Casting

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All castings will be displayed on the website, as well as being announced on Twitter and Facebook. Please only apply when castings are posted as we are unable to look at CVs at other times. We predominantly cast actors who live and work in the Midlands. Actors that live and work in other regions must at least have a base here.

CURRENT CASTING OPPORTUNITIES

CHARLES DICKENS’ GHOST STORIES

We are looking for 5 actors (2 female and 3 male) for our production of CHARLES DICKENS’ GHOST STORIES, adapted for the stage by James Nicholas.

The Signalman: When a traveller chances upon a solitary railway signalman he is drawn into a tale of ghostly premonitions and a tale to chill the soul.

The Haunted Man: “Everybody said he looked like a haunted man”. As a university professor dwells on past sorrows and mistakes, he is visited one night by a phantom.

Performances: 31st October to 11th November 2017 at the Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham.

Actor 1 – Male 60-70 (HM) Philip Swidger, Mr. Squires, Newseller, (SM) Henry Pratt

Actor 2 – Male 40-50 (HM) William Swidger, Mr. Tetterbury, Longford, George, (SM) The Signalman.

Actor 3 – Male 30-40 (HM) Redlaw, (SM) The Narrator

Actor 4 – Female 20-30 (HM) Milly Swidger, Mrs. Tetterbury, Mother, Mary, Prostitute, (SM) The Landlady, Worker, Doctor 2

Actor 5 – Female 20 (HM) The Child, Denham, Young Redlaw, The Phantom, (SM) Producer, Driver, Spectre, Doctor 1

 

Salary: This will be in the form of a profit share with a minimum guaranteed payment of £150 to help cover expenses. (You will receive either a profit share OR £150, whichever is the higher amount.) Rehearsals: 16th October to 31st October 2017. The company must be available to rehearse daytime and some evenings – Monday to Friday, with weekends prior to performance as an option.

We are looking for Birmingham or West Midlands based actors or those who can have a base in Birmingham or the West Midlands with friends or family. We are happy to see new people and those who have auditioned for us before.
 Please be familiar with the novels as we will want you to read from the script at the audition.

We operate a strict colour blind casting policy. As such, we are happy to see actors of any ethnicity for these roles.

 

If you are interested in applying for this production please send CV’s and a photo to: casting [at] blueorangetheatre.co.uk. Closing date: 15th September 2017

Auditions: 20th and 21st September 2017 at Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham.