Monday 18 April 2016

THE TEMPEST / A Community Production / Auditions & Workshops

Performed 15th - 19th June / Rehearsal across May & June

We're pretty darn excited about this - our very first community show, Flanagan Collective style...

In September 2014 we moved home, out of our beautiful village of Coxwold where we held The Little Festival Of Everything, and in to a very beautiful converted 17th Century Watermill just down the road in Stillington, North Yorkshire. 

We moved here to make a number of things possible - to have more artists to come and stay with us, to have space to rehearse shows and, ultimately, to present work here too. So here's the first show we are making around the grounds of our beautiful Mill. 

THE TEMPEST will be a promenade production around ponds, trees and grassy knolls - full of live music, more than a little anarchy, and the odd moment of beauty. The show will be performed by three professional actors alongside a cast of community performers and musicians. And we want you to come and be a part of it. 

So, whether you're a dab hand at Shakespeare, or have never seen a show in your life, we'd love to meet you. We're after community actors, musicians, crew and any good souls who want to lend a helping hand in front of, or behind, the scenes. 

If you want to come and meet us, here's how. 

We are holding two open workshops -

MONDAY 2ND MAY / 6:30pm (2hrs) / Stillington Village Hall
TUESDAY 3RD MAY / 6:30pm (2hrs) / Stillington Village Hall

If you want to be in the cast and company, we'd love to see you here. This will be a group workshop where we'll play some games and talk a little more about the production and you can tell us how you'd like to be involved. You only need to come to one of these workshops. This is a great time to say hello too, if you'd like to be involved off stage too. 

If you'd like to auditions for a particular part in the cast, and would like a speaking role, then we'd love you to come and read too. We'll be doing this in small groups for a half hour session or so. Do get in touch if you'd like to audition and we'll find a good time for you to come - we'd love to meet you at one of the workshops as well. 

SAT 7TH MAY / Slots between 10am-5pm / Crayke Sports Hall
SUN 8TH MAY / Slots between 12pm-7pm / Stillington Village Hall

We can also offer a role as assistant director and assistant designer. If you think this could be something you're interested in, then get in touch and head down to one of the workshops. 

You can sign up for a workshop and / or an audition, and find out more about all these things by emailing Alex on

This is a community production, so all these roles are voluntary but, we hope, very valuable. 

We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you soon. 

The Flanagans


The Flanagan Collective are associate company at York Theatre Royal. Their previous productions include Beulah, BABYLON, Sherlock Holmes: A Working Hypothesis and Fable. Their work tours nationally and internationally. They have just returned home to North Yorkshire following an award winning season in Adelaide.

The Tempest is directed by artistic director Alexander Wright. Alex's previous work includes The Great Gatsby at The Fleeting Arms, Romeo & Juliet for York International Shakespeare Festival with an international transfer, and as associate director on York Mystery Plays 2012 with York Theatre Royal, York Museums Trust and Riding Lights Theatre.