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The Polar Express Train Ride - Churnet Valley Railway 2021

The Polar Express Train Ride - Churnet Valley Railway 2021

Stoke-on-Trent, UK
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The Polar Express is a child’s book written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg that later was adapted into the 2004 Motion Picture featuring Tom Hanks. Our Polar Express Train Ride starts like the film, where The Polar Express will arrive at the platform to collect guests to take them to the North Pole.

Passengers will get to meet the characters from the film including the conductor, the singing chefs, the hobo and of course the main man himself Father Christmas. Families are encouraged to wear PJ’s as they experience the fun filled theatrical adventure and drink hot chocolate and eat cookies as they make their way to the North Pole.

Once at the North Pole, Santa will arrive on board to meet with each guest (young and old) and give those on the nice list the first gift of Christmas, a silver sleigh bell just as he does in the film.

We are seeking actors and musical theatre performers for this live, interactive theatrical show. In addition to talent, we are looking for actors who can speak in an American accent, that are team players, enjoy working with children, who have good improvisation skills and who can embrace the interaction between themselves and passengers to create a fun, entertaining and heart-warming experience.

All cast members need to be able to:
• React quickly to changing circumstances
• Sing (Christmas carols mostly!)
• Dance (able to follow a basic routine)
• Be 18 years or older
• Available in November & December

- Churnet Valley Railway (1992) PLC, Kingsley & Froghall Station, Froghall, ST10 (Staffordshire)

Dress Rehearsal: 15th November, Start date: 26th November

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Dress rehearsal is on Monday 15th November and the event starts on Friday 26th November then will run every Thursday - Sunday until Wednesday 15th December where we run every day until Thursday 23rd December.

Job payment

Paid - £20 for each show

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Male character aged between 25-60. The Conductor is strong and stern, he has a task to complete and he can’t be late. This role does include Christmas carol singing and must be able to follow a basic dance routine. The conductor must talk in an American accent, and ideally can grow a moustache. Male, aged 18 and over

Male, aged 18 to 66

Applications closed 22 November 2021.


18yrs+ all ethnicity. Good all-rounders who can sing, dance and entertain in a tight space. Individuals will also be required to clean and serve hot chocolate and cookies during performance. The chefs must talk in an American accent. Anyone, aged 18 and over

Anyone, aged 18 to 65

Applications closed 22 November 2021.


Hobo 18+yrs (male identified) all ethnicity. A ghost individual who can make you question your belief in the big man. Must be a strong actor as they have 2 key monologues within in role. The hobo must talk in an American accent. Male, aged 18 and over

Male, aged 18 to 65

Applications closed 22 November 2021.

Previous audition:
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Next audition:
The Polar Express Train Ride 2021 at Cholsey & Wallingford Railway

Listing created: 22 October 2021
Applications closed: 22 November 2021
Casting #1150799