Treasure Island Auditions

Auditions for Treasure Island!

Shiver me timbers!
Arrrrrr you auditioning for CTC’s Christmas pantomime, Treasure Island?

Treasure Island by Ben Crocker, directed by David Barrett, will run from 23 January – 2 February 2019 at Krudttønden Theatre in Copenhagen. Auditions will take place 31 August, 7 September, and 9 September (for more information, see below).

Pantomime (informally panto) is a type of musical comedy stage production designed for family entertainment. Modern pantomime includes songs, slapstick comedy and dancing, employs gender-crossing actors, and combines topical humour with a story loosely based on a well-known fairy tale or story, in this case, Treasure Island.

We are looking for actors of all ages with a sense of fun who enjoy high-energy theatre, singing, dancing, audience participation and even some cross-dressing! Even if you’ve never tried singing or dancing on stage, we’re looking for all types of talent.

 


When and where?

 

Dates and times:

Friday 31 August, 19:00-22:00
Friday 7 September, 19:00-22:00
Sunday 9 September, 10:00-15:00

You will only be required to attend one audition and you will be assigned a time slot to audition with a group.

Venue:

TBD (in central Copenhagen).

If you would like to audition, please fill out the form via this link.

A personalised audition form will then be sent to your email to fill out.

For the auditions, please prepare a short funny monologue (max. 3 minutes in length, you can find some inspiration here) and a song. You will also be asked to do some cold readings from the script.

(Can’t sing? No problem, neither can the Director. But regardless of the level of your singing talents, we still would like everyone to join in on the big numbers as part of the chorus! Therefore, please come to the audition prepared to sing a song.)

Not interested in acting, but still want to get involved?

If you are interested in helping out backstage, for example with costume sewing or set building, props, light or sound (you can find a list of the tasks and expected time commitment here), drop us an e-mail at pantomime@ctcircle.dk or fill out the audition form and mention you are only interested in the production tasks and we will contact you!


Treasure Island by Ben Crocker, directed by David Barrett

The production will run from 23 January – 2 February 2019 at Krudttønden Theatre in Copenhagen.

About the play:

When Billy Bones succumbs to the Black Spot in the Admiral Benbow pub, young Jim Hawkins finds a map amongst his belongings. This sets him up on an adventure which pits him against the infamous pirate Long John Silver and the even more infamous Smugglers Cove Women’s Institute.
All this in the search for the legendary Treasure Island!

List of characters:

Coming soon!

Rehearsals:

Rehearsals will be held from October to late December and resume in early January, and will be two weekday evenings and a weekend afternoon. Actors must be prepared to be available every evening from 14 January until the final performance.

The director:

Treasure Island will be directed by David Barrett. David has extensive theatre experience as an actor and director, mainly from his native Canada. David already directed the CTC’s 2018 pantomime, Sleeping Beauty.