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Doorstep Arts / News / Tue 23 Jun 2015

Auditions for Grit (the musical)

Auditions for Grit (the musical)

Auditions will be held on 11 July, 1-4 PM at the Princess Theatre. No preparation is necessary for the auditions. You should expect to read from a script, devise some original scene material in groups and to sing a short musical excerpt which will be taught on the day. Anyone aged 14-25 can attend these open auditions. If you would like to get involved with the production and you are outside this age range, please contact

'Grit' is an original musical production, funded by Arts Council England. The show is inspired by Madeleine L’Engle’s book A Wrinkle in Time and 4 other source materials. The story follows a young woman as she tries to rescue a missing father, save her younger brother, and find her own destiny.

The performance company will be composed of young people aged 14-25. It will perform for public audiences and school groups of year 6 & 7 students.

The rehearsals will begin with a 3-day intensive in August 2015 and the production will tour from 4-7 November 2015.


Principle Roles:
14-18 year old female, strong acting/devising skills, strong singer
15-19 year old male, strong acting/devising skills, strong singer or musician
10-15 year old female or male, strong acting/devising skills, strong singer

Further Roles to be filled at auditions, all open to performers aged 14-25:
2 strong actors with no singing responsibilities
3 strong singer/musicians, ideally singer-songwriters
2 actors with puppeteering or dance experience
2 writers who would also be happy to serve as assistant directors to the project
2 technicians with pre-existing basic technical theatre skills

Rehearsal Schedule - all rehearsals at Paignton Library Complex or Palace Avenue Methodist Church Hall in Paignton:

15 July, 4-9 PM Palace Avenue Church Hall
30 July, 1-5 PM Library
31 July, 10-3 PM Library
1 August, 10-3 Palace Avenue Church Hall
22 August,10-3 Library

Weekly Wednesday evening rehearsals in the autumn from 2 September to 4 November. (Specific dates are listed on the Doorstep Arts website:

Performances: 6 & 7 November, Palace Theatre Arena Studio + 2 touring schools performances

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Princess Theatre

Torbay Rd, Torquay, Devon TQ2 5EZ


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