Statement re Covid-19 situation

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to plan ahead for the end of lockdown.  We will be at The Nothe Fort on 10 and 11 July 2021 for our latest production, Arabian Nights.  Please see below for information about auditions.



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All are welcome


We are presenting Arabian Nights at the Nothe Fort on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 July 2021 at 6.00pm and we need a cast.


We will be holding auditions on Monday 17 May 2021.  Due to the current Covid restrictions you must book a time slot for your audition.  We have 15 minute time slots for six people at a time from 7.15pm until 8.30pm.  You will need to wear a mask.  Please email to book your slot.  You can also request script excerpts for the parts you want to be considered for.


We will have a cast of adults and children for this play and will be auditioning the principal parts only.  If you would like to be in the production, but don't want lots of lines then let us know in advance and you don't need to audition on 17 May.  We will allocate the small parts once the main roles have been cast.


The stories featured in this version are: Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves; The Little Beggar; Es Sindibad the Sailor; How Abu Hassan broke wind; The wife who wouldn't eat; The envious sisters


As a guide we need adults to fill the following roles:-


Shahrayar- The Ruler}

The Vizier}                   These four parts make up the storytelling link and appear                                                   throughout the play.




Captain of the Forty Thieves

Ali Baba

The Eldest Sister

Second Sister

Ali Baba's wife

Es-Sindibad the Sailor


And young people, youngest aged 14 to oldest 18, to fill the following parts:






Little Beggar


Young people under 14 will be slotted into the smaller roles.


Rehearsals will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Monday 24 May from 7.15pm to 9.30pm and will be socially distanced until at least 21 June.  Each story will be rehearsed separately.  The youngest children will be rehearsed in their weekly sessions and only brought together with the main cast after 21 June.


If you have any questions about the auditions or the production in general please get in touch via the email below in the first instance.  If you want to chat things through please provide a phone number.  If you are cast in this production, no matter how small the role, you will be expected to pay the Club subscription, which is currently £30.00 per adult.  Children and young people pay through the Curtain Raisers.  We are not expecting to recruit any new children under 16 for this production.

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