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All Company of Ten auditions are open, which means everyone is free to turn up and be considered, irrespective of previous experience. We are committed to diversity in our casting process.

Bear in mind that if you are cast in a production and are not a member, you’ll have to join.

Details of auditions will be posted below as they become available.

The Father by Florian Zeller

Production Dates: 10th – 19th October, the Studio

Rehearsals from: Monday 5th August

Auditions on: Tuesday 25th June & Friday 28th June, 8pm

Synopsis: Andre is an elderly man with dementia. His daughter Anne is trying to balance her love for her father and the need to care for him with the demands of her own life and relationship with Pierre.

The Father makes us see things as if through the confused eyes of Andre, as he struggles to make sense of a progressively befuddling world. Sound grim? It’s not. It’s a play that constantly confounds expectations and works almost like a thriller, with a sinister Pinteresque edge, as complete strangers keep on turning up in Andre’s flat. Though can we even be sure we are in Andre’s flat? Is Pierre a monster who physically abuses Andre? Why does Andre’s other daughter, Elise, never come to visit? Is Anne living in London or Paris?

Design: I am encouraging a collaborative approach to design, brainstorming with our Sound, Lighting, Wardrobe designers, and our Tech Exec to advise on a potentially new seating configuration. Ali Pagan, Set Designer, will I’m sure have a host of creative input to create the final unique playing space.

Casting: I would like to cast Anne and Woman with actors who share similar age and physical attributes. Please take, read and return a script from The Members Room to create and play one of the following characters;

Andre, the father.

Anne, the daughter.

Man, Anne’s partner?

Woman, Anne?

Laura, a caregiver.

Pierre, Anne’s partner?

The Father is a beautifully written play; each of these characters will be hugely rewarding  to play.

Any further questions? E-mail


Philip Reardon Director








The Railway Children by E Nesbit



Sunday 1st September, “Children” 11–1.00pm, others 1.30pm

Thursday 5th September, “Children” 7.30–8.00pm, others 8.00pm

Sunday 8th September, “Children” 11–1.00pm, others 1.30pm

If you are unable to make any of these dates, let me know and we can make alternative arrangements.


The lives of Roberta (Bobbie), Peter and Phyllis Waterbury are mysteriously disrupted when they are forced to move with their mother to the countryside. The nearby railway is a source of fascination and the children soon find themselves deep in the middle of a real-life adventure. As they come to terms with their new lives, the bonds of family and the importance of making new connections have never been more important. This is a spectacular journey of adventure for the whole family and a perfect offering as our CoT Christmas show!

“The Children” – 2 teams. All well-spoken. Big, challenging roles

  • Bobbie (Roberta) x 2 – oldest, young teen but age not set

Very responsible and sensitive to the needs of others

  • Peter x 2 – middle child, age not set

Lovably cheeky, impulsive, gets into scrapes

  • Phyllis x 2 – youngest, age not set

Quick witted and naively forthright


London, upper-middle class, elegant, composed, courageous

Father (doubling with Doctor)

  • Father London upper middle-class, loving family man, upright Civil Servant wrongly accused –
  • Doctorapproachable, kind, poor and decent

PerksYorkshire, loving family man, caring individual, proud

Mrs Perks (doubling with Maid)

  • Mrs PerksYorkshire, loving mother and wife
  • MaidLondon, bouncy stereotype

Mrs Viney (doubling with Cook)

  • Mrs VineyYorkshire woman, looks after the family
  • CookLondon, stereotypical

Old Gentlemanupper class, kindly, rich, educated and well-connected

Jim (doubling with Superintendent)

  • Jim upper-class, mid-late teens, sporty, decent chap
  • SuperintendentYorkshire, pompous, be-whiskered representative of the railway (opportunity for young male to age up with whiskers and beard!)

Mr Szezcpansky (doubling with Butler)

  • Mr Stroubled and sad, speaks Russian and French
  • ButlerLondon, stereotype

Perks Children x 4 – 2 sets of 2, age not set

Yorkshire, couple of lines only

Opportunities for flexible ensemble


Audition prep –  

“Children” be prepared to join in some exercises and to read from text provided on the day.

Other characters – consider the character, text provided on the day

All – please be prepared to offer character appropriate accent

Please download and complete an audition form to bring along to the audition.

For further information, please email or call 07796543105.