Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Covent Garden Audition --- [Update]

While checking my emails today I noticed one with the subject 'Covent Garden Audition'. My heart started to race just at the sight of it! I had no idea what to expect, I was nervous for what ever answer they could have given me. I must have sat staring at the email for around 5 minutes before taking a deep breath and clicking it. It read:

'Hello James,

Thank you for attending the auditions here at Covent Garden.

I am pleased to inform you that you have been granted a 3 month temporary, trail licence to perform in the North Hall.

You will need to provide proof of 5 million pounds PLI and you will need to fill in a risk assessment form, I will also need a passport photo of you and also proof of ID.
Please let me know when you can come in and fill in forms.

Please do give me a call if you have any further questions.

Best regards,


Wayyyyyyyyy they let me in! A trial but I am in none the less and at that point my heart pretty much exploded with a mixture of excitement and nerves! Next stop Covent Garden!

Having received some positive feedback about documenting the process I am thinking of making a video diary on the day I go so you will be able to see how the whole system works, I have no idea myself at this point but can't wait to get learning from the best there is! Please leave a little comment if you would be interested in this video along with any suggestions of what I should make sure I cover. I am going to go to bed now and probably not sleep all night :D


  1. Well done - great work. Let us know how your time at Covent Garden goes.

    And well done on this blog - it is a great read.

    Regards, Colin E.
    (webmaster of

  2. Well done! Should let us know what days/times you'll be there, I'd love to come along and have a watch :)

  3. Thanks guys, I am really enjoying making this blog and its great getting feedback.

    Cam I will be tweeting when I am going to be performing at Covent Garden, my twitter feed can be found on the right hand side, follow me up and I'll keep you updated.

    I am still trying to get all the information together that they asked for so this weekend looks to be out the question.

    Looking forward to it though and think I probably will try and make a video diary of my day.