Auditioning for Comedy
with Lucy Jenkins & Sooki McShane
In this session Lucy and Sooki will work with you on comedy scripts that they will send out ahead of the session. You will discuss the play and get to perform scenes from it. You’ll then get given notes and tips on how to do a successful comedy audition, followed by a Q&A at the end.
They will allocate parts and pairings and send the scripts / sides over to participants ahead of the workshop.
Workshop starts with 30 – 40 mins of chat where we can get to know each other a bit and talk about the play.
Participants get sent off in to breakout rooms to rehearse the scenes with partners.
Partners will be able to go through the scene a few times and receive notes/direction from the casting directors.
Q&A at the end of the session.
When: Thurs 29th July
Time: 1 -4pm
About Lucy & Sooki:
West End includes: The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, The Play That Goes Wrong, Peter
Pan Goes Wrong and Groan Ups (all for Mischief Theatre), The Kite Runner (Wyndhams /
Playhouse), The Red Lion and Bomber’s Moon (Trafalgar) War Horse (New London &
International Tour), Cool Hand Luke (Aldwych), Carrie’s War (Apollo).
Other recent theatre credits include: Stranger Things (Secret Cinema), The Snow Queen
(Rose Theatre), Clear White Light (Live Theatre), Clybourne Park (Rapture Theatre) Close
Quarters (Out of Joint / Sheffield), The Last Ship (Northern Stage & tour); Jekyll & Hyde
(Rose Theatre and tour), Cathy (Cardboard Citizens); Home Truths and La Ronde (Bunker
Theatre); Tyne and My Romantic History (Live Theatre); A Short History of Tractors in
Ukrainian and Mighty Atoms (Hull Truck), The Quiet House (Park Theatre); The Divided
Laing (Arcola); Wet House (Soho Theatre), Serpent’s Tooth (Almeida).
Upcoming: I’m Sorry, Prime Minister, I Can’t Quite Remember (Cambridge Arts & tour); A
Very British Coup (Live Theatre / Hull Truck); Groan Ups (National tour); Pitman Painters
(Live Theatre / Kenwright)
Film includes most recently: Deus, Dark Encounter, For Love or Money, Widow’s Walk,
Bliss! and The Comedian’s Guide to Survival
Currently in post-production: Dragged Up (short), The Night of the Living Dread (short
Lucy and Sooki are members of the CDG and BAFTA.
At Wildcard we believe everyone should have the chance to be creative. We want all our courses to be as open and inclusive as possible to anyone that wants to take part. We are aware that the cost of workshops and regular training is a key barrier in our industry for many people.
With this in mind, we are pleased to be able to offer 2 free places on each course.
If you are interested, please fill in this form where you can tell us a bit about yourself and let us know which course you are interested in:
Bursary places will be offered out no later than 2 weeks before the course begins.
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