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Membership and Show Fees - Membership Form Download

To become a performing member of ELOC you have to join to be part of our membership. There are two ways to become a performing member of the company: by successfully gaining a singing part in our open auditions (see below for details) or by doing a company audition in front of the committee. Our annual membership fee is £35 (there are reduced rates for students). We also ask for a £75 show fee. For further details please speak to any committee member.

Auditioning For A Principal Part In An ELOC Show

We have now held our main auditions for our next Spring 2019 show: 'Hot Mikado'. However, there are still 3 roles left to cast, so we will be holding an additional round of auditions. Details below:

Dates:
Monday 3rd December 2018
Time:
8.00pm onwards
Venues:
Monday 12th Nov: The Good Shepherd Church Hall - Station Approach Road, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 5AH
Remaining Roles:
Nanki-Poo (male)
Pish-Tush (male)
Pitti-Sing (female)
Further information about each character is listed below

AUDITION FORMS:
Please click here for a PDF version of the Hot Mikado audition form
Please click here for a word version of the Hot Mikado audition form

When filling out your audition form you must be clear about any holiday commitments or any other periods of unavailability, if you are worried about this, please discuss this with the production team ahead of your audition. ELOC are pleased to hold open auditions, meaning you don't have to be a member of the society to be able to audtion. Any non-member wanting to audition is required to pay an audition fee of £5, which, if successful in joining the company after the auditions, is redeemable against your annual membership fee.

If you have any questions about the ELOC audition process or becoming an ELOC member please contact the ELOC Committee by emailing:
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Launch Pack

A detailed 'pack' of information about the show (the launch pack) is available here. This includes all the important information you need to know in one place.


Character Audition Pieces

Most parts have now been cast, however we do have some remaining roles available. Please see list below for details, and relevant audition pieces. The next round of auditions will take place on Monday 3rd December, 8pm onwards. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to auditon for any of the remaining roles.

 CHARACTER DESCRIPTION  SPOKEN AUDITION SINGING AUDITION 
Ko-Ko

Male
Lead
Voice Type: Tenor
Playing Age: 35-50
Character Info: Lord High Executioner.
Was given his title the night before he was to be put to death for flirting. He has never killed anything in his life. A softie underneath all the bravado. Ko-Ko provides much of the comedy in the show. A charismatic, engaging and high energy performer is needed for this role.

This part has now been cast
This part has now been cast
Nanki-Poo

Male
Lead
Voice Type: Tenor
Playing Age: 20-30
Character Info: The son of the Mikado. A fresh-faced "rock crooner." Runs away from his father and the high court and pretends to be a wandering minstrel who plays the trumpet with lots of energy but little finesse. He is madly and deeply in love with Yum-Yum.

 Pages 15-16
 
Yum-Yum

Female
Lead
Voice Type: Soprano
Playing Age: 18-25
Character Info: The ward of Titipu's Lord High Executioner and engaged to marry him. She loves Nanki-Poo as much as he loves her. She is honest, earnest and not afraid to stand up for herself – full of “girl power”!

This part has now been cast
This part has now been cast
Pooh-Bah

Male
Supporting
Voice Type: Tenor
Playing Age: 30-55
Character Info: Lord High "everything else." Took over all the offices of State when everyone else quit. Clever, money-hungry and selfish – and very, very, VERY full of himself! Ko-Ko's right hand man.

This part has now been cast
This part has now been cast
Pish-Tush

Male
Supporting
Voice Type: Tenor
Playing Age: 20-30
Character Info: The "coolest" Gentleman of Japan. Thinks himself overly important when doing the Mikado's bidding. Highly strung. Rash.

Pages 11-12
(read Pooh-Bah's lines)
No 16 - Braid the Raven Hair (Bars 5 - 37)
Pitti-Sing

Female
Supporting
Voice Type: Alto
Playing Age: 20-30
Character Info: Yum-Yum's older sister. Very matter-of-fact. Protective of her sister, and isn't afraid to stand up to Katisha.

Pages 34-35
 
Peep-Bo

Female
Supporting
Voice Type: Alto
Playing Age: 16-20
Character Info: Yum-Yum's younger sister. Cynical and sarcastic. Has the most attitude of all three sisters. She is also bubbly, bright and full of fun.

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Katisha

Female
Supporting
Voice Type: Alto
Playing Age: 30-45
Character Info: Nanki-Poo's spurned and subsequently angry suitor. An oversexed femme fatale with a plain face. Confident, loud and “always right”. Threatens to tell everyone of Nanki-Poo's real identity to ruin his engagement to Yum-Yum. Although she is merciless, intimidating and a true musical theatre “diva”, she does have a warm heart beating beneath it all – somewhere!

This part has now been cast
This part has now been cast
The Mikado

Male
Supporting
Voice Type: Tenor
Playing Age: 45-60
Character Info: The big "cat" of Japan. An ardent stickler for the law, and a ruler who finds humour in every situation even when it is unjust or absurd. Loves a good show and is quite a showman himself.

This part has now been cast This part has now been cast
Gentlemen of Japan

Male
Ensemble
All voice types
Playing Age: TBC
The male ensemble

Ensemble:
No audition

Ensemble:
No audition

Ladies of Japan

Female
Ensemble
All voice types
Playing Age: TBC
The female ensemble

Ensemble:
No audition

Ensemble:
No audition


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