Telephone: 01885 488575
Address: Tenbury Road, Bromyard, HR7 4LL
Auditions
We have not one, not two, but THREE auditions currently open for Still Life, Jack and the Beanstalk and Shrek the Musical.
Be sure to look below for all the information for each show!

The Conquest Theatre is proud to present our next foyer play – Still Life by Noël Coward

First presented as part of the Tonight at 8:30 series, a success in London and New York, this short play was the basis for the hit movie Brief Encounter. In a suburban rail station, Dr. Harvey removes a cinder from Laura’s eye and they fall in love. Subsequent weekly meetings over tea, scenes debating respectability or love, and some sentimental moments transpire before they decide they must part forever. He is accepting a faraway post and she must return to a circumspect life. At their last meeting, a chattering friend swoops down and there is no chance for a final goodbye.

This short play will be performed for one night only on our foyer stage on Saturday 24th August 7.30pm.
Auditions for this play will take place on Sunday 16th August 2.30pm at the Conquest Theatre.

For more information about the play or the auditions, please get in touch by email

Jack and the Beanstalk – OPEN CASTING CALL

Director & Producer: Ben Mowbray | Choreographer: Destiny Dawe | Musical Director: Chris Corcoran
AUDITION DATES:
Principals & Adults (16+): Saturday 29 June, 2pm – 4pm, then slots from 4:15pm onwards
Dance Troupe (13+): Saturday 29 June, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

All auditions will be held at The Conquest Theatre, Bromyard, Herefordshire (HR7 4LL) All auditions by prior reservation only.

PRODUCTION DATES:
*Please see full Rehearsal Schedule on the last page of pack*
For full information about the show, download the audition pack here
Rehearsals: Mid October – Shows early December 2024
Tuesdays (7-10pm)– Principals @ Conquest Theatre (HR7 4LL)
Wednesdays (6-9pm) – Dance Troupe @ Masefield Arts Centre (HR8 2HF)
Thursdays (7-10pm) – Principals @ Conquest Theatre (HR7 4LL)
Sundays (2-6pm) – Principals & Ensemble @ Conquest Theatre (HR7 4LL)

Performances, 6th – 15th December 2024
Friday 6th @ 7pm
Saturday 7th @ 2pm & 7pm
Sunday 8th @ 2pm
Friday 13th @ 7pm
Saturday 14th @ 2pm & 7pm
Sunday 15th @2pm

AUDITIONS
Dance Troupe: This audition will be led by our choreographer, Destiny. It will comprise of a physical warm up, after which, you will be taught a section of two contrasting dance routines from the show. After learning the routines, they will then be performed to the casting panel. In addition, you will also be directed in small acting- based scenes for featured ensemble moments. Please ensure that suitable clothing for dance work is worn.

Main Adult Audition: This audition will comprise of a physical warm up and a vocal warm up, after which, you will be taught a section of a dance routine from the show. After learning the routine, they will then be performed to the casting panel. Please ensure that suitable clothing for dance work is worn.

If you wish to audition for a Principal part, you must attend the Main Adult Audition in addition to the Principal slot-based audition.

Principals: For the audition, you will be given a time slot. During your slot, we would like you to have a suitable-for-pantomime piece of your own choosing or devising prepared (max two mins) to perform. We will also ask you to read a few extracts from the script to help us get a feel for any potential castings. The casting panel will read any other characters required for you.

CHARACTERS
JACK: Our hero, principal boy. Dame Trott’s son.
JILL: Our herowin and Jack’s love interest. The mayor’s daughter. (Principal Girl).
MAYOR: Jill’s dad and Mayor of Bromyardville.
DAMETROTT: Pantomime Dame and local widower.
SILLY BILLIE: Dame Trott’s daft son, Silly Billie.
FLESHCREEP: The Giant’s evil tax collector.
ECO FAIRY: A fabulous fairy with a flare for grow-your-own veg!
GIANT BLUNDERBORE: Evil Giant in the sky.
BUTTERCUP: The Trott’s beloved cow.
GOLDEN HEN: The Giant’s precious hen.
DANCE TROUPE AND ENSEMBLE: Townsfolk both poor and wealthy, Vegetables, the Giant’s servants, Ghouls and monsters, Fleshcreep’s bats.

COMMITMENT
As with any production, we would have to make sure that you were 100% available for ALL performances and Tech & Dress Rehearsals. They are already booked and not flexible. We understand that things crop up during the rehearsal period that cannot be avoided, so if you had to miss the odd rehearsal, let us know at your earliest convenience and we’ll endeavor to work around it. That being said, we do expect all cast to attend the vast majority of all rehearsals.

Please only audition if you are prepared to commit to the rehearsal and performance dates.

DETAILS
Our Star Theatre Company in production with The Conquest Theatre are holding open auditions at The Conquest Theatre on the dates quoted above for our third pantomime in Bromyard, of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. If you would like to book an audition slot, please fill in the relevant Jot Form via the link here: https://www.ourstartheatrecompany.com/casting Please note, all auditions are by reservation.

For more information, please contact Ben Mowbray (Director) on 07742 878329 or at ourstartheatre@outlook.com

For full information about the show, download the audition pack here

We are orgerly excited to be putting this production together at the Conquest Theatre and would love to see as many of you as possible audition for Shrek the Musical.
These auditions are open for anyone aged 8 and above.
If you do not want to be on the stage we are always looking for stage crew, from props, to set moving and building, please do get in touch if you would like to be involved!

If you have any questions or are unable to attend the auditions, please contact the director by email: lisalegge@hotmail.co.uk

For the full information about the show, please download the audition pack here.

Please complete the audition registration form here –

https://form.jotform.com/Lisalegge/shrek-the-musical-audition-registra

Audition registration closes on Friday 21st June.

Actor Membership
To take part in Shrek at the Conquest Theatre, it is required that all actors subscribe to our Actor Membership before the first rehearsal.
For more information about this membership, please see our membership page here.
Anyone without a membership will not be able to participate in the show.

Audition dates
Sunday 30th June
Group Session – 2pm-3pm
Principal auditions from 3pm

Tuesday 2nd July
Group Session 7pm-8pm
Principal auditions from 8pm

For the audition, everyone is required to attend a Group Session, regardless of the part you are auditioning for and if you are auditioning for a principal part, you will be allocated a 15 min timeslot by Sunday 23rd June.

Children age 8 and over are welcome to audition, we are limited on the number of children we can have in the show due to space and chaperone capacity. Children’s auditions will be on Sunday 30th June at 10am – they do not have to prepare anything for the audition – just come along. For anyone wishing to audition for young/teen Fiona, please prepare the section from the song “I Know its today”. An individual timeslot will be given to perform this to the panel. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Group Auditions for everyone.
At this audition, you will be asked to learn and perform a section of choreography from the show, as well as learn a short musical number in harmony, as well as some acting.

Principal Auditions
Principals will be expected to learn the song as listed below for the part you are auditioning for – Please see links and Lyrics for the songs. We expect to see a full- performance in character of the song you are performing (this song does not have to be from memory; however, it will add to your performance if you do not have the words in hand).

When we advise you of your individual timeslot for this audition, we will provide you with an extract of the script for you to prepare and act out within this audition to.

Production dates
Friday 25th October – 7.30pm
Saturday 26th October – 7.30pm
Sunday 27th October – 2.30pm
Thursday 31st October – 7.30pm
Friday 1st November – 7.30pm
Saturday 2nd November – 2.30pm
Saturday 2nd November – 7.30pm

Hand out – script, costume measuring, programme pictures
Sunday July 14th 2pm-4pm
Drop in between 2pm-4pm have your picture taken in a black top, collect your script and be measured for costume, once you have done this you can go.

Full read through with all cast
Tuesday 16th July – 7pm-9pm

Run through of all songs with all cast
Tuesday 23rd July 7pm-9pm

Rehearsals will start on Sunday 4th August 2pm.
A rehearsal schedule will be produced and circulated.

Regular rehearsals
Tuesday evenings (7pm-9pm)
Thursday evenings (7pm-9pm)
Sunday afternoons (2pm-6pm)
Please note rehearsals may not all be at the Conquest Theatre

Important compulsory dates
Tech rehearsal: Saturday 19th October 10am-5pm
Dress rehearsal: Sunday 20th October 10am-5pm
2nd Dress rehearsal: Tuesday 22nd October – 6.30pm

For the full information about the show, please download the audition pack here.