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Lyceum Young Company 2023, Auditions

Lyceum Young Company 2023 Auditions

Following the success of our first Young Company production in April 2022, we are excited to announce a second opportunity for a new cohort of young people to present an exciting new piece of writing with the working title 'The Multiverse is Gay: A play for everyone, from every Universe!', by Lewis Hetherington in Spring 2023.

The script is still in development, but the play will be an ensemble piece with 12 roles available for young people aged 16-21. As such, we are initially looking to build a strong group of performers who will work together to bring the play to life, and the actual casting process will be part of the initial first 6 weeks of rehearsals.

In order to audition, you must:

  • Be aged between 16 and 21 as of 1st February 2023, to comply with Council performance licensing rules
  • Be confident with both acting and movement
  • Be available on Tuesday and Friday evenings for rehearsals, and production/performance week dates (please check the Audition Pack carefully)
  • Not be in any form of professional drama training

No previous acting experience is necessary and young people of all abilities and background are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in hearing from young people who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community, though this is not a requirement to be involved. 

Working Title: The Multiverse is Gay: A play for everyone, from every Universe!

It’s the last day of school and a raggle taggle group of friends are bunking off. They break into some fancy private gardens to have a party. In a world that feels like it’s falling apart, they are trying to hold themselves together. Other people seem to cast them as the outsiders; the geeks, the queer kids, the school dropouts. But they know they are a community, a family.

Except for Amber. She always feels slightly on the outside of things. Her friends couldn’t be kinder, but she feels out of kilter. Like she’s looking in on her own life, trying to work out what is wrong with her.

As the garden revels begin, Amber wanders off and accidentally stumbles through a portal which launches her in flight across the Multiverse. As she tumbles through time and space, will she finally find somewhere that she belongs?

'The Multiverse is Gay: A play for everyone, from every Universe!' is a wild, playful and joyful rollercoaster through life in High School, the multiverse, and finding yourself over and over and over again...

For more information on the audition process, key dates and the show itself please find the Audition Pack here.

Cast and Credits

CREATIVE TEAM

Director: Sophie Howell
Assistant Director:  Leila Price
Writer: Lewis Hetherington 

Dates, Times & Prices

Monday 29 - Wednesday 31 August
6pm - 8pm

Please note that auditions are free but places must be booked in advance via The Lyceum website.

Rehearsals will take place from late September 2022 through to early April 2023, with an extended break at Christmas. Performances are scheduled for mid-April. Further details, including breakdown of roles, can be found here

Accessibility

Auditions will be held in a friendly, supportive group environment involving a mixture of script work, improvision and character work. Auditions are completely free, with no preparation needed, and it’s advised that anyone wishing to audition who would benefit from additional support - such as physical access, neurodiversity or mental health requirements – should reach out in advance to ensure their needs are adequately met in advance of auditions. 

Please let us know if you have any accessibilty needs by emailing lyt@lyceum.org.uk as soon as possible.