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Auditions - now open!

Audition Registrations are now open for our November 2024 production of Scotland Road.

Please download the Audition Pack which details all the key dates, a synopsis of the play, the roles available and more!

About Scotland Road

by Jeffrey Hatcher

In the last decade of the twentieth century, a young woman in nineteenth-century clothing is found floating on an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. When rescued, she utters only one word: Titanic. The woman, named Winifred, is taken to an isolated spot on the coast of Maine where an expert on the sinking of the liner, a mysterious man named John, has arranged to interrogate her for six days.

His goal: to crack her story, compel her to admit she’s a fraud, and uncover her true identity.

His one clue: her enigmatic references to an unknown place called ‘Scotland Road.’ As we delve deeper into the mystery, the lines between truth and deception blur, and we discover the Titanic still holds some secrets.

Auditions:  Monday 29 July and Tuesday 30 July 2024 (7:30-9:30pm) - you must pre-register

Rehearsals: August - October 2024 (Mondays and Thursdays, 7:00pm - 10:00pm)

Performances:  Friday 1 November, Saturday 2 November, Sunday 3 November, Friday 8 November, Saturday 9 November, Friday 15 November, Saturday 16 November, Sunday 17 November 2024

Roles available:  Scotland Road features a cast of six - John, Halbrech, Woman, Ms. Kittle, Kaspar and Dane.

Please download the Audition Pack for all the details!

A local theatre.
For local actors. No experience necessary.

Have you ever imagined yourself on stage, or are you simply curious about acting? This is your chance! Our community theatre is a fantastic place to start, and we're looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our family. Don't worry if you've never acted before—no experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn and have fun! Auditions are a great way to meet new people, express yourself, and maybe discover a new passion. So why not give it a try? 

How should you prepare for your audition?

First, read the 'Audition Pack' of the production you are auditioning for for the preferred audition format. However, most Mercury Theatre auditions are 'cold reads' - where an actor is asked to read from a script with little to no prior preparation. This allows the Director to evaluate your instinctive acting skills, how you work with others and if you fit a particular role.

 

To prepare,  practice cold reading by looking at various scripts or books and reading them aloud without preparation. Focus on clarity, pacing, and expressive reading.   

 

It might also help to familiarise yourself with the play, the genre, and any available synopsis or script excerpt. Break a leg! 

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