Casting 13-21 years olds to form our 2024 Young Company                                                      (You must be starting year 9 from this September 2024 to qualify being able to audition) 

This is our performance-based project. It demands huge commitment and full attendance. Our annual young company project aims to develop the talents of young performers working alongside a creative team of theatrical professionals. The project starts with an intense week of rehearsals at the end of the summer holidays, followed by rehearsals every Friday evening and Sunday daytime. This results in a week of shows at The Great Hall at The Leys during October half-term. 

Show synopsis

Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys And Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend, nightclub performer Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown. Guys And Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.

Audition Workshops

Sunday 21 April 
Workshop 1 - 14:00– 15:30
Workshop 2 - 15:30 – 17:00
Workshop 3 - 17:00 - 18:30
Workshop 4 - 19:00 - 20:30

Sunday 28 April
Recall audition, 13:00 - 16:00 (invitation only)  

Audition workshops will take place at Trumpington Meadows Primary School.


Meet and Greet Day 
Sunday 30 June, 13:00 – 17:00

Intensive Week: Tuesday 27 August - Sunday 1 September, 10:00 - 18:00

Sunday 8th September, 11:00 - 17:00 
Friday 13th September, 19:00 - 22:00 
Sunday 15th September, 11:00 - 17:00 
Friday 20th September, 19:00 - 22:00 
Sunday 22nd September, 11:00 - 17:00 
Friday 27th September, 19:00 - 22:00 
Sunday 29th September, 11:00 - 17:00 
Friday 4th October, 19:00 - 22:00 
Sunday 6th October, 11:00 - 17:00 
Friday 11th October, 19:00 - 22:00 
Sunday 13th October, 11:00 - 17:00 
Friday 18th October, 19:00 - 22:00 
Sunday 20th October, 11:00 - 17:00 
Friday 25th October, 19:00 - 22:00 

Production and Performance at Great Hall at the Leys 

Monday 28th October, Technical Rehearsal, 13:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 29th October, Technical and Dress Rehearsal, 13:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 30th October, Performance 19:30 (call time 15:00) 
Thursday 31st October, Performance, 19:00 - Press Night (call time 17:00)
Friday 1st November, Performance, 19:30 (call time 17:00) 
Saturday 2nd November, Performance, 14:30 & 19:30 (call time 12:00)

Participation Fee

£250 per participant. 

If a family has more than one sibling participating in the project, each
additional sibling will be charged £200.

The participation fee does not include meals or transportation, which
remain the responsibility of parents/guardians. CTC endeavour to keep project participation fees as low as possible but, unfortunately, we do have to cover the rise in costs for venue hire, pastoral care and tuition fees during the project period.

The participation fee is per project and will be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme as we are a registered charity. This means that for every £1 paid to us, we will be able to secure 25p to support Cambridge Theatre Company. If you participate in the project we will forward you a Gift Aid declaration, which we very much hope you will complete.

Fee Payment Schedule 

There are two payment schedule options:

Option 1 - Full payment of the participation fee to be made in late May 2024 on the applicant accepting a part in Guys and Dolls.

Option 2 - £150 to be paid in late May 2024 on the applicant accepting a part in Guys and Dolls. The remaining balance of £100 to be paid by Friday 5th July 2024. 

The participation fee must be paid by Friday 28th June 2024. Failure to pay by this deadline will result in the participant being excluded from the project. Should the participant decide to withdraw from the project, the participation fee is non-refundable.

Bursary Fund 
There are a limited number of bursary places on offer for those who genuinely cannot afford the fees. Please contact Louis Ling, [email protected] for a subsidised place application form. You may be asked to supply proof of household

Guys and Dolls Information Pack

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Cambridge Theatre Company is managed by Cambridge Theatre Trust. Registered in England No. 11240693. Registered Charity No.1180336.
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