Sign up to audition for The Grand Duke by Gilbert and Sullivan - Grosvenor Light Opera Company

Sign up to audition for The Grand Duke by Gilbert and Sullivan

GLOC are holding auditions this week for our next production – Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Grand Duke – performing in London 7th-10th June, and at the International G&S Festival in Buxton on 4th August. We are a friendly and welcoming amateur company who have been performing G&S in London for over 50 years.

We do not audition for chorus members. All are welcome — just come along!

Auditions for principal parts will take place on:

  • Wednesday 8 February (6:50pm – 10pm)
  • Saturday 11  February (10am – 2pm)

Both days will be held at our regular rehearsal venue: St Gabriel’s Halls, Churchill Gardens Rd, Pimlico, SW1V 3AA

Auditions can be booked by filling out the form located here

Audition material

Please see the link below to find the dialogue exerpts and suggested music for the auditions:

Link to Google Drive with audition dialogue and suggested music

In addition, the following Welcome Pack gives full details of the show itself, the company, key dates, and a character breakdown:

Link to Welcome Pack

Auditions will last around ten minutes and consist of an English language song of the candidate’s own choice and an extract of spoken libretto, followed by a brief chat. The audition songs listed above are suggestions, but candidates should feel free to choose any appropriate piece that shows them off to the best of their ability. In the interests of time, however, please select a section of around 2 minutes in duration, and please choose a piece in English. 

You are not required to have learnt the audition material by heart and are welcome to sing/read from the music/script. However, it is in your interests to ensure you are familiar enough with the material to be able to perform freely and respond to direction.

If you wish to be considered for more than one part please indicate this on the audition form; however you will only be able to do one audition slot.

There is a £10 audition fee; please bring £10 along with you on the day of the audition. If you do join the production, this audition fee is then deducted from your membership fee (so for those who continue in a chorus or principal role, there is no additional cost for auditioning).