Upcoming Auditions at The Nursery

Get yourself onstage at the Nursery! All Nursery-produced shows (including Nursery Originals) have open auditions. And this is where we list them.

See if you’d like to be in any of the shows listed here, check back soon for auditions for future Nursery shows, and follow us on Twitter for regular updates!

The Campaign (Women, Work and Power)

In conjunction with The City Of London’s Women: Work And Power programme, The Nursery bring you The Campaign – a one-off show in the style of Thick Of It, The West Wing and VEEP.

To celebrate the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, giving women over 30 the right to vote, the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act, which allowed women over 21 to stand for election, and the election of the first female MP, The Nursery Theatre presents a live improvised political campaign inspired by audience suggestions and polls! Grab a seat at the political event of the century as we discover the personalities and the politics behind the issues that matter. YOUR issues. The Campaign is a fast-paced, backstabbing political drama that’s fully made up on the spot.

We’re looking for female-identifying improvisers of any age 18+, especially BAME, with at least a year’s experience regularly performing in long form shows.

Auditions will be held on the 1st November at 2pm

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The Hero’s Journey

Our kingdom needs a hero! Corrupt knights gallop across the land extorting innocent peasants, the Witch of the Eastern Forest has lost her precious enchanted sword, and a vast and very hungry dragon has been spotted, circling in the stormy skies.

Join a ragtag gaggle of bards at the Nursery Theatre for a truly epic tale, as The Hero’s Journey brings to life unlikely heroes, magnificent villains, and beasts of myth and legend, in this completely improvised high-fantasy adventure.

Auditions will be held on the 29th September from 12pm, and 30th September from 6pm

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Unbridled: Improvised Jilly Cooper

‘Unbridled’ brings improvisation inspired by the books of Jilly Cooper to the London stage in January 2019, as part of the Nursery Originals new year season.

Set in an idyllic world of show-jumping, huge country houses, and a variety of animals and posh people behaving very badly, the tone of this show will be extremely silly, tongue in cheek and please note there is likely to be sexual content in this show so please do not apply if that (or wearing Jodhpurs) is likely to make you feel uncomfortable.

Auditions will be held on the 25th of November.

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Improvised Play

A weeklong intensive rehearsal process and four shows exploring improvised one and two-act plays, inspired by the work of Pgraph and the Hideout theatre. We’ll work to develop a common language of theatricality within an ensemble by reading/watching a handful of plays and improvising in the styles of the playwrights, keeping elements that bring us joy and discarding those that don’t. With a focus on grounded scenework and holding a narrative structure lightly, we’ll develop an ensemble performance that’s engaging and dynamic.

Auditions will be held on the 15th and 17th of December.

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