CASTING CALL: Singing scientists and healthcare professionals sought to join the chorus of ‘The Mould that Changed the World’ for Edinburgh Fringe/Glasgow shows in August 2022

18th May 2022

The BSAC sponsored, sell-out 2018 Fringe musical The Mould That Changed the World is back, with a return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and a visit to Glasgow in August '22. What’s more, they’re looking for a local chorus of scientists and healthcare professionals recruited in each city to join the professional cast…

“The Mould that Changed the World” tells the story of a life-changing discovery that became a world-changing cure: the first antibiotic! Alexander Fleming is now at the end of his life, but he is not just looking back, he must still look forwards – because the world depends on it. The future is uncertain and his responsibility to make the human race understand a crucial message is becoming more urgent than ever…

Find out more about the show here

 

CHORUS AUDITIONS

These aren’t going to be a scary formal affair. We’re just going to sing through one of the songs from the show with you, and also hear an excerpt of a song you enjoy singing. The Chorus will be 16 strong in each performance and requires you to sing both in unison and in parts (SATB), so we just want to make sure that you are a confident singer. We will have an accompanist for you, so please bring 2 copies of the song you’d like to sing for us.

  • Saturday 14 May, 0930-1630 Robertson Room, Edinburgh Academy, Edinburgh
  • Saturday 21 May, 1030-1700 Robertson Room, Edinburgh Academy, Edinburgh

Book your audition slot here

Please prepare:

  • a short song or extract of a song from any musical (no more than 3 mins in length).
  • a short extract from The Mould that Changed the World (available at the link below along with a recording to help you learn the piece).

Get your audition material here

 

SHOW DATES 2022

REHEARSALS
 

Sunday 12 June

 

1000-1700

 

Venue TBC, Edinburgh

Sunday 24 July 1000-1700 Robertson Room, Edinburgh Academy
Wednesday 27 July 1900-2200 Magnusson Theatre, Edinburgh Academy
Saturday 30 July 1000-1700 Magnusson Theatre, Edinburgh Academy
Sunday 31 July 1000-1700 Magnusson Theatre, Edinburgh Academy
Wednesday 3 August 1900-2200 Magnusson Theatre, Edinburgh Academy
Thursday 4 August 1900-2200 Magnusson Theatre, Edinburgh Academy
Saturday 6 August 1000-1700 Magnusson Theatre, Edinburgh Academy
Sunday 7 August 1000-1700 Magnusson Theatre, Edinburgh Academy
Wednesday 10 1900-2200 Magnusson Theatre, Edinburgh Academy

 

PERFORMANCES

Please note: the chorus is double cast so you will only be required for half of these dates

Thursday 11 August 1930 Magnusson Theatre, Edinburgh Academy
Friday 12 August 1930 Magnusson Theatre, Edinburgh Academy
Saturday 13 August 1430 & 1930 Magnusson Theatre, Edinburgh Academy
Sunday 14 August 1930 Magnusson Theatre, Edinburgh Academy
Tuesday 16 August 1930 Magnusson Theatre, Edinburgh Academy
Wednesday 17 August 1930 Magnusson Theatre, Edinburgh Academy
Thursday 18 August 1930 Webster’s Theatre, Glasgow
Friday 19 August 1930 Webster’s Theatre, Glasgow
Saturday 20 August 1930 Webster’s Theatre, Glasgow

We appreciate that giving up your time to be part of the production will be hard to commit to for the entire run of performances. Therefore we are looking for a pool of singers to make up the Chorus. Each singer will be involved in around 4 performances, depending on availability. We anticipate that for the performances you commit to we would need you at the venue an hour before the scheduled start time.

CONTACT

Email:                      jessica@charadestheatre.co.uk

Website:                  www.mouldthatchangedtheworld.com

 

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