Audition dates announced for A Christmas Carol, below:

Auditions take place in advance of productions to allow the Director to assemble the cast.  Each Director has his/her own way of auditioning; some prefer to read straight from the text, others choose to try improvisation; some a mixture of both.  Auditions can often be a lot of fun, and gives an actor a chance to try out for different parts.

At Theatre 62 we like to welcome new faces to the stage as well as longer-standing regulars.  Most auditions are ‘open’, which means non-members are welcome to come along and audition. If you are successful you will need to join Theatre 62 (for a small fee) as a Full Member.

Auditions are held at Wickham Theatre Centre, click here for location information


Christmas Carol 2015Auditions for A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens, adapted by John Mortimer. Directed by Patricia Melluish.

Friday 10th July 7.45 p.m.

Saturday 11th July 2 p.m. (for children, but adults can join from 3 p.m.)

Friday 17th July 7.45 p.m.


Performances: Monday 7th December – Saturday 12th December 2015.

The Christmas production is Charles Dickens’ wonderful tale of Ebenezer Scrooge who has never a good word for Christmas and all it stands for.

Having been visited by his dead partner, Jacob Marley arranges for three ghosts to visit the miserly Scrooge, and an amazing transformation takes place

Ebenezer re-visits his past; he sees some of the people he despises for their joy at Christmas; he is shown how his future may turn out.

We are using John Mortimer’s (of Rumpole fame) adaptation; it has all the wit, irony and perception of the great Charles Dickens.

This will be an ensemble piece played by a group of actors who will play both chorus and become the various much-loved characters of this tale: the long suffering Cratchits whose Tiny Tim plays a very important part in Scrooge’s redemption; Fred, Scrooge’s joyful nephew and his wife and friends; the scheming trio who hope to gain from Scrooge’s demise and so many more.

We will need men and women of various ages and some children.

Key characters (and acting ages):

Ebenezer Scrooge                            aged 50-70 (make-up can do marvels)

Bob Cratchit + another part      aged 35-45

Mrs Cratchit + another part      aged 30-40

Fred + another part                       aged 30-40

Tiny Tim                                              aged 10-12

The character of Scrooge will be played by one actor. The rest of the large cast will be played by the company whose ages can range from 30s – 70s-ish. Please do come along to the auditions – everyone is welcome.

This will be a fun and exciting play to be part of. Patricia is happy to answer any questions before the auditions.  Call 01689 821395 or