NEW

Auditions for the Studio Theatre Company’s next production Road

Come audition for the Studio Theatre Company's next production Road, by Jim Cartwright on Mon 27 Sept 7.30pm, and Fri 1 Oct 7.30pm. They will be group auditions, nothing to prepare. The company are looking for 7 actors most of whom will multi role. The performance...

Shrek 2022 Auditions

We are excited to share that our 2022 Easter Production will be Shrek The Musical - coming to the Wilde Theatre in April 2022! If you would like to be part of the greatest fairy tale never told, that's guaranteed family fun, then book your audition here. Auditions...

RARE Productions Hairspray Auditions

Visiting company RARE Productions will hold open auditions for their production of Hairspray at South Hill Park from Thu 3 - Sat 5 Feb 2022. Auditions will take place at South Hill Park on Tue 5 & Sat 9 Oct and are open for anyone aged 8-21yrs. Audition event...

Excellent results for South Hill Park’s LAMDA students

Eleven learners took their LAMDA exams at South Hill Park this summer under the tuition of Mark Hooper (Director of Learning, Participation and Community Engagement). The learners (10 Grade 8 & 1 Grade 1) had their exams cancelled at the start of the pandemic and...

Bracknell resident completes 500km run for South Hill Park Trust appeal

On 12 June 2020 Bracknell Forest resident David Baker pledged to run 500km in aid of South Hill Park Trust’s major public fundraising campaign following the potentially devastating impact of Covid-19. On Saturday 12 June 2021 David will complete this mammoth feet at...

An acting debut in Rope 2021

Gordon Vince, who will make his acting debut in the Studio Theatre Company’s 50th show celebration performance of Rope from Wed 23 – Sun 26 June, has shared with us what made him want to audition, what audiences can look forward to, and some behind the scenes...

Live events return to the Wilde

‘The social distancing at this was amazing; lines and rows of seats physically removed to keep all groups apart with a fantastic one-way system and oodles of sanitiser everywhere. It was lovely to support a local production and the cast were insanely good.’ – Louise,...

Calling all 8-18yr olds to audition for this year’s Pantomime, Cinderella (2021)

Panto Auditions – Junior Ensemble Want to be in panto? Oh yes, you do! Audition for South HiIl Park’s in-house pantomime production this Christmas Cinderella (Fri 26 Nov 2021 – Mon 3 Jan 2022). We are looking for 30 young performers who can dance, sing and act to form...

South Hill Park receives second lifeline grant from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

South Hill Park Arts Centre and Wilde Theatre in Bracknell is delighted to have received a grant of £112, 814 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover and reopen. We are among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from...

STAR 1000 – South Hill Park’s Christmas Wish

South Hill Park would like to share a huge thank you to everyone who has generously donated to our recent major fundraising campaign, including the first 100 monthly donors. The campaign was launched in June due to the impact of Covid-19 and has already raised over...



Navigation

Location

South Hill Park

Ringmead,
Bracknell,
Berkshire,
RG12 7PA
sales@southhillpark.org.uk

Auditions Open for Summer Show

April 24, 2018

Robin Hood: A Musical Celebration, South Hill Park.
In August 2018 South Hill Park will present David Wood’s ‘Robin Hood: A Musical Celebration’. This exciting ensemble piece will be performed in the round with a large cast of all ages who will play many roles. Set at a medieval May Day celebration, the villagers take on many roles to tell classic tales of Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men. There is a strong element of music, dance and slapstick and the production will also involve other local groups and musicians.

Director: Tristan Pate
Musical Director: Tim Cumper
Set Design: Victoria Spearing
Lighting Design: Alan Valentine
Costume: Anne Thomson

  • Important Dates:
    Rehearsals: 27 May – 12 August. Thursdays 6-10pm & Sundays (Various times)
    Production week: Tue 14 and Wed 15 August PM (Techs)
    Thu 16 August – PM (Dress)
    Production dates: Fri 17 – Sun 19 August & Thursday 23rd – Monday 27th August, 12pm and 4pm

Please note the mid-week matinees.
Auditions: Sat 5 May 12noon-6pm.
Auditions will last 20 minutes and are by appointment only. Please email Joe Malyan to book a slot: Joe.malyan@nullsouthhillpark.org.uk

Please do not audition if you are unavailable for the majority of these call times.

We would like all actors to prepare the following for their audition:

  • A comic story telling monologue in rhyming verse which features the voices of multiple characters. For instance, one of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes, or Michael Rosen, Allan Ahlberg, Edward Lear. We’d like actors to pitch their piece as if to an audience of young children and bring the story to life with their physicality and vocal choices. This should last no more than two minutes.
  • A party piece. We want to utilise as many unique skills as we can in this production, so we want to see all manner of weird and wacky talents. This could be anything from playing the spoons to circus skills, acrobatics to stilt walking, puppetry, music, impressions, even medieval stand-up comedy! Think of the silliest thing you could perform on Medieval Britain’s Got Talent.
  • A characterful, up-tempo comic song which tells a story. Again, this should be acted as if to a family audience and can be performed unaccompanied. We want to hear singers of all abilities, especially those who act well through song and connect with the audience. If you are particularly interested in a singing role, please choose material which shows off your vocal range and versatility as a singer. Musicians should accompany themselves where possible.
  • A piece on a musical instrument (optional). If you can sing and play your instrument you can combine your song with your playing, but we would like to hear any musical instrument regardless of experience or skill level. Folk songs preferable but we are happy to hear anything which suits the instrument.

Please note we are not just looking for actor-musicians. If you can’t play an instrument you are still welcome to audition.

Character Breakdowns

Though we won’t be reading scenes from the play in auditions, you may like to read the character breakdowns below and consider which role(s) you may be best suited to. There are lots of characterful ensemble roles for all, these are just some principal roles for you to consider when you select material.

We are interested in seeing male and female actors for most of the main roles and a mix of age ranges too, including juniors.

Robin Hood (Solo Singing Role): Cocky, swaggering and charismatic, Robin is an athletic fighter and archer, on a mission to fight against the greedy Sherriff for the poor of Nottingham.

We are looking for several Robin Hoods of various ages. We are interested in seeing male and female actors for the role.

Sheriff of Nottingham: Bitter and twisted, greedy and malevolent, the Sheriff hates Robin and his band of ‘petty thieves’. A truly rotten villain.

Maid Marian (Solo Singing Role): A fearless and brave outlaw in Robin’s band of Merry Men.

Little John: A huge and aggressive brute with a heart of gold and a kind, loyal nature. 

Guy of Gisbourne: An unpleasant, boastful swaggering coward. In league with the Sheriff.

Allen A’Dale (Solo Singing Role): A gallant merry man and balladeer- we would like to see actor musicians of either gender for this role. Portable instruments such as guitar, accordion, banjo, ukulele preferable, but we’re happy to see anything!

The Fool: A silly, happy-go-lucky court jester type. We would like to see actors of either gender who are adept at clowning, slapstick, tumbling, acrobatics and physical comedy.

Friar Tuck (Some solo lines in songs): A bumbling, clumsy and sweet Friar who likes to eat and drink and stands up to power when he needs to.

Monks, Bishop and Abbess (Singing roles): Snooty upper class clergy who look down upon Friar Tuck and Robin’s Merry Men. Pious and Superior.

We are also interested to hear about any stage combat experience you have, armed or unarmed!

Be sure to audition to join Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men this summer at South Hill Park.

Join Our FREE Mailing List

Join Our FREE Mailing List

Join our mailing list to receive all of the latest news and updates from our team -FREE!

You have successfully joined our mailing list!

X