Audition Notice

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare


Performance Dates:

  • Friday 17th July 2015, 7:30pm
  • Saturday 18th July 2015, 3:30pm
  • Saturday 18th July 2015, 7:30pm
  • Wednesday 22nd July 2015, 7:30pm
  • Thursday 23rd July 2015, 7:30pm
  • Friday 24th July 2015, 7:30pm
  • Saturday 25th July 2015, 3:30pm
  • Saturday 25th July 2015, 7:30pm

Little Oak Wood, Addison Way, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, NW11 6QS


St Margaret's Church Hall, Victoria Avenue N3 1BD

Audition: Sunday 22nd March 2015, 7:30pm

Director: Owain Rose

In a twisted take on the classic Shakespeare script - in 2015 The Circus is coming to town! A group of famous performers who have been on a separate tour return to bolster the ranks of the Magicians, Mystics, Fire Breathers and Acrobats in residence at the house of the great Cirque De Messina... Ringmaster Leonato welcomes all. Former lovers reignite old feuds (and old flames) whilst new flames are furiously fanned and a comical web of deceit is woven to unmask all villains and put the world to rights. Performed in GST's outdoor venue, the perfect setting for this riotous and witty play!

The audition will be worskshop based. The piece that will be used in the audition is below, for people who wish to have a glance in advance. Please do not learn this piece as this will not help in the workshop.

These are open auditions. Please read the auditions page if you have never auditioned with the GST before.


NB - Age: The age shown against certain characters is the age of that character and not the age you have to be to play the part. If you think you can play that age - have a go!

  • Beatrice(Female, 30 - 50's) - A Fortune Teller/ Mystic. Leonato's niece and Hero's cousin.
  • Benedick(Male, 30's - 50's) - The famous Magician ‘Signior Mountanto'. A friend of Don Pedro and Claudio.
  • Claudio(Male, 16 - 25) - A younger member of the circus. A rising star.
  • Hero(Female, 16 - 25) - Daughter of the Ringmaster.
  • Don Pedro(Male, 40's) - An important nobleman from Aragon, also a Strongman (this could perhaps also be played by a woman).
  • Leonato(Male, 40 - 70's) - The Ringmaster of the Messina circus.
  • Don John(Female, 40's) - A bearded lady and the sister of Don Pedro.
  • Margaret(Female, 16 - 30) - A make up artist.
  • Borachio(Male, any age) - An associate of Don John and a clown.
  • Conrad(Female, any age) - One of Don John's more intimate associates - a harlequin.
  • Dogberry(Male, 8 - 18) - A wolf-boy/dog boy, leader of the circus urchins
  • Verges(Male/Female 8-18) - A circus urchin.
  • Messengers 1 and 2(Male/Female, 8-18) - Circus urchins.
  • Balthasar(Male/Female, any age) - A minstrel (ideally can play an instrument and sing well)
  • Ursula(Female, any age) - A member of the Messina circus.

Audition Pieces:

Benedick and Beatrice

For more information contact:
Owain Rose

Please email Owain Rose if you want any more information. We will be rehearsing two evenings in the week and on Sundays. Weekday rehearsal days will be decided after the audition.

Please note that, though you do not have to join the GST to audition, all actors in a GST show are required to be members.

We look forward to seeing you
Owain Rose