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The Secondary School Production - Auditions to Take Place Next Week

The Drama department is looking for actors from Years 7-9 to participate in the school production of 'Arabian Nights' by Dominic Cooke. Students who would like to participate must attend one of the auditions outlined below and be able to attend rehearsals on the key dates. 

  • Arabic Nights

Dominic Cooke's Arabian Nights is an inventive retelling of the classic One Thousand and One Night tales. It was first performed at the Young Vic, London, on 16 November 1998.

It is wedding night in the palace of King Shahrayar. By morning, the new Queen Shahrazad is to be put to death like all the young brides before her. But she has one gift that could save her – the gift of storytelling. With her mischievous imagination, the young Queen spins her dazzling array of tales and characters, bringing them to life before the king: Ali Baba, Es-Sindibad the Sailor, Princess Parizade, adventurers in strange and magical worlds populated by giant beasts, talking birds, devilish ghouls and crafty thieves.

The drama department is now looking for students in Years 7 to 9 who would be interested in being part of the production. 

 

Audition Dates (Please only attend one audition)   

Wednesday 21 November

1.50pm - 2.10pm: Auditions for students who would like a chorus role with limited or no dialogue. This will be a group workshop audition and no preparation needed.  

3pm - 4pm: Auditions for students who would like a speaking / named role. For this audition you must prepare and learn off-by-heart a speech / monologue or poem / story which lasts a maximum of 2 minutes. Students can audition individually or in pairs.  

Thursday 22 November

1.50pm - 2.10pm: Auditions for students who would like a chorus role with limited or no dialogue. This will be a group workshop audition.

3pm - 4pmAuditions for students who would like a speaking / named role. For this audition you must prepare and learn off-by-heart a speech / monologue or poem / story which lasts a maximum of 2 minutes. Students can audition individually or in pairs.  

Friday 23 November

3pm - 4pmDance auditions for students who only want to be involved in the dance group. Please bring PE kit that you are able to move in.

Key Rehearsal Dates

Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 June 2019 - Weekend Rehearsal 

Monday 17 - Thursday 20 June 2019 - Production Week            

Wednesday 19 & Thursday 20 June 2019 - Performances 

After the Auditions

A cast list will be published on the door of the Academy on Wednesday 5 December 2018. Participating students will be given a rehearsal schedule in January 2019.

This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who enjoys Drama and wants to perform for an audience. I hope to see lots of students at the auditions! If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to be in touch.

Best wishes, 

Annabel Hooper
Drama teacher