"We're only actors, aren't we? Bring us on when you need us. Put words in our mouths. Then send us home and forget us. But some of us, we watch, we think."
One of the Actors in The Satyricon
Tell us if you can attend either event or later in the year.
If you join us, you'll get a scene from the play to look over before you come. We won't allocate parts in advance so you won't be expected to learn lines but it will give you an idea what to expect. We'll use that script in the workshop to focus on physical aspects of the scene and individual characters.
We're looking for 12 actors, any age (18-80), any gender and any ethnicity to bring our many characters to life in a full-on spectacle that entertains, surprises and challenges the audience.
The initial run will be on a thrust stage in the Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh, from Tuesday 4th to Saturday 8th October 2022, with two performances on the last day. Formal auditions will be in
late May / early June 2022; we are currently holding monthly workshops to give the co-directors and potential cast an opportunity to meet and learn from each other.
Interested? Look through this website in detail then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your acting CV and headshot (it doesn't matter if you don't have much experience) and a sentence telling us what you can bring to the show. If you have any questions we'll do our best to answer them.
From the applications we'll choose as varied a mix of participants as possible. The next workshops are in the EH7 postcode on Sunday 6th February and Saturday 12th March, both 2pm to 5pm.
There is no cost to either. Refreshments will be provided and appropriate COVID regulations will apply; we'll send details with confirmation.
November 2021 workshop:
who's who in the market
December 2021 workshop:
Encolpius is discovered by women worshippers
Get in touch!
Potential cast members should be aware that although there is no nudity (some males may be bare-chested at some point), a wide range of sexual and near-sexual
acts are portrayed throughout the play. We will ensure that no personal boundaries are crossed but to take part in The Satyricon all actors must be comfortable with the idea of close physical contact.
Sound is a key element of The Satyricon. There will be a soundscape as the audience enter, a wide range of SFX during the production and
occasionally some of the cast break into song. (Note to actors: we are not looking for trained singers or actors who specialise in musical theatre.)
Are you a talented sound designer who
can create this side of the spectacle? This will be an excellent opportunity for someone at the beginning of their career to reveal their talents to a wide
audience, including to theatre professionals.
With a cast of twelve onstage at all times, a moveable set and a wide range of props used by dozens of different characters, The Satyricon
needs a strong backstage team, with a focused stage manager, assistant and stagehands. Want to join us? Get in touch.
We regret that cast and crew members will be unpaid during this initial run.
For all involved The Satyricon will be a showcase for the public and the many theatre
professionals who will be invited to attend.
Martin Foreman: writer & director
Martin has won several awards as a playwright and director and critical acclaim for his dramas and comedies. These include his one-woman play, Sunset,
J B Priestley's The Rose and Crown, his revised version of Ben Jonson's Volpone, and his version of Death in Venice, Death on the Lido
(aka Tadzio Speaks), that views the classic story from the beautiful youth's eyes. He is also the author of two novels and two short story collections.
Junior Cross: assistant director
Junior Cross has acted in many theatre productions in her native Argentina, including Mujeres al final de la noche and Del miedo y sus racinos, as well as taking part in music videos, short films and many Cafe-Concerts in the Buenos Aires independent scene.
Since moving to Scotland in 2017, she has been involved in TV, short film and theatre projects. These include Casanova Dreaming, as several of the rake's lovers, and assistant director on an award-winning
production of Mike Bartlett's Bull, both produced by Arbery Theatre.
Gordon Hughes: lighting
Gordon started doing lighting and other back stage jobs when at school, and spent his latter school and
early university years assisting with productions at the Byre Theatre, St Andrews, before moving to Edinburgh and working
in most of the Edinburgh theatres, including the Kings Theatre, Festival Theatre and Usher Hall. This has
included almost 45 years of lighting shows for EGTG, as well as other Edinburgh theatre, musical and opera groups.
He has lit 4 EGTG productions which have won the SCDA Eastern Divisional Full Length play festival, and
won an award from the Edinburgh Playhouse for services to amateur drama.
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