Note: The information on this page is
intended for members of the
adult company (ie, those aged 16 or over).
Theatre Company also has a Young Set for those aged 9 to
which has separate activities. Information about the Young Set is here.
When is the best time for adults (16+) to join?
Either way, don't delay contacting us - once we have your details, we'll be able to let you know of arrangements as they arise.
Do I need previous experience?
If you can sing in tune at reasonable volume, and you like enjoyable hard work, then you have all the experience you need to get started in the chorus or in a supporting role.
All our members are keen amateurs just like you. Each production has an experienced director, musical director and choreographer who will show you what to do, and other friendly members who will help.
If you do have previous performing experience then you can also consider auditioning for some of the principal parts, but a previous appearance in the chorus will help to ensure you know how we work.
How much does it cost to take part?
Backstage workers do not pay a production fee, and are not necessarily required to become members, but are encouraged to do so at either the Full Member rate (as above, which confers voting rights) or as an associate member at a reduced rate of £5 which covers newsletters and allows participation in social events.
Will I be able to audition for the main parts?
All members are entitled to audition for adult roles, and assistance will be given in a pre-audition rehearsal. If you don't have previous experience in a musical theatre group, its a good idea to take a chorus part in one of our shows so you know more about the way we work. You will probably find this helps if you decide to audition for the main parts in future shows.
We now audition the chorus as well as the principal parts. Interested new members are still welcome to attend the pre-audition rehearsals to decide whether they wish to become members, but auditions for principals and chorus are open only to members, so if you wish to audition you will need to become a member (paying the enrolment fee and annual subscription) before the audition day. Script deposits are payable when you take the script. The production fee is payable by the first Sunday rehearsal.
If I'm helping backstage, will I be needed at all performances?
It's a lot easier if we do have the same backstage crew at Technical and Dress Rehearsals and for every performance, but it's always useful to have some extra people on the rigging day and the dress and technical rehearsals. There will be also be some jobs during the run of the show that you can help with.
We also need programme sellers and ushers during performances, as well as people to help with social events, publicity, carnival floats etc.
Need further information?
For more detailed information about Puss In Boots, including character information, see the Quicklinks below
If you have other questions, or want to receive notice of auditions for The Sound of Music and other future shows, please fill in the membership enquiry here.