Our next play will be Hamlet performing in July. Auditions will be held Sunday 4 March at 6.30pm. All auditions take place at St Ann’s Church Hall. This is a cast of 17 players so plenty of opportunities to get involved.
Saturday 21 matinee and evening
Saturday 28 matinee and evening
Tech and Dress will be on evening of Monday 16 and Tuesday 17
Rehearsal are every Tuesday evening and Sunday afternoon, throughout May, June & July
For every show we hold open auditions which are advertised on this site, and we regularly cast newcomers. (You don’t need to separately audition first just to become a member, unlike some amdram groups)
Auditions are perhaps the most important part of a director’s work. To give yourself the best chance of being cast, it’s a good idea to do some preparation for auditions, but you don’t have to learn the lines! We try and cast the shows on the day of the auditions, and casting is inevitably accompanied by a trip to the pub to celebrate or commiserate.
Auditions are normally held three to four months before the show is due to be performed, giving plenty of time to get familiar with the script before rehearsals start.
If you do get cast, we would then ask that you join as a member. This gives you access to members’ benefits (free entry to all New Stagers’ shows, regular email updates, notification of New Stagers’ social events and a voice in group decisions, including deciding the yearly repertoire) plus helping to ensure the group’s productions are properly funded. Subs are £60 p/a (contribution if unwaged), payable £5 monthly by standing order. You start paying from the next due month after you join (unless you accept a role in a show immediately on joining – in this case, the monthly amount is payable before your first rehearsal).