Unbridled: Improvised Jilly Cooper – Audition

‘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.

Jilly Cooper has been described as ‘the doyenne of the posh bonkbuster’ and we plan to honour her in this new show. Expect Wild Stallions, Uncontrollable fillies, and horses too!

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.

We welcome and encourage applications by performers from all sections of the UK improv community, especially those from currently under-represented groups. If you’re interested in being a part of this show, we’d love to hear from you!

Please check the schedule listed below to see if you can make most of the dates, and the audition on November 25th at The Nursery Theatre, and click the button to fill in the application form by the deadline of November 18th.

Please note this is an unpaid opportunity.



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.

Sunday 9th Dec
Wednesday 12th
Wednesday 19th Dec
Sunday 23rd Dec
Monday 14th Jan
Wednesday 16th Jan
Monday 21st Jan
Wednesday 23rd Jan

Performances at The Nursery Theatre Broadgate
Saturday 26th Jan
Saturday 2nd Feb
Saturday 9th Feb
Saturday 16th Feb
Saturday 23rd Feb