Coram Boy Community Company


We’ve had nearly 300 people apply to take part in the Coram Boy Community Cast! There are a very limited amount of audition slots available, and as we’d love to see every slot filled, we’ve kept our applications open.

Do you have a passion for taking part in theatre?
Do you love to sing? Or act?
Do you want to work with our Artistic Director Adam Penford?
Then come and join our Coram Boy community company!

We’re looking for up to 100 people to join our acting company and choir for this summer’s production of Coram Boy. You’ll have the chance to work with leading industry professionals, develop your performance skills and be part of a diverse and talented group of performers. No experience is necessary, it’s free to take part and you need to be aged 12 years or over, there’s no upper age limit.

You will need to commit to weekly evening rehearsals running from week commencing 13 May – 20 July, as well as evening technical and dress rehearsals running from 22 July – 6 August and the performances from 7 – 10 August 2019. Some Saturday mornings will also be added to the rehearsal schedule.

How to apply to take part

Complete the form below by Sunday 17 March. Once you have submitted the form you will then be given a link to book a place on an audition workshop. Our audition workshops are a relaxed and informal process where we get to find out more about you, and how you work with others. There will be group warm-ups and exercises and a small section of script work, but nothing needs to be prepared in advance, and no prior experience is needed. Just turn up with enthusiasm and a willingness to take part!

Audition workshop dates (to be booked in advance):

Tue 19 Mar: 5:30 – 6:30pm or 6:45 – 7:45pm (no more availability on this date)
Wed 20 Mar: 5:30 – 6:30pm or 6:45 – 7:45pm (no more availability on this date)
Thu 21 Mar: 5:30 – 6:30pm or 6:45 – 7:45pm (no more availability on this date)
Sat 23 Mar: 10 – 11am, 11:15 – 12:15pm, 1:30 – 2:30pm, 2.45- 3.45pm or 4 -5pm
Wed 27 Mar: 5.00 – 6.00pm
(BSL interpreter available on request for Sat 23 March, 10am and 11:15am)

Application form in accessible formats:
You can download alternative formats of the application form below. Once you have completed the form, either email it as an attachment to or post it to Elaine Williamson, Nottingham Playhouse, Wellington Circus, NG1 5AF by Monday 25 March.

PDF Version
Large Print PDF
Large Print Microsoft Word
Easy Read PDF
Easy Read Microsoft Word

Information in BSL here:

Information in audio format here:

If you have any questions about the Coram Boy Community Cast contact us by emailing or calling 0115 873 6248.