Young Cast for Treasure Island

Ahoy, me hearties! We are searching for adventurous, young buccaneers to be a part of this year’s festive production of Treasure Island, held at The University of Bolton Stadium.

We are looking to cast 24 young people between the ages of 9 – 18 to play the roles of the Pirates and ensemble.

Treasure Island will be directed by Tim Jackson and is based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Book by Kate Ferguson and Music and Lyrics by Susannah Pearse. Treasure Island will be presented with original music performed by a gang of brilliant actor musicians and a fantastic young company - hopefully that’s YOU! 

To apply to be in the cast, confidence in acting and singing is essential as there will be acting, singing and movement involved within the roles. The production will run from Thu 5  – Sat 28  December 2019 and there will be two teams who will appear in the production on alternate days throughout the run and the roles will be unpaid.

The Octagon is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

The rehearsal period will begin on Sat 19 October and, for the first three weeks, rehearsals will take place on Saturday mornings. From mid-October, rehearsals will take place on Tuesdays 4-7pm, Thursdays 4-7pm and Saturdays 10.00am-1.00pm with additional rehearsals from the week commencing Mon 18 November.

Two audition workshops will be held at the University of Bolton Stadium on Wed 4 and Thu 5 September between 5.30pm and 8.30pm with registration from 5pm. The sessions will be led by Director Tim Jackson. You will only need to attend one of the audition days.

Download the Casting Information below for more details about the opportunity and information on how to apply.

Deadline to send the completed application forms for the workshop auditions is Wed 28 August.