The Essex Group
St Michaels lane,
Essex CM7 1EY
to CAST PRODUCTION we are creatively managed by The Essex Group who have been staging shows in Essex since 1990.
We cast each production from scratch by OPEN AUDITION. We have a very active youth policy; working mostly with young actors up to and including the age of 25 and stage four musicals and four plays a year IN CONJUNCTION WITH Stageability Actors School.
We are supported by a unique team of creative directors and musicians who have worked
in the musical and theatre industry for many years in the professional arena as well
as the non-
We are the recipients of over sixty National and International Awards for excellence ranging from production accolades, costume and set design, musicianship, direction and many individual awards for acting and singing too.
Our Creative directors have a passion for producing dynamic innovative productions which continue to receive both public and press acclaim.
Each year a cast of 100 are sought by OPEN AUDITION consisting of leading players, ensemble and dancers. The audition process commences each year in November and in addition to the main auditions include audition workshops for those new to the theatre or needing to gain a boost in confidence. Experience is not necessary as our creative team are always looking for new talent and an abundance of enthusiasm
1ST ROUND AUDITIONS
Auditions to cast all parts and Storytellers start on November 16th. We require actors
aged from 8 to 18 years old -
A Theatrical Masterpiece
WITHAM PUBLIC HALL
NWITHAM PUBLIC HALL
Casting Jesus Christ Superstar is to take place in February 2014 and is open to all ages. The featured roles are to be played by actors aged 16+ with a mixed aged ensemble including eight young actors aged 8 to 12 years old.
Patrick Tucker will musically direct with Gary Sullivan Directing this collaborative partnership have been responsible for Essex Group productions including LES MISERABLES, WEST SIDE STORY, NOTRE DAME, HALF A SIXPENCE and SEUSICAL
Our annual unique Panto
Auditioned in June/July each year, a brand new script is then written by our artistic
director Gary Sullivan ready to begin rehearsals in October. A traditional panto
with our own take on classic panto tales. 2014 will see us peform in two venues WITHAM
PUBLIC HALL, Witham 20th -
The World’s Best Loved
Our biggest and most adventurous challenge yet! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Musical phenomenon is coming to the TOWNGATE THEATRE Basildon in October 2014 and casting will commence in February 2014. As well as all parts, the Ensemble and Dancers are also required for this ground breaking production. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR AUDITION INFORMATION and production details.
If you would like to be sent the AUDITION PACK for any of our forthcoming shows -