You Can Audition for the New Community Play, Leeds Lads, from Red Ladder Theatre

Red Ladder Theatre Comapny

Are you over 18 and a budding actor or have you ever wanted just to have a go? Then here’s the opportunity for you!  The brilliant Red Ladder Theatre Company are holding open auditions for their new community play, Leeds Lads

LeesdLads_Design_Flyer2_AW-01Leeds Lads auditions will be held at the following times and places:

Saturday 19th March 09:30 – 13:00 Carriageworks Theatre, The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD

Saturday 19th March 13:30 – 17:00 Hunslet Hawks, South Leeds Stadium, Middleton Grove, Leeds LS11 5DJ

Sunday 20th March 09:00 – 12:00 Sunday 20th March 09:00 – 12:00 Try Zone, Headingley Carnegie Stadium, St Michal’s Lane, Leeds, LS6 3BR

Everyone is welcome to sign up!

You will not be required to bring an audition piece as the audition will be in a workshop format.

Auditions will run consist of registration followed by a warm up, some ensemble movement and vocal exercises. Smaller groups will be given the opportunity to play any instruments they play, more precise movement and vocal exercises and some short passages to read out.

Please wear casual, loose fitting clothes that you feel comfortable in and bring your own food/water.

It will be fun. It will be instructive. It will be invigorating.

No experience needed but we can only audition over 18s – sorry!

Rehearsals for Leeds Lads will be Sundays from and including 10 April 2016 from 10am – 5pm for the full cast and then, in addition, Monday and Tuesday evenings for principal characters and band practices.

We will need commitment to the whole rehearsal period and then the technical and dress rehearsal period week beginning 13 June 2016 plus the week of shows including the potential matinee on Wednesday 22 June 2016 and the definite matinee on Saturday 25 June 2016.

If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact Jenny Sullivan by email:

You can download the audition application form here.


Tickets for Leeds Lads are on sale now from the Carriageworks Theatre. There will be an open rehearsal on Sunday 5th June at 1.30pm at Central Library, Leeds, as part of the Leeds Big Bookend Festival 2016. This will be a free event and a fascinating insight into the life and workings of a new play. Booking details to follow soon.




Fiona Gell

Fiona is a lifelong reading enthusiast and book lover. Her career started as a bookseller and has never really veered away from the written and spoken word. It was a dream for her to be a founder member of The Leeds Big Bookend and the Northern Short Story Festival. She continues to be its Director.

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