14 January 2022

MALE ENSEMBLE MEMBER NEEDED

Due to a change in circumstances, Sedos are looking for two additional ensemble members (one male, one female) to join the cast of The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

If you previously auditioned for the show and would like to be considered again, please email to let us know. Otherwise, we welcome keen singers and dancers to submit a video of ‘Never The Luck’ (male) or ‘Moonfall’ (female) to edwin.drood@sedos.co.uk by 5pm on Friday 28 January.

A backing track can be found at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_lsb7IC08KOVMxRQv9DYEP8ELz9aomcb

ABOUT THE SHOW

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a hilarious musical whodunit loosely based on Charles Dickens’ famous unfinished novel.

This wildly warm-hearted theatrical experience kicks off when the Music Hall Royale (a hilariously raucous Victorian musical troupe) “puts on” its flamboyant rendition of an unfinished Dickens mystery. This framing of the show allows for much more comedy and melodrama than if the original text were played straight.

The story itself deals with John Jasper, a Jekyll-and-Hyde choirmaster who is quite madly in love with his music student, the fair Miss Rosa Bud. Miss Bud is, in turn, engaged to Jasper’s nephew, young Edwin Drood. Our title character disappears mysteriously one stormy Christmas Eve – but has Edwin Drood been murdered? And if so, then whodunit?

Due to the unfinished nature of the text, the Music Hall Royale call upon the audience to vote on the ending of the show, resulting in the cast performing a different outcome every time!

AUDITIONS

VIEW THE ORIGINAL AUDITION NOTICE

If you have any questions, please contact edwin.drood@sedos.co.uk for more information.

KEY DATES

Rehearsals: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Tech & dress: Sunday20 and Monday 21 March 2022
Performance: Tuesday22–Saturday 26 March 2022 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm

Performances take place at the Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, EC4Y 8EQ

EQUALITY, INCLUSION & DIVERSITY

Sedos seeks to build and sustain a membership that is reflective of the diverse communities within London. We actively encourage performers to audition for the roles which they feel best suit their skills. Please check the casting breakdown for any specific requirements.

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