Auditions Diary

Audition opportunities coming up

Diary of auditions in the near future for performance opportunities in Edinburgh.

See bottom of page for details of how to add your audition to this listing…

EMT EdFringe Concerts

Production company: Edinburgh Music Theatre.
Status: Amateur Musical (over 18 only)
Audition dates:  Monday 28/Tuesday 27 November 2018.
Audition venue:  Barclay Viewforth Church Hall
Run dates: Tue 6 – Sat 10 August 2019
Blurb: “This year EMT is putting together exciting new programmes for their two concerts ‘Anthems – West End to Broadway’ and ‘Movie Music’. Anthems will feature songs from the most celebrated stage musicals, while Movie Music will take its soundtrack from the silver screen, including live-action musicals, animated favourites, and favourite songs from across movie genres!”
Details: Download pre-audition pack here: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AjbxTyG75vhOix6AmG5RQfJHDrjP (please read carefully before applying for an audition slot).

Hand to God by Robert Askins

Production company: EGTG .
Status: Amateur
Audition dates:  Wed 28 Nov (from 7:30); Sun 2 Dec (from 2pm).
Audition venue:  EGTG rooms: 18 Buccleugh Place, EH8 9LN
Run dates: Tue 9 – Thurs 11 & Sat 13 April 2019
Synopsis: “Mild-mannered, shy Jason has sought solace in his mother Margery’s Christian puppet ministry after the death of his father. In the basement of a conservative church in Cypress, Texas, Jason discovers a blossoming talent for puppetry and thinks that things might just turn out okay. But the youth group has a monster in their midst: Jason’s puppet, Tyrone.”
Cast: Five – 3 M & 2F. Jason (15) and his puppet Tyrone; Margery (40+); Jessica (15) and Jolene; Timothy (15); Pastor Greg (40+).
Notes: Three of the five characters are written as teenagers. The script specifically states these are to be played by actors who are not the character’s ages. The subject matter, language, and sexual situations presented in the script are all for mature audiences and mature actors. The teen characters will all be cast with actors who have a playing age of 20-25.
Website https://theegtg.com/
Contact:  Contact EGTG through the facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/167663240806992/ to confirm date. Auditionees need only attend one date.



The Addams Family

Production company: Bare Productions.
Status: Amateur musical
Audition dates:  Saturday 1 December 2018, 11.30 am – 6pm (10 minute slots)
Audition venue:  The Pleasance, EH8.
Run dates: Fri 2 – Sat 10 August 2019. Evenings: 6.30pm.
Blurb: “‘The Addams Family’ is a musical comedy based on the characters from the popular comics, TV programme and film. Wednesday is all grown up and has fallen in love. Now she wants the two families to meet: all hell will ensue. “
Cast required: Full cast of M&F principals and chorus.
Details: Audition Pack can be found at this link https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_6_tS-RuORL1RZDL3LygMZhYczzmP7GM/view?usp=sharing

Drinking Companion, by Alan Ayckbourn

Production company: EGTG .
Status: Amateur
Audition dates:  Wed 5 Dec (7:30 – 10:30pm); Sun 9, Dec (2:30 – 5:30pm).
Audition venue:  EGTG rooms: 18 Buccleugh Place, EH8 9LN
Run dates: EGTG’s first entry for the SCDA’s annual One-Act Competition Church Hill Theatre, week beginning Mon 18 February 2019.
Synopsis: “Unhappily married Harry’s hotel bar chat-up of perfume salesgirl Paula is cringeworthy, although she is happy to be polite. When feisty Berenice turns up Harry is put in his place and they plot their escape, aided and abetted by the bartender.”
Cast: Harry (M), Paula (F), Bernice (F) Bartender (Any).
Notes: No need to prepare anything for auditions above reading the script. Rehearsals 3 times a week: Mon/Thurs evening & Sun afternoon from Mon 7 Jan.
Website https://theegtg.com/
Contact:  Contact EGTG through the facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/2001564453281773/ to confirm audition. Auditionees need only attend one date.

The Actor’s Nightmare, by Christopher Durang

Production company: EGTG .
Status: Amateur
Audition dates:  Wed 5 Dec (7:30 – 10:30pm); Sun 9, Dec (2:30 – 5:30pm).
Audition venue:  EGTG rooms: 18 Buccleugh Place, EH8 9LN
Run dates: EGTG’s second entry for the SCDA’s annual One-Act Competition Church Hill Theatre, week beginning Mon 18 February 2019.
Synopsis: “George Spelvin isn’t sure exactly who he is or why he is in a theatre but before he knows it, he is living every actor’s worst nightmare. He finds himself at the centre of a play which can’t seem to make up its mind. Is he in Private Lives? Hamlet? Endgame? Everybody else seems to know the answers, but not George. An absurdist comedy full of classic theatre gone wrong. Will George ever wake up?”
Cast: 3 F, 2M. Casting for The Actor’s Nightmare will be gender/age blind. The character descriptions will include the gender/age as stated in the original script, but any actor can audition for any role, if they feel it is suited to them. All actors will also take on the role of George at some point in the piece, so actors should be comfortable with the idea of multi-roling.
Notes: Full cast description on the audition Facebook Event page https://www.facebook.com/events/2001564453281773/
Website https://theegtg.com/
Contact:  Contact EGTG through the facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/2001564453281773/ to confirm date. Auditionees need only attend one date.

Café

Production company: Broadsword Theatre
Status: Amateur
Audition dates:  Saturday 15 December 2018, 2-3pm.
Audition venue:  Shapes Studio, 19 Arthur Street, EH6 5DA
Run dates: Henderson’s Holyrood on 8th and 9th February 2019.
Synopsis: “Café will be a new, site-specific physical theatre piece with material partially devised from real-life observations in its titular location and ultimately performed there as well.”
Cast: Broadsword Theatre are seeking five talented amateur dancers with strong theatrical skills and/or actors with strong movement skills who will work together to devise the material of the show, develop the choreography and ultimately perform the piece.
Notes: The style will be largely contemporary but will utilise physical theatre heavily as well as text and any other performance medium we discover during devising!
Facebook page: @broadswordtheatre
Contact:  broadswordedinburgh@gmail.com
Casting Call Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/296783331164617/
Auditions Googledoc: https://drive.google.com
Full audition and rehearsal details in the audition document. Please read it before booking an audition.
Broadsword’s debut production Hotel was reviewed here: ★★★★★ Thrilling and Mysterious.

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You should include at least: Name; company; status (amateur/professional etc); any restrictions such as junior show, Audition dates/times/venue. Production run dates/time/venue. Up to 50 words about the show. Cast required (M/F). How to book an audition slot. Link for further details. Contact.

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