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…

Prescription for Murder

Production company: The Edinburgh Makars.
Status: Amateur Theatre
Audition dates: Monday 14 January
Audition venue: 13 Brunswick St Lane, EH7 5JG.
Run dates: Thursday 11 – Saturday 13 April 2019
Synopsis: “In the seemingly quiet town of Bere Knighton there is never a dull moment for Dr. Richard Forth. Not only does he have a hectic work schedule and an awkward friendship with his ex-girlfriend, but his wife, Barbara, is constantly ill and nobody knows what is wrong with her.”
Cast: 3M, 4F.
Notes: This casting reading of Norman Robbins’ 2008 mystery thriller is in the Makars’ club rooms in the lane off Montgomery Street.
Facebook Page: @edinburghmakars
Twitter: @EdinMakars
Company website: www.edinburghmakars.com/

The Improbables

Production company: EGTG.
Status: Amateur Improv Troupe
Audition dates: Wednesday 16 January 2019. 7.30 – 10pm.
Audition venue: EGTG rooms: 18 Buccleugh Place, EH8 9LN
Run dates: The plan is to assemble the group in December and January then run a series of bonding workshops one night a week for 12 weeks before planning and practising for a performance in the first week of the 2019 Fringe.
Synopsis: “The Improbables are the EGTG’s resident improv group. Dormant for many years we are bringing the group back for our 2019 season starting with performances in the Edinburgh Finge 2019. We’re looking for improvisors with a little bit of experience and Yes And attitude to form an on-going improv group. If you have performed improv on stage to an audience that’s experience enough.”
Cast: “We’re looking for improvisors with a little bit of experience and Yes And attitude to form an on-going improv group. If you have performed improv on stage to an audience that’s experience enough.”
Contact: If you are interested please contact EGTG or Dan Sutton at danieldwilliam.sutton@gmail.com.
Facebook Page: @edingrads
Audition facebook event: www.facebook.com
Company website: https://theegtg.com/

Sunset

Production company: Arbery Productions.
Status: Minimal pay depending on audience numbers
Audition dates: Sunday afternoons and Monday evenings 20 Jan to 4 Feb
Audition venue: Central Edinburgh venue
Run dates: EdFringe 2019 (probably 5 – 10 Aug at 17.25).
Synopsis: “First produced in 2013, with celebrated actress Carolyn Lyster, Sunset is the portrait of a grandmother remembering her first date, the man she married and their life together. Originally set in California, this revised version takes place in the UK.“
Cast: “We are looking for a female actor / actress, playing age 60+, who can offer a sustained portrayal of a character whose life has involved significant emotional upheaval on a thrust stage in an intimate venue.”
Notes: One woman play, approx 35 mins. Rehearsals in Edinburgh in July 2019.
Website: https://arberyproductions.co.uk/auditions.htm.
Contact: info@arberyproductions.co.uk.
Audition notes: Candidates will be expected to prepare – preferably memorise – any two paragraphs / sections from the script (available through website above) to demonstrate different aspects of the character as they would portray her. To book an audition, email Martin Foreman at the address above with cv and headshot or link to casting site (Spotlight / Mandy / etc) with cv and headshot.

The Lark

Production company: EGTG.
Status: Amateur Theatre
Audition dates: Thurs 24 Jan (7.30 – 10.30pm); Sun 27 Jan (2.30 – 5.30pm).
Audition venue: EGTG rooms: 18 Buccleugh Place, EH8 9LN
Run dates: Tue 4 – Sat 8 June 2018, 7:30pm, Bellfield Community Centre, Portobello.
Synopsis: “During one of the world’s longest wars, a teenage girl led an army of men into battle to a victory that defined France, saying God asked her to save the country. She was accused of witchcraft, the punishment for which is being burnt at the stake. Joan’s trial is recreated in this pacey contemporary adaptation of Jean Anouilh’s classic play.”
Cast: Eighteen named roles (several doubling). However: “Jean Anouilh’s classic play presents the cast as a chorus. Actors step from the group to take on the different characters. Therefore, gender is fluid, as are ages.”
Notes: “As part of the show, we will have a choir. Some of the action will be punctuated by songs from the choir and at other times, it will provide background music. So if you’re auditioning, we’re also interested in whether you can sing.”
Facebook Page: @edingrads
Audition facebook event: www.facebook.com/
Company website: https://theegtg.com/.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Production company: Room 29.
Status: Amateur Musical
Audition dates: Sunday 27 January. 10am-5pm.
Audition venue: Central Edinburgh (TBC)
Run dates: EdFringe 2019: Mon 12 – Sat 17 August.
Synopsis: “An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words.“
Cast: 4 F & 4 M singing roles and one M non-singing role.
Notes: “Spelling Bee is one of the best examples of a true ensemble piece of musical theatre, requiring excellent comedic performers in every role. With over half the cast playing children, there is scope to really tailor performance to the actor or actress in each role, and we are in no way aiming to replicate the Broadway direction as many productions do. As such, we are looking for auditionees to totally make characters their own and run with the material chosen.”
Company Facebook Page @Room29Theatre
Contact: Via Facebook page above.
Casting Call Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/326787758051511/
Notes: The pre-audition pack here contains a full synopsis and character list.

Bonnie and Clyde

Production company: Thistle N’ Thorn Productions.
Status: Amateur Musical
Audition dates: Friday 1 Feb (6pm-10pm), and Saturday 2/Sunday 3 Feb (both 4pm-8pm).
Audition venue: Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL
Run dates: EdFringe 2019: 5 – 17 August.
Synopsis: “The musical follows the two infamous bank robbers turned killers, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Covering their two year long crime spree and ill-fated love affair, Frank Wildhorn’s score combines Gospel and Blues inspired music to tell their tragic story.”
Cast: “Eight named roles (3F, 5M), with several other characters to be played by members of the ensemble.”
Notes: All performers must be aged 16+ on or before the date of the first performance.
Facebook Page: @ThistleNThornProductions
Contact:  thistlenthornproductions@gmail.com
Casting Call Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/
Notes: Applicants will be offered a time slot on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please indicate in your initial email your preferred day, and if there is any time you cannot manage.

Bonnie and Clyde (young cast)

Production company: Thistle N’ Thorn Productions.
Status: Young performers in Amateur Musical
Audition dates: Monday 18 Feb: 6pm – 7.30pm.
Audition venue: Central Edinburgh
Run dates: EdFringe 2019: 5 – 17 August.
Synopsis: “The musical follows the two infamous bank robbers turned killers, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Covering their two year long crime spree and ill-fated love affair, Frank Wildhorn’s score combines Gospel and Blues inspired music to tell their tragic story.“
Cast: “We are looking for several talented children to take on the roles of Young Bonnie and Young Clyde in our 2019 production of the musical Bonnie and Clyde.
Young Bonnie – An ambitious girl who dreams of being an actress. (Playing age : 10 – 15).
Young Clyde – A farmhand who wants more out of life. (Playing age : 10 – 15).“

Notes: To book your place or for more information please contact: thistlenthornproductions@gmail.com
Facebook Page: @ThistleNThornProductions
Contact:  thistlenthornproductions@gmail.com
Casting Call Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/585235725260103/

If you would like to add your Edinburgh auditions and casting calls to the diary, please email All Edinburgh Theatre using using the contact page here.
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 to book an audition slot.

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