High School Musical - CUADC

11:00pm, Wed 7th November 2018 - Sat 10th November 2018, at ADC Theatre
2:30pm, Sat 10th November 2018 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 5


"Well, once again, they forgot to announce the auditions for the winter musicalé". Same Ms. Darbus, same.

Auditions for PRINCIPAL parts for Week 5's late show are happening Tuesday 19th - Thursday 21st June!!

We will be auditioning for the core 6 principals, being Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, Chad and Taylor.

Staying true to the diversity of the film, we will be casting Chad and Taylor as BAME actors, but this is no way limits BAME actors to these two roles. In light of this, we are having a hour of BAME only auditions sign-up auditions, 2pm-3pm on Wednesday 20th June, but of course BAME auditionees can attend any session!

The roles of Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay and Ryan are open to all, and all auditions will be gender-blind.

Please bring a post 1980 Musical Theatre song, with sheet music for you to perform! There will be acting extracts outside the audition room!

We will be having 2 days of sign-up auditions on Tuesday 19th June, 3pm-5pm; and Wednesday 20th June 2pm-4pm (BAME only for the first hour). Please sign up with your full name and email address on the appropriate Doodle Poll! We will then have DROP-IN auditions on Thursday 21st June, 3pm-5pm (Locations listed below!)

Tuesday 19th June, 3pm-5pm

Wednesday 20th June, 2pm-3pm (BAME only)

Wednesday 20th June, 3pm-4pm

If auditioning at the times stated above is not possible, then please email Michael (mjc274) to arrange an alternative!

Not auditioning now does not effect chances of being an ensemble member. We will be holding separate ensemble auditions in early Michaelmas and will audition with a clean slate (i.e. people rejected from principals will not be considered unless they audition again in Michaelmas).

If you have any questions about the show, our creative vision or about the process of auditioning/creating the show, then please do email us!

What team? WILDCATS!!

  • Wed 20th Jun, 2:00pm-3:00pm, New Music Room, St. John's College (BAME Only)
  • Wed 20th Jun, 3:00pm-4:00pm, New Music Room, St. John's College
  • Thu 21st Jun, 3:00pm-5:00pm, Music Room, Robinson College (Drop-in)

Contact Michael ( before 5:00pm Thu 21 Jun for more details.

Oh, What a Lovely War!

11:00pm, Wed 10th October 2018 - Sat 13th October 2018, at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 1


1-7pm Thursday 21st June

New Music Room, St John’s College

Go in through the main gate, turn right immediately, follow the sign that says ‘old music room’ up the stairs and you’re there!

Please prepare one of these three extracts ( and 2 minutes of a song with accompaniment. The extracts will be available on the door - no need to read them in advance if you don’t want to! Please bring the piano music for your song with you - if you have any issues with this or do not feel comfortable singing just shoot me a message :)

You do not have to be a good singer to be in the show - but please be aware that all cast members will be required to sing as part of the chorus!

As this is a Week 1 show, cast must be available to rehearse in the week or two before term starts.

Sign up for a 10-minute slot here:
Please arrive with plenty of time so that everything runs nice and smooooth

We are also accepting video auditions - please send them to

This is going to be a once-in-a-degree-time kind of show. The rehearsal process will be fun, energetic, collaborative and educational, and each member of the cast will be singing, dancing and multi-roling. If you are committed, enthusiastic and up for being a little bit silly come on down and audition!

  • Thu 21st Jun, 1:00pm-7:00pm, New Music Room, St John's College

Contact before 11:59pm Mon 25 Jun for more details.


11:00pm, Wed 24th October 2018 - Sat 27th October 2018, at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 3

"Give us what we want. Give us blood pumping, hip swinging, foot stamping beats. Give us melodies and hooks and harmonies, runs and riffs, scatting and dancing. Give us hope and joy and laughter and air to breathe. Give us what we need: freedom"

Part-devised, part-written, and all gig-theatre, RIBS is looking for 5-8 performers to bring the story of 1950s Soviet underground music bootleggers to the ADC stage.
Absolutely no previous experience of devising is necessary, just enthusiasm, energy, and a willingness to jump right in! We're also interested in any music experience you have - anything from screaming your way through Sunday Life, to Grade 8 Clarinet, to Year 4 Recorder Choir (just me? ok). Again, this is NOT-NECESSARY as there are positions available for musical and non-musical performers!

RIBS is committed to being an open and inclusive production. Therefore, no performer will be cast based on gender, race, ability/disability, or any other feature which may favour or disfavour individual actors. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to audition. Content notices are attached to online extracts (see below) and will also be attached to extracts on the door.

Wednesday 20th, Blythe Room @ Clare Colony:
-- 12:00-14:00 Sign-up for a slot here:
-- 14:00-15:00 Drop-in auditions YAY

Thursday 21st, Corpus Playroom Auditorium
-- 11:00-13:00 More drop-in auditions WOW

Please note: there is a possibility of a recall session on Friday the 22nd, but this depends on demand and availability.

Extracts are available here:
There will also be copies on the door!

Please get in touch with any questions, concerns, or requests to accommodate for your individual needs. I'm happy to arrange alternatives (including skype auditions), so just drop me a line and we'll see what we can figure out.

  • Wed 20th Jun, 12:00pm-3:00pm, Blythe Room, Clare Colony
  • Thu 21st Jun, 11:00am-1:00pm, Corpus Playroom Auditorium

Contact before 7:00pm Fri 22 Jun for more details.