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All Company of Ten auditions are open, which means everyone is free to turn up and be considered, irrespective of previous experience.

Bear in mind that if you are cast in a production and are not a member, you’ll have to join.

Details of auditions will be posted below as they become available.


George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl

Director Sinead Dunne writes:

I am especially excited this year as our Christmas Show is the Roald Dahl classic, George’s Marvellous Medicine, adapted for the stage by David Wood. So please get in touch if you’d like to be part of the fun – especially if you’d like to make some chickens, piglets or the back of a horse!

Casting will take place at 8.00pm on Tuesday 3rd and Thursday 5th September, in the Club Room. If you love Roald Dahl and are happy to run around the stage being chased by a giant chicken, this is the perfect play for you.


Grandma: can be played by any age (think Caroline Aherne as Mrs Merton). Grandma is both gloriously nasty, with a hint of witchcraft, and delightfully sweet. She will be chased by various animals and propelled upwards through the farmhouse roof, as well as engaging in some lively dancing. Above all she is the villain of the piece who gets her comeuppance and will be great fun to play.

George: a young adult with boyish charm, hugely energetic and must be able to engage and encourage the audience to participate. This is a demanding role, but extremely rewarding.

Mum: is genuine and lovely, often bewildered by all that’s happening around her. Must enjoy irony.

Dad: veers from brow-beaten to wildly enthusiastic; versatility with voices would be marvellous, and also needs to be very happy to be chased by the Giant Chicken.

Giant Chicken: what can I say about this role? Lots of fun, and can be made hugely entertaining with the right person in the chicken suit. You could also be part of the crew if that appealed.

Alligators by Andrew Keatley

Director Tim Hoyle writes:

I am delighted to be directing Alligators in what will be its first amateur production. It is a modern play about an ordinary family whose lives are suddenly shattered by something from the past resurfacing. After this can life ever be the same?

I am separating the casting reading for this production to cast the role of a young girl first.

This is a 7 year old called GENEVIEVE TURNER. This part can be shared between two young actresses, or an older teenage who is able to play a young girl convincingly. This is an essential role and appears in many scenes. It is a wonderful opportunity for whoever is cast.

The audition for this role will be on Sunday 6th October 2:00pm in the Club Room. Please could anyone wanting to audition for Genevieve please contact me via the Abbey Theatre, or get your parent(s) to, so we can discuss it and I will send you the scene(s) for the audition.

Other Characters

DANIEL TURNER, late thirties (Genevieve’s father)

SALLY TURNER, his wife, mid-thirties (Genevieve’s mother)

RACHEL HORNE, his Solicitor, early-forties

CATHY, social worker, any age from early thirties upwards

The ages are from the script and are the playing ages.  Auditions for these roles will be held Tuesday 8th October 8:00pm and Sunday 13th October 2:00pm, both in the Club Room.

The play will run 22/1/20 – 1/2/20 and rehearsals will start 11/11/19 (with a break for Christmas).

Scripts will be available in the Members’ Room from early August.