AUDITION FOR THE
EDINBURGH FRINGE SHOWS
Our big trip of the year sees us take four original shows to the amazing Edinburgh Fringe Festival! For a fortnight, we perform our shows, hang out as a big group, and have a lot of fun! All of our shows we take are completely new and created and performed by the company.
Here's some information about the four shows you can audition to be a part of...
On the verge of a natural disaster, a prison guard is called into work and discovers a newcomer to the team – an Artificial Intelligence named Sally. When the city is evacuated, what happens to the prisoners?
Inspired by real-life events that happened during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, AUTO-NATION is a play about a criminal system in crisis that offers a modern twist on the troubled question of automating processes. Derek is still a lazy piece of shit. Karen drinks her coffee. Andrew reads inmate’s personal letters for fun. There is a hurricane on the way. The waters are rising.
by Megan Young
Have you ever loved a show so much that you wished you could kidnap all the actors, keep them in your basement and get them to perform it again for you? No? Just Rupert?
A troupe of young actors are ready and willing to let go of their most recent production and move on to bigger and better things, but Rupert isn’t going to let that happen. He can’t let the show die. There are a few things you should know when trying to save a play from death. Thing number one: the actors aren’t gonna like it.
The final 24 candidates for The Mars Mission Programme have been observed for a month by the public in a reality TV show designed to choose the final four. The public have voted and the candidates are about to be sent off to Mars with no hope of return... as soon as the final confirmation is granted.
This authorisation comes from a jury of five random members of the public who must agree unanimously that these astronauts’ lives are worth risking for the greater good of scientific discovery. Unfortunately, one of the jurors doesn’t want the mission to go ahead.
by Rachel Jermy and Ellie Calnan
Lola, Eleanor Rigby, Brown Sugar, Roxanne, and Monica – you may know their names, you may even remember singing them in the shower or at a party. What you probably don’t know is their stories. Neither do they, but they’re trying to figure it out.
In a dingy social club, this group of women meet for band practice and a mysterious celebration. Over a game of cards, the secrets of their existence are revealed. This fast-paced comedy-drama discovers the stories behind the lyrics as the women re-write their own songs. Only this time, on their own terms.
Check out the audition events on Facebook for times and dates
Things to keep in mind:
- If cast, contribution will be approximately £330. This is based on last year. The contribution is subsidised by QMTC and covers accommodation for two weeks in Edinburgh, venue hire and production costs.
- A £100 deposit will be due at the end of April (4 days after the casting meeting) so you must be prepared to pay this immediately if cast.
- You must be a QMTC paid member to participate in any show but you don’t need to be a member to audition.
- Edinburgh previews will be in the first week of August and we’ll be in Edinburgh from 10th-25th August. You must be available for all the dates.
- Please bear in mind that rehearsals will take place on regular basis, in university, throughout the summer.
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