Audition dates for Shrek The Musical

The first meeting and pre-audition workshop for Shrek The Musical will take place after the Cygnet Players AGM on Tuesday 24 September 2019, at St Barnabas Church Hall, Lavenham Road, Southfields SW18 5EP.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the show (members and non-members alike), please come along to meet the creative team and hear them talk about their plans for the show and auditions.


The current schedule for pre-audition rehearsals and audition dates are as follows:

All meetings and auditions (unless otherwise communicated) will take place at St Barnabas Church Hall.

The show itself will be performed at London Oratory Theatre, Fulham, from 19–22 February 2020.

Information about the show and auditions, the creative team and the audition process can be found in the information sheet here.

Audition information and audition materials are now available here.

The audition form is available here. Forms should be returned to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 12pm on Friday 27th September.

If you have any questions about the pre-audition meetings, or the auditions themselves, please email us at our dedicated Shrek email address – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to seeing you at the first meeting! 

Audition approach:

Our approach to auditions and casting
Anyone is welcome to audition. If you're not a paid up member at the time of auditioning, you'll need to pay a £10 audition fee, which will be offset against your show fee if you're cast. In order to join the cast and perform in the show, you'll need to pay an annual membership fee (£25 standing order, or £30 cash). 

We will try to audition everyone that wants to take part; but this may not be possible if your audition form is submitted after the given deadline, or the number of available audition slots has been exceeded. 

Auditions are closed, and take place in front of a panel of at least three people, including at least one committee member, plus the show's production team. 

The cast itself

The creative team will specify the size of cast required for the show, based on the theatre capacity, along with the singing/dancing/acting skills required for each role. 

Cygnets will always strive to have a cast containing a good mix of members and non-members (where, in this context, a 'member' is either a paid up member, or has been in two or more Cygnet shows in the past), to ensure that the membership is well represented. 

The cast will be chosen by the audition panel, taking into account: 

Other guidelines