Derby Theatre to hold auditions for young boy to appear in big spring production

Derby Theatre is looking for a boy from the region, with a playing age of 7 – 9 years old, to be in their big production for spring 2018, Jim Cartwright’s brilliant comic play TWO.

On Wednesday 17 January and Monday 22 January, individual auditions will be held for boys who are interested in appearing in the production, which will run in the Main House at Derby Theatre from Friday 2 until Saturday 24 March.

Individual auditions will be held over the two days, from 6pm until 9pm, in 15 - 20 minute slots. Young people will take part in a range of drama exercises and games, and be asked to perform a short extract from the script, which will be issued beforehand to give them plenty of time to practice. We are looking for three young actors, with a playing age of 7 – 9 years old to play the part of a 7 year old boy. Each boy will perform on different dates during the run, on a rotating basis.

We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and footwear for the audition and to bring along a bottle of water for refreshment. Previous experience in performing is not essential.

Following the auditions, those successfully selected will be asked to work for a full Saturday with Director, Sarah Brigham. The main rehearsals, with the professional company of adult actors, will then commence on Monday 5 February and each young actor will be required to rehearse 1-2 weekday evenings, plus Saturdays during the whole rehearsal period. Additional rehearsals may take place as the production nears to opening. TWO will open on the main stage at Derby Theatre on Friday 2 March and run until Saturday 24 March. 

Sarah Brigham (Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Derby Theatre and Director of TWO) said:
“This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside two professional actors and to take a pivotal role in our next production.  The participants who work as part of our young company always have a fantastic experience and I'm certain this will also be a great opportunity. So, if you are enthusiastic, a great team player and eager to perform and showcase your talent, then we look forward to hopefully seeing you at the auditions.”

How to book an audition slot
Parents and guardians: simply call the Box Office on 01332 593939, ask to book a place for your preferred time slot and register the details of your son/young person. Once you have booked a slot, we will then email you with more information, including sending you a script extract. For any questions you may have once you have received the additional information please email

More information about the production: TWO