We tour by canal, river and road to over 130 venues across the country, taking professional theatre to non-theatre venues.
This is a small-scale tour which requires actors to do get ins and get outs, travel in a transit van and navigate a 72 foot narrowboat (full training will be given). Please clearly state if you drive in your application. There will be a cast of four actor-musicians.
We have commissioned two new pieces of writing and we are recruiting actor musicians who will perform the 2 shows in rep as part of our team of four.
The extraordinary life and adventures of the radical MP, Jennie Lee
- Writer & Lyricist – Lindsay Rodden
- Director – Marianne McNamara
- Composer – Sonum Batra
- Musical Director and Arranger – Rob Cooper
- Designer – Celia Perkins
Grab your boots and waterproof, and join us for a hike through history
- Writer & Lyricist – Poppy Hollman
- Director – Gitika Buttoo
- Composer – Dan McGlade
- Musical Director and Arranger – Rebekah Hughes
- Designer – Celia Perkins
Each performer must:
- Be a strong character actor with the ability to play multiple roles
- Have a good ear for accents
- Be vocally strong and have a good ear for harmonies
- Play at least one portable instrument to a high standard
JENNIE LEE (FEMALE, NON-BINARY, 21–50 YEARS)
We are looking for someone to play Jennie Lee alongside multiple roles in our two different productions for our 2024 tour.
This actor must have the ability to do a strong Scottish accent
Born in 1929, Jennie Lee left her coal-mining family in Scotland to become Westminster’s youngest MP – so young that, as a woman, she couldn’t even vote for herself.
MIRA (FEMALE, NON-BINARY, 21–35 YEARS)
We are looking for a global majority artist to play Mira alongside multiple roles in our two different productions for our 2024 tour.
Mira is a social media influencer who has made money quickly allowing her to buy a huge house and some land in the countryside.
However, she feels out of place and finds it alienating, encountering people who are snobbish or judgemental. She grew up in a city, in a family where walking or countryside access wasn’t a priority. Will she be able to break down the barriers that prevent her from feeling welcome?
MALE ACTOR (MALE, NON-BINARY, 21–55 YEARS)
We are looking for a male identifying actor musician to complete our team of four.
This must be a versatile actor who has the ability to multi role in our two different productions for our 2024 tour.
The overall dates are: 11th March – 19th October 2024 (including paid holiday periods)
£575.00 per week (based on 6 days per week when on tour) with all tour related travel & accommodation paid.
Artistes are classed as self-employed and are fully responsible for all declarations necessary under statutory laws for Inland Revenue, National Insurance and Customs & Excise.
We will hold Zoom auditions in the first instance, followed by a recall in Marsden, West Yorkshire (we will pay a contribution towards this)
If you are not on spotlight, please email a CV and headhsot to firstname.lastname@example.org