Macbeth – Auditions


by William Shakespeare

directed by Simon Billington

About the Production

This November OTG will be staging a production of Shakespeare's epic tragedy Macbeth at the Wesley Memorial Church. Set at the dawn of the Anglo-Saxon age, this visceral and powerful ensemble production will explore the clash of cultures in British Isles during the 9th century as well as seeking to explore the reality of mental health conditions that can be recognised in the text. 

Rehearsals will commence on Sunday 10th September with performances to take place w/c 27th November.



What to Expect

The audition itself will be divided into 2 brief sections. The first part will include a short drama game which might involve some elements of movement, so do come in clothes that do not overly restrict you. The second part will involve some one to one work on a Sonnet, which will be provided for you.

Important Dates

First Round Auditions:

Recall Audition (by invitation only)


  • 27th November- 2 December 2023 at Wesley Memorial Church, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford OX1 2DH


Recalls will be held on Saturday 24th June between 14:30 -16:30 at the Old School House. Invitations to these will be by email, and will contain further information about what to expect. Should you not be free for the recall do say during the audition, do not worry this will not disqualify you from a role. 

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact the director at

Select the button below to complete the audition form (opens in a new window).


We are looking to cast for the following roles, some of which will be cast gender blind. 

Lady Macbeth/ Sister 3
Duncan/ Old Siward
Banquo/ Young Siward
Mentieth/ Murderer 3
Porter/ Murderer 1
Lady Macbeth Handmaid/ Sister 1 
Bloody Sergeant/ Doctor/ Murderer 2
Lady Macduff/ Sister 3, Seyton
Fleance/ Macduff Child/ Messenger


Rehearsals will commence on Sunday 10th September and will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Sundays will be full company rehearsals; midweek rehearsals will not require all cast members to be present. A schedule will be circulated in advance.



Monday 27th November - Saturday 2nd December 2023 at the Wesley Memorial Church, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford OX1 2DH