April 2023 (8 nights over 2 weeks, Wednesday to Saturday). Tickets on sale now!
Technical and dress rehearsals are on 16th and 18th April. Rehearsals are likely to be Tuesday & Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons from 5th February.
Please note that everyone who is cast will be expected to pay for a membership (at very reasonable rates!) and a copy of the script.
Terry Pratchett was one of the biggest fantasy writers in the world until his death in 2015 from Alzheimers. He wrote 41 novels set on his comic creation, the Discworld, a flat world flying through space on the back of a turtle ; and a number of these have been adapted into stage plays.
Chelmsford Theatre Workshop has a tradition of putting on Discworld plays, and we were one of the first groups to perform these in the early ‘90s. We were spurred on by a visit from Terry Pratchett himself back in 1995, where he was very patient and said nice things about us. He even invited us to perform at the first Discworld convention in Manchester the following year.
One of the reasons we want to do this play in April is that 28th April 2023 would have been Terry Pratchett’s 75th birthday. 2023 also happens to be the 40th anniversary of the Discworld novels, and I’ve chosen Going Postal because it’s one of the most accessible stories in the series, and introduces a new set of quirky characters.
The play promises to be great fun, and is suitable for a large cast of all ages ; we can’t wait to see you at the auditions!
Here's a synopsis of the play :
“Moist von Lipwig was a con artist, a fraud and a man faced with a life choice ; be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork’s ailing postal service back on its feet … With the help of a golem who has been at the bottom of a hole in the ground for over two hundred years, a pin fanatic, and Junior Postman Groat, he’s got to see that the mail gets through. In taking on the evil chairman of the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company and a midnight killer, he’s also got to stay alive. Getting a date with Adora Bell Dearheart would be nice too. In the mad world of the mail, can a criminal succeed where honest men have failed and died? Perhaps there’s a shot at redemption for a man who’s prepared to push the envelope …”
Cast of characters
About 35 characters, probably 20 people overall with doubling-up of smaller roles.
Moist Von Lipwig (M), Conman, charming, resourceful, cunning, but starts to develop a conscience.
Adora Belle Dearheart (F), Head of Golem charity who helps Von Lipwig ; independent, anti-authority, gothic.
Tolliver Groat (M), Elderly postman ; loyal, helpful, anxious.
Stanley (M), Young postman ; keen to help but obsessive, collects ‘pins’.
Mr Pump (M or F), Large ancient clay man or Golem ; programmed to work hard, tough, moral.
Reacher Gilt (M) Head of the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company, middle-aged ; slick, manipulative and unscrupulous.
Lord Vetinari (M) Authoritarian ruler of the city of Ankh-Morpork ; tall, sardonic, middle-aged.
Drumknott (M or F) Secretary to Lord Vetinari ; quiet, faithful, efficient.
We will also be looking out for anyone not interested in acting! If you are interested in helping with stage crewing, props or costumes, posters & publicity, set building & painting, collecting for charity, or front-of-house and box office, then we would love to hear from you too.
An Inspector Calls by JB Priestly
Thursday 19 January 2023 – 7:30pm
1912: The Birlings, a well-off family whose patriarch has a successful manufacturing business, are enjoying the closing stages of a dinner party. A surprise visit from a police officer reveals how each family member has, in one way or another, had a hand in the suicide of a young working class girl. As the evening progresses, each family member’s secrets are laid bare.
JB Priestly’s most famous play beautifully demonstrates the inequality of the class system and the often unseen consequences of our overindulgent actions.
Arthur Birling (Middle fifties)
Sybil Birling (middle fifties)
Sheila Birling (late twenties)
Eric Birling (early twenties)
Gerald Croft (about thirty)
Edna (any age)
Inspector Goole (any age)
The above ages are as listed in the script (for the most part). Actors will be considered who can “pass as” these ages.
Rehearsals will be due to start promptly as soon as possible after the auditions and will initially be Tuesdays & Thursdays until end of Feb when the evenings may change, although we will stick with twice weekly.
Production week is w/c Sunday 23rd April onwards.
Audition Dates: Wed 25 January
Performance Dates: Thur 13 – Sat 15 April
Fresh Voices is a celebration of new writing and provides the perfect opportunity for new performers. From 13 to 15 April 2023, we will be premiering four one act plays and two monologues written by members of our own Wordsmiths INK writers’ group. Our new playwrights would love you to add your fresh voices to theirs. Experienced actors - we need you too.
Here is a summary of the roles available...
9 men aged 20 to 80
11 women aged 20 to 80
3 men/women aged 20 to 80
Auditions are 7.30pm Weds 25 January at GBT, with rehearsals starting on 20 February. Each piece will be performed twice over the three days.
Auditions will be very informal. Cast an eye over the roles and synopses below and let us know if you want to be considered for a specific part. Then, working as a group, we will trial various combinations of actors, using extracts from each of the plays – expect laughter and a degree of chaos.
GET STUFFED by Andrew Connolly
Taxidermist Ted's long-suffering assistant D'reen has organised evening classes to bring in much needed extra income. Will Rupert, Anne, Steve and David master the art of taxidermy? Why is Ted obsessed with his cellar? Will Ted reciprocate D'reen's feelings? Who is Oswald? A black comedy, not for the faint-hearted.
• Ted Moult - A curmudgeonly and slightly unbalanced taxidermist in his 50s
• D’reen Blackwood - Long-suffering assistant and unrequited lover of Ted, the drive behind the business in her 50s
• Rupert Hepplethwaite - An undertaker, the most stable character in his 60s
• Ann Hawthorn - Ann's life has fallen apart. She has a prickly outer shell protecting her caring inner self in her 30s
• Steve Maguire - A perpetual student, enthusiastic but not the sharpest tool in the shed. Could be Steph if neccessary in his/her 20s
• David Monk - An obnoxious misanthropist with issues in his 30s
• Oswald Bastable - Joins the class late, with his own radical agenda in his 20s or 30s
FEUD FOR LIFE by Sophie Marie
Cecilia wants an abortion. Tim does not. In a future where they must agree or go through the courts, the unhappy couple find themselves in front of a judge and jury (the audience) to decide the fate of the foetus.
• Tim - Nice guy. In a relationship with Cecilia, owns a graphic design company with his best friend, Andy - in his late 30s
• Cecilia - An accountant and mother’s carer. Selfish and cold in her mid 30s
• Beryl - Mother of Cecilia, has terminal breast cancer.
• She is lonely, selfish and has made a misguided decision, that has impacted majorly on Cecilia in her 60s
• Lottie - Ex-girlfriend of Tim, now a friend in her mid 30s
• Andy - Friend and business partner of Tim around 40
• Gary - Cecilia’s colleague, friend and father substitute in his 50s
• Judge - Neutral observer. Male or female 60+
OVERLOOKED by Jane Martin
On the surface Audrey and Jack are poles apart, dig a bit deeper and they're not so very different, but can they overcome their preconceptions to forge a genuine friendship?
This 45 minute play uses dialogue and performance poetry to cast a spotlight on issues of disability and homelessness.
Overlooked is premiering at GBT prior to appearing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August.
• Audrey a wheelchair user (ALREADY CAST)
• Jack - a homeless guy, recently forced to sleep rough ideally not too tall or well fed! 25 to 40
MUST BE FREE TO PERFORM IN EDINBURGH Sun 13 to Sat 19 Aug
Accommodation and travel included plus free entry to all the shows in theSpace venues
• Bit parts - waitress, banker etc. opportunity for comedy(ALREADY CAST)
GLORIA by TV McKaren
The action follows the life and loves of actress Gloria Birch from her first leading role until the end of her long and illustrious career.
• Gloria Birch - In scene 1 she is young and keen to learn but matures and develops with each scene . The role could be split between two actors due to the age range. Appears in every sceneWe follow her from age 28 - 80.
• Halliwell Hobbes - A seasoned actor of stage and screen. A distinguished veteran. A gentleman. 70s. Only appears in the first scene
• Helen Saunders - Gloria’s first dresser. Appears in scenes two and three. In her 60s.
• Curtis Mayhew - Gloria’s soon to be ex-husband. An untalented theatre-director, who’s manipulative and controlling in his personal life. Never seen. Just an angry voice from off-stage. A few lines in the second scene from off stage. Could be played by same actor as Halliwell Hobbes or Jamie
• Clara Swann - Gloria’s new dresser. Appears in scenes four and five. Early 20s to mid 40s
• Jamie - A care home assistant, unaware of Gloria's fame. A younger actor would work best. Any age or gender. Only appears in the final scene.
GUTTERS by Anna Foden
A dryly humorous monologue about the overwhelming responsibility of owning a property
• Woman - Warm and very likeable procrastinator and over-thinker. 30+
THE COLD WITHIN by Tony Tibbenham
The chilling monologue of a girl who is escaping from captivity
• Girl - Frightened, determined, resourceful, desperate. 20 - 35
Primraf Theatre, Callington, Cornwall
A BUNCH OF AMATEURS by Nick Newman & Ian Islop
PLAY READING - Thursday 26th January 7:15 for 7:30pm start.
This is for a production we will be putting on 1, 2, 3 and 8, 9, 10 June.
Audition dates will be notified as soon as set.
David McCarroll is our Director and will be casting this play.
You are all invited to come along to this play reading on Thursday
We will of course let everyone know when auditions will be but we want to sort the play reading first. One step at a time...
A little bit about 'A Bunch of Amateurs'....
Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers. Jefferson’s monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by the enthusiastic am-dram thespians. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson’s career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself – along with his inner Lear! We look forward to seeing as many of you on Thursday who are interested and will be available on the dates set for the show!