The Abbey are holding General Auditions in the second week of August (10th, 11th and 12th) and they are taking applications until this Friday, July 29th. Although it sometimes seems like the same names and faces appear in every Abbey production, so far this year there have been 16 new faces out of the 66 actors employed on the Abbey and Peacock stages and on tour. This is according to Fiach Mac Conghail (@fmacconghail), director of the Abbey on Twitter today and includes Charlie Murphy who made her début as Eliza Dolittle in the wonderful production of Pygmalion that I never got around to writing about.
Meanwhile, the other big theatre in Dublin 1, the Gate is running a workshop in audition techniques for actors next Wednesday week, August 3rd with casting director Maureen Hughes. It runs from 11am – 5pm and costs €35 which is a much cheaper that a lot of other full day workshops.