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Child Casting Callout for Macbeth at Shakespeare North

ETT and Shakespeare North are on the lookout for two children to take part in their upcoming production of Macbeth at Shakespeare North. 

– w/c 21st August
1st Preview – 1st September
Press Night – 6th September
Performances – 7th – 23rd September
*You can find a full performance schedule here.

What is the audition process like? 

In the first instance, please send a short film of your child reading this extract to ETT’s Assistant Producer Maya Wilson – We will then contact those that we would like to invite to an in-person audition. You might find it helpful to read this contemporary translation of the scene first – it should give you a clearer idea of what the scene is about. 

Please send your audition tapes to Maya by Wednesday, 12 July. Audition tapes should be shot in landscape against a plain background and can be filmed on your phone. Please begin the recording by stating your full name, age, and location. 

No need to edit it or add any special effects. Simply attach the clip to an email with the subject line ‘MACBETH CHILDREN – SHAKESPEARE NORTH’ and send it over – we just need to be able to see and hear the child clearly. 

Audition tapes will be deleted once the selection process has been completed. 

Please be aware that the scene refers to a father being murdered. Don’t worry though, we

find out later in the play that he’s not really dead! There is also a mention of traitors being

executed by hanging. You may want to read the scene to check you’re comfortable with

your child seeing it.

When and where will the in-person auditions take place? 

Auditions will take place on 17th July between 3pm and 5pm at Shakespeare North Playhouse. 

How old do I have to be to audition? 

We are looking to cast two children doubling as one role: 

1. Playing age between 6 and 10 (could be a young looking 12/13 year old) 

If I am cast in this show, what will the time commitment be like?

All four children will need to be available during rehearsals and Tech at Shakespeare North. Following this, two children will split the shows between 1st September and 9th September and the second two children will split the performances between 12th September and 23rdSeptember. A full performance schedule can be found here.

What if I have more questions? 

For more information, please email ETT’s Assistant Producer Maya at

ETT is a committed equal opportunities employer with responsible child safeguarding practices in place. 

About ETT 

ETT are a UK based international touring company. We create theatre of outstanding quality, imagination, and ambition; work which interrogates and celebrates contemporary England and reflects the diversity of our nation. 

About Shakespeare North 

Shakespeare North Playhouse aims to bring people together to participate in a unique programme of performance, activities, and conversations, inspired by Shakespeare and relevant to all of us.