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

THE SECRET GARDEN

We are looking for 4 actors (3 female and 1 male) for our production of THE SECRET GARDEN by Francis Hodgson Burnett, adapted for the stage by Simon Ravenhill at the Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham.

Salary: This will be in the form of a profit share with a minimum guaranteed payment of £300 to help cover expenses. (You will receive either a profit share OR £300, whichever is the higher amount.) Rehearsals: 117th July to 5th August 2017. The company must be available to rehearse daytime and some evenings – Monday to Friday, with weekends prior to performance as an option.

Performances: 5th August to 12th August 2017 at the Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham.

 

Female 1 – Mary Lennox (10) Mary starts off a very spoiled objectionable girl prone to tantrums but mellows as the story progresses. She is very forthright, intelligent and single minded. Young female in her twenties, pretty, small build.

Female 2 – Mrs. Medlock , (40s) Craven’s house keeper. Cold, efficient and severe in her manner. Resentful of anything that upsets the status quo. Deeply devoted to Colin’s care to the point that it blinds her to all else. No a bad woman just very blinkered. Doubling with –

Dickon, (12) A kindly boy full of energy and enthusiasm for nature and the outdoors. A fountain of knowledge yet humble and obliging.

Saidie, an Indian peasant servant

Ayah, a gentle, loving Indian Nanny. Taller female in her late 20s-30s. Strong character actor able to perform both young and old. Northern Accent.

Female 3 20s – Martha (14), a kind, pleasant, overly chatty girl with a strong sense of humour. Maid to the Craven’s. Doubling with –

Colin (10), Mary’s cousin and counterpart. A very sickly boy, spoilt and objectionable to begin with but like Mary mellows as the show, Doubling with –

Barney, a soldier.

Maid, a servant.

Female 20s, small slim build, boyish looks. Northern Accent.

Male  30-40s – Mr. Craven, cold, distant, severe. Doubling with –

Ben, Older Gardener and odd job man, a bit brusque but warms to Mary

Col. McGrew, Military Type

Dr. Crawford, the family doctor

Pitcher, manservant of the house

Doctor.

 

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 novel 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: 21st June 2017

Auditions:  26th and 27th June 2017 at Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham.

 

ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE

We are looking for 2 actors (2 male) to complete our casting of ENTERTAINING MR SLOANE by Joe Orton at the Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham.

Salary: This will be in the form of a profit share with a minimum guaranteed payment of £200 to help cover expenses. (You will receive either a profit share OR £200, whichever is the higher amount.) Rehearsals: 18th September to 5th October 2017. The company must be available to rehearse daytime and some evenings – Monday to Friday, with weekends prior to performance as an option.

Performances: Thursday 5th to Saturday 14th October 2017 at the Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham.

Sloane – Male (20 – 25) (actual age 20, but must look younger)

Attractive to both men and women. Sloane is sexual and amoral. Looks after his body. Nudity involved in this role.

Quoted from Orton’s diary – ‘ Sloane knows Eddie wants him. He has absolutely no qualms about surrendering his body. None. He’s done it many, many times. Sloane is no virgin. He’s been in bed with men and women in the past. But he isn’t going to give in until he has to. And while he can get away with…riding around in cars, f**king Kath a couple of times a week, getting paid a salary, why should he give up the trump card.”

Kemp – Male ( 50 – 70) (Playing age 80)

The father of Kath and Eddie, Kemp is small, frail, almost blind, but his wits are sharp and tries to be master of his own home. Not on speaking terms with his son.

 

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 play 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 31 July 2017