Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre to hold open auditions

George's Marvellous Medicine is the Maddermarket Theatre's 2016 Christmas show. Photo: Reflective Ar

George's Marvellous Medicine is the Maddermarket Theatre's 2016 Christmas show. Photo: Reflective Arts/Sean Owen. - Credit: Reflective Arts/Sean Owen

One of Norwich's theatres is putting out an open casting call for new actors in the New Year.

Witness for the Prosecution at the Maddermarket Theatre in Norwich. Photo: Sean Owen/Reflective Arts

Witness for the Prosecution at the Maddermarket Theatre in Norwich. Photo: Sean Owen/Reflective Arts. - Credit: Sean Owen

The Maddermarket Theatre, which is currently presenting its Christmas show George's Marvellous Medicine, is planning to hold general auditions that are open to all in January.

The auditions will not be for specific productions but will instead be a chance for people to introduce themselves to the theatre, find out more about acting opportunities available, and to meet the new director of productions, Jez Pike.

Mr Pike, who joined the theatre earlier this month, said they were hoping to hear from people who were perhaps tempted to tread the boards but were not sure where to start, as well as people who have previous acting experience.

He said: 'It seemed a really good time in the New Year to hold open auditions. It's a chance for people to come along and find out what the theatre is about and for people to showcase themselves without the pressure of auditioning for a specific part.'

The Norwich Players are presenting the Alan Bennett comedy Getting On at the Maddermarket Theatre. P

The Norwich Players are presenting the Alan Bennett comedy Getting On at the Maddermarket Theatre. Photo: Sean Owen/Reflective Arts. - Credit: Sean Owen/Reflective Arts


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Each year the theatre presents 12 in-house productions.

Some of the most recent shows in 2016 have included included Alan Bennett's Getting On, Cyrano de Bergerac, Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution, and Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular.

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The open auditions for future productions will be taking place at the Maddermarket Theatre over a number of dates in January.

To express an interest in attending an audition, contact Mr Pike by emailing jez.pike@maddermarket.org

The Maddermarket Theatre, in Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams.

The Maddermarket Theatre, in Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams. - Credit: Archant

For more about the Maddermarket Theatre and its shows, and to book tickets, visit www.maddermarket.co.uk or call the box office on 01603 620917.

Do you have a Norwich arts story? Email arts correspondent Emma Knights at emma.knights@archant.co.uk

George's Marvellous Medicine is the Maddermarket Theatre's 2016 Christmas show. Photo: Reflective Ar

George's Marvellous Medicine is the Maddermarket Theatre's 2016 Christmas show. Photo: Reflective Arts/Sean Owen. - Credit: Reflective Arts/Sean Owen

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