James Baxter-Derrington


James recently graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in History, during which time he also starred in various productions including ‘God of Carnage’ and ‘The Duchess of Malfi’. He is an associate member of Partners Rapt Theatre Company, performing as Brutus in ‘Julius Caesar’, Sir Toby Belch in ‘Twelfth Night’, and the titular role in Macbeth, amongst others.

He is the founding editor of The 730 Review, an online Arts magazine, which encompasses everything from Cinema and Music to Ballet, Galleries and Theatre, and all things in-between.


Auditions - Upcoming Production

Role Requirement

Established just over a year, we are a young and dynamic non-professional theatre company looking for a male actor (playing age 25-32) who is interested in joining the company for an exciting staging of a classic Oscar Wilde production in September of this year. 

This is a main speaking part in the show, which will be performed in a new staging as a mixture of staged reading and performance. The other parts have been cast so this role will round out our team of actors for this production. The show will be performed at a central London fringe theatre with the potential to travel to fringe festivals and other venues later in the year. 

Limited auditions will take place soon, and more information will be given to actors who are shortlist. We are highly active on social media as well as with other companies and groups in London. 

Our previous work has included the show "If I Go" (written for us) and the fringe musical "Saucy Jack & the Space Vixens" - both of which were performed in 2016.

The successful applicant will have had fringe theatre experience and have great comic timing and delivery, as well as having the ability to deliver complex line delivery with ease. It's likely to be a great challenge for anyone who might be interested, as well as the opportunity to work with a brilliant production team and cast who really enjoy spending time together socially as well as enjoying a supportive network of friends and peers. A sense of humour is a must as the cast have all worked well together and have a good working relationship, and so you'll be joining a great group of friends as well as peers who work very well together. 

More information about the work will be provided on application. On applying, please detail any previous fringe theatre experience and tell us why you would be interested in being considered.

Rehearsal / production dates

Rehearsals will be 2 - 3 weekends in the run up to the production. (16/17 23/24 September)
The production is planned to be 5 performances at the end of September. 

To Apply

Auditions will be in early July, and audition notices are currently active at the below links:

  • https://www.starnow.co.uk/listing/860224/male-actor-25-35-fringe-theatre-production/
  • http://castings.thestage.co.uk/castings-auditions/003716-jack
  • https://www.castingcallpro.com/uk/job/414690/fringe-theatre-production/412046
  • https://www.backstage.com/casting/the-importance-of-being-earnest-171043/

Alternatively, you can email us your acting resume and a headshot to our email address hello[at]proforca.co.uk.  Good Luck!