Casting Call

SegalChord Productions is a group of professional, semi-professional, and amateur actors who have been making The Doctor Who Audio Dramas since 1982. These productions are downloaded for free over the internet. We average thousands of episodes downloaded each month. (More than a million episodes have been downloaded.) If you want to get your voice heard, this is the place to do it.

We are currently casting for our production of From the Ashes.

Two runaways, Bess and Joan, flee into the forest, where they encounter a traveling troupe of players led by local landowner’s daughter Mary Arden. This place of sanctuary is full of creativity and opportunity, but there’s more to Mary’s “lessons” than meets the eye. Does she truly only want the best for everyone, as she claims?

Timaeus is an angry centaur. He has been used and mistreated, and he wants justice. Armed with his bow and arrows, he plans to stop his enemy, if only his target wasn’t so elusive. But does he know where to draw the line or will there be blood on his hands?

The Doctor has come to the 16th century on the lookout for a legendary bird, the phoenix. Yet he’s barely out of the TARDIS when he gets caught up in Timaeus’ plot for revenge, Mary’s quest for betterment, and the lives of the troupe members. To save everyone from the dangerous machinations of an old enemy hiding in the trees, the Doctor will need all the help he can get, especially that of his latest travelling companion, Crackers the parrot.

Audition guidelines:

Please read these guidelines. They will give important information on how to correctly submit an audition. Part of your audition is to see if you can follow directions, so we do look for correctly packaged submissions.

  • Auditions shall be submitted as a high-quality mp3 file. No wav formats please! Submit auditions to 
  • We are happy to pay you for for this role. The BBC doesn’t like us to do that, but this way you can list the role as a professional credit. If you want to be paid for your role, label the subject of your e-mail as DOCTOR WHO CASTING. If you wish to forgo pay, list the subject of your e-mail DOCTOR WHO AUDITION. Exact payment is listed next to each role.
  • Record one second of silence with the microphone turned on before beginning your lines (for noise reduction purposes). Files are to be submitted in 16-bit, 44100 Hz, 128 Kbps, mono, or as close as you can get to that.
  • Please label your audition file as “<Character name> – <Your name>” so we can easily figure out who belongs to what. Your name is your actual name, not your internet nick or e-mail name. Stage names are fine, but please look professional. One word names or silly names will be rejected.
  • Please note that we acknowledge all auditions and everyone who auditioned will be told whether they got the role or not. (Being actors ourselves, we always hated being kept in limbo.) So if your audition isn’t acknowledged, something happened and we didn’t receive it. If we’ve received your audition and you still haven’t received an e-mail telling you the results, you’re still in the running. If more than one week has gone by since auditions closed, you should have had an answer by then. If not, please don’t hesitate to ask. It doesn’t bother us, and sometimes it’s true that some internet black hole eats e-mail messages.

Demos: Please do not send generic demos for auditions. We know how tedious it can be to do custom auditions, especially for professional actors who do a lot of auditions every day. But we need to hear you in our specific character using the equipment you intend to use if you get the role.

Please record the following sides for your audition (Additional lines are added for context). Please put all the sides in one file.


Crackers – Male adult, parrot. A sassy parrot travelling with the Doctor. Squawks a lot. Loyal with a great sense of humour. Competent and brave. Cheeky, upbeat voice. (65)
CRACKERS: Squawk! The phoenix!$8
Timaeus – Male, young adult, Centaur. A gruff centaur who has been wronged. Potent fighter and archer. Struggles to trust. Highly determined. Takes everything seriously, somewhat single-minded. (134)
TIMAEUS: My apologies, sir. I should not have behaved so violently.$10
Robin – Male, young adult, British. Young lute player and good singer, immensely creative but not massively confident. Caring and considerate. A little naïve. Working class. (105)
ROBIN: And when the music gets faster, you do the same again, but going back.$9
Joan – Female, young adult. British. Young woman on the run. Uncomfortable with lying. Hopeful and trusting. Wants to live her own life. Not as practical as she’d like. Middle class. (137)BESS: (sotto) Don’t you think it’s all a bit strange? The way she talks.

JOAN: What do you mean? Mary’s proud. Understandably so. Robin’s an impressive man.

Audition closes: Monday, January 11, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT
Last updated: Thursday, January 7, 2021