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Matilda - Open Auditions




Thank you for your interest in auditioning for our production of Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda The Musical JR’. Before continuing, please ensure you have read all of the information on this document, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch at On behalf of everyone at STS, we wish you all the very best for your audition. Good luck!

Stage Theatre Society is a youth theatre group and you must be between 7 and 19 years old to audition. These are open auditions, so you do not need to be an existing company member to attend. Auditions will be held on Sunday 10th March 2024 at Rainham School for Girls (Derwent Way, Rainham, Kent, ME8 0BX). Please read all of the information carefully to understand what you will need to do and when.

It is helpful for us if you can register in advance for auditions, which you can do by filling out the following online form:


On this form, you will be asked for important information such as emergency contact details etc that STS needs for all young people who take part in our shows. We will also take some additional information from you on the day. If you are unable to register in advance, that’s fine! Just turn up at the correct time as stated below and we will take your information on the door.



If you are interested in auditioning for the ensemble of this production, there is no need to prepare anything in advance. You will be taught a song and a dance combination on the day, and will take part in an acting activity, but you won’t be required to do anything on your own (only in small groups). Dress to dance (i.e. no restrictive clothing like jeans, and you should wear dance shoes or trainers).


To be considered for a principal dancer role, you must also attend either the ensemble or principal audition so that we can hear you sing. At this audition, you will be taught a more advanced dance combination. Please come dressed to dance and with a bottle of water.


PRINCIPAL AUDITIONS: 1.30pm - 7.30pm

To be considered for a Principal role you must also attend either ensemble or principal dancer auditions so we can see you dance. Before your audition, you will need to learn material by heart for your chosen character from the document below. We guarantee that we will see you perform the material for that character, however we will consider all auditionees for all available roles. Those who aren’t cast in principal roles will also be considered for featured and ensemble roles. Principal auditions will finish no later than 7.30pm, however we

may finish earlier. NOTE: Anyone wishing to be considered for the role of Mrs Wormwood MUST attend Principal Dancer auditions as well as Principal Auditions.

There is no fee to audition, but successful auditionees will be required to pay a production fee of £115. This fee will include all rehearsals, costumes, relevant insurances, as well as two tickets to the production on either the Wednesday or the Thursday performance. Cast members will need to be available for Sunday afternoon rehearsals from 2pm - 7.30pm, from 17th March up until the performance week. The production will be held at The Hazlitt Theatre from 10th July - 13th July 2024, but cast members would be expected to be at the theatre for evening rehearsals from 7th July.

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