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Oliver! Auditions 2017

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Actors aged 5-20 for lead and support roles

If you are aged 5* to 20, and would like to be part of the all singing-all dancing musical Oliver! made famous by the film - then audition with us in January 2017! 

Our Junior and teenage theatre companies will be performing the musical in July 2017 (week of 10th) and we would love to have you join us!

Email to book a place at the workshops. Current Artemis company members do not need to apply - they automatically have a place in the show. 

We will be holding workshop auditions for new company members on Saturday 7th and Saturday 14th January 2017. New members for chorus roles are still very welcome after these dates - but all principle roles will be decided upon on 14th. 

We have a maximum of 10 places for junior company members aged 5-13, and 2 places for Medusa Theatre Company members aged 13-20. 

The show has an amazing creative team - 

Director - Rosie Hill
Assistant Mentor/Director - Josh Collins (Medusa)
Movement Director - Gemah Sanger
Associate Movement Director - Yasmin Kabir
Assistant Mentor/Director - Tyler Keohane (Medusa)
Guest Director - Brad Clapson
Guest Musical Director - Ron McAllister
Associate Musical Director - Alison Brown
Set - Victoria Spearing
Video Design - Stephen Harrison
Sound Design - TBC
Producer - Niki Robinson
Costume - Chantal Addley
Technical Director - Stephen Harrison

Audition information for new members

Junior Theatre Company Members (5-13)

10.30-1.45 (2.45 for ages 11-13)

Wear clothes you can move in. You will be asked to work in groups, and if you want a specific part you will be asked to sing a solo (we will give you a song from the show on the day). 

Medusa Theatre Company members (13-20)


Wear clothes you can move in. You will work in groups and if you have a specific lead role in mind - please prepare a one minute monologue and one minute of a musical theatre song of your choice. You can sing unaccompanied or bring a backing track with you (CD or MP3). The company will work together with the creative team looking at characterisation, and interpretation of the scenes - your imput and ideas could make it into the show! 


Can parents watch the auditions?
No - sorry - all new members must be able to work without a parent present. There is a cafe in Tesco next door where parents can wait. 

Will I need to attend the whole session?
Yes - if you are offered a role - you will need to attend at the same times every week (holidays excluded) until the show in July.

Is there a fee to audition?
Nope - totally free. 

Is there a fee to join Junior or Medusa Theatre Companies?
Yes - we do offer split payments, accept cards and childcare vouchers. Our fees include all rehearsals (with extended days in the half term before the show), costumes, one to one tution where needed. The only other costs are a uniform tee shirt (Junior Company) and tickets to watch the show.  

Can 4 year olds audition?*
Yes - if they are nearly 5 and can manage the full 10.30-1.45 schedule. 

Can parents be involved?
It is encouraged! Parents who want to help can obtain a chaperones license (we can help with this) and help with final weekend rehearsals and on the days of the show. We also need helpers for our costume lady (who wil be making more than 200 costumes!), set construction and de-construction on the show week. We are always on the look out for parents or grandparents to help run fundraising stall at events - to pay for free summer school and support bursary places. We have a lovely community of parents who give as much or little time as they can to help and be part of the Artemis family with their children. 

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