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Auditions are held throughout the year, and normally take place 2-3 months before the performances. We try to announce the dates of auditions 1-2 months in advance.

Non-members are welcome to audition. However, if cast, you must become a member of the group:  find out more.

If you have accessibility requirements, please let us know about these before the audition so we can ensure you are supported. Our theatre is wheelchair accessible: find out more.

    • 24/08/2022
    • 19:30
    • 25/08/2022
    • Putney Arts Theatre

     Audition details

    Great Expectations

    by Charles Dickens
    Adapted by Neil Bartlett

    directed by Ian Higham                                    

    Please find below the details of the auditions and backstage help required for Great Expectations. 

    Audition dates

    • Wednesday 24 August 2022, 7.30pm
    • Thursday 25 August 2022, 7.30pm


    • Saturday 27 August, 11.30am


    Putney Arts Theatre,  main stage
    • 8 - 12 November 2022, 7.45pm
    • 12 November 2022, 3.00pm matinee

    Tech: Sunday 6 November

    Dress Rehearsal: Monday 7 November 7.45pm


    Neil Bartlett's acclaimed adaptation of Charles Dickens' greatest novel. A host of unforgettable characters are brought to life in a truly theatrical way, as young Pip - bequeathed a fortune by a  mysterious benefactor - sets out on a journey that introduces him to society but ultimately teaches him the true value of things.


    Rehearsals will take place in the evenings from 7.30pm on weekdays (usually two or three times a week) and on Sunday during the day. Starting from Sunday 11 September.


    Audition material will be provided on the day. Knowledge of the book or the play will be advantageous.

    For more information, or if you would like to attend, please contact the director Ian Higham on ian@nickhernbooks.co.uk


    The characters are split between four individual actors and a company who double up and play several roles. The ages given below are a guideline.

    Pip -  25-30  (This part may be split with another actor/actress playing young Pip - 10 -15)

    Estella - 20s (also plays young Estella 13)

    Miss Havisham - 40 +

    Abel Magwitch - 40 +

    The Company

    Actor One: Joe Gargery / Mr Jaggers - 40

    Actor Two: Mrs Joe / Biddy - 30

    Actor Three: Mr Pumblechook/ Bentley Drummel / Wemmick - 30/40

    Actor Four: Herbert Pocket/ Compeyson / Mr Wopsle 25-30


    All other characters played by the company.


    We are committed to improving diversity in our casting and. unless stated for artistic reasons, we aim to actively adopt an inclusive casting policy. This is an amateur production. You do not need to be a member of PTC to audition but actors and crew will need to become members for £25 a year - Direct Debit, or £30 otherwise. A £25 show fee will also need to be paid by all actors in the production. We encourage auditionees to become a member of PTC anyway even if not cast.

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You can also attend one of our upcoming member events if you'd like to discuss becoming a member, but aren't interested in any productions we've got coming up. 

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