Auditions

Auditions listed below for:

CINDERELLA

Following the recommendation from the UK government on March 16, we have taken the decision to suspend all performances at the Crescent Theatre until further notice. This therefore means the scheduled auditions for Love’s Labour’s Lost has also been postponed.

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Want to be involved but don’t want to act? There’s always plenty to do backstage – see our membership page for details.

Non-members are welcome but please read the notes on this page.

Membership Commitment – as part of your membership we expect all members to support the theatre by assisting with our Front of House Operations when the theatre is open for performances by either Stewarding, working on the Bar or Coffee Bar. We term this as a “Duty” and members are expected to do ten “Duties” per membership year.

New Members will be asked to do three duties before the run of any production they are cast in. Existing members should ensure that they have fulfilled their quota of duties before auditioning or they may not be considered for a production. All members should do a minimum of three duties within a four month period.

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CINDERELLA

1st December 2020 – 12th December 2020

Venue: MAIN HOUSE

Rehearsals Start: 4th October 2020

Auditions: Audition Tape submissions

Open: Tuesday 8th September 2020

Close: Tuesday 15th September 2020

THIS IS NOT A PANTOMIME! Our version of Cinderella is a family Christmas show, that has been adapted from the comic operas. Our production will be a colourful, vibrant, 18th century inspired spectacle.

Cinderella is a story everyone knows. This puts an enormous weight on our shoulders. Our audience will take their seats with a sense of expectation that we have to deliver. Chances are that we will be one of the only theatres in the city putting on performances this Christmas and we should be using this opportunity to showcase what we can do and offer Birmingham a magical Christmas experience that will leave audiences wanting to return for the rest of our season.

I’m looking for a company of actors who are up for the challenge of bringing this show to life on the Main House stage this Christmas. This production’s target audience will be families and school children below 16, so the ability to play large and dynamic are a must. This is not Ibsen.

We don’t know if this production will ever reach the stage. We have a suspected second wave of Covid -19 in October, and therefore there are no guarantees this production will ever reach a live audience. But we can try.

Rehearsals and performances will be socially distanced in accordance with government guidelines around reducing spread of Coronavirus. We expect those cast to take these measures seriously and encourage the whole team to do likewise. Some rehearsals will take place digitally, and some will take place in person at the Crescent Theatre in ventilated spaces with aids in place to ensure social distancing and reduced risk of Coronavirus spread.

There are some day time performances to accommodate school visits, so please check you are available for all performances before auditioning. The show will also be recorded so it is available to stream to schools unable to make the journey into the theatre.

We welcome and encourage auditions from actors of all ages, and from all backgrounds. This is an amateur production and to be involved in this production you will be required to join the theatre as a member. More information about the role and commitments of being a member can be found here: https://www.crescent-theatre.co.uk/auditions/

AUDITIONS

For the auditions I would like to limit the amount of people coming in and out of the theatre, and will therefore be asking for Audition tapes to be submitted. You can choose to present whatever material you like – it could be a Shakespearean monologue, contemporary, a poem or spoken word piece – I just want to see the character. And I’d like you to make me laugh – this is a comedy, after all!

Auditions will ONLY be taking place via self tape and not in person. Videos should be no longer than three minutes long.

Please email or We transfer the Self tape and Contact form to:

Dewi.johnson@hotmail.com

Audition Sheet (CINDERELLA)

Cinderella-rehearsal-schedule v2

Cast (In order of appearance)

  • CINDERELLAA young, beautiful, kind hearted girl (Playing age 20 – 30)
  • LUCILECinderella’s Spoilt Step sister (Playing age 20 – 30)
  • LISETTECinderella’s Spoilt Step sister (Playing age 20 – 30)
  • MONSIEUR MAURICE – Cinderella’s Step Father – a Fallen aristocrat (Playing age 40+)
  • THE BARON – A Servant to the Prince (Playing age 40+)
  • THE BEGGAR WOMAN/FAIRY GODMOTHER (Playing age 30+)
  • THE TAILOR (Playing age 20+)
  • PRINCE LOUIS (Playing age 20 – 30)
  • ENSEMBLE: FOOTMEN, JUNIOR TAILORS, BALLROOM GUESTS

Should you have any questions or problems please just get in touch.

Dewi Johnson

Director