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an official warning

Absolutely stunned with the huge amount of interest shown in the play. Unfortunately, i must remind everyone that our cast is likely to be smaller than last year’s ridiculous figure of 27, as there are fewer superfluous extras because my nerves just can’t take it. So if you audition, there is a high chance you may not be successful. It’s not like last year when everyone got a part. It also depends on character chemistry, so even if you’re a confident, sassy actress, someone else might be cast as beatrice, simply because she fits better with the actor playing benedick. It’s life- i missed out on my dream part of lady macbeth once, because they wanted a petite actress (yeah, back then i appeared to be normal height. Ha ha.). Especially if you’re year seven or eight, please don’t get discouraged if you’re unsuccessful! This is not the last shakespeare play, far from it- it’s MY last one, that’s all. To be fair, it is my fifth, so this could be you! Also, i’ve never ever had a part in the main school winter production. I’ve auditioned three times and never been successful, but it didn’t mean i sucked. I got an A* in drama. It just meant i was unlucky (i did have dreadful luck with auditions, actually, they were disastrous) or that other people were better. Not that i sucked.

also- a stronger girl than i would have been traumatised by the cat-calling i received from the sogennante top set boys year ten class. Girls, if you actually find someone nice in there and get them to audition, i will buy you a drink. Eugh.

So, good luck everyone! I’ll update the blog with an account of london sometime soon, but for now, bonne nuit, et merci!


About carambalache

I'm 22 years old, and am in my final year reading Modern Languages at Oxford. I live in Oxford but spent the previous academic year working in Madrid. I run a Facebook group for people of colour who are interested in makeup - search "Beauty of Colour" on Facebook if you'd like to join. I'm interested in the Spanish Golden Age, social media as a concept, the cosmetic industry, foreign languages, mythology, liberation activism and fashion. I also write about Oxford admissions, so please get in contact if you have any questions about studying Modern Languages or life at Oxford. Email me at

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