What’s On – Auditions 01/11/16


We’re looking for a cast of 7 main characters, plus an ensemble who will take on the roles of minor characters for this very exciting piece of new writing. We’re also looking for some dancers.

Rehearsals for the production will begin at the end of Michaelmas and from -1 week of Hillary to be ready for 5th week.

Auditions will be Friday and Saturday of 5th week, with callbacks on the Sunday.

To book an audition slot please email lucy.coupe@mansfield.ox.ac.uk stating whether you’re interested in a singing/acting audition, and/or a dancing audition. Please prepare a song to perform.

auditions for BANG BANG YOU’RE DEAD // by WILLIAM MASTROSIMONE // at the BT STUDIO // 9.30 PM // Tuesday – Saturday 8th Week MT // 29th November – 3rd December

“Everybody in this class is dead meat.”

Josh just killed his parents and five classmates. All because they flicked his switch once too many times.

William Mastrosimone’s award-winning play explores the frighteningly common phenomenon of American school shootings. Through a series of flashbacks, Bang Bang You’re Dead explores the turbulent landscape of a teenager’s mind to tell a story of bullying, jealousy and striving for attention.

Written in the wake of actual shootings, Mastrosimone cuts to the heart of this all-too-familiar tragedy, understanding the truth of the present to try and prevent more in the future.

Due to a drop out, we are looking for 1 more male actor to join our fantastic cast of 7 in this exciting and visceral production. With a minimalistic set and a round seating plan, we hope to bring out the intensity and power of Mastrosimone’s controversial text, which rarely gets put on outside of the US.

Auditions will be taking place across 4th week. For more information and to book an audition slot, please email bangbangoxford@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you!


Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years is being performed at the Michael Pilch Studio this 6th week. To warm you up for the show we are doing a Jason Robert Brown scratch night in fourth week, and we need applications from people who want to perform. Please email leo.munby@wadh.ox.ac.uk or charlotte.vickers@pmb.ox.ac with an idea of what you’d like to sing if you’re interested!

Auditions for As You Like // Corpus

“Men are April when they woo, December when they wed.”

An exiled duke; a runaway in disguise; a wise fool. Court intrigue, mistaken identity and unrequited love bring all these and more together in the Forest of Arden. Romance, humour, and a cast of memorable characters earn this play’s reputation as one of Shakespeare’s most famous and popular works.

In 3rd week of Trinity Term 2017, Corpus Christi plays host to the college’s Quincentenary production of As You Like It. Directed by professionals, John Retallack and Renata Allen, this an opportunity not to be missed.

Auditions will take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of 4th week, with callbacks on Wednesday and Thursday of the following week. Please prepare one Shakespearean monologue of your choice to perform from memory, as well as one unlearnt piece taken from the play. Auditions will last no longer than 15 minutes – to book a slot please email oxfordasyoulikeit@gmail.com with your preferred time and at least two alternatives. Musical talent is desirable but not required.

We are also looking for crew members to join the team in the following capacities: production manager, stage manager, set designer, costume designer, technical assistants. To arrange an interview please get in touch using the email address above.

Auditions for London Road by Alecky Blythe and Adam Cork // Keble O’Reilly // 3rd Week Hilary (31st Jan – 5th Feb 2017)

Queenside Productions (Pawn, EdFringe 2016), are looking for 6m and 5f talented actor/singers for London Road.

The result of a week of playwrighting and composition workshops at The National, and an extended work of verbatim theatre, London Road falls somewhere between opera, drama, and musical theatre, with an incredibly challenging score that matches exactly the speech patterns of residents of London Road, Ipswich. Rarely performed by students, the piece represents an immense challenge in that its music resembles individual recitative layered on top of one another, and therefore demands a high level of musicianship from its actors.

Exploring the true story of a community rebuilt after finding out a mass murderer lived on their doorstep for ten weeks, London Road is a fresh take on the 2006 Ipswich murders, a story that – ten years on – is still painfully relevant:


Auditionees should be prepared to sing something that showcases their voice in RP or an English regional accent, and also prepare a short modern monologue.

Email londonroad.musical@gmail.com to register your interest and to book a slot in 5th week, and please also feel free to email questions to that address.


“No, we’re people who don’t exist. Or rather, people who used to exist, but don’t any more. This place is for the people who fell through the cracks of humanity… for those who have walked the world but left no trace.”

From the company who brought you ‘Richard II’ at the Keble O’Reilly:

‘Traceless’ is an inventive short film which plans to shoot over the Christmas vac (-1st week/0th week likely). Dealing with themes of loneliness, grief and alienation, the film follows two figures as they are set adrift in a world of limbo. With no one else around, they must answer a very difficult question: is a world with no people one worth living in? In applying the Fallen Tree Paradox to the entirety of humanity, ‘Traceless’ takes a thoughtful look at why we place so much emphasis on the value of human connection.

We are now looking for 1M and 1F to fill the cast. Sign up form here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScZVuxuiF499n2AZ4ezqQ624K5FtUybxMHf5E_qVwv7POCV3g/viewform

Auditions will be around 10 minutes in length. Once you have contacted us we will send you an excerpt from the script for you to prepare – you will also have the option to perform a monologue.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact cadmiumproductions@gmail.com

AUDITIONS // Oxford Revue Virgin Audrey // 5th & 6th Nov

Ever wanted to try out comedy live on stage in front of a lovely Oxford crowd?

Come audition for the Oxford Revue’s Virgin Audrey – a comedy variety night designed entirely for new performers!

Anyone can audition, even if its not the first time you’ve done comedy. As long as you’ve not performed with the Revue before, we’d love to see you! Whatever comedy you want to perform, be it sketch, stand-up or something somewhere in the middle, prepare about 5-10 minutes and come along!

Auditions will be held the 5th/6th November – send an email to oxrevue@gmail.com to book a slot, and make sure you’re free for the actual show!

— The Virgin Audrey itself will be at 8pm, Tues 8th November —

Fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1116579708424812/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1477766003769903

Auditions for MARAT/SADE // By Peter Weiss // KEBLE O’REILLY // 7th WEEK HILARY

Sign up for auditions using your email address here:  http://doodle.com/poll/ud6xnr9a252amf6e

“What’s the point of a revolution
without general
copulation copulation copulation”

The Marquis de Sade directs the inmates of the Charenton Asylum in a play depicting the assassination of revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat, yet as the show continues, the performance of revolution becomes all too real.

The team behind ‘Mercury Fur’(HT16) and ‘A Clockwork Orange(MT16) brings you a spectacular, absurd piece of theatre promising everything from an army of clowns to bloodied cabbages.

Auditions will be held in St.Peter’s College from the 2nd to the 5th November. Please prepare a short modern monologue to perform and play around with.

WED: 10-2
THURS: 3-5:30
FRI: 10-2
SAT: 10-2

We are looking for enthusiastic actors from all years to take part in an energetic performance including clowning, chorus work and some musical ability (!NO PRIOR MUSICAL ABILITY REQUIRED!). The play will also contain moments of stylised violence and scenes of sexual nature.

If you have any questions please email contact@barricadearts.com

Director – Marcus Knight-Adams

Producer – Jonny Danciger

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What’s On – Auditions 13/10/2016



A St Peter’s / Christ Church Dramatic Society Production

A true core, or a rotten one? Poor boy, well-meaning, and naive; too quick to trust. I am the bishop’s creature. However sweet the fruits of your green heart, I am the axeman, sent to cut you through.

Paris, 1545.

The Doctor Charles Estienne attempts to publish his new treatise on human anatomy, and finds himself caught up in an obscenity trial… the Bishop’s creature circles, and seeks to trap the Youth in the treacherous web of his own heresy and idealism…

… and Jean simply wants his tutor to teach him his third declension nouns instead of faffing around with prints and scalpels all day. 

In a new play by Rebekah King, the true story of one of the most important obscenity trials in Western medical and religious history is brought to life for the first time.

We’re looking for 1 Female Actress (dancing experience preferred) and 11 Male Actors with an interest in playing historical figures and impeccable comic timing. Stage combat experience an advantage. Auditions will be held on Saturday of 1st Week with call-backs on the Sunday. To book an audition slot please email nakedistherealm@gmail.com; no need to prepare anything – we’ll give you extracts from the play to perform at the audition. 

We’re also looking for crew, including PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS, COSTUME DESIGNER and SET DESIGNER. 

Email alexia.kirk@chch.ox.ac.uk if you have any queries / can’t make the auditions etc.

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What’s On – Auditions 11/10/2016

CAST and CREW wanted for NAKED IS THE REALM // St Peter’s College Chapel // 7th week MICHAELMAS  (22nd-26th November).

We are holding auditions for a new play written by Oxford graduate Rebekah King. ‘Naked is the Realm’ tells the true story of a sixteenth century obscenity trial in Paris: Doctor Charles Estienne is called to defend his use of explicit diagrams at a time of religious paranoia and heavy censorship.

We are looking for:


Male actors
Female dancers (for a non-speaking part).

First round of auditions: Saturday 15th October in Ertegun House (on St Giles)

PLEASE E-MAIL nakedistherealm@gmail.com TO BOOK AN AUDITION SLOT between 11am and 4pm.


Media/Web Designer
Costume Designer
Props Designer
Set Designer

Please e-mail nakedistherealm@gmail.com if you are interested or would like more information.

Auditions for The Pillowman // Martin McDonagh // Balliol College – Massey Room // Thursday and Friday of 1st week // 2-4pm Thursday and 1-5pm Friday

Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1095499587232273/?notif_t=plan_user_associated¬if_id=1475929234678293

Email: thepillowman2016@outlook.com

RxJ /// by William Shakespeare /// Pegasus Theatre /// 7th Week MT16

“Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.”
From the production team that brought you Arcadia (O’Reilly, TT16), comes a radical new imagining of Shakespeare’s classic, and the first ever Oxford University production to be staged at Pegasus Theatre (25th & 26th November).

We are looking for 5 energetic and enthusiastic students to join our cast. Casting is gender and race blind. No previous experience is necessary.

Auditions will take place 17.00-21.30 on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th October (1st week).
Everyone knows how it’s going to end. So we’re going to take the play and place it into an immersive abstract space, at the same time seeing how far we can cut and rejig the methods by which it tells its story whilst maintaining its overall narrative. As such we will be playing with narrative order as well as employing dance, physical theatre, dynamic lighting and an original score in a production that will challenge and manipulate the manner in which we receive Shakespeare’s text. The original language will be maintained.
Please prepare a monologue (doesn’t have to be Shakespeare, doesn’t have to be memorised, max. length 90 seconds). Each audition will last approx. 15 minutes.
Please fill in our poll: http://doodle.com/poll/ufgugxbcp5us9as7
and email us at prism.oxford@gmail.com with your full name and the slot you have chosen as the subject line.
Auditions will take place at Keble College. Exact room will be confirmed nearer the time.

Auditions for: SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER // by TENNESSEE WILLIAMS // at the OXFORD PLAYHOUSE // 4th Week Hilary // FEBRUARY 2017

Something unspeakable happened last summer. Something exposing and sickening and raw. And now the Violet Venable’s son Sebastian is dead. Catharine, her niece, claims she saw what happened. She is desperate for her story to be heard. But Violet refuses to listen and will stop at nothing to protect her son’s reputation…

Considered one of Tennessee Williams’ most poetic works, Suddenly Last Summer is an epic journey into mind, memory and malice.

In a new production of this rarely produced classic, well-established Oxford University student company The Experimental Theatre Club will use music and movement to reimagine this dark and haunting tale of a twister mother and son relationship.

We are looking for 7 speaking roles and 5 non-speaking roles to make up this exciting ensemble cast. No previous experience required!

To book an audition, please fill in the following form: http://doodle.com/poll/8husp96e8ughm7mg

Please email livgrant123@gmail.com (Producer) or samantha.glover@oriel.ox.ac.uk (Director) if you have any questions.

Auditions for ORLANDO FURIOSO // by LUDOVICO ARIOSTO (adapted by DAVID MASKELL) // Venue TBC // 7:30pm // 7th WEEK // 24th – 26th November 2016

Ariosto’s heroic poem ‘Orlando Furioso’ is one of the great masterpieces of European literature, running to some 38,736 lines and featuring a colourful array of knights, generals, damsels, sorcerers, gods, heroes, mythic beasts and legendary villains. It is significantly longer than the Iliad and Odyssey combined, and this heavily abridged stage version by distinguished Italian literary scholar David Maskell takes the audience on a whistle-stop tour of the most iconic, humerous, spectacular and dynamic scenes from the text.

We will be casting a company of 12 actors to fill over 20 roles including multiple doublings. Versatility is a must! Auditions will take place in Somerville College Chapel on Wednesday 1st Week (8-10pm) and Friday 1st Week (10am-1pm). Alternative times may be available. For more information and to book an audition slot, e-mail alex.brinkmanyoung@gmail.com


On Tuesday 1st November OUSU LGBTQ Campaign will be hosting a Queer Charity Cabaret at the O’Reilly in partnership with OULGBTQSoc to raise money for the Terence Higgins Trust and LGBTQ+ Refugees. OULGBTQSoc’s regular Tuesday drinks will also be held at the event with all profit from these and ticket sales going to the charities.


We want YOU to be part of the show! Whether you’re experienced or new to performing, we’d love you to be in the cabaret. All acts are encouraged ranging from drag to poetry to music! In the run up to the cabaret we will be hosting a variety of workshops and auditions as an informal way to recruit acts…

1) NOT YOUR NICE GIRL will be holding a queer performance workshop on Saturday 15th October followed by a drop in session for a more specific act. More details to follow via Facebook!

2) QUEER POETRY WORKSHOP tbc, queer poets are encouraged to get in touch if you want to perform or help organise a get together!

3)  AUDITIONS for anyone who wants to put forward an act!

–          These will take place between 25th and 27th October and are very informal.

–          Email eleanor.dibben@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk with some information about your act so that we can arrange an audition or meeting and hopefully get you in the show!

We are also looking for TECHNICIANS to help with projection, lighting and sound at the event. Again, please contact eleanor.dibben@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk if you’d be able to help us out!

auditions for BANG BANG YOU’RE DEAD // by WILLIAM MASTROSIMONE // at the BT STUDIO // 9.30 PM // Tuesday – Saturday 8th Week MT // 29th November – 3rd December

“Everybody in this class is dead meat.”

Josh just killed his parents and five classmates. All because they flicked his switch once too many times.

William Mastrosimone’s award-winning play explores the frighteningly common phenomenon of American school shootings. Through a series of flashbacks, Bang Bang You’re Dead explores the turbulent landscape of a teenager’s mind to tell a story of bullying, jealousy and striving for attention.

Written in the wake of actual shootings, Mastrosimone cuts to the heart of this all-too-familiar tragedy, understanding the truth of the present to try and prevent more in the future.


We are looking for 2 more male actors to join our fantastic cast of 7 in this exciting and visceral production. With a minimalistic set and a round seating plan, we hope to bring out the intensity and power of Mastrosimone’s controversial text, which rarely gets put on outside of the US.

Auditions will be taking place on Monday and Tuesday of 1st MT (10th & 11th September), with rehearsals starting at the beginning of 4th week. For more information and to book an audition slot, please email bangbangoxford@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you!




Dates is an original comedy sketch show written by student Rebecca Heitlinger satirising the trials and tribulations of dating in the modern age. From ‘Tudor Tinder’ to topical satire and everything in between, Dates comprises 12 extremely varied sketches. We are look for 4 versatile, comic actors (2 F and 2 M) to join our cast. Auditions will take place on Sunday and Monday evening of 1st week. Auditionees will be sent script extracts to prepare beforehand.  No prior experience necessary! Please email Charlie at datessketchshow@gmail.com to book an audition.


Auditions for ILLUMINATED // bidding for Keble O’Reilly// 1st week Hilary 2017 


  1. light up.
  2. help to clarify or explain.

QuicksanDance, who brought you Ten Duets on a theme of Proximity (BT, MT 2015) are launching their new project and looking for 6-7 dancers. This project will continue to explore the narrative potential of contemporary dance in an attempt to bridge the gap between dance and theatre, but this time also bringing in an exciting synthesis of plot and atmosphere with light and technology. There will be a lot of workshop-based exploration of the ideas so we are looking for committed and expressive performers (not restricted to contemporary style, any dance styles and strengths are welcomed, as it will add to the texture of the production).

AUDITIONS will be held across two sessions, on either Tuesday and Wednesday of 1st week (11th and 12th October) from roughly 10-12:30am– you do not need to prepare anything beforehand, but please come wearing appropriate clothing

To sign up for auditions please fill out: https://goo.gl/forms/2i0DLYfRhQsWzvkT2 and we will get back to you with more details

Please email: chris.burr@univ.ox.ac.uk with any queries – if you are unable to make either slot, then we may be able to arrange an extra session

auditions for IN THE REPUBLIC OF HAPPINESS // by MARTIN CRIMP // at the BT STUDIO THEATRE // Week 7 Michaelmas


The destruction of the family as we know it, the five essential freedoms of the individual, a life as thin as a pane of glass- this experimental play has it all, and we are looking for 2 male actors to fill our cast of 8. Auditions will take place on Friday of Week 1, and if you’re interested just drop an email to Úna and Renée at flusterstruck@gmail.com and we’ll sort out a slot for you!


We hope to see you there!



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