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…


Production company: Cat-Like Tread.
Status: Amateur musical (over 18)
Audition dates:  Tuesday 26, Thursday 28 March 2019, 7.30pm.
Audition venue:  St Columba’s Church Hall, 13 Upper Gray Street, EH9 1SN
Run dates: EdFring Week 3: Mon 19 – Sat 24 August 2019
Synopsis: Gilbert and Sullivan’s seventh collaboration: Strephon, an Arcadian shepherd, wants to marry Phyllis, a Ward of Chancery. Phyllis does not know that Strephon is half fairy and when she sees Strephon kissing a seemingly young woman, she assumes the worst.
Cast: 11 named roles (6F & 5M) plus a chorus of Dukes, Marquises, Earls, Viscounts, Barons and Fairies.
Show blurb: “This year we will be taking Iolanthe to the Fringe and we’re looking for a small group of dedicated and enthusiastic performers – no experience necessary. You don’t even need to like Gilbert and Sullivan (but it doesn’t hurt).”
Contact: Email to book an audition slot.
Facebook Page: @CatLikeTread
Audition facebook event:
Company website:
Notes: Rehearsals will be in the evenings on Mondays (principals) and Tuesdays (mainly chorus, but principals when required). There will be some extra rehearsals closer to show week
Further information on Iolanthe:

Hairspray, The Broadway Musical

Production company: Balerno Theatre Company.
Status: Amateur musical
Open Evening: Tue 26 March – 7pm
Audition dates: Thurs 28 March & Tue 2 April – 6pm-9pm.
Audition venue: Currie Community High School, 32 Dolphin Ave, Currie EH14 5RD
Run dates: Wed 4 – Sat 7 Dec 2019, Church Hill Theatre.
Synopsis: “It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network… all without denting her ‘do!“
Cast: “11 named roles (6 F, 5M), plus large ensemble.“
Contact: Email for more information.
Facebook Page: @balernotheatrecompany
Audition facebook event:
Company website:
Notes: Minimum age guidance: 14 years old
See news story here: Hairspray Open Call.

McPherson’s Rant

Production company: Blackout Productions .
Status: Amateur musical (over 18)
Audition dates: Principals: Friday 5/Sat 6 April (5 – 9pm); Ensemble: Sat 6 (2-4pm).
Audition venue:  Venue to be notified on application
Run dates: EdFringe week 2: Mon 12 – Sun 18 August 2019
Synopsis: “Ten years on from its debut, MacPhersons Rant returns to Edinburgh to tell the tale of Scottish outlaw James MacPherson and the tragic events that led to his unjust hanging in the 1700s. We follow James as he encounters overwhelming love, devastating loss, and betrayal.”
Cast: 7 named roles (4F, 3M) plus other significant parts in the ensemble.
Show blurb: This newly staged production takes you on a musical journey amidst the tension of the Jacobite uprising. Set to some of Scotland’s most iconic music including songs by Robert Burns as well as original works.
Contact: Email more information about the auditions, to apply for an audition pack and to register for an allocated principle time slot
Facebook Page: @blackoutproductions
Audition facebook event:
Production website:
Notes: Ensemble and Principal Workshop will be held Saturday 6th April 2pm-4pm. It is compulsory for all those auditioning to attend the workshop.

Once On This Island

Production company: Forth Children’s Theatre.
Status: Amateur youth musical (ages 10 – 18)
Audition dates: Sunday 14 April 2019: 10am – 6pm.
Audition venue: Madelvic House, 33 Granton Park Avenue, EH5 1HS
Run dates: Fri 2 – Sat 10 August 2019 (#EdFringe week one).
Synopsis: “The musical tells a story of young doomed love between peasant girl Ti Moune and the son of a rich plantation family, Daniel, on the French Antilles in the Caribbean. She’s a foundling, an orphan saved after a devastating storm. He is the eldest son of a wealthy plantation owner, a direct descendent of the original French settlers.”
Cast: “Eight named roles (4F & 4 M) plus a large ensemble chorus.”
Contact: Email to confirm an audition slot.
Facebook Page: @forthchildrenstheatre
Company website:
Notes: Youth company – all cast must be aged from 10 – 18 years old on opening night.
See news story here: Forth Fringe Open Call.

Where Do Fairies Come From

Production company: Typecast Productions.
Status: Profit share theatre (over 18)
Audition dates: Casting Workshop/Audition Sat 20 April, 3 – 5pm.
Audition venue: Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL
Run dates: EdFringe weeks 1 & 2. August 2019
Synopsis: “Collaborative story-telling style performance presented by the familiar characters of Puck, Oberon and Titania who will explore folklore, belief and language to track how appeasing the spirits of wild land form the roots of today’s childhood rituals and slang terms.”
Cast: Oberon (M, 30+), Titania (F 30+), Puck (trans/non-binary auditionees preferred, age not specified).
Show blurb: ”The three chosen will need to work well together on stage, as a priority, but we would particularly like to encourage older (playing age 30+) actors for Oberon and Titania, and trans/non-binary actors to audition for the role of Puck. However these are only a guideline and we welcome anyone interested in the project to come along and join us for this playful, storytelling based workshop.”
Contact: Via facebook page
Facebook Page: @typecastprod.
Audition facebook event:
Notes: Showtimes, rehearsal schedule commitment and payment for the show run will all be discussed at the end of the session.

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