Opportunities for emerging actors to work with GSC 

Playing Cards Alice 2015 (c) Steve Porter Pictures

Guildford Shakespeare Company are opening their doors to emerging actors who are looking for experience before going to Drama School.

If you are considering a career in acting and need experience to get into drama school, or, perhaps if you are someone that trained as an actor, and has decided upon an alternative career, but is still keen to flex your acting muscles… then this opportunity could be for you.

From 13 October – 3 November 2018, GSC will be re-mounting their production of Alice in Wonderland and are looking for aspiring actors to take on the roles of the Playing Cards.


Performances are Monday to Saturday every evening at 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm, with extra performances at 5.30pm on Saturday’s 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov.

You will also be required every evening from 5pm for the technical/dress rehearsals during the w/c 8 October

Although this is an unpaid opportunity, we hope that you will gain invaluable professional experience, learning not only from a professional director with a vast and varied CV but also from a wide range of experienced actors. You will need to commit to a minimum of three nights per week, in order to be considered for this post.

Auditions will take place at GSC’s offices on Midleton Road on Saturday 1 September between 10am – 12md and are by invitation only.

If you would like to apply for this post, please email Sarah at [email protected].co.uk, with information about your previous theatrical experience, before 6pm Wednesday 29 August.

(Photo: Playing Cards from 2015 production (c) Steve Porter)

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2 thoughts on “Opportunities for emerging actors to work with GSC 

  1. You need to open your doors to more actors who have gone through drama school successfully and need to continue having opportunities to practice the art of acting in Shakespearean plays. At the moment you are a closed shop and elitist, not taking care of actors who have worked hard at their craft. How about some auditions for all those who have been struggling for some years and need to be really seen!!???? When and where are your auditions? Level playing field, inclusive? You’re joking!!

    1. Hello there. Thank you for your comments. To give you an insight into our casting process, we send breakdowns out several times a year via Spotlight, inviting agents to submit their clients. We regularly meet many, many actors that we have never seen before; we also try to see people’s performances when they invite us to attend a production they are in.

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