Sherlock Holmes and the Call of Cthulhu Info Night
Come along on 31st January, 7.30pm
Or catch us at auditions on 5th February, 7.30pm
Please find below a notice of Glenbrook Players’ upcoming information night and auditions for Sherlock Holmes and the Call of Cthulhu directed by Mitch Rist who has taken great pleasure in adapting the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H.P. Lovecraft to create the script.
On Wednesday 31st January at 7.30pm, director Mitch Rist will introduce you to a text combining some iconic characters from classic literature pitting the investigative duo up against a dangerous, bloodthirsty cult where they encounter a series of utterly unexplainable occurrences after witnessing the murder of Professor George Angell. The play follows our heroes as they become deeply entrenched in a mystery surrounded by ancient lore and a great evil which brings the world’s greatest detective to the brink. On the night, come into the side hall at Glenbrook Theatre on the corner of Ross St and Great Western Highway, Glenbrook (entry through the carpark).
Sherlock Holmes and the Call of Cthulhu is performing in Glenbrook from 24th May 2024 – 1 June 2024.
All available onstage roles are described in the audition pack. Every role is open to people of all gender identities to audition. There are many roles to have a go at and plenty to do behind the scenes if you’re keen on anything technical or backstage in this collaborative production staging a new work. We need an assistant stage manager, costumer, sound operator, projectionist, technical assistant for the lighting and sound team, and an additional helper for the publicity sub-committee to name a few.
Auditions will be held across two nights on Monday 5th February 2024 at the Glenbrook Theatre in the auditorium from 7:30pm (enter through the kitchen door) & Wednesday 7th February 2024 from 7.30pm in the side hall of the same venue. Later timeslots of 9pm are also available. Auditionees are asked to prepare a short 2 to 5 minute monologue of their own choosing, participate in some theatre games, and deliver a cold read of the audition pieces in the attached info pack.
Attached to this email you will find a PDF containing audition form, play summary, character summary and audition pieces.
Audition Packs can be downloaded Here
General Audition Question and Answers
Please note that while this information is generally correct for Glenbrook Players, all auditions are conducted at the director’s prerogative and some differences may occur. Please see our code of conduct before auditioning.
Do I have to be a member to audition?
No. You may audition without being a member however, if you are cast or are helping backstage or front of house, you will need to join and pay your fees. This helps cover you for insurance.
How do I find out more about auditions?
There are a number of ways to find out about auditions.
- Come along to the Information Night for each show. Dates will be posted on the website and social media. Further information will also be emailed to members.
- Become a member and we will email you about upcoming auditions.
- Keep checking our Audition Information page on the website.
- Follow us on social media
I’ve never been on stage, can I audition?
Absolutely! It is important to note we are not an acting school, however, we will help you along every step of the way through your on-stage journey should you be cast in a production.
What are auditions like?
While we take each production incredibly seriously we try to make auditions as calm as possible! Auditions are usually held in the theatre and are usually open auditions. We try to make the audition process as friendly and welcoming as possible. It’s important to note, the director wants you to do well! Auditions can be a long process so make sure you free up your night (or day) if you intend on auditioning.
Do I have to attend the Information Night to audition?
No. However, the information night is a chance for you to get to know the play and the characters. If you are really wanting a part, come along as it will help.
Should I audition in costume or learn the script for my audition?
Not usually. However, it is best to prepare. Costumes are a choice you can make if it helps you to feel in character during auditions. You will usually be allowed to read off a script during auditions. “Cold reads” can backfire so prepare, prepare, prepare!
When will I find out if I got the part?
The director will usually advise this at the information night and during auditions. It is generally within a few days. The director will call so keep your phone on!
Additional information can be found on our FAQ page.