For the general audition piece click here.
This is the piece you should record if you want to be considered for any part in any story, or just want to demonstrate a range of vocal ability. You might just be considered for a part you never expected. WAV is the preferred file format for all audition submissions.
To audition for a specific character, click on their name below to download a cutting to read. If you’ve never read the story, you can read it online here. Distance is not a problem. We’ve had actors from Canada, Australia, and both coasts of the US.
Please have auditions submitted by the end of January
The Beryl Coronet
- Alexander Holder: About fifty. Senior partner in the banking firm of Holder & Stevenson
- Mystery Man: Comes to visit Holder, and is so well-known Holder won’t reveal his name
- Arthur Holder: Alexander’s son. Alexander is thoroughly disappointed in him
- Mary Holder: 24, Alexander’s niece, whom he adopted as his daughter
21 thoughts on “Auditions”
Will different actors play Holmes and Watson (and other continuing characters) in each story?
Great question, and one I should have clarified in hindsight. Myself as Holmes, and Jens as Watson are the one major fixed point in this whole process. We are in this for the long haul. My sincerest hope is that any of the recurring characters will be played by the same actor/actress, but one only has so much control over things like that.
A there any parts for women in this play and are they already taken?
There are many parts for women within the 60 stories of the canon! We are auditioning as we go along, so they are not taken yet.
There are just no parts for women in “The Red-Headed League”. There will be a woman in the next story “A Case of Identity”.
Would love to be a part of this. Please let me know when something comes up. B.J.
You are more than welcome to submit a general audition at anytime, and we will keep it on file for just such an occasion!
where will the audition be held?
Anywhere and everywhere, thanks to the internet. If you click on any of the audition pieces, it will instruct you to send your recorded auditions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have any dialect requirements for Lestrade? I know you’ve said you’d like a variety of voices, and I have researched Lestrade and am familiar with his role in the stories, but did you have a specific history or geographic specificity in mind? Thanks!
I didn’t have anything specific dialect in mind, I just wanted to see what people brought to the table. If you’d like to give me a few options, that would be great!
Hi are there many women roles coming soon? I live in Australia but I would love to help if it’s possible. Please reply as soon as possible.
Oh there are lots of them across the canon. For the current story Alice Turner is the prominent role for a women, but after this we have 56 stories to go, and there are many great women throughout the canon.
Since it seems the sort of role one may reserve for a treasured friend, has “The Woman” been cast?
“The Woman” has come and gone. She was in our first story, “A Scandal In Bohemia”, and was played wonderfully by Amanda Lynn Mar
Hi. I don’t see the list of character names to click on for a cutting to read.
We are not to auditions for the next story yet. We will announce when they are available
Thanks. I’ll check back.
As you have actors from all over, when you record the shows, do people come to where you are?
Unless they are local, they record wherever they are and just send their work to us.
Awesome. Thank you.