rhythmanddreams wrote:Is anyone else going to be at the Chichester auditions next Saturday? Or has anyone's child auditioned at Chichester this year , who can give me an insight into what to expect on the audition day? I don't know who is more nervous, me or my daughter!
DS auditioned in December. He had an awful day which was really disorganised, ran over hugely so he nearly missed the last train back up north (he left early at 5.30pm). However, he knows people who have auditioned on different days and each audition day has been different, some brilliant, some not so good.
DS performed both his songs, but they didn't hear his monologue. There was a drama workshop, but on his day they were just left alone for several hours to work something out in groups and then they didn't really have time to perform it because it ran over so much. The day had started with a dance workshop.
Good luck to your DD. Hopefully they've sorted out the problems now and she'll have a fab day!
just to say thanks to those who replied to my question about about Chichester. I hope the audition department have got themselves a bit more sorted! I'll be a bit
if she doesn't get to do her monologue, as the drama private lessons have cost a small fortune. Am really not sure about these auditions where they have to do a group creative piece- as it can come down to who is there on the day and who you get stuck in a group with, I don't think it's a good way to see what the students can actually do. Fair enough, some short improvisation work or a quick drama exercise can help them to see how the students behave whilst working in a group and how they respond to others, but left for several hours to work on a piece?? That sounds crazy to me?! Surely they would have been better seeing everyone's monologues to see their acting skills at their best. I hope that they will run reasonably on time as we also have a train to catch, we have some leeway but not hours. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the November open day but I was a little bit on the fence and wasn't impressed with the Bognor Campus at all, which is where the triple threat course is based.
Still waiting to hear about an audition date from Performers - closing date was last Friday, but received nothing as of yet. I have to organise travel, overnight stays and may have to rejuggle some work deadlines, as there are four consecutive audition days and we don't know which one it will be, so it's a bit of a headache all round. Was really hoping that she would have had an email by today.