HMS Pinafore & The Zoo Auditions

Auditions for this season’s shows will be be held THIS Tuesday, and there’s still time to express an interest in auditioning!

When and Where?

Auditions will be on Tuesday 12 October at St Teresa’s Community Hall, 71 North Gloucester Road, Filton (email [email protected] for details). If you are not available on this date, please speak to Hannah or Pete to see if alternative arrangements can be made (note these will occur before the 12th).

Audition Fees

This year there is an audition fee of £20. This is included in the annual £95 membership fee, so if you have paid your subs there is nothing further owed to audition. If you pay the audition fee only and then get a part, the remaining £75 will be owed in order for you to take part in the show.

You will not be allowed to audition if you have not paid the £20 audition fee (you may turn up on the day with this fee in hand).

Schedule an Audition

If you would like to audition, please email Hannah Coleman at [email protected] to be allocated a time slot. You only need to prepare material for one character, even if you would like to be considered for multiple roles.

Rehearsal Availability

Please familiarise yourself with the rehearsal schedule before auditioning, and inform the MD and Director of any dates you are unable to make – including those where you don’t think you would be called. Please note that the Rehearsal Schedule is currently at Draft issue and specifics may change depending on the disclosed availabilities of cast members, especially post-Christmas.


Role Audition Material
Sir Joseph Porter

Comic Baritone

“When I Was a Lad” – all verses

Dia: p.7, “You’ve a remarkably fine crew, Captain Corcoran”, to end of scene.

Captain Corcoran

Lyric Baritone

“Fair Moon To Thee I Sing”

Dia: p14, “How sweety he carols forth…” to end of scene

Ralph Rackstraw


“A Maiden Fair to See”

Dia: p10 “Aye, Lady- no other than poor Ralph Rackstraw”, to end of scene

Dick Deadeye


“He thinks he’s won his Josephine” – from Finale Act 1

Dia: p2 “I have thought it often” to end of scene

Bill Bobstay, Boatswain

Lyric baritone

Any appropriate piece from above
Bob Becket, Carpenter


Any appropriate piece from above


“Sorry her lot”

Dia: p10 “It is useless”, to end of scene



“I’m called Little Buttercup”

Dia: p14, “How sweety he carols forth…” to end of scene



Any appropriate piece from above

Tenor – male or female

“I Loved Her Fondly”

Dia: As for Ralph


Baritone or Mezzo

“Ladies and Gentlemen”

Dia: As for Ralph

Mr Grinder


As for Dick Deadeye
Laetitia Grinder


As for Josephine
Eliza Smith

Mezzo Soprano

As for Josephine or Buttercup

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