CP Theatre Auditions for Shakespeare in Love


CP Theatre Auditions for Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love is a play by Lee Hall adapted from the Tom Stoppard film of the same title that won the Oscar in 1998. Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block… the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he’s in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play.
Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece.5 STARS! “Funny, often genuinely moving, and generates a glow you could warm your hands by….” – Daily Telegraph,

Auditions are August 12 & 13 at 7:00pm in the rehearsal hall Overcash 300. No preparation necessary. Cold readings from the script.

We are looking to cast approximately 22 performers ages 10 to 60+. Age ranges listed are those of characters not necessarily those of the actor playing the role. All ethnicities are encouraged audition. Many characters sing short pieces during the performance but this is not a musical.

Roles are available for 16 men 18 to 60+, 4 women 18 to 60+ and 1 boy 10 to 12 and 1 boy early teens. Many actors play multiple characters as well as roles in various Shakespearean plays.

Rehearsals will begin on August 15 with a cast meeting. Normal rehearsal pattern is Monday – Thursday evening 7:00pm to 9:30pm.  Performances run September 27 – October 6 in the Halton Theatre.

If you have any questions please contact Tom Hollis at 704-330-6835 or tom.hollis@cpcc.edu.