Auditions round 1 coming up! MONDAY 28th NOVEMBER

Our first set of auditions for The Wars of the Roses project are taking place a week today! See below for more details.


CAST and CREW members wanted for Open Stages production!

Student-led theatre group The Elysium Theatre Company is taking part in the RSC Open Stages scheme next year and mounting an ambitious and unique production entitled The Wars Of The Roses. We are seeking to stage an adaptation of Shakespeare’s history cycle, spanning 8 plays, and to combine Shakespeare’s text with action-packed battle re-enactments to bring the historical setting to life.

The event will bring together actors and living history re-enactors to create an immersive medieval weekend-event for summer next year. We’ll be running workshops in January and rehearsing from March onwards (rehearsals will be arranged around studies) to bring this large-scale event to life.

This project is set to be pretty big and we’re looking for a large cast and crew! The first set of auditions will be on MONDAY 28th November at the University of Exeter Drama Department in Thornlea (room TBC): all welcome. Please email or Ellie at for more info about what to prepare and to book a slot. If you’re unavailable on Monday but would like to audition for the project, please do still get in touch.

If you’re interested in being involved in the production side of things, or in another performance aspect such as the re-enactment, or as a musical performer, please drop us an email – we’re looking to fill various roles and would love to hear from you.

For more info about the RSC Open Stages scheme see –