We are pleased to annouce the cast for our October 2019 Production.


Deloris Van Cartier  - Sabrina Spencer

Eddie                       - Toby Edwards

Sister Mary Robert   - Vanessa Gravestock

Sister Mary Patrick   - Zoey Boulton

Sister Mary Lazarus - Hazel Smith

Sister Mary Theresa - Bev Howlett

Sister Mary Martin   - Emily Sharpe

Mother Superior      - Claire Perkins

Michelle                  - Nina Reid

Tina                        - Amy Burge

Curtis                      -Dan Hampshire

Monsignor O'Hare   - Adam Spiers

Pablo                      - Max Barclay

TJ                           - Craig 'Hoppy' Hopkins

Joey                       - Hugo 'Dan' Malan

Ernie                      - Henry Nash


Additional Nuns:


Tallini Magee, Bella Reid, Nat Rose, Amy Grimmitt, Millie Mae Byrd

Jenny Perkins, Sarah-Jayne Thomas, Ann Williams.


Other parts will be announced on 19th May 2019.


PLEASE NOTE: Chorus must attend on 12th May 2019 to be eligible to participate in the show. Smaller parts will be allocated 19th May 2019


Please contact Director Keith Norledge on 07773337108 if yiou have any questions on the above.

Sister Act Auditons - Sun 3rd March 2019

            Evesham Arts Centre – WR11 4QH 10.30 am to 5.45 pm

Auditions will be open to anyone aged 11 – 99 (As at 10th October 2019) for our next production ‘Sister Act’.  We are looking for a minimum of 12 Adults for the show as some of the main parts are very challenging.The show will run from 10th – 13th October 2019 at Evesham Arts Centre.

                                               *BRING A PACKED LUNCH*

                       What commitment do I need to be in the show?

The commitment to the show is as follows. If you cannot commit to attend please do not audition. As a group we operate a policy of 3 rehearsals per production as the maximum allowable for pre-planned absences. You will be asked to leave the production if more are missed.

Rehearsals: Sunday weekly and Monday evenings (as advised in due course)

Commencing on Sunday 7th April 2019 at Offenham Village Hall from 2pm – 5.30pm weekly until Sunday 21st July. Recommencing on Sunday 1st September after a summer break. (No rehearsals on the 21/28th April and 5th May).

Monday night rehearsals from 8th April to 15th July at Aston Sommerville Village hall from 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm as advised. (Primarily for main character rehearsals only). Recommencing as necessary on Monday 2nd September 2019.

                       Are there any limitations to the number in the cast?

Dependant on the numbers that apply to perform it may be necessary to limit numbers in the chorus. The cast will be advised of any decisions taken once we know how many we need to accommodate.

Phoenix stand committed to give everyone the opportunity to participate in live theatre and we will do everything in our power to continue with this aim.

If you’re still interested read on………….

                               So what happens on Audition day?

The day starts off with a workshop running from 10.30 am until 1.00 pm.

In this time our Musical Director and Choreographer will go through the song 'Spead the Love around'. You'll go through the lyrics and part of the dance routine that we will actually use in the finished production. This will give you the opportunity to sing and dance and allow us to look at what you can bring to the show. To help you prepare for this, the words to the song and a backing track are listed below. Learn them and you’re ahead of the game already!

We will also go through the character parts in the show, outlining what you must do for each part. We will also explain how rehearsals etc will run from April. You will also get the chance to look at the audition parts we’ve prepared. Again these are listed below to help you get ready for the audition.


                                       How do auditions work?

Over the lunch break you’ll be asked to choose ONE part to audition for. You will be considered for other parts, but time limitations only allow us to see you perform once on the day ……so make the most of it.

You’ll then be given the audition part you’re going for. Don’t worry if you can’t learn it in the short time you’ll have, but again we have put the parts below to help you out! With most parts there is also a song for you to sing. After all this is a musical!

Sister Act is a musical so there is a good chance you’ll need to sing in your audition. We are using four songs. One for all male parts and three for all the female parts. Please note: The audition songs may not relate to songs sung by that character in the show. They are used to get a view of your vocal ability only.

On the attached audition pieces each song you need to sing is listed. One by one you will be called in to audition in front of an audition panel of 5 people. You’ll then perform the audition piece.

The afternoon is long…..for everyone, as we need to see all perform. You will be able to socialise with the others being auditioned in the foyer area of the Theatre whilst you wait for your chance to impress. At approximately 5.30 pm we will call everyone into the theatre and announce the cast and hand out scripts.

Those successful in gaining a part will also be emailed a link to ‘RehearseScore’ – a digital rehearsal backing track which we will be using throughout reherasals (so you can rehearse at home anytime!). We will have a live band for the actual shows.

                                                 What happens next?

Rehearsals will commence for main characters only on the 7th April 2019,( 2pm Offenham Village Hall), with a read through of the script for main characters. Singing reherasals for main characters will start at Aston Sommerville Village Hall on Monday 8th April 2019 at 7pm.

Rehearsals for all will commence 12th May 2019 at Offenham. If you are unfortunate not to get a main part you will still have the opportunity to take part in the chorus.

If you have any questions on the above please call Keith Norledge, the Director/Producer, on 0777 333 7108 who will be happy to answer any questions.


Use this link for Backing Tracks: Just copy and paste it into your web browers.

Remember: If you want to learn the Workshop song 'Spread the Love Around' its the last but one track.


Click on the song you want. No need to purchase it just play it!

Audition Pieces.docx
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Character Parts (Choose one)

Deloris Van Cartier – Female – Lead               

Audition song: Fabulous Baby

Vocal Range – Alto-Mezzo

Ideally to look 20 – 35 (But younger may audition). She is a larger than life Diva with a good character. Great comedy timing, excellent singing voice and good movement required. This is usually an African-American role but we will look at casting any other ethnicity depending on the strength of the audition.


Mother Superior – Female – Lead                  

Audition song : The life I never led
Vocal Range - Mezzo-Soprano

Ideally to look 50 – 70 years old. Mother Superior is the head of the convent, sarcastic and a bit stiff. Extremely protective about keeping her sisters away from the outside world, which puts her in direct opposition to Deloris and her musical teachings.


Sister Mary Robert - Female  - Lead                

Auditon song: The life I never led   

Vocal Range - Mezzo-Soprano

Ideally between 14 to early 20’s. Sister Mary Robert is a postulant and the youngest nun in the convent. Abandoned as a baby and raised at the convent. Shy and softly-spoken, but singing with Deloris lets her find her voice. Her wallflower lifestyle has made her live a shell of a life.


Curtis Jackson – Male – Supporting             

Audition song: I could be that guy

Vocal Range - Baritone

Ideally between 18-40. Curtis Jackson is a slime ball club owner and gangster and Deloris's boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence.


TJ – Male – Supporting                                  

Audition song: I could be that guy

Vocal Range - Tenor

Ideally between 16-30. TJ is one of gangster Curtis Jackson’s’ cronies, also his nephew. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss.


Eddie Souther – Male – Supporting            

Audition song: I could be that guy

Vocal Range - Tenor

Ideally between 18-35. The desk chief at the Philadelphia police station and a high school classmate of Deloris who helps get her into hiding. Faces a lot of nerves when under pressure, causing him to sweat profusely. He still yearns for Deloris after all these years, and dreams of being her hero.


Joey – Male – Supporting                             

Audition song: I could be that guy

Vocal Range - Tenor

Ideally between 16-40. Joey is one of gangster Curtis Jackson’s’ cronies. He thinks very highly of himself. Believes himself to be quite the ladies' man.


Pablo – Male – Supporting                          

Audition song: I could be that guy

Vocal Range - Tenor

Ideally between 16-40. Pablo is one of gangster Curtis Jackson’s’ cronies. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish.


Sister Mary Lazarus – Female – Supporting                

Audition song: Sister act

Vocal Range - Mezzo-Soprano

Ideally between 50-70 (or be prepared to be aged!), Sister Mary Lazarus is one of the more experienced nuns of the convent and the head of the choir. Rather deadpan and the least welcoming of any of the nuns, but she gets caught up in Deloris's soul music.


Sister Mary Patrick – Female – Supporting                    

Audition song: Sister act

Vocal Range - Soprano , Mezzo-Soprano

Mary Patrick is one of the more boisterous nuns. Young or just young-at-heart, she is consistently perky, enthusiastic, and easily excitable.



Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours  - Female – Featured       

Audition song: Sister Act

Vocal Range - Variable

Mary Martin-of-Tours is described to Sister Mary Clarence (lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier).  A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity.


Sister Mary Theresa  - Female – Featured                     

Audition song: Sister act

Vocal Range - Variable

Ideally between 60-70 (or be prepared to be aged!). Mary Theresa is the oldest of all the nuns at the convent. Decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch.


Michelle – Female – Featured                                  

Audition song: Fabulous Baby                       

Vocal Range - Mezzo-Soprano

Must appear between 15-30. Michelle is one of Deloris Van Cartier’s back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort.


Tina - Female – Featured                                           

Audition song: Fabulous Baby

Vocal Range - Mezzo-Soprano

Must appear between 15-30. Tina is one of Deloris Van Cartier’s back-up singers. A little thick and naïve.

Vocal Range - Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass
The varied ensemble of Sister Act will play additional nuns.


Monsignor O’Hara – Male - Supporting                   

Vocal Range - Baritone

Ideally to look between 40 -60. The Monsignor will try anything to raise money to save the convent.  Constantly concerned with financial matters, though soul music surprisingly puts him in a different mood.

Ernie – Male - Featured 

Vocal Range – Spoken

Must appear between 15-35, Ernie is one of Curtis Jackson's cronies. Initially thought to be a mindless yes-man, he turns out to be an undercover police informant.


Nun Ensemble - Female – Ensemble                           

Audition song: Sister Act

Vocal Range - Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass
The varied ensemble of Sister Act will play additional nuns.


General Ensemble – Male/Female

The varied ensemble of Sister Act will play Homeless, Fantasy Dancers and small character partsetc


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Applications for Grease Cast

Following the unprecedented attendance numbers at auditions on March 25th 2018, with over 100 in attendance, Phoenix Theatre Group's Committee have had to make a decision on limiting numbers taking part in this years production. The Group in it's 29 year's has never had to consider taking such an action before.
The rationale behind this decision:
The Health and Safety and Safeguarding of young people in our group remains one of our main priorities. 
It is not feasible to physically fit more than 75 people on the Arts Centre Stage at any one time once the scenery etc are in position. 
We also need to ensure we meet the legal requirement of registered Chaperones (1 for every 12 young persons), in attendance at each performance. At the present time we only have 8 registered chaperones - with not everyone available at every performance.
The Arts Centre has limited dressing room space, which has previously caused issues on show nights.
Our rehearsal rooms in Offenham and Aston Sommerville have limited capacity.
The decision has therefore been taken to limit the total number in this year's production of 'Grease' to a cast of 75.
Only those who attended the workshop and audition day will be considered for the production and have been emailed or contacted directly.
Anyone wanting further information on thsi decision should email
Many Thanks
The Phoenix Committee

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Bugsy Malone - Cast List

Over 75 Auditioned for our October 2017 Production of Bugsy Malone at Evesham Arts Centre on Sunday 12th February 2017. 


The Cast list is as follows:


Bugsy Malone - Liam Clear

Fat Sam - Oliver Adams

Dandy Dan - Stuart Russell-Moya

Cagey Joe - James Cook

Blousey - Marie Emond

Tallulah - Amy Burge

Lena Marelli - Kieragh Brown

Fizzy - Jessica Brownlee

Bronx Charlie - Robbie Clear

Leroy - Jacob Harrison

Roxy - Oliver Scaife

Oscar - Ronan Dooey

Knuckles - Jack Hobday

Pop Becker - Antonetta Barone

Waitress - Amy Grove

Louella - Sarah-Jayne Thomas

Tillie - Gemma Biddle

Singer -Abigail Pearce

Ventriloquist - Thea Andrew

Charlie (Dummy) - Bella Marttr-Icke

Dotty - Emily Grove

Velma - Poppy Sugden

Loretta - Alice Maritza

Paperboy/girl - Nina Reid

Radio Announcer - Aoife Bridges

Louis - Bella Reid

Snake Eyes - Elise Allberry

English Reporter - Juliette Emond

French Reporter - Josie Eames

Irish Reporter - Millie Clemson

Butler - Evie Calcutt

Doodle - Dominic Hampshire

Marbini - Millie Maybird

Shady - Freya Hedges

Pickett - James Howell

Babyface - Craig Hopkins

Yonkers - Darcy Hall

Bangles - Nadia Moore

Smolsky - Luca Rolls

O'Dreary - Max Seabrook

Scoop - Josh Pomeroy


Non speaking Parts:

Angelo - Mollie McCannon (Singing Gangster)

Ritzy - Zoe Sim (Singing Gangster)

Barber - Finley Styzaker

Flash Frankie - Max Seabrook

Undertaker 1 - Luca Rolls

Undertaker 2 - Isaac Valentine


Congratulations to all of the above and well done to everyone on making the Audition Panel's life so difficult! I really hope those unfortunate not to get a part will participate in the chorus (Which is always a really important part of our productions).


Rehearsals are now under way and the cast list is now closed. No late joiners will be allowed. Sorry.


If anyone has any questions on the above please contact Keith on or call him on 0777 3337108.


Thanks again to all involved in the very long audition day!


Keith Norledge



Show dates are 5/7th October 2017. Tickets are already selling fast and are available at



Snow White 2017 Auditions

A very big thank you and well done to all those that came along to the Workshop and Auditions on Sunday for Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs. Once again we found ourselves repeating the old adage that it was such a difficult show to cast but I think I may be forgiven for saying on this occasion “it was a difficult show to cast” we were once again blown away by some of the talent that we have in the group. Special thanks go out to Barry Hopkins for all of his fantastic work during the workshop.


The list of main characters for this January’s Pantomime

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs are:


SNOW WHITE - Laura Sanger




DAME DOITALL - Barry Hopkins

HANDY ANDY – Stuart Russell-Moya


HUNTSMAN - Dan Westbury


CHIEF – Amy Burge
SMILIE – Robbie Clear
DOZY – James Cook
SNOOZY – Ronan Dooey
SNIFFLES – Jessica Brownlea
TIMID – Bella Martyr-Icke
GROWLER – Thea Andrews


Well done all.


Mike Robinson

          THE WIZARD OF OZ


               Phoenix's 2016 Autumn production of 'The Wizard of Oz' 


           After 4 hours of auditions we are excited to announce the cast


                                                 Congratulations to:



Dorothy      - Jess Thomas

Scarecrow   - Liam Clear

Tin Man      - Jonathan Deakin

Lion            - Scott Harrington

Wicked Witch - Jess Thompson

Glinda        - Sian Ashmead

Wizard of Oz - Stewart Russell-Moya

Toto            - Elise Alberry

Aunt Em     - Poppy Sugden

Uncle Henry - Stephan Speciale-Lees

Miss Gulch   - Lucy Trevorrow

Hunk           - Brooke Moulton

Hickory        - Robbie Clear

Zeke            - James Cook

Professor Marvel - Matt Cuff

Doorman     - Alfie Thomas

Cabbie         - Ronan Dooey



Whilst the main characters have been cast there are loads more parts still to be allocated once rehearsals start on Sunday 8th May 2016. Whether you were one of the 55 unlucky people not to get a part on audition day, or someone aged 11 - 21 wanting to be involved in live theare - why not get involved as a chorus member and you could be one of the lucky ones still to get one of the remaining parts.


Rehearsals start..........


Sunday May 8th at Offenham Village Hall from 2pm until 5.30pm. Just turn up on the day and join in the fun.



If you need more information just email me at  and I will email back  within a day or so or call Keith on 0777 3337108. 



Joseph was one of the most succesful musicals we have ever staged- with four sold out performances! Thanks to everyone involved in making the show what it was! From our very talented cast to our brilliant volunteers and helpers. Check out some of the snaps on our Gallery page! Now its onto the next musical in Ocotber-

The Wizard of OZ! 


Jack & The Beanstalk Cast List


A very big thank you and well done to all those that came along to the Workshop and Auditions on Sunday for Jack and the Beanstalk. I know that it’s very much a cliché when we say how difficult it is every year to make a decision on main characters but we are genuinely amazed at the talent that we have in the group. It was also great to see so many returning for another fantastic Pantomime. Special thanks go out to Barry Hopkins and Matt Davis for all their fantastic work during the workshop.


The list of main characters for this January’s Pantomime

Jack and the Beanstalk are:


JACK - Jonathan Deakin

DAME TROT - Barry Hopkins

JETHRO - Scott Harrington


KING FREDERICK - Jacob Buckley


MARY  - Toni Ward




MR FLESHCREEP - Edward Cottage


THE GOOD FAIRY - Laura Sanger

BUTTERCUP THE COW - Ame Grimmitt & Helen Manners


Well done all.

Mike Robinson



Well we can confirm that Cinderella was a huge success! Thank you to everyone involved in cast, production and front of house, and thank you to all those who supported us by coming to see it! 25 years...done and dusted! 




FAME hailed a great success by all! Thanks to everyone involved, that made yet another brilliant musical by Phoenix Theatre Group!

We all look forward to what next October brings - presentation night details to follow soon!  


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Sister Act 

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