THE TALISMAN THEATRE Diversity Statement for Auditions

“If you audition for plays at The Talisman Theatre you will be cast on ability and suitability for a role, regardless of ethnicity, The only exceptions will be where a particular ethnicity is clearly logical or expressly specified by the author. This has always been so in relation to disability and sexuality and this remains the case. We will also seek opportunities to be creative in casting, for example, changing the gender of a role where an auditionee is the best choice, and where this is coherent within the context of the play. (Please note, occasionally Authors and/or Rightsholders refuse permission for this.)”

Sept 2020


Puss in Boots by Stephen Duckham
17 December 2021 to 1st January 2022

We’re delighted to confirm that our fun filled, family pantomime Puss in Boots will be back this Christmas.
We’re looking forward to seeing lots of you at the upcoming read through and auditions. Below you’ll find all the info you need, whether you’re interested in being a principal or part of the chorus. 
Please note these are amended dates after the government announced an extension to restrictions. Please reconfirm your attendance to Sally at

COVID-19 is still very much with us so if you’re planning to attend the auditions, please click on the button below and read the information. It includes information about what you need to do to attend the auditions including taking a lateral flow test in advance, wearing a mask when moving around and social distancing when singing, etc.

Wednesday 28th July 7.30pm – Talisman Theatre, Barrow Road Kenilworth CV8 1EG 
Friday 30th July  7.30pm  
Characters (in order of appearance)
Patchem (The Town Cobbler)
Grim (Ogre’s Servant)
Colin (Owner of the Old Mill)
Puss (His Cat)
Wheeler (comedy knockabout)
Dealer (comedy knockabout)
King Felix
Queen Kitty
Princess Melinda
Puss in Boots
The Ogre
CHORUS AUDITIONS (and further character auditions if necessary as called)
Sunday 1st August  – Talisman Theatre Stage – 4pm (3.30pm registration for juniors).
We welcome enthusiastic singers and dancers – male or female, adult or junior, who are ready to work hard and have lots of fun!  You will be asked to perform a short dance routine and (if restrictions allow) sing together too!