Casting/Employment Opportunities

ACTORS!! Casting News - Autumn 2018

Hope

We would now like to invite submissions for our 2018 Autumn/Winter Production of 'Hope'.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the new cast for the UK's most performed Anti-Bullying production.

'Hope' (now celebrating 10 years of touring) tells the story of a beautiful and successful pop star returning to the town where she grew up for the first time in years. A chance encounter between her and an old school acquaintance brings back painful memories of her childhood and the systematic abuse and bullying she suffered at the hands of a classmate. It is a story of courage, self-empowerment and redemption.

Following the performance actors remain in character and facilitate a workshop with the audience. Candidates should be comfortable with the idea of being part of a workshop. However, no previous experience is needed and the session is heavily scripted.

The production will be touring the UK between Monday 15th October - Friday 23rd November 2018 (to include rehearsals). Accommodation and Travel are provided by the company during touring weeks.

Auditions will be held in Central Scotland. Please see individual breakdown for more detailed casting information. In addition to being excellent performers, candidates should also be passionate about delivering theatre to a young audience. It is also crucial that they possess great team working skills.

Salary: £325 - £375 per touring week (Based on position and level of experience)

Monday 15th October - Friday 23rd November (To include rehearsals)

APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A BASE IN CENTRAL SCOTLAND AND CONFIRM THIS IN THEIR COVERING LETTER. APPLICATIONS FROM PREVIOUS AUDITIONEES AND TOUR MEMBERS ARE ALSO VERY WELCOME

Character Breakdowns

Hope
Although now a successful pop star, Hope is forced to relive the trauma of the bullying she suffered at school. The part requires a sensitive actress who is able to betray Hope's vulnerability. The successful candidate must have a good singing voice.

GREAT TEAM WORKING SKILLS ARE CRUCIAL TO THE JOB. THE ABILITY TO DRIVE WOULD BE ADVANTAGEOUS BUT IS NOT ESSENTIAL

Amy
Throughout the play Amy can be seen Bullying Hope. The bullying is realistic and relentless and at times uncomfortable for the audience. However, at the end of the story it transpires that Amy is bullied herself by an abusive parent. The actress playing Amy must be able to convincingly portray both aggressor and victim. This is a great part for an actress willing to make brave acting choices.

GREAT TEAM WORKING SKILLS ARE CRUCIAL TO THE JOB. THE ABILITY TO DRIVE WOULD BE ADVANTAGEOUS BUT IS NOT ESSENTIAL

Joe/Jo
Jo/Joe is Amy's sidekick. The character is (in the most part) comedic and the actor must have great energy throughout. By contrast, the same actor will double as Amy's intimidating and abusive Mother/Father.

GREAT TEAM WORKING SKILLS ARE CRUCIAL TO THE JOB. THE ABILITY TO DRIVE WOULD BE ADVANTAGEOUS BUT IS NOT ESSENTIAL

Mr/Mrs Gibbons
Mr/Mrs Gibbons is a Secondary School teacher (Playing age 20 -35). He/She has a firm but fair approach to their job. The character has a dry sense of humour and can be quite sarcastic despite not wishing to seem unkind. The actor will double as Hope's concerned Father/Mother.

GREAT TEAM WORKING SKILLS ARE CRUCIAL TO THE JOB. THE ABILITY TO DRIVE WOULD BE ADVANTAGEOUS BUT IS NOT ESSENTIAL

Aladdin - Christmas Pantomime

We would now like to invite submissions for our 2018 Christmas Production.

A brand new production for 2018! Book your magic carpet ride now and join Aladdin on this incredible adventure! See how Aladdin is tempted by the wicked Abanazar to riches beyond his wildest dreams and ends up on a journey that takes him into a world of magic, mirth and mayhem. With the help of the audience, can Aladdin get his hands on the magic lamp and win the hand of the beautiful Princess Jasmine?

This show has everything you have come to love about our pantomimes: Superb performers, stunning sets, and up-to-date songs. Throw in lots of audience participation and you have all the ingredients for another magical and fun filled pantomime!!

Accommodation and travel are provided by the company during touring. Auditions will be held in Central Scotland. Please see individual breakdowns for more detailed casting information. In addition to being excellent performers, candidates should also be passionate about delivering theatre to a young audience. It is also crucial that they possess great team working skills. As one of the country's leading theatre companies for young people, we perform to audiences in excess of 250,000 annually.

Salary: From £325 - £375 per touring week (Subject to position and experience).

DATES: Friday 9th November - Monday 24th December 2018 (To include rehearsal period)

APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A BASE IN CENTRAL SCOTLAND AND CONFIRM THIS IN THEIR COVERING LETTER. APPLICATIONS FROM PREVIOUS AUDITIONEES AND TOUR MEMBERS ARE ALSO VERY WELCOME

Character Breakdowns

ABANAZAR - (Male) - AGE 17 - 35
We are open to a male or female actor to play the role of 'The Villain' in our ever popular children's pantomime. This year's production is 'Aladdin'.. The role will suit an actor with a BIG stage presence. They should be flamboyant and ooze theatricality.

APPLICANTS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO SING AS PART OF AN ENSEMBLE AND HAVE GOOD MOVEMENT SKILLS. THEY SHOULD ALSO POSSESS THE ABILITY TO HOLD THE ATTENTION OF A YOUNG AUDIENCE. PLEASE CONFIRM A CENTRAL SCOTLAND BASE ON COVERING LETTER. THE ABILITY TO DRIVE WOULD BE ADVANTAGEOUS BUT IS NOT ESSENTIAL.

ALADDIN (Male or Female) - AGE 17 - 25
Aladdin is the unlikely hero of our story. He is hapless at the same time as being charming and charismatic. A hugely likeable character who the audience will be rooting for from the beginning.

APPLICANTS MUST HAVE GOOD SINGING VOICES AND GOOD MOVEMENT SKILLS. THEY SHOULD ALSO POSSESS THE ABILITY TO HOLD THE ATTENTION OF A YOUNG AUDIENCE. PLEASE CONFIRM A CENTRAL SCOTLAND BASE ON COVERING LETTER. THE ABILITY TO DRIVE WOULD BE ADVANTAGEOUS BUT IS NOT ESSENTIAL

WIDOW TWANKEY (Could be played by a Male or a Female) Age 17 - 35
Dame Trott is a typical Panto Dame. She is larger than life and enjoys an excellent comic relationship with her son Aladdin

APPLICANTS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO SING AS PART OF AN ENSEMBLE AND HAVE GOOD MOVEMENT SKILLS. THEY SHOULD HAVE EXCELLENT COMIC SKILLS AND THE ABILITY TO HOLD THE ATTENTION OF A YOUNG AUDIENCE. PLEASE CONFIRM A CENTRAL SCOTLAND BASE ON COVERING LETTER. THE ABILITY TO DRIVE WOULD BE ADVANTAGEOUS BUT IS NOT ESSENTIAL.

Other Creatives/Technical

We are always keen to hear from Set Designers, Choreographers and other correlatives should be based in Scotland and have relevant experience. Interested parties should contact us by telephone or email.