Auditions & Opportunities

Tip Top welcomes anyone to try out/audition for parts in any of our productions.

All our auditions are fair; in fact a committee member will normally attend as an independent observer. You don’t have to be a member to audition but you will be required to join if you are successfully cast in a part. Membership details will be available during the audition.

So what are you waiting for? Look at the list below and email the director of any show you are interested in.

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Beautiful Thing

Tip Top Productions will be holding Auditions for its April 2018 production of Beautiful Thing by Jonathan Harvey at the forum studio theatre on Sunday 17th December from 9.30am to 12.00pm.

The production will be directed by Simon Phillips. Production will be at the forum studio theatre, Chester from Wednesday 4th to Saturday 7th July 2018. All evening performances commence at 7.30pm and there will be a matinee performance at 2.30pm on Saturday 7th July.


Beautiful Thing is set in 1993 on a working class South East London council estate called Thamesmead. It follows the bittersweet love story of two 16-year-old boys Jamie and Ste. Jamie lives with Sandra his mum who is a barmaid at a local pub. Sandra is searching for a way out of the Estate while trying to maintain her relationship with Tony her boyfriend. She is at odds with her next-door neighbour Leah who is a 16-year-old school dropout who takes drugs and is obsessed by the music of Mamma Cass. Ste lives with his drug dealing abusive brother and his alcoholic father next door to Jamie. After Ste gets a beating from his brother one night, Sandra invites Ste to stay at her flat. Ste must share Jamie’s bed and with this begins the sexual awakening of the two boys. The play deals with the throws of teenage first love and sexual awakening in a humorous and sometimes tough and tender way. The characters of Jamie and Ste are not effeminate in anyway, they just happen to be two ordinary English working class lads who fall in love for the first time.


The cast consists of 5 actors.

Jamie, sixteen. A plain looking lad.

Leah, Jamie’s neighbour, sixteen. Attractive in a rough way.

Sandra, Jamie’s mother, thirty-five to forty-five. Attractive and sexy

Ste, another neighbour, also sixteen. Attractive and athletic.

Tony, Sandra’s young man, twenty-seven. Middle class trying to rough it up. Surfie/Hippie type.

Please note: All the characters in the play except Tony have broad south-east London accents

We are looking for:

  • *2 male actors 18 – 21 years of age to play the characters of Jamie and Ste
  • *1 female actor 18 -21 years of age to play the character of Leah
  • 1 female actor 35 – 45 years of age to play the character of Sandra
  • 1 male actor 25 – 35 years of age to play the character of Tony.


The play contains course language, drug use, sexual and adult themes and smoking.

*Due to the plays content we are looking for actors over the age of 18. Consideration may be given to younger actors for the roles of Jamie, Leah and Ste (over 16 only) if their parents or guardians fully understand the content of the play and give written permission for them to participate in the production.

For further details, or to register your interest in the auditions, please email the director, Simon Phillips, at

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Brassed Off

Audition information will be posted here and on social media very soon

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Tim Jones (MD), Rob Stevens (Choreographer) and Peter Swingler (Director) are looking to cast as strong a company as possible for this exciting show at Theatr Clwyd, Mold in June 2018. First round open auditions took place on Sunday 12 November and the roles of Bernadette and Bob were cast. We would like to hear from actors/singers interested in either Tick or Adam as we intend holding recall auditions to finalise casting these roles. If strong singers/actors are interested please e mail uk for information. Further auditions for the remaining cast and chorus will take place on 21st January with rehearsals starting on 25th February.

Audition information for all roles can be found by following THIS LINK

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The Witches

Auditions will take place at The Forum Studio Theatre on Sunday 19th November. For full details e-mail director, Phil Cross

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This is my Musical

Auditions for this production will be held in March 2018.  For further information or to register an interest please contact

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Whipping It Up