Want to Perform With the Royal Shakespeare Company?

We've begun our search to find the best of Glasgow’s untapped theatrical talent to take part in a landmark production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2016 by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Citizens Theatre to mark 400 years since William Shakespeare’s death.

In Spring 2016 the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) will tour the UK with a new production of Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In each theatre, the professional cast will be joined by non-professional actors from the local area playing theatre’s most famous amateur company the Mechanicals, led by one of Shakespeare’s best-loved roles, Bottom. Amateur actors in Glasgow are invited to audition to join the cast for the production’s performances in the city, taking to the iconic Citizens stage as well as travelling to Stratford-Upon-Avon to perform at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Applications are now open for a weekend of workshops and auditions at the Citizens Theatre on 7 & 8 February 2015. Successful applicants will spend the weekend exploring Shakespeare’s play and learning new skills with directors from the RSC and the Citizens Theatre before auditioning for the roles. 

The assembled cast of Mechanicals will then rehearse with staff from the Citizens Theatre and RSC, take part in streamed rehearsals with casts across the UK and have the opportunity to attend professional rehearsals in London, Newcastle and Stratford-Upon-Avon before joining the rest of the company on stage. 

To apply, visit our website to download an application form, or complete using this online form:

Completed application forms should be returned to Guy Hollands, Associate Director (Citizens Learning) by 19 December 2014

by email: guy@citz.co.uk 
or by post: Guy Hollands, Citizens Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow G5 9DS