“Shrek the musical” Auditions

Let your Freak Flag fly and join us for “Shrek the musical” auditions.

We will be holding auditions on Sunday 7th July 2019 from 9am for principals and chorus at Hessle Town Hall, with the evening of Monday 8th July reserved for call-backs if necessary. Everyone is welcome to audition, whether they have performed with us before or not, so please feel free to spread the word!

Once the show is cast, rehearsals will take place between late September 2019 and April 2020 on Monday / Wednesday / Friday / Sundays as needed. We are currently looking at rehearsal venues and will confirm details at a later date.

Below are links to documents which will hopefully provide some initial information you need in preparation for the auditions. Once you know the role(s) you would like to audition for, please complete an audition form and send it to me (email or post to the address on the form) and I will send the relevant material to you (audition songs/dialogue as appropriate).

Note: There are a couple of roles for children, but we will not be auditioning children until later. We will post announcements once dates have been agreed. This will likely be in October. Interested children are welcome to attend the sing-through evening on Monday 10th June.

Nearer to the audition weekend (about a week before) a timetable will be sent and posted on the HTC website to let you know when you will be needed.

Documents available to download:

Audition process
Character Outlines
Audition Form

Good Luck and I look forward to hearing from you.
Karen Todman
Musical Theatre Secretary

Avenue Q

Avenue Q – Hull Truck Theatre, July 2016 …

Hessle Theatre Company are proud to announce that we will be performing the award winning musical AVENUE Q at Hull Truck Theatre between 12-16 July 2016.

Director: Richard Foot
Musical Director: Ian Appleyard

Cast List

Puppet Characters

Princeton – Jack Simmonds
Kate Monster – Rachel Waters
Nicky – James Galer
Rod – Luke Gillingham
Trekkie Monster – Nathan Major
Lucy – Sarah Brodie
Bad Idea Bear – Aiden Thompson-Coates
Bad Idea Bear – Sally Hague
Mrs T. and Nicky second hand – Katherine Fitzgerald
Ricky/Newcomer and Trekkie second hand – Joe Porte

Human Characters

Christmas Eve – Tiolina Puteh
Brian – Russell Fallon
Gary Coleman – Michelle Metcalfe

Show outline 

Winner of the Tony Triple Crown for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, the hilarious Avenue Q tells the timeless story of a recent college graduate trying to find his way in the world. Set in New York City, on Avenue Q, we are introduced to fresh-faced Princeton as he struggles to find his purpose. Inspired by the beloved children’s show Sesame Street, Avenue Q creates a puppet-filled world that is a little more reflective of the difficult, R-rated realities that we face when we learn that real life isn’t as simple as we dreamed it might be – but, perhaps, life is all the more colourful and worthwhile for it.

Into the Woods

Be careful what you wish for…

Made famous by the recent Oscar-nominated film starring Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp and James Corden, ‘Into the Woods’ is the ingenious fairy-tale musical about the realities of getting what you wish for.

When a childless baker and his wife set out on a quest to raise a family, their paths collide with Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Jack (and his beanstalk!) with hilarious and heartfelt consequences that none could have predicted. Having each achieved their own ‘happy ever after’ they must choose how to make amends and unite to save the kingdom from the ultimate threat.

The writer of musicals ranging from ‘West Side Story’ to ‘Sweeney Todd’, Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as the greatest living composer-lyricist. His enchanting score for ‘Into the Woods’ is in turns dazzling, joyous and achingly poignant.

Into The Woods


The Witch Samantha Flanagan
The Baker Russell Fallon
The Bakers Wife Hannah Wilson
Cinderella Sally Hague
Cinderella’s Prince James Galer
Little Red Riding Hood Olivia Hewitt-Jones
Jack Jowan Long
Rapunzel’s Prince Joe Porte
Rapunzel Bekki Grange
Jack’s Mother Katherine Fitzgerald
Cinderella’s Stepmother Janet Phillips
Lucinda Emma Rokahr
Florinda Rachel Waters
Narrator Mark Jardine
Mysterious Man Neal Edlin
Wolf Richard Foot
Steward Kevin Hickson
Granny/Cinderella’s Mother Elaine Windass