Everyone loves Harry Potter, and in tribute to the world’s favourite pubescent wizard, this summer, one of this summer’s Nursery Originals will be an improvised tribute to Harry Potter.
Summer is almost over and it’s time to jump on the Hogwart’s express to everyone’s favourite school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Sure, not all the teachers are entirely trustworthy, the school has all kinds of hidden secrets and dangers and you-know-who is almost guaranteed to make an appearance, but with Hagrid and Dumbledore’s help, friendship, courage and studying hard will win out in the end. Probably.
The Nursery is putting out a casting call for improvisers to join a hand-picked team of Nursery regulars including Chris Mead of Project2 and the Maydays, Jennifer Jordan of Classic Andy, Julia Eckhoff and Juwel Haque of Somewhat Theatre, all directed by Nursery founder Jules Munns of Impromptu Shakespeare and Ten Thousand Million Love Stories.
So grab your wand, pack your copy of Travels with Trolls and head down to platform 9 ¾.
Do I have to know about Harry Potter?
No! Jules (who is directing) hasn’t even read the books and we will be casting a combination of Potter nerd and Potter newbs. (If you are totally new, you will be required to read/watch some during the rehearsal process though.)
Do I have to be around the whole day for the audition?
No, you’ll be given a slot at some point between 11am and 4pm. Feel free to spend the rest of the day however you like!
You will need to attend all or very nearly all of these rehearsals in order to be in the show.
Saturday 2nd June, 11am-4pm
Monday 4th June, 7-10pm
Wednesday 6th June, 7-10pm
Monday 11th June, 7-10pm
Wednesday 13th June, 7-10pm
Saturday 16th June, 1-4pm
Monday 18th June, 7-10pm
Wednesday 20th June, 7-10pm
Saturday 23rd June, 11am-4pm
Sunday 24th June, 11am-4pm
Monday 25th June, 7-10pm
Wednesday 27th June, 7-10pm – DRESS
Performances at The Nursery Theatre Broadgate
Friday 22nd June – Preview
Saturday 30th June
Saturday 7th July
Saturday 14th July
Saturday 21st July
Saturday 28th July