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Two Actors Required For Children's Theatre Tour

Two Actors Required For Children's Theatre Tour

London, UK. Apply from all UK.
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  • Located in Nottingham, UK
  • Joined September, 2018
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Come and join one of the UK’s leading children’s theatre companies!

ACTORS REQUIRED - SPRING/SUMMER 2019

We are looking for TWO FANTASTIC, funny, happy, easy-going performers who can sing, dance and multi-role to star in our spring/summer season of two new shows for children, ‘Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster’ and Oliver Jeffers ‘Lost and Found’.

Both shows will be performed in theatre venues, and as part of our outdoor summer tour in August.

Before applying for this amazing job, please make sure you are available for all of the dates required.

ABOUT LITTLE BLUE MONSTER

Little Blue Monster Ltd is a professional theatre producer, established with the simple aim to create truly magical theatrical experiences for children and their families. We tour to theatres, arts centres, outdoor venues and festivals across the UK, Europe and Internationally, travelling as far afield as Hong Kong, Dubai, Singapore and Malaysia.

The team behind Little Blue Monster have created theatre for children for over 22 years. So, you’re in very safe hands! Quite simply, we love working with children and their grown ups! We produce high-quality shows which are beautiful, happy and VERY FUNNY, and we work very hard to ensure our audiences have an amazing time, every time! Our style is physical, interactive, and incorporates puppetry, music, songs, dancing and lots of audience participation.

SALARY

We pay our actors very well, because we only work with the best.

We pay £500 per week, and a fee of £150 per day for one-off performance days. Throughout the rehearsals and tour, we will also organise, provide and pay for all of your accommodation.

THE JOB

This is a great opportunity to work with acclaimed children’s theatre director, Bill Davies and his amazing creative team to produce not one, but TWO beautiful, original pieces of children’s theatre. We’re keen to work with multi-talented actors, who can sing, dance, act, and make Bill and the team laugh all day long! Both shows are already scripted, but this is a brilliant chance to work with the artistic director to take the shows to the next level, so your creative ideas will be very welcome!

Here are a few of the practical bits you need to know about this job:

THE CONTRACT

Rehearsals & Tour leg 1 - Monday 13th – Sunday 2nd June 2019
Unpaid Break in contract - Monday 3rd – Sunday 30th June 2019
Rehearsals & Tour leg 2 - Monday 1st July – Saturday 31st August

You will initially rehearse and tour with ‘Pirate Pearl’, but will then go on to learn ‘Lost and Found’. Then, you will tour both productions to some lovely theatre venues (including Brighton Fringe), outdoor venues and a few primary schools. There will be a couple of touring weeks towards the end of the tour when you are only working for one or two days.

Here are just a few of the lovely theatre venues we are playing at:

Brighton Fringe, Brighton The Carriageworks, Leeds Stratford Play House, Stratford-uopn-Avon The Core, Solihull Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield The Platform, Morecombe Key Theatre, Peterborough

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR?

Well, if you genuinely LOVE working with children, you’re already well on the way! If you’re fun to be around, you’re getting even closer still. We are looking for very special ‘all-rounders’ to join our company. You will need to: have great comedy skills and be able to multi-role be able to sing beautifully be able to dance Ideally, be able to play a musical instrument have lots of experience of working in children’s theatre have a great level of fitness

YOU MUST BE A DRIVER
Please be aware that you MUST have a full, clean driving licence due to the nature of this job and location of our company base. Sadly, we can’t see you for an audition unless you have a full, clean driving license.

Thanks so much for reading this breakdown.

Bill Davies & the Little Blue Monster Team

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Auditions will be held week commencing 25th March 2019 at our base in Nottinghamshire base.

Rehearsals & Tour leg 1 - Monday 13th – Sunday 2nd June 2019. Unpaid Break in contract - Monday 3rd – Sunday 30th June 2019. Rehearsals & Tour leg 2 - Monday 1st July – Saturday 31st August

Job payment

Paid - £500 p/w & £150 p/d for one-off performance days


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Pirate Pearl/Narrator/Puppeteer

Pearl is an 8 year old girl, who also just happens to be a pirate. She’s feisty, funny &
very determined! She’s also a caring, loving, inventive, wonderful role-model for her motley crew.

There’s lots of fun to be had with Pearl. She directly addresses the audience throughout so you will need to be VERY confident with driving a story forward & dealing with heckles from an enthusiastic audience.

You will also play the role of narrator & puppeteer, & the part of the ‘Boy’ in Lost & Found.

Females, aged 21 to 35

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles

Captain Blue Beard/Monster/Narrator

If you’re a great multi-role performer, then this is the part for you.

George the Monster - a giant baby blue monster. He doesn't speak our language but makes lots of noise! He’s naughty, clumsy, funny, silly & adorable!

Captain Blue Beard - the baddie & loves every second onstage. He also wants to kidnap poor George & sell him to the circus! Lots of fun to be had with this dastardly character.

You will also play the role of narrator & puppeteer, & multiple roles in Lost & Found.

Anyone, aged 21 to 65

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
About the advertiser
  • Located in Nottingham, UK
  • Joined September, 2018
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Listing created: 19 March 2019
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