Open Audition Dates for The Pirates of Penzance 2022

Saturday 19th March & Sunday 20th March 2022

Characters, Ensemble, Dancers
(for Pirates and General Stanley’s Daughters)

We will be holding audition sessions for all auditionees.  Once you have applied, you will be given a time-slot to attend based on what part(s) you are auditioning for. 

Your audition session will be held on either Saturday 19th March between 10.00am and 8:00pm or Sunday 20th March between 12.00 noon and 8:00pm.   You will be allocated a session during these times.  Please let us know if you are unable to make either of these dates.

Download Audition Material Here

The audition will consist of singing and acting your audition material as well as a movement section. 

If you are applying as a singer and dancer your audition will also include a dance session so please bring suitable footwear.

The audition material consists of scenes and music for each part in the show.  You can memorise the songs or read from the music for your vocal audition, but we do encourage you to be try and learn all or some of it. 

Claire our Director has asked that you prepare but do not memorise your acting scenes.  You will be given the opportunity to perform your scenes with other auditionees performing the other characters in your scene.

If you are cast as a principal character you may be expected to take part as ensemble in some scenes.  You will be informed of these once we start rehearsing.

You will be auditioned by a panel, there may be occasions where we need to recall certain people.  We will contact you individually if this is the case.

Rehearsals will begin in May 2022.  Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays with Mondays used for Principals and Ensemble as called.  All rehearsals start at 7:30pm at Iford Church Hall.  A rehearsal schedule will be issued at the start of rehearsal so you know when you are called.  Please note that this could be amended on occasion.   A rehearsal is usually called on the Friday evening prior to the show, so please ensure you remain free for this.

Principals with musical numbers will be required to attend the band call on Saturday 15th October. 

All cast will need to be available for the entire week of the show.  There will be a full cast rehearsal on Monday 17th October at Iford Hall.  All cast will need to attend the technical rehearsal on Tuesday 18th October, dress rehearsal on Wednesday 19th October as well as the show dates of Thursday 20th to Saturday 22nd October.  All cast must also be available for the matinee on Saturday 22nd October.  You will not be able to take part in the show if you are not available for any of these dates.


The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

by Gilbert & Sullivan

October 2022

Pirates with sentimental hearts, blundering policeman, crazy adventures and improbable paradoxes.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic ‘Pirates of Penzance’ is filled with fun and laughter.

Frederic, a pirate’s apprentice, falls head-over-heels in love with Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley.

On his 21st birthday Frederic is finally due to be released from his apprenticeship.  But…..being born on 29 February, a leap year, Frederic discovers that he is technically still way off being 21 years and therefore still bound in his apprenticeship to the Pirate King. 

Although very much in love, he is dedicated to his duty and so remains with the Pirates, this action causes all sorts of complications and hilarity with Pirates versus Policemen.  But who will triumph?  And will Mabel and Frederic find a way to be with one another?

We are pleased to welcome back

Director – Claire Camble-Hutchins

Musical Director – TBC




by Rodgers & Hammerstein

Coming 2023

We are really excited to be performing ‘Carousel’ in October 2023.

‘Carousel’ is a giant of the musical stage and remains timeless and starbright. The story of faithful Julie and her brutish husband Billy is one of the most powerful books of the musical theatre and perfectly matches its extraordinary score.

Featuring the world famous song “You’ll never walk alone” and the romantic “If I loved you” your sure to come away wanting more.

We are pleased to welcome back

Claire Camble-Hutchins

Musical Director



Carousel Auditions Update

Lase Updated: 27/03/2020 @ 23:19

In the interests of public safety and in light of Government advice and guidelines due to the current COVID-19 outbreak we can now confirm that we have sadly postponed our auditions for Carousel.

We intend on holding the auditions later in the year when it has been declared by the government to be safe to congregate once again. 

WE HAVE PROVISIONALLY RE-SCHEDULED AUDITIONS FOR SUNDAY 28th JUNE 2020, with an information evening on Monday 22nd June.

This date may be subject to change if the current COVID-19 is still a risk to the public.  Please check back here for further updates.

Auditions for Characters, Ensemble, Dancers & Children (for the Snow Family & Ensemble)


06/06/2020 – Carousel and Music Hall Updates

6th June 2020 UPDATE:


We will have an update for you in just over a week with regards to auditions and our 2020 Carousel Production.

Music Hall


We are pleased to announce our rescheduled dates in 2021 for our Music Hall which should have taken place May 2020.

Dates are shown on the poster below.