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SLT Auditions - Frequently Asked Questions

Our upcoming auditions are listed below, but before you dive in and apply, here are a few FAQs so you know what to expect.

Can anyone audition for SLT shows?

Yes - our auditions are free and open to all, whether you’ve acted before or not. We just ask that you contact the director and complete an audition form in advance to book your place (please don’t just turn up on the day), and prepare any audition pieces as instructed. Only auditionees will be allowed into the audition room, unless you’re in need of assistance or under the age of 18 (see below)

I’m under 18 - can I audition?

Yes, if the role is age-appropriate, but you must contact the director in advance as you will need to be chaperoned throughout the audition (and subsequent rehearsals). The chaperone can be your parent or guardian.

Do you have to be an SLT member to audition?

No, but if you’re cast in a show it’s mandatory for you to take out Full Membership (concession rates and instalment plans are available) before the first rehearsals take place.

Find out more about membership

Does SLT pay people taking part in shows?

SLT is a non-professional theatre; we make theatre for the love of it. You will be auditioning to take part in a show which is NOT paid work, nor can we refund your travel expenses, so you may want to consider carefully the journeys you will have to make to attend rehearsals and performances if you’re cast - timing as well as cost!

What form do auditions take?

This will depend on the director and the play. Most auditions tend to be in groups, so that the director can see how would-be actors work together in a variety of scenes, but sometimes a director may wish to see auditionees individually. You’ll be asked to email the director to book an audition slot and in order to receive audition pieces, and that gives you the opportunity to ask what form the audition will take.

When will I hear back from the director?

It will depend on how many people have auditioned, but if you impress the director at the first audition, you may be asked to attend a call-back a few days later. Rehearsals normally start within about 3 weeks of auditions, so it’s not usually a lengthy process. If you’ve been unsuccessful, the director will normally try to let you know as soon as possible, but if you’re not cast on your first attempt, please don’t be afraid to try again if another play is of interest to you! Joining SLT and taking on a backstage or volunteer role is also a great way to get to know people and find out more upcoming opportunities.

Where are these auditions then?

Any upcoming auditions will be listed below on this page. If none is shown, it usually means we've cast already for shows in the remainder of the season. However, it won't be long before something is listed, as we put on over 20 shows per year.

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Auditions: Mayfly

By Joe White

In a delicate dance between humour and loss, "Mayfly" encapsulates a family's fragile journey towards hope. Ben harbours doubts about his worth, Cat awaits a prophesied newcomer, and their daughter Loops stands on the brink of new love. Set over the course of a single day against a backdrop of rural isolation, the unexpected appearance of Harry catalyses transformation....

Director: James Jackson

Performances: 2 - 6 Apr 2024

Cast Needed: 2 MALE, 2 FEMALE

Auditions: 10 Dec & 11 Dec 2023

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