The Marlowe
The Trials Project

The Trials Project

Amplifying the voices of young people across Kent.

In 2023, we have an incredible project taking place at The Marlowe. From Thursday 31 August – Saturday 2 September, we will be presenting the award-winning play The Trials by Dawn King. Set in the near future, it follows a jury of young people aged 12-17 who hold their elders to account for crimes against the planet.

As producers of the play, The Marlowe are looking to amplify the voices of young people across Kent in response to the climate crisis. Therefore, the young cast of 12 jurors, who will hold the stage alongside three adult defendants, will be drawn from local talent.

Auditions are currently underway, and we look forward to sharing more information with you soon.

Information for auditionees

Training dates
Training will take place at The Marlowe, Canterbury.
Saturday 17 June, Saturday 24 June, Saturday 1 July, Saturday 8 July, Saturday 15 July and for two full weeks Monday 24 July – Friday 28 July and Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August

Rehearsal dates
Monday 7 August – Sunday 27 August.
A rehearsal schedule will be published shortly, you will not be needed every day.

Production dates
Technical rehearsal and dress rehearsal will take place between Tuesday 29 August and Thursday 31 August.

Production dates
On performance days you will be needed from 5.30pm-10pm.
Performances will take place on: Thursday 31 August at 7.30pm, Friday 1 September at 7.30pm, Saturday 2 September at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.


The Trials is coming to The Marlowe Theatre Thursday 31 August – Saturday 2 September. Tickets are on sale now with discounts available for groups, schools, under 18yrs and Discovery Tickets for 16-26 year-olds.