Auditions


And Then There Were None - Queens' College Amateur Dramatics Society

7:00pm, Thu 15th June 2017 - Sat 17th June 2017, at Fitzpatrick Hall, Queens' College
Easter Week 7

And Then There Were None is looking for an enthusiastic cast to bring this sexy and mysterious show to life (or death?)!

Audition slots available here: https://doodle.com/poll/e7k9tsb4zc8q59ka


And Then There Were None is one of Christie’s most successful murder mysteries and was adapted for stage by her in 1943. Ten strangers are invited by a mysterious host to a large holiday home on an island off the coast of Cornwall. All with unclean pasts they make their way to the house, still yet to meet the host when they arrive. Soon, one by one, they start to be killed off. All of them are victims, and all of them could be the murderer. It seems the host is playing games when he leaves a chilling voice recording condemning them all for various crimes and murders they have committed themselves. More sickening still is the nursery rhyme framed in every guest’s room listing the deaths of ‘Ten Little Soldiers’, and the ten little soldier figurines in the dining hall: every murdered guest sees another figurine go missing. When the last guest is murdered, who could the murderer possibly be?

  • Wed 3rd May, 2:00pm-6:00pm, TBC
  • Thu 4th May, 2:00pm-6:00pm, TBC

Bad Habits (Edinburgh Fringe) - Heywood

1:30pm, Tue 15th August 2017 - Sat 26th August 2017, at The Big Cave, Just The Tonic
Summer Vacation

AUDITIONS /// BAD HABITS @ EDINBURGH FRINGE

“Love in a Maze” (Michaelmas ADC late, week 8) has been resurrected under the far [mother] superior title “Bad Habits” and is heading to the fringe!

We’ve found our convent--- The Big Cave, Just The Tonic, 1.30pm--- now all we need are three energetic, enthusiastic and hilarious actors to play “astoundingly unconventional” (Varsity ****) eighteenth century nuns in this “absolute gem of a show” (CTR, ****). No experience necessary, just a deep, irrepressible passion for nun-based hilarity.

CHARACTERS:

GINNY - F - a seemingly innocent, pious young woman who may or may not be hiding a very dark secret... (she totally is).

MOTHER - F -  an outrageous pastiche of every Oscar Wilde character ever, the heroine’s mother who is much too obsessed with her own love life to pay any attention to her daughter’s.*

TRISTAN - M/F - An incredibly sassy, sarcastic vicar who is tired of his bff being an absolute liability.*

* also involves playing a wacky nun

Extracts will be available on the door. If you can’t make the audition time or have any questions/queries, please contact Ella at ecg40

  • Wed 3rd May, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Lyttleton Room, Selwyn College
  • Thu 4th May, 5:15pm-7:15pm, Lyttleton Room, Selwyn College

Contact ecg40@cam.ac.uk before 8:00pm Thu 04 May for more details.


Bunny - CADS

8:00pm, Thu 1st June 2017 Venue to be confirmed
Easter Week 5

Jack Thorne's Bunny is a coming-of-age dramatic monologue delivered by 18-year old Katie, that tackles teenage sexuality, racism and gang culture.

***** Usually a one woman show, we are looking for FIVE ACTORS to play NON-SPEAKING ROLES ****** alongside the lead, Katie, where the emphasis is on physical acting, miming the lines as she says them and thus bringing a new physical presence to the monologue.

Because of play's themes, the casting does need to be pretty specific so we are looking for a range of BME actors:

• A black male actor to play ABE:
Katie's 24-year old boyfriend, they've been together six and a half months, he's 'not much of a talker' and tries to impress Asif and Jake who he works with, in particular Asif.
• An Asian actor to play ASIF:
The ring leader, he works in 'the factory', commands respect.
• A white actor to play JAKE:
Asif's sidekick, like a puppy dog.
• An Asian male actor to play IQBAL:
'the kid' who causes the conflict after an altercation with Abe at the start.
• An Asian female actor to play IQBAL'S MOTHER.

For both Iqbal and Iqbal's mother they aren't onstage as much so would be required to stand in for other small feature parts and for them we are casting gender blind.

A seriously interesting play with low-commitment as non-speaking means no need to be word perfect on lines!! Please come along and feel free to get in touch if you want to know more.

  • Mon 1st May, 3:00pm-5:00pm, New Court Seminar Room, Christ's College
  • Tue 2nd May, 2:00pm-4:00pm, New Court Seminar Room, Christ's College

Contact lc676@cam.ac.uk before 4:00pm Tue 02 May for more details.


Certain Young Men

9:00pm, Mon 21st August 2017 - Sat 26th August 2017, at The Space @ Venue 45
Summer Vacation

***AUDITIONS*** for CERTAIN YOUNG MEN at the FRINGE

Saturday 29th - 2-4.30pm at Corpus Playroom Small Dressing Room
Sunday 30th - 2-4.30pm at King's College Munby Room
Monday 1st 2-4.30pm at King's College Munby Room

The Munby Room is at the very top of the staircase on your left, before entering the double doors of the bar - at the v. front of college.

Call or email if you get lost! 07818295935, sarl2 - extracts on the door

  • Sat 29th Apr, 2:00pm-4:30pm, Corpus Playroom Small Dressing Room
  • Sun 30th Apr, 2:00pm-4:30pm, King's College Munby Room
  • Mon 1st May, 2:00pm-4:30pm, King's College Munby Room

Contact sarl2, 07818295935 before 5:00pm Tue 02 May for more details.


Crimes of the Heart @ Edinburgh Fringe - Queens' College Amateur Dramatics Society

10:30am, Mon 14th August 2017 - Sat 26th August 2017, at The Space on North Bridge
Summer Vacation

**AUDITIONS AUDITIONS AUDITIONS**

CRIMES OF THE HEART is heading to the Fringe this summer and we're looking for some fresh faces to come and join our fantastic team!

"In 1950s Hazlehurst, Mississippi, the three Mcgrath sisters have returned home, awaiting news of the family patriarch - their grandfather - who is living out his final hours in hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried and facing dwindling marriage prospects; Meg, the middle sister, has returned after a failed stint in Hollywood, and the youngest sister, Babe, is out on bail after shooting her husband.

Their troubles, serious and yet hilarious, unravel throughout the play; as past resentments bubble to the surface, the sisters are forced to face the consequences of the various “crimes of the heart” that they have committed. "

Bring nothing but yourself and your best southern american accent :) Any questions or if you can't make the date please email me at kw444@cam.ac.uk.

Note that rehearsals will occur during May Week but we're happy to work around schedules.

  • Mon 1st May, 6:00pm-8:00pm, ADC Dressing Room 2
  • Tue 2nd May, 4:00pm-6:00pm, ADC Dressing Room 2

Contact kw444@cam.ac.uk before 12:00pm Wed 03 May for more details.


Dogfight - Between the Bars

7:45pm, Tue 18th July 2017 - Sat 22nd July 2017, at ADC Theatre
Summer Vacation

Between the Bars Theatre are looking for a male actor / singer with a playing age of late teens / early twenties for the musical Dogfight, which will be performed at the ADC Theatre from 18 to 22 July 2017.

Dogfight, written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (writers of Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen) with book by Peter Duchan, premiered off Broadway in 2012. Based on the film of the same name, Dogfight is set in San Francisco in 1963 and 1967 and is essentially an awkward love story set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War. All the music is available to listen to on YouTube.

Rehearsals will start in May and will be held on Wednesday and Friday evenings. There will also be approximately 4 weekend rehearsals.

Please email Dogfight@btbtheatre.com asap to arrange an audition.

    Contact Dogfight@btbtheatre.com before 10:00am Sat 20 May for more details.


    Five Go Off On One! (2017 Edinburgh Run)

    4:30pm, Wed 2nd August 2017 - Sun 27th August 2017, at The Wine Bar, Gilded Balloon @ Teviot
    Summer Vacation

    **AUDITIONS FOR ‘FIVE GO OFF ON ONE!’ @ EDINBURGH FRINGE** (again!)

    ‘Five Go Off On One!’ is returning to Edinburgh after its sell out run with Just the Tonic in 2016. This year the Gilded Balloon are shaping themselves into a pretty little nest for us, and now we’re looking for some fresh fluffy fledglings to fill our new and highly publicised stage. This surrealist parody of all children’s literature was awarded the sought after ’Highly Recommended’ rating by FringeReview in 2016 (also - ‘tremendously funny’ [ScotsGay] and ***** [Varsity]).

    We’re scouring Cambridge for a group of talented comedians with sharp timing, sharp versatility, and glass-cuttingly sharp RP accents that even lashings of ginger beer couldn’t soften. There are also opportunities to multi-role as devilish smugglers and French imposters. This is truly an ensemble piece, so we’re looking for people who enjoy working collaboratively and making sweet laughter together AS A TEAM.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to audition for the only Cambridge comedy RETURNING to Edinburgh for a second year running!

    Auditions are being held during Week 1 with extracts on the door. Do note that the end times below ARE final end times; we won’t be seeing anyone after those times, so don’t leave it till the last half hour as you may not be seen!

    • Sat 29th Apr, 12:00pm-2:00pm, Recital Room, Churchill College

    Footlights BME Smoker - Footlights

    11:00pm, Tue 9th May 2017 at ADC Theatre
    Easter Week 2

    CALLING ALL BME COMEDIANS AT CAMBRIDGE UNI OR ARU OF ANY OR NO EXPERIENCE.

    The Footlights Smoker is a comedy night at the ADC made of completely new and original material. Auditions are VERY laid-back, please bring along a piece of 3 minutes or less. It can be some stand-up, a sketch, a song or even a dance, as long as it is humorous. Auditions will be in the ADC Bar on Saturday 6 May from 2-5pm.

    We are also very excited to announce that we'll be running a Q&A and comedy-writing workshop with Ken Cheng on Saturday for BME comedians in Cambridge looking to audition, or who want to come along and hear about how to get into comedy. This will be on Saturday 29 April from 3-5pm in the ADC Bar.

    Different from usual smokers, if you are unavailable to attend the auditions or feel you would rather send in some material online, you now have the option to prepare a video clip, audio clip or a script that you can submit to Ken Cheng at kenkecheng@gmail.com. The deadline of this will be the end of the audition period at 5pm on Saturday 6 May.

    If you have any questions about any of this, please do e-mail ahead! We have a great team of producers ready to answer any queries.

    • Sat 6th May, 2:00pm-5:00pm, ADC Bar

    Contact Contact Ken Cheng on kenkecheng@gmail.com or producers Siyang Wei on sw737@cam.ac.uk or Saskia Ross on sr750@cam.ac.uk if you have any questions! before 11:00pm Tue 09 May for more details.


    Jane Austen's Emma - BAWDS

    7:45pm, Tue 5th December 2017 at ADC Theatre
    7:45pm, Wed 6th December 2017 at ADC Theatre
    7:45pm, Thu 7th December 2017 at ADC Theatre
    7:45pm, Fri 8th December 2017 at ADC Theatre
    2:30pm, Sat 9th December 2017 at ADC Theatre
    7:45pm, Sat 9th December 2017 at ADC Theatre
    Christmas Vacation

    Auditions will be held on Sunday June 4 at the Cambridge Deaf Centre, Romsey Terrace, Mill Road, Cambridge.
    Roles and approximate ages:

    Emma Woodhouse 20 / 25
    Mr Woodhouse, Emma's father 50 / 60
    Mr Knightley 30 / 35
    Harriet Smith 18 / 25
    Robert Martin 25 / 30
    Mr Weston 40 / 60
    Mrs Weston 30 / 45
    Frank Churchill 25 / 35
    Miss Bates 50 / 55
    Jane Fairfax 20 / 30
    Mr Elton 25 / 30
    Mrs Elton 25 / 30
    Ensemble M & F 20+

    • Sun 4th Jun, 11:00am-4:00pm, Cambridge Deaf Centre, Romsey Terrace, Mill Road, Cambridge

    Contact seanbaker@bawds.org before 3:00pm Sun 04 Jun for more details.


    LOUD // In Babel @ EdFringe

    12:55pm, Mon 14th August 2017 - Sat 19th August 2017, at The Space @ Niddry St (Upper)
    Summer Vacation

    Are you looking for an intense two-hander play which tackles issues of social sexualisation, consent, revolution, the echo chamber of modern politics, problematic gender roles and the expectations this places upon young people, voicelessness and the basic misunderstanding between two human minds? A play which involves a bed, playing with fluorescent graffiti, lighting a fire on stage and having sex in a late-afternoon sunbeam? Or perhaps you're looking to find a tiny, broken Utopia at the top of an abandoned building above a party?

    Well, if so, that play literally does exist and it's kindof weird that you would be looking for that because it's only just been written and how the hell did you know what I was going to write about?

    LOUD // In Babel is looking for two actors (one male, one female) to come to the Fringe with us --- CASTING IS RACE BLIND. We will be playing with lots of new techniques in rehearsal and performance, so I'm looking for two actors who are up for pushing themselves, trying new things and getting fully immersed in these characters and situations. It'll also be majorly fun.

    Sign up for a ten minute audition slot at the doodle poll below:

    http://doodle.com/poll/d2d5vvuhgyzas9z5

    Please fill in your name and CRSID and select an audition slot.

    Extracts will be posted on the Facebook group in the week of auditions, and will also be on the door.

    Any questions, ask the BJ: ab2313@cam.ac.uk. Please let me know if you can't make audition slots and I'll sort out another time for you.

    • Thu 4th May, 2:00pm-6:00pm, ADC Dressing Room 1
    • Fri 5th May, 2:00pm-6:00pm, ADC Dressing Room 1

    Contact ab2313@cam.ac.uk before 9:00am Sun 07 May for more details.


    ROM.com - tbc

    11:00pm, Wed 14th June 2017 - Fri 16th June 2017, at ADC Theatre
    Easter Week 7

    ROM. com AUDITIONS!!!
    - ADC Late Show Week 7

    ROM. com is looking for 4 performers to play 2 MALE CHARACTERS and 2 FEMALE CHARACTERS in this brand new romcom.

    You'll have the opportunity to act on FILM and live on stage! WOWEE!

    Celebrate end of prelims / exams / Cambridge by acting in this silly cute farce about fancying someone offline and fancying someone online. FUN!

    ---

    AUDITIONS :

    Thursday 27th April - 11am-2pm - ADC Stage
    Friday 28th April - 11am-2pm - ADC Bar

    Drop in for 10 mins. There will be extracts on the door. You can audition as a pair if you want! #friendship

      Contact lfl24@cam.ac.uk before 12:00pm Sun 30 Apr for more details.


      SiX - CUMTS

      5:55pm, Wed 2nd August 2017 - Sun 27th August 2017, at Sweet Grassmarket @ Edinburgh Fringe
      Summer Vacation

      ! ! ! Divorced, beheaded,live in concert ! ! !

      The six wives of Henry VIII are back for one night only...performing their highly-anticipated final show as the world-famous girl-group, SIX! Ripped from the pages of stuffy history books, this newly written musical has all the sass and sparkle of a 21st century pop concert performed by history’s most misunderstood women.

      Have you always dreamed of being in a girl band? We are looking for 6 self-defining women or non-binary students to fill the roles of the sassy wives.

      The audition for SiX is composed of three parts:

      i) A pop song of your choice. The show is inspired by numerous popstars from Beyoncé, Sia, Kelly Clarkson, Alesha Keys to Lorde, Meghan Trainor and Ariana Grande. The range is broad, so just pick any song which you love performing and will best reflect your pop superstar abilities.
      Please could you also bring along sheet-music so you can be accompanied on piano. If you are struggling to find sheet music for your choice, email our musical director Joe (jb987@cam.ac.uk) and he may be able to help you.

      ii) A short speech. Extracts will be available outside the audition room.

      iii) We would also like you to prepare a LipSync song of your own choosing. We will have a laptop and speakers in the audition room, yet we do ask you to make sure the song is available on Youtube. You will only need to sing a minute of the song

      Recalls will be held on Sunday afternoon.

      Sign up for a slot here: https://doodle.com/poll/4hcbkdbfxmkaww2b

      If you have any questions or queries, please email Jamie on jararmitage@gmail.com


      *Important* You will need to be available throughout July for rehearsals and previews, and for the whole of August for the Fringe run! We will be able to help advise you on applying for college and university grants to help you pay for accommodation, please contact us if there are any issues!

      • Sat 29th Apr, 12:00pm-5:00pm, Larkum Studio

      Contact jararmitage@googlemail.com before 10:00am Sun 30 Apr for more details.


      Stalin's Russia: A Teenage Romcom - Footlights

      11:00pm, Wed 24th May 2017 - Sat 27th May 2017, at ADC Theatre
      Easter Week 4

      ☭☭☭ WINNER OF THE FOOTLIGHTS' HARRY PORTER PRIZE ☭☭☭

      STALIN'S RUSSIA: A TEENAGE ROMCOM is hosting auditions in Dressing Room 2, Monday the 1st of May!

      ☭ Love.
      ☭ Soviet Russia.
      ☭ The crushing loneliness of adolescence.

      If you like one or more of these three things, come on down and get involved in a brilliant new piece of student writing.

      Extracts will be available on the door. : )

      ☭☭☭

      • Mon 1st May, 12:01pm-5:00pm, ADC Dressing Room 2

      Stuart Brown's Variety Hour: Live in Cambridge

      9:30pm, Mon 22nd May 2017 at Corpus Playroom
      Easter Week 4

      Beloved family entertainer Stuart Brown is coming to Cambridge for one night only to film a pilot for his pioneering new television format, and he needs GUESTS!

      We are holding open auditions for people to pitch characters for the show, either with a fictional celebrity guest Stuart will interview, or if you have a special talent, come and show us some of that; we're looking for a variety of perfomers, including comedy characters, musicians, singers or even dancers for Stuart to interact with. The show promises to be a surreal, genre-breaking theatrical extravaganza, so we definitely encourage thinking outside the box. Think Ant and Dec meets Brecht meets Alan Partridge.

      If you're auditioning with a character, please prepare to talk about them for 3-5 minutes; have a think about your character's backstory, their reasons for appearing on the show (are they plugging something?) and how they'd react to all the unfolding madness. In the audition we'll have a chat about your ideas, and perhaps try a bit of improv, but there's no need to have any material prepared- we're not looking for something completely thought out, just an idea with potential! If you're auditioning with another talent, just come along and show us what you've got.

      If you'd like any more information about the show, send an email to elw60@cam.ac.uk and I'll be happy to provide more context. If you can't make the audition time, send me an email and we'll see if we can sort something out. The show is a one-night stand at the start of Week 4, so is a perfect opportunity for prelim students to get involved in some comedy, while also being low-key enough to fit around exams if you have them later in the term.

      Get thinking and hopefully see you soon!

      • Sat 29th Apr, 11:00am-1:00pm, Corpus Playroom Small Dressing Room

      The Importance of Being Earnest - Fletcher Players

      3:00pm, Sat 17th June 2017 - Sun 18th June 2017, at Corpus Christi College Master's Lodge Garden
      Easter Week 7 to May Week

      We are looking for eight talented, fun-loving actors to help us transpose Wilde's classic comedy to the 1990s! There will be RAD costumes and BLASTING music - all performed in the charming setting of the Corpus Master's Lodge Garden. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this perfect post-exams celebration!

      No need to prepare, there will be extracts on the door. If you can't make the times but want to audition please drop me an email!

      • Sat 29th Apr, 11:00am-1:00pm, Corpus Playroom Auditorium

      These Walls @ Edinburgh Fringe 2017 - DDS

      12:30pm, Sat 5th August 2017 - Sun 20th August 2017, at Sweet Venues, Edinburgh
      Summer Vacation

      Come along and audition for 'These Walls' by Isla Cowan - running at the Edinburgh Fringe 5th-20th August!

      THE BASICS: Pembroke New Cellars:
      Friday 28th April: 1pm-5pm
      Saturday 29th April: 2-5pm
      ***AUDITION EXTRACTS TO BE UPLOADED HERE SHORTLY!***

      Those invited for recall will be asked to come along to a workshop audition 2-6pm on Sunday 30th as well.

      THE SEARCH:
      We are looking for three talented female actors to bring this play to life. This is an amazing opportunity to work on a piece of fresh NEW WRITING, which is being written as we speak! Part of the rehearsal process will include a few days of workshopping in June (worked around/after exams, don't worry!) which will allow for a form of detailed character development which can then be written into the script - EXCITING! Anyone thinking of auditioning MUST also be free for rehearsals in the last week of July.

      THE STORY:
      'These Walls' is about the physical and metaphorical walls holding back three young women. One is held back by the expectations of those around her, one by beauty and one by love - all generally thought of as positive things; but this play shows the darker side to these and how Eden, Chrissy and Althea have been limited by them.
      SEE CAMDRAM FOR MORE:
      https://www.camdram.net/shows/these-walls-edinburgh-fringe-2017

      • Sat 29th Apr, 3:00pm-6:00pm, ADC Bar

      Trump'd! @ Edinburgh Fringe

      8:15pm, Wed 2nd August 2017 - Tue 29th August 2017, at C (-1) - C venues
      Summer Vacation

      Friday 28th April: 4pm-6pm (ADC Stage), 6pm-7pm (ADC Larkum Studio)
      Saturday 29th April: 11am-2pm (ADC Stage)

      Sign up for a 10 minute slot with your name and CRSID here: https://doodle.com/poll/2ty82dt7hvweaayv

      Extracts will be available on the door, so come 10-20 minutes before your time slot to look these over!

      Please also prepare one of the following songs to be sung acapella:

      1. Let It Go - Frozen
      2. Prince Ali - Alladin
      3. What I've Been Looking For - High School Musical
      4. You Can't Stop The Beat - Hairspray

      Contact Patrick at pw395@cam.ac.uk or Adam at agw46@cam.ac.uk with any questions.
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      The satirical musical sensation is back, and heading to the Edinburgh Fringe for a full run at the lovely (-1), C Venues.

      We're on the hunt for a talented cast who can sing, act and be funny, simultaneously if at all possible (though you may be considered if you can do each of those skills one at a time but like REALLY well).

      What other show gives you the chance to mix disney songs with the topics of guns, religion, deportation and terrorism?

      Guaranteed to be the most fun you can have without taking your clothes off.

      • Sat 29th Apr, 11:00am-2:00pm, ADC Stage