Auditions for Northumberland Players

Auditions for Northumberland Players are scheduled several months before performance dates depending on the type of production and the size of the cast.

Auditions are open to all. We are a non-Equity company.

Audition notices are usually available as downloadable pdfs. Call or email the producer or director for more information or to schedule an audition time.

Check back regularly for details about audition opportunities.


QUARTET  by Ronald Harwood

Monday, June 5 and Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Callbacks, if needed, Wednesday June 7, 2017.

Performances at the Firehall Theatre on weekends, September 22, 2017 – October, 2017.

Produced by Fred and Anne Luken

Directed by Chris M. Worsnop (The Mousetrap,  The Dining Room, Steel Magnolias, Not Now Darling for NP)

Interested NP members and others are invited to auditions at 7:30pm in the Firehall Theatre, 213 Second Street, Cobourg, on Monday, June 5 & Tuesday, June 6. Call backs, if needed, will be on Wednesday, June 7.

The cast consists of four retired opera singers, living in a musicians-only retirement residence: two male and two female.

The story of this gentle and poignant amusement – without giving too much away – involves our foursome living among their memories, coping with life’s inconveniences, operating on an NSP (No Self Pity) philosophy, and handling a new arrival: an event involving some interesting cats and pigeons.

No singing ability is required of the actors.

The auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, some workshop exercises, etc. No prepared piece is required

Because the play goes up on September 22, any potential cast members MUST be largely available for rehearsal during the summer months, and will be asked on the audition sheet, as a courtesy to other members of the ensemble, to list ALL dates during July and August when they can not be available. There will be more information at the auditions about the rehearsal dates and process.

We are looking for four actors who will enjoy working to form a team unit that will deliver together a finished piece of enjoyably excellent drama.

Download details of this audition at Audition Notice – Quartet


The 39 Steps Adapted by Patrick Barlow From the Novel by John Buchan

Tuesday, May 30 and Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

Produced by Fran Martin

Directed by Jack Boyagian

Show runs weekends October 14 to November 5, 2017 in dinner theatre at the-Best Western Cobourg Inn and Convention Centre, Cobourg

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! Packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft.

Auditions will be held at the Firehall Theatre, 213 Second Street, Cobourg,

The cast consists of 2 male “clowns” or 1 male and 1 female “clown” of any age but roles are very physical and they play multiple roles , 1 male lead 30s to 40s and 1 female 20s to 40s (plays three roles)

The auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, some workshop exercises, etc. Wear comfy shoes and clothes.

No prepared piece is required. Download details at Auditions for The 39 Steps

Rehearsals will begin in JUne in order to take some of the summer off. It is hoped that the cast is able to work together to take the same period off for the summer holidays. The physical nature of the show requires precise timing therefore working together is extremely important.

If you would like more information please email Fran Martin catsrme2@hotmail.com or Jack Boyagian boyagianjack@gmail.com


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