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Auditions

Network Theatre Company productions have open auditions run by the director and their team. Every show is different so every audition process is different, but we have tried to answer some common questions with common answers. Check the notes on the show page for any specific requirements or details.

See below for the list of currently scheduled auditions.

Who can audition?

Anyone who’d like to be involved. Our auditions are open, so members and non-members alike can take part.

What will I have to do?

This depends very much on what requirements the show will place on the actors and who is directing. You may be asked to perform a monologue, or take part in a small scene with another actor. Group work with the rest of the people auditioning may play a part. If the show is a musical, you may be asked to take part in a singing or dance audition. The director may ask for candidates to prepare an extract from the show – check the show page for details.

How should I prepare?

You should come to the audition with some idea of which characters you are interested in performing, and with as much knowledge of the show as possible. Network Theatre Company auditions are normally preceded by an informal reading – you may like to come along to the reading to understand more about the show and get a feel for the characters. The audition notes will also ask you to fill out an audition form or ask you to prepare a monologue.

How do I register for an audition?

The audition notes will specify what you need to do.  You will normally be required to register through our TicketSource page and pay a £5 audition fee if you are not a Network member.  Members are also required to register a place, but do not pay a fee.

What shows have auditions coming up?

All the shows with scheduled auditions are shown below.

Now Auditioning

The Future is Mental

Are you happy now? Near-future stories drawing on Black Mirror, Margaret Atwood and the black comedy of Killing Eve.  Focused on the stories of women, the plays feature all-seeing smart speakers, curing depression in unusual ways, a new way to choose a decent politician and how to look good in the afterlife.  Decluttering, one of the pieces within the show, started life as a short story and was the runner-up in the Crime Writers’ Association Margery Allingham Prize 2019. Readings: 29th Oct Auditions: 5th, 7th Nov 18th–23rd Feb
Now Auditioning

Safe Sex

Safe Sex was Fierstein’s personal response to living in the time of AIDS. It was his attempt to deal with his own confusion about AIDS. This show is really from the heart, and it has all the anger and frustration of those responding to the AIDS crisis.   Readings: 12th Dec Auditions: 2nd, 10th Jan 10th–15th Mar