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Faustus that damned woman

Notes for auditionees

Auditions for The Cotswold Players’ production of Faustus that damned woman will be held on Thursday 4 July (1930-2130) and Sunday 7 July (1430-1700).

Both sessions will be held at The Cotswold Playhouse. You can come along at any time during either of the sessions. When you arrive, someone will welcome you in the lounge and help you with any questions. They may also want to take your photo: feel free to refuse if you don’t want this. Please let them know if you need us to make any special arrangements for you.

If you would like to audition but are unable to attend either of these dates, please contact Jonathan Vickers before Saturday 22 June, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 07977 499926, to arrange a separate time.

You will need to complete an audition form – downloadable below or when you arrive. Do ask if you need help completing it. In particular, please study carefully the list of possible rehearsal dates, and note any problem dates on the audition form. Not all of these dates will be rehearsals – and no one will be called to all rehearsals - but the schedule will be drawn up based on the availability you indicate. So it is important that you let us know of any dates you will be unable to attend.

Please prepare two or three pieces from the selection which is now available below for downloading. You do not need to memorise them, but you should be familiar enough with them to be able to convey the meaning, and to be able to try alternative interpretations. If you would like to be considered for Faustus, Mephistopheles or Thomas/Lucifer, please prepare the corresponding pieces. If you would like to be considered for the Singer, please prepare a short folk song to perform. For other roles, just choose from the other pieces without worrying about the character that speaks them. Feel free to change any gender pronouns.

At your turn, you will be asked to come into the auditorium, where Jonathan (the director), Erin (the assistant director) and a board member will ask you about your audition form and then hear your audition on the stage. You will be asked to perform one or more of your pieces, and you may then be asked to perform them again in a different way. We are not trying to catch you out – we just want to help everyone show what they can do. Most auditions will last around 10 minutes.

If you would like to get a feel for the play and how we will be staging it, there will be a readthrough at The Playhouse on Tuesday 25 June, starting at 1930. All are welcome. Scripts will be provided.

The play is written for a cast of about 20, ranging from the very large part of Faustus, through a number of large/medium-sized roles – Mephistopheles, Thomas/Lucifer, Dr Newbury, Isabel, Elizabeth Garrett and Marie Curie - to several cameo characters. Some parts may be doubled. Some roles can be of any gender. More detail can be found in the character notes, downloadable below.

Audition Files

Audition form
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Audition Pieces
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Character notes
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