Welcome to Burjesta Theatre!

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Welcome to Burjesta Theatre. Now into our 8th year of existence and with 17 productions under our belt we are excited to announce details of our 18th production which we’ll be performing at our place of residence, The Casa in February. It will be an adaptation of Punch and Judy though this one is strictly for adults only. Click on the following link – Current Production. And if you’re interested in auditioning see below….

Audition Notice – Punch and Judy

Wed 14th November, 6pm to 10pm
The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool

We are excited to announce details of our 18th production to date, an adaptation of ‘Punch and Judy’, for adults. There is no need to prepare anything for the audition but if you’re planning to come send a confirmation email to info@burjesta-theatre.co.uk . Please note this is unpaid work.

Punch and Judy

Our 18th production to date is an original adaptation of the Punch and Judy story for adults. We will be performing it at The Casa Fringe Theatre on Hope Street, Liverpool on the following dates: 7th, 9th, 11th February.

Rehearsals will begin in the last week of November, once a week through until Christmas. From the first week of January through until performance there will be intensive rehearsals three times a week in the evening and possibly a Saturday daytime rehearsal as well.

Characters

Here are some of the characters on which our adaptation is based. We will not necessarily cast according to gender and other than the main role of Punch actors can expect to be playing more than one role:

Mr. Punch
Judy
The Baby
The Constable
Joey the Clown
The Crocodile
The Skeleton
The Doctor
Toby the Dog
The Ghost
The Lawyer
Hector the Horse
Pretty Polly
The Hangman (a.k.a. Jack Ketch)
The Devil
The Beadle
Jim Crow (‘The black man’)
Mr. Scaramouche
The Servant (or ‘The Minstrel’)
The Blind Man

Audition Process

Firstly if you’re going to audition please send an email to info@burjesta-theatre.co.uk confirming your attendance. You do not have to indicate which character(s) you wish to audition for.

There is no need to prepare a text for the audition. The audition will be a ‘workshop audition’ with a combination of group work and text to be performed, either a monologue or duologue which will only be given out on the night but for which you will have time to prepare within the audition. Finally there will be a short informal chat with the director and producer to cover details of the production. Please come dressed for a physical workshop, trainers, loose fitting clothing for example.