Audition Preparation

Auditions taking place on 29th January 2022 from 12 noon.

Please choose a passage/character from the script excerpts and also learn a couple of verses of the song Sailing to America – lyrics and MP3 are included.

We will email you in the next few days with a time slot. If you have changed your mind and not coming – please let us know asap.

Also, let us know if there is a particular part you are auditioning for, if any, at the audition. There is a big uptake for auditions I’m afraid, so we will be allocating a maximum of 7-8 minutes for each performer.

There is a ‘snug’ downstairs at the venue and someone will take care of you there. Any questions please get back to us. Please also confirm you have received a time slot by emailing us a confirmation.

Very best of Luck and look forward to meeting you all on 29 January!

regards

John

Scripts and Audio

Scripts – please choose 1 for the audition.

Meadowbank, Rae & Cockburn in court discussing the charges of murder.

Dr Robert Knox meets Burke & Hare while moving a body in a wheelbarrow at night.

Burke, Hare, Nell & Meg discussing how they make their money.

Anne and Thomas Ireland discussing their romantic future.

Sailing to America – MP3

For those auditioning for Burke & Hare please learn to sing the following lyrics.

You don’t need to memorise them at this stage!

Burke - "I will Be Your Friend"

LORD, O’ LORD DON’T DESERT ME PLEASE
BEGGING YOU, I’M DOWN ON MY KNEES
I’LL BE GONE BEFORE THAT COCKERELL CROWS
RESURRECT ME LORD AND SAVE MY SOUL

AND I WILL BE YOUR FRIEND FOR EVERMORE

THE DEVIL FOUND ME AND TURNED MY HEAD
I SHOULD HAVE LISTENED TO MY LORD INSTEAD
THE GAME WAS OVER WHEN I ROLLED THEM DICE
THERE’S ONLY ONE MAN WHO CAN PAY THE PRICE

Hare - "Irrelevant"

WELL, THE WOLVES ARE OUT, THERE’S A RISING MOON
I’VE GOT A TASTE OF RED WINE IN MY LOCAL SALOON
BEATEN UP BAD IN A BAR ROOM BRAWL
SHE WORE A LONG BLONDE WIG, SHE WAS SIX FOOT TALL

CHORUS
OH, IT’S GOOD TO KNOW
I WON’T BE STAYING FOR THE REST OF THE SHOW
I GOT A PLAN TO MOVE ON AND IT’S EXCELLENT,
ANYTHING ELSE IS JUST IRRELEVANT…..

Audition Applications are now officially closed.