G&S Pirates auditions

December 31, 2015 | By More

Open call for Eusog’s March production

Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group has put out a general call to open auditions for its March production of Pirates of Penzance, the most popular of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operas.

The company promises that the production will be a very different reading of the story of young Frederic, mistakenly indentured into a piracy at an early age, then forced to choose between his pirate brothers and the family of the woman he loves.

EusogAuditions will be held at the Pleasance on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 January, 2016, with callbacks on Sunday 17. The production will run at the Pleasance Theatre from Tuesday 15 to Saturday 19 March 2016.

The company is noted for the innovative and inventive takes of the productions it stages.

In this Pirates, notable surprises are promised in the roles of Ruth – the handmaid desperate to become a pirate who made the error when Frederick was a little lad – and to Major-General Stanley, the Very model of a modern Major General whose many daughters all fall in love with the band of pirates.

Directed by Charlie Ralph, with MD Will Briant and choreographer Meera Munoz Pandaya, Eusog say: “This is The Pirates Of Penzance as you’ve never seen them before, but just as hilarious and ridiculous as ever.”

Although the company doesn’t reveal the full extent of its updating, its audition pack does warn potential applicants to: “bear in mind not to take too much influence from the portrayals in other productions as we are attempting a different reading of the story, particularly if you are considering the parts of Ruth or Major-General Stanley.”

Details and listings

The Pirates of Penzance auditions
The Munro Room, The Pleasance, 60 Pleasance EH8 9TJ.
Fri 15 Jan: 5-11pm; Sat 16 Jan: 11am-11pm.

Auditions Pack for further information available to download at: www.eusog.org/pirates

To book an audition slot and for further details email: eusogpirates@gmail.com
Or sign-up via this link: wufoo.com

The Pirates of Penzance
The Pleasance Theatre, Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance EH8 9TJ.
Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 March 2015
Evenings: 7.30pm; Saturday matinee: 2.30pm.

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