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…

Liz Lochhead’s Tartuffe

Production company: Leitheatre .
Status: Amateur play
Audition dates:  TBC
Audition venue:  Leitheatre Club Rooms, Sunnyside, Edinburgh
Run dates: EdFRinge Weeks 1 & 2: Sat 3 – Sat 17 Aug (not Suns)
Synopsis: “Written in rhyme, this rollicking blend of contemporary Glasgow patter, traditional Lowland Scots and lethally sophisticated female wit, brings out the marvellous blend of political satire and black comedy used in the original.”
Cast: Still to cast: 1 male with a playing age of between 40 and 50; 1 male any age between 30 and 40; and 1 male between 20 and 30. We also require 1 female, playing age of 25 to 35.
Further details: All parts are Scots speaking. Performances at Inverleith St Serf’s Church Centre. 7.30pm.
Website: https://www.leitheatre.com/
Facebook Page: @Leitheatre
EdFringe Production page: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/tartuffe
Contact: To audition, please email: info@leitheatre.com.

8:8 – The Line Up

Production company: Mercimax .
Status: Paid EdFringe show
Audition dates:  Sat 25/Sun 26 May 2019 (Deadline 8 May).
Audition venue:  Edinburgh
Run dates: EdFringe: 31 July – 25 August (not Mons).
Synopsis: The show will feature eight performers, who line up in front of eight audience members. The audience are then asked to form their opinion of the performers based on how they look and what they say.
Cast: Mercimax is looking to cast four professional (performing all shows) and eight non-professinal performers (each performing in half the shows) and is particularly keen for applications from those who are: people of colour; identify as disabled; LGBTQI+; of any age (no upper limit) over 18.
Show blurb: “8:8 is a performance installation that investigates what can cause people to project opinions or prejudices onto strangers. The performers will learn a set movement piece for the performance that is accommodating of all abilities.”
Website with further details: www.mercimax.ch
Facebook information: www.facebook.com
Contact: Email Callum Madge (cwmadge@gmail.com) by 5pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019 to arrange an audition time. For further details of how to apply see news story: 8:8 EdFringe Open Call.

Bull

Production company: Arbery Productions .
Status: Unpaid EdFringe show
Audition dates:  Sun 12 May (2 – 5pm), Mon 13 May (6 – 9pm)
Audition venue:  Central Edinburgh
Run dates: EdFringe weeks 2 & 3: 12 – 24 August (not 18); Call time: 16.45; finish 18.15.
Synopsis: “One of three office workers is about to lose their job. As Tony, Isobel and Thomas wait for their boss to deliver the verdict, the three discuss each other’s chances of survival.”
Cast: Thomas: male, late 20s – mid 30s, fiercely determined to retain his job, emotionally vulnerable yet intelligent and rational.
Show blurb: We are looking for an actor to join our prize-winning cast in Mike Bartlett’s Bull at the Edinburgh Fringe this year. Due to George Bowers’ unavailability, we are recasting the play’s central figure.
Website with further details: www.arberyproductions.co.uk
Facebook Page: @ArberyProductions
Contact: info@arberyproductions.co.uk.
Further details: The production came second in both the Edinburgh District and Eastern Division rounds of the SCDA One Act Festival. It plays in the final at the Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy on Sat 27 April 2019.

Carousel

Production company: Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society .
Status: Amateur musical
Audition date:  Saturday, 25 May 2019. 2-6pm.
Audition venue:  George Watson’s College, 67-71 Colinton Road, EH10 5EG
Run dates: Church Hill Theatre: Wed 23 – Sat 26 Oct 2019
Synopsis: “The story follows the up-and-down love lives of mill girls Julie and Carrie with the charming, roguish fairground barker Billy Bigelow and fisherman Enoch Snow. Billy, struggling to find work after being sacked from the fairground, tries to find the means to support Julie and their child, with tragic consequences.”
Cast: Full cast of Carousel.
Further details: EDGAS returns to the repertoire of Rodgers and Hammerstein. The show includes the well-known songs If I Loved You, June Is Bustin’ Out All Over and, of course, the anthemic You’ll Never Walk Alone.
Website: https://www.edgas.org/
Facebook Page: @EdinburghGilbertSullivan
Facebook event page: www.facebook.com
Contact:  Auditions are open for both chorus and principal roles – please contact secretary@edgas.org for more information on the process and to book your slot now.
Rehearsals: We rehearse on Monday (chorus and principals) and Tuesday (principals) evenings with the schedule expanding to also include Sundays and Wednesdays in the month leading up to the show.

Patience

Production company: Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society .
Status: Amateur musical
Audition dates:  Monday 27 May 2019. 6-10pm.
Audition venue:  George Watson’s College, 67-71 Colinton Road, EH10 5EG
Run dates: King’s Theatre: Tues 17 – Sat 21 March 2020
Synopsis: “With willowy youths, sighing maidens, hearty milkmaids and burly officers galore, Gilbert & Sullivan’s witty masterpiece about the Aesthetic Movement of the 1880s tells the story of two rival poets and the superficiality of the women who blindly adore them. Every tune is as memorable and the humour as fresh as it was at the first performance!”
Cast: Full cast of Patience.
Website: https://www.edgas.org/
Facebook Page: @EdinburghGilbertSullivan
Facebook event page: www.facebook.com
Contact:  Auditions are open for both chorus and principal roles – please contact secretary@edgas.org for more information on the process and to book your slot now.
Rehearsals: We rehearse on Monday (chorus and principals) and Tuesday (principals) evenings with the schedule expanding to also include Sundays and Wednesdays in the month leading up to the show.

Made in Dagenham Intro & Allegro meet-up

Production company: Allegro .
Status: Amateur musical
Meet the company:  Mon 27 May, 7-10pm
Venue:  Bruntsfield Evangelical Church, 70 Leamington Terrace EH10 4JU
Run dates: 29 Oct – 2 Nov 2019
Synopsis: “Come along to the first meeting of the season and find out everything you need to know about being part of Made in Dagenham. This will be a great opportunity to meet existing members of Allegro, meet the production team and welcome in new members.”
Cast: Full cast of Made in Dagenham.
Further details: This will provide an opportunity for any existing or potential new members to meet the production team and hear about the vision of the show. There will then be an accent workshop, a movement workshop and the availability for any new members wishing to join the company the chance to do their new member audition.
“New members will be required to do a small audition to get into the company. For this audition you should prepare a short song or verse and chorus of a song. You’re welcome to bring a CD/iPod/ MP3 player with a backing track or perform acapella.”

Website: http://allegromusical.co.uk/
Facebook Page: @allegromusical
Facebook event page: www.facebook.com

Made in Dagenham Auditions

Production company: Allegro
Genre: Amateur musical
Audition dates:  Sat 1 June 2019. 10am – 6pm.
Audition venue:  St. Andrews Clermiston Church, 17-19 Clermiston View, EH4 7BU
Run dates: 29 Oct – 2 Nov 2019
Show blurb: “Inspired by a true story and based on the hit movie, Made in Dagenham is the uplifting new British musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right.”
Cast required: 14 principals and a large chorus
Callbacks: Sunday 2 June 2019; 1pm-5pm.
Website: http://allegromusical.co.uk/
Facebook Page: @allegromusical
Facebook event page: www.facebook.com
Contact: To sign-up for an audition e-mail info@allegromusical.co.uk please stipulate if there are any time constraints for your audition time.

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