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'A Type of Christ' Audtions

A Type of Christ
14:30, Sat 12th March 2022 at Jesus College
Lent Week 7
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We are dealing with the Bible here, so things predictably get quite violent. Content warnings as follows: death of children and violence against children, genocidal flood that wipes out most of the world, death of Christ.

The cast size is flexible, with lots of potential for doubling. Major roles include God, Jesus, Abraham, Isaac, Noah, Noah's Wife, Herod, the Virgin Mary, Mary Magdalene and Peter. Slots for Friday and Saturday auditions need to be booked. Monday audtions are drop-in. You can also send in video auditions to nb632@cam.ac.uk before 6pm on Tuesday 30th November.

  • Fri 26th Nov, 14:00–16:30, Coleridge Room, Jesus College
  • Sat 27th Nov, 11:00–13:30, Coleridge Room, Jesus College
  • Mon 29th Nov, 14:00–16:30, Coleridge Room, Jesus College

Contact nb632@cam.ac.uk before 1st Dec 2021 08:00 for more details.


  • Sun 21 Nov
  • Mon 22 Nov
  • Tue 23 Nov
  • Wed 24 Nov
  • Thu 25 Nov
  • Fri 26 Nov
  • Sat 27 Nov
11:00-13:30
'A Type of Christ' Audtions Coleridge Room, Jesus College
14:00-16:30
'A Type of Christ' Audtions Coleridge Room, Jesus College
  • Sun 28 Nov
  • Mon 29 Nov
  • Tue 30 Nov
  • Wed 1 Dec
  • Thu 2 Dec
  • Fri 3 Dec
  • Sat 4 Dec
14:00-16:30
'A Type of Christ' Audtions Coleridge Room, Jesus College

Full details in the Audition Pack: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11qR_QlvQSu58lY-4htOHCTUmABHiJJLls7lDYLIYcIc/edit?usp=sharing

Link to book audtion times here: https://forms.gle/3NwkvuizUBqx6QFt5

A medieval mystery play is a smaller series of plays dramatising Bible stories, from Noah’s ark to Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. They’re a much-loved tradition in many English cities, and they can also include musical and dance elements. Although they are very connected to Christianity, parts of them use humour or creative licence to reinterpret aspects of the Bible, so you don’t need to belong to any religious tradition to take part!

We're reviving an old Jesus College tradition, and we’re going to be using the modernised scripts - don’t worry, it won’t be performed in fourteenth-century English. Additionally, every new production of the mystery plays brings its own interpretation of the Bible to the table, and ours will be focusing on the themes of fellowship, motherhood and sacrifice. We’ll be rehearsing throughout Lent Term and performing near the end.

Although the play will be performed in Jesus, moving around different venues within the college, we’re looking for a uni-wide cast. We’re looking for a diverse cast - as mentioned above, you don’t need to be religious to join and we will largely be casting without reference to the traditional gender of Biblical figures. Whether you have plenty of experience of acting or none, whether you’ve heard of mystery plays or not, come along and audition!


Created at 17th Nov 2021 15:51
Last updated at 19th Nov 2021 20:32