Audition Information


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#2021 Auditions

Canberra REP regularly has six shows each calendar year for which we hold open Auditions. During 2021 we are producing 7 shows.

If you have any questions please email or call .

dates subject to change*

Auditions postponed for:

Sense and Sensibility by Kate Hamill. Directed by Liz Bradley (Postponed - see below)

A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters, shortly after their father’s sudden death. Set in gossipy 18-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humour, emotional depth and bold theatricality. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?

Performing 18 November – 4 December 2021. (dates subject to change)

Auditions will be at the O’Connor Guide Hall

original auditions now postponed - dates will be posted as soon as we are able to reschedule.           

Audition blocks are for 15 minutes per person with scripts available from Canberra REP for a $5 cash deposit, Wed – Fri 10am – 4pm.

Please note it is preferrred that those auditioning be 15 years and older - ages against the characters are playing ages only.
All auditionees must read the play, and prepare a monologue of up to one minute in length
. This can be from the play or any other source but similar in style to the character/play.                                                               

Rehearsals Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings, and Sunday afternoons, from 27 Sept times and venue TBC.


Elinor Dashwood – the eldest Dashwood sister; sensible.

Marianne Dashwood – the middle Dashwood sister; sensitive.

Margaret Dashwood – youngest Dashwood sister; playing age 10-13 years old.

Mrs. Dashwood – mother to the Dashwood sisters.

John Dashwood – half-brother to the Dashwood sisters (from their father’s side; no blood relation to Mrs. Dashwood).

Edward Ferrars – a gentleman; a bachelor.

Fanny (Ferrars) Dashwood – wife to John Dashwood and sister to Edward; nasty.

Colonel Brandon – an older bachelor; over 45 years old.

John Willoughby – an unusually handsome young man.

Sir John Middleton – a country gentleman; distant relation to Mrs. Dashwood.

Mrs. Jennings – a good-natured, boisterous woman; mother-in-law to Sir John and a terror to the countryside.

Lady Middleton – am over-bred lady.

Lucy Steele – a young girl from no fortune.

Anne Steele – Lucy’s sister; indiscreet.

Robert Ferrars – a callow young man; Edward Ferrars’ younger brother.

Also, to be doubled with the cast:

Gossips 1 – 5 – a chorus of high-society creatures.

Servants – including Thomas




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