AIDA (Summer Youth Project)
Audition time
Sunday, 22 April
Rugby Theatre Central Hall
Show dates
1 - 5 Aug
Show dates

This year's project is Elton John and Tim Rice's critically acclaimed AIDA. This Disney-produced musical is based on Giuseppe Verdi's 19th century opera of the same name. The project runs from 21 July - 5 Aug.

At the Nile's edge, the enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, becomes romantically entangled with the Egyptian captain, Radames, who is betrothed to the Pharaoh's daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love grows deeper, Aida is forced to find balance between her heart's yearning for Radames, and her responsibility to lead her people.

Aida is a timeless love story, featuring an award-winning pop/ rock score which brings the ill-fated lovers into a new era.


Students aged 10 - 13 years should attend at 1.30 pm
Students aged 14 - 17 years should attend at 3.30 pm
Students aged 18 - 21 years should attend at 5.30 pm

Students wishing to audition for a technical role should be over 14 years of age and should attend at 3.00 pm

Resources 1 and 2 - audition forms - pdf & word versions
Resource 3 - Youth Project leaflet


Amneris - A beautiful and materialistic Egyptian Princess who is the betrothed of Captain Radames. Daughter of the Pharaoh.
Radames - An Egyptian Captain and the son of Zoser. A strong, handsome, adventurous soldier who falls in love with Aida.
Aida - A beautiful, brave Nubian Princess who is loyal to her people but is torn between her heritage and love for an Egyptian Captain. Daughter of King Amonasro.
Mereb - A young Nubian slave and servant to Radames. He is faithful to his Nubian heritage and befriends Aida upon her arrival to Egypt.
Zoser - The manipulative and evil Chief Minister hungry for power. He attempts to poison the Pharaoh and is father to Radames.
Pharaoh - The Leader of Egypt and father to Amneris. An older, distinguished gentleman.
Nehebka - A Nubian slave who is friendly with Aida. She creates a robe for the Nubian Princess.
Amonasro - An honorable and peaceful man who is imprisoned by Egypt. The King of Nubia and father to Aida.

Ministers, Soldiers, Egyptian Men, Palace Women, Nubians, Guards, Dancers

Audition downloads
Further information
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Venue: Rugby Theatre Central Hall
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