The Snow Queen Skating Troupe Auditions

We are very excited that this Christmas we will be staging a wonderful adaptation of Hans Andersen’s THE SNOW QUEEN.

This is a version written by Toby Quash and will be directed by Emily Quash.

The official auditions will take place later in the spring, however, at this time, Emily is looking to cast a SKATING TROUPE who will feature in a specific section of the production, in the Queen’s Palace.

Those that are cast in the SKATING TROUPE may also audition for the other acting roles in the production, and it is possible to be both a skater and have another part too. In fact, we are considering whether the actor playing The Snow Queen might also appear on skates…so please don’t rule yourself out of this troupe, if you have skating ability.

The idea is to cast a team of ‘skaters’ early this year, so that they can train hard between now and next winter, ensuring that the standard of skating is as high as possible!

If you are interested in auditioning to be in the SKATING TROUPE, please read the below information very carefully and make sure that you can fulfil the commitment between now and the end of the year.

We can’t wait to see what you can do!

The Playbox Team


Date: Saturday 3rd March 2-3pm
Where: The Dream Factory, Warwick
Age: 11-20 yrs

You must be a fully registered member of Playbox Theatre’s ACTING or CIRCUS programme in order to audition for the Skating Troupe.

At the audition, you will be expected to demonstrate your skating skills. These can be roller boots or in-line skates (but not any other form of wheels!). If you would like, you can prepare a sequence of up to 60 seconds to show what you are currently capable of.

If you would like, you can prepare a sequence of up to 60 seconds to show what you are currently capable of.

We are not looking for beginners, but are looking for skaters who can already move at speed, with confidence and stability. Ideally, you should already be able to skate both forwards and backwards with ease.

Once the troupe is cast, we will meet and devise a training schedule. This will include set sessions at The Dream Factory, but will also rely heavily on self-development and putting in a lot of practice at home.

The specific rehearsal dates for the production are:
Monday 23rd July – Friday 27th July (all day)
Sat 10th, Sun 11th, Sat 17th, Sun 18th, Sat 24th, Sun 25th November
Sat 1st, Sun 2nd, Sat 8th, Sun 9th, Sat 15th, Sun 16th, Mon 17th December

Performance dates are:
Thurs 20th Dec @ 7pm
Fri 21st Dec @ 7pm
Sat 22nd Dec @ 3pm & 7pm
Sun 23rd Dec @ 3pm
Mon 24th Dec @ 11am
Fri 28th Dec @ 3pm & 7pm
Sat 29th Dec @ 3pm & 7pm
Sun 30th Dec @ 3pm
Mon 31st Dec @ 3pm

You must be available for all rehearsal and performance dates.

To register for the skating audition, please complete the form below.

We look forward to seeing what you can do! If you have any questions, please email


Posted on: 3rd February 2018