Magpie Performers

Magpie Performers is a new, upbeat Amateur Dramatic company which is striving to bring a breath of fresh air to the world of Am Dram in Ipswich.  Here, Magpie’s Chair Bridie Burn alerts us to some upcoming auditions.

Magpie Performers are hosting public open auditions on the 5th September at Greenfinch Church, to find a cast for their upcoming panto, Fairytale Dream. The Panto will be performed in January 2018, at DanceEast.

Following the success of their first round of auditions in July, Magpie Performers are hosting a second round to find further people in the Ipswich area to join the panto team and partake in the onstage activity in January. The Am Dram group are looking for people of all skill levels from ages 9 years old up to join the group.  Magpie Performers are eager to encourage people from all walks of life to come to their auditions; no matter gender, ethnicity or disability.  The team at Magpie Performers want to work towards having a truly diverse cast of people with a love of performing.

The panto, Fairytale Dream, follows the lives of several well-known, and not so well-known, fairytale characters and their journey to find their happily ever after, in the magical world of Pantoville. This production will be a world premiere of the script, as it has been created especially for Magpie Performers and to use as their first production in January 2018.  This show has never before been seen on stage. A cast of over 25 people are needed, ranging from dancers and chorus - to leading men and women.

Bridie explains; there is so much talent in Ipswich. People with skills and capability that could really shine on a stage, and Magpie Performers want to help people realise the potential they have and encourage them to express themselves through the arts; that’s why we started Magpie.

Auditions will take place on the 5th September at Greenfinch Church, Greenfinch Ave, Ipswich IP2 0SQ.

The audition process will begin at 6:30pm where a monologue and song piece will be performed by each auditionee. Those wishing for further information on the audition process, or to read through the show script, can contact or visit the Group’s website