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You will find details for all of our future productions here as and when they become available. Why not use our Contact section to add yourself to our mailing list so as to avoid disappointment!

Auditions are open to all but you will be required to become a Carlton member if you accept the offer of a part.

The Oedipus Plays by Caroline Reader, adapted from Sophocles

Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th February 2020 at 7:30pm

William Morris Meeting Rooms, 1st Floor,

267 The Broadway, SW19 1SD

This adaptation brings together all three parts of the Theban plays: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone in a fast-moving two act play. For those new to the plays it serves as a great introduction, for the more experienced it offers a fresh and exciting new take on the famous legend of Oedipus. The production will have a contemporary setting and is likely to include the use of camera technology to really bring the play up to date.


There is no need to prepare anything ahead of time for the auditions. There will be a short group exercise which everyone is expected to take part in, you'll then be free to read for as many roles are you're interested in. (Although I wouldn't recommend more than 3!) Some smaller roles may have to audition in pairs and therefore you may be asked to 'read in' for other people's auditions. For smaller roles I'd recommend audition for one part from each act.


There are many different roles to play and I'm looking to get a diverse cast of people to play the various roles. There is the opportunity for people to play more than one role. The Chorus role is the most flexible in the production, there is the opportunity for a Chorus role to be large or small. People may be cast to play the Chorus the whole way through the production or we could potentially split the Chorus by Act to allow people to take a "named" role too.  The Chorus is a really vital part of the production and they will have the largest amount of stage presence even if they don't have the most amount of lines.

If you'd like to learn more about the roles available, please download the character list.

You don't have to let us know you're coming, just turn up on the night! If you have any questions about the play or auditions, you can contact the director Liam Mortell via email: 

Depending on how the auditions go, there may be recalls on Tuesday 11th February 2020.

Practical information:

Rehearsals are every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. While you may not be called for every rehearsal, please try to keep these evenings free so you can attend as many rehearsals as possible. If you already know there are certain dates you're not available, please indicate these on your audition form on the evening so the director can plan rehearsals accordingly.

Performance dates and times: Tuesday 12th to Saturday 16th May at 7:45pm, including a Saturday matinee at 3pm. Get-in and tech rehearsal will take place on Sunday 10th May and dress rehearsal on Monday 11th May