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"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

Acting Workshops

We're looking for 12 actors, any age (18-80), any gender and any ethnicity to bring our many characters to life.

Formal auditions will be in the spring of 2022; in the meantime we are 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 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 workshop will be in central Edinburgh, just off the Royal Mile, on Sunday 12th December, 3pm to 6pm; the one after that will be in EH7 on Sunday 9th January, 2pm to 5pm. There is no cost and refreshments will be provided. Appropriate COVID regulations will apply; we'll send details with confirmation.

first workshop for the 2022 production

workshop for the cancelled 2020 production

Tell us if you can attend either event or later ones in early 2022 - details will be posted later.

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.

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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.


To support our cast and co-directors we will need backstage crew - stage manager, stage hands, technician, sound design, costumes etc. Unfortunately no pay but a chance to become part of this memorable spectacle. Details will appear here next year, but let us know if you're interested before then.
Martin Foreman: writer & co-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: co-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.



petronius @ thesatyricon . uk

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