Male and Female Actors Required for Murder Mysteries in Essex
Laugh and Let Die are a comedy Murder Mystery company that have been performing for 6 years, and after experiencing massive growth in the last 12 months, we are looking to recruit local teams of actors for shows across the country.
We perform several different formats and themes, and the shows we are casting for here are our most popular two hander dinner party shows.
You will be playing two parts in the show. The boorish American casting director (George/Georgina Mucus) and the incompetent lawyer (Tristan Mee/Sue Yurpantzoff).
In this format, the guests play the parts, so two casting directors come out first of all with a skit casting the parts and explaining the rules.
You will then return as the lawyer to the principal, who becomes the murder victim. The actor playing the murder victim returns as the detective, and you are recruited as the lawyer to all the suspects. You are ‘on stage’ with the suspects, supporting them as they are being questioned by the detective and the rest of the guests.
The show is pretty much all improvisation, so you will have to be able to think on your feet. We do have prompt questions that the detective gives to the guests to read out if they are struggling (which is often!), so you can have some ready made responses up your sleeve.
We are looking to book actors for a series of shows at a chain restaurant in Loughton (dates tbc, but will probably be the last Friday or Thursday of every month), and we want a team of actors that will eventually be able to deliver the shows without support on the night from the company. Initially, you will be performing with an actor that has been with the company since its inception, and will give you lots of support.
We are a comedy company and we are looking for funny people. We play it for laughs, there are no puzzles or codes to crack in our shows. We are there for the jokes!
We are requesting video auditions. You will be given the plot and character synopsis of one of the suspects you are defending, and questions that you may be asked by the guests in relation to their evidence. We want to see how you would answer, and we want you to make us laugh!
We will also want to see your American casting director doing some casting as well.
The fee is £65 per performance.
Call time at the venue is 6:00pm. Show time 7:00pm. On stage for about 45 mins, and then 3 x 20 minute segments between food courses. Finished (including clearing up) at around 11.00pm. Actual show finishes around 10.30pm.
We perform up and down the country and the business has blown up in the last twelve months. We have partnerships with Grosvenor Casino, CDG Restaurant Group, Match. com, Xtreme Events, Red Cactus Events, LastNightOfFreedom stag and hen parties, and many others, and are not expecting the growth of the business to slow down.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates
The dates will be from April and are TBC. I am hoping to have a different actor/actress at each one when we start this project, so you only need to be available for one.
There won't be a conventional rehearsal, but there will be prep done over the phone or Skype/Facetime
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesWe are requesting self tape auditions
There is no rehearsal per se, but prep will be done over the phone
The show dates are tbc, but are from April and will probably be in the last week of every month
Paid - £65 per show
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Georgina Mucus / Sue Yurpantzoff
Georgina - boorish American Hollywood casting director
Sue - lawyer. Play her however you want to as long as she's funny!
Females, aged 18 and over from United Kingdom
George Mucus / Tristan Mee
George - boorish American Hollywood casting director
Tristan - lawyer. Play him however you want to as long as he's funny!
Males, aged 18 and over from United Kingdom
- Located in Manchester, UK
- Joined July, 2012