The Audition, a jukebox opera on your doorstep

Three singers arrive for a mysterious audition. They haven’t seen each other for a long time, but when they get together they can’t help but burst into song.

Written by popular playwright Rachel Barnett and directed by Keltie Forsyth – with some brilliant touches from award-winning director Helen Eastman. Featuring internationally renowned professional opera singers.

A big thank you to Awards for All England and CIVA for assisting Davina’s Fund with the costs of developing our latest operatic production, The Audition.

The Audition successfully toured across 25 diverse health & social settings in 2018.

Our opera singers, Tom, Louise and Francesca.

What people say about our show

LYNSEY DOCHERTY Artistic Director of Celebrate Voice:

‘Healthpitch have become expert in creating new works of music theatre of the highest quality, that succeed in connecting with older people in an imaginative, intelligent and sensitive way. The performers are superb, with their ability to communicate, and captivate through beautiful singing. They touch the souls of their audience, and invite them in to their story. And the audience are spellbound, as they journey and empathise with the performers. They sing, they laugh, they cry, and that is what good art is all about – connecting with people, allowing them to feel, to express, and to witness beauty. And that this is done through the voice means the human connection is profound, the response is immediate and the impact is lasting.’

“I am so grateful for you bringing The Audition to us – we loved it! Many would think we’re not the type of audience for opera.” Member of B Legion, Glasgow

“Oh my goodness on my goodness. What an afternoon we had! Sooo exciting. Glorious singing indeed. Our members were buzzing. You have been our very best visitors ever… You are doing a wonderful thing.” Annette, Visually impaired club, Edinburgh

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Our wonderful audience member standing in as conductor!

“Moved to tears, it was glorious, filling my heart and such a privilege and I feel really joyful and happy and there’s such a buzz in the room. Thank you so much.” Audience member, Salisbury

“Happy – didn’t have any idea what I was coming to – so total surprise – absolutely brilliant. What a fabulous idea!” Young person, REME museum, Lyneham

“Absolutely amazing, my heart is fit to burst!  Laughter, tears and wonderment are the words of the day. Thank you.” Audience member, Durrington