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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