Audition Notice

Grimm Tales, adapted by Carol Ann Duffy, dramatised by Tim Supple

Sunday 23rd September, 7pm

Directors: Faye Woodbridge, Ellie Mason and Steven Adams

Assistant Director: Mimi Goddard

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Production Dates: 7—8 & 11—15 December 2018 at 7.45pm.  Matinees 8, 9 & 15 December at 2.30pm.

Rehearsals: Bar rehearsals: 7 - 20 Oct 2018 (2 weeks) and then stage rehearsals: 4 Nov - 6 Dec (just under 5 weeks).

For more information and audition pieces, please contact Steven:


Due to rights issues we are presenting the Carol Ann Duffy version of Grimm Tales instead of the previously advertised Philip Pullman version. 

Funny, magical, cruel and wondrous, the folk classics Little Red Riding HoodCinderellaHansel and GretelSnow WhiteRumpelstiltskin and others from the Brothers Grimm are presented here in acclaimed poet Carol Ann Duffy's enchantingly fresh adaptation. A beguiling and vigorous stage dramatization which takes a journey into the bright, warped world of a child's imagination. A feast of storytelling magic suitable for children and adults alike.

We are seeking a mixed sex and mixed age cast of around 15 actors to play the various roles in all the tales. Some actors will take on large roles in some tales and smaller ones in others or sit some of the tales out. Smaller roles across the evening are also available if that’s all you wish to do.

Rehearsals will be on three evenings a week plus Sunday afternoons. You may not be needed for every week day rehearsal, depending on what size role you are cast in, but will be required for every Sunday rehearsal.

Auditions are slightly different for this play! We would like you to tell us a story of no more than 90-seconds duration where you must narrate parts of it and play at least two characters – changing your voice and physicality appropriately. The story can be a classic fairy tale or another style of story – the choice is yours. You can improvise the story, write your own or find one from a book or the internet. 

If you get really stuck, we can provide you with the text of a Grimm Tales story.

Obviously, there are lots of characters up for grabs and the directors will decide on the split of parts after the auditions. But you may wish to “tune” your story to the type of parts you are most interested in. Though everyone cast will have to play a wide variety of parts.

Please let Steve Adams know if you are planning to audition so we get an idea of numbers by emailing


Also contact Steve if you want a Grimm Tales piece to use for your audition.