Tall Trees Productions is shooting an exciting Indie Film with a great cast. We are looking for supporting artists of all ages to be a part of this lovely quirky Romantic drama for a day of shooting at London Southend Airport. We want passenger’s travelling to all destinations, and we will ask for you to bring hand luggage. A fun day at the airport even though you won’t be getting on a plane! You will be well fed and have an exciting day on our film set.
During our first ever online project 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow', the Artistic Team created some amazing Arts Challenge and Arts Tutorial Videos. We would now like to share some of those videos with our wider audiences. This week, join Eve in a Rainbow Sign Language Tutorial.
Please share with anyone who you think would enjoy getting involved in inclusive theatre.
PAID "EXTRAS" NEEDED FOR A MAJOR NEW DISNEY FEATURE FILM, Filming near Newcastle upon Tyne - Summer 2021
We are Two 10 Casting. We find supporting artists / "Extras" for major feature films and TV projects. Recent projects include '1917,’ 'Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.
We are currently casting for a major new DISNEY feature film near Newcastle upon Tyne. Looking for MEN aged 18-50. All roles are paid above minimum wage. Experience not essential.
If selected, it is likely that you will only be needed for a few of days between May and July, making it possible to work as an extra alongside other work commitments.
Food and costumes will be provided by production.
To be considered for a role please make a free profile on our website (www.two10casting.com/apply). Select “Two 10” when asked ‘How did you hear about us?' at the foot of the application form. Add a recent photo so we know what you look like and specify where you live so we can find you easily.
Please feel free to SHARE this with others you feel would be interested in this opportunity (friends / family / groups on social media). We are in search of a large number of men, the more the merrier! All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and be aged 18+
Looking forward to hearing from you and we hope to work with you soon!
I am contacting you from The Soldiers Arts Academy.
We are a Community Interest Company, that offer Arts workshops for the Veteran Community and their friends and families.
The Soldiers’ Arts Academy is a not for profit organisation which gives serving and former military personnel a route into the arts. It may be part of a recovery process; it may provide training for a step into a new industry; or it may simply be there to help support the transition into civilian life. Working closely with actors, directors, producers, dancers, writers, poets and artists the SAA creates opportunities for participants to fulfil their artistic potential.
We have been following your work, and we thought that your online community might be interested to know that we are running a programme of theatre workshops over the next few weeks, and that you might be able to help us let your followers know about them.
The sessions are free for all veterans, are run online, and are easy to join in with at, www.soldiersartsacademy.org. They are also open to any other interested parties.
To give you some more information on our theatre workshop leader; Cruden trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, 1982–1986. He then worked for the Tron Theatre and the TAG Theatre Company, and was tutor for the Scottish Youth Theatre. Moving to England, he became co-artistic director for the Liverpool Everyman Youth Theatre, then associate director for Hull Truck in the early 1990s. He was artistic director at York Theatre Royal between 1997 and 2019. His departure from York Theatre Royal was announced on 22 February 2019 simultaneous to the announcement that he would take the role of artistic director of Shakespeare's Rose pop-up theatres in York and Blenheim Palace.
Please do offer these sessions to anyone you feel may be interested, and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
I have established a new Literary Agency in Manchester to offer a voice to under-represented Northern writers.
Visionary author Steve Walsh has the ingenuity to see what others cannot envision. With a freewheeling imagination, Steve has turned his talent to writing a fiction trilogy, The Butterfly Assassins. The ambitious and speculative fiction novel, Wilson indeed! begins as a seemingly, literary-lite story of freakish, heroic Mancunian teenagers who live life under a cloak of normality but enter a parallel world when they dream. But like all things innocuous and innocent at the outset, there’s a sting to the tale. And over the course of the trilogy the reader is taken ever deeper on a journey into the heart of darkness - like the wild animal in a zoo, it bites when you are least expecting it. Once you know the full remit of the trilogy, you will not be able to turn your back on the unfolding drama. The book is available on Amazon or in book shops if you would like to look at it or I can send you a copy.
I wondered if anyone would be interested in creating a show out of Wilson indeed or taking this opportunity to record an audio book for Wilson indeed?
Deadline Extended for the Patricia Leggett Playwriting Scholarship
Applicants on the MFA Playwriting can still apply until 4th May!
I am writing to you from The Lir Academy in relation to the Patricia Leggett Scholarship, which has been offered at the academy for the past five years.
This bursary is open to writers resident on the island of Ireland to support them to complete our one-year MFA in Playwriting at The Lir Academy, commencing later this year. The value of the support is up to €12,000.
We would really appreciate if you could circulate the details of this scholarship amongst your networks as we would like to open up this opportunity to as many people as possible. Due to Covid-19, we are much more restricted in how we spread the word through our usual channels with many places of gathering now unfortunately closed. It is a great opportunity for a budding playwright to train under the expert guidance of tutors Graham Whybrow, Karin McCully, Gavin Kostick and Thomas Conway.
For more information on our MFA in Playwriting, please see that here.
In order to apply for the scholarship, applicants must be:
Qualified to degree level
Resident in Ireland or Northern Ireland.
We also have a number of assets that can be shared on social media here.
This scholarship is made possible with the generous support from Janet and James Curley who have donated funds for this scholarship in memory of Patricia Leggett, Janet Curley's mother. If you would like to learn more about Patricia Legget, please see that here.
The Patricia Leggett Playwriting scholarship covers the costs of the course for one MFA Playwriting applicant. In order to apply, you need to send a cover letter, a CV and a 45 minute play (reading time) to firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Saskia. A group of myself and fellow university students, from the University of Hertfordshire, are going to be creating a short film based in Portsmouth. We are looking to cast some extras for filming on the 21st April 2021 and I have come across your website and notice you have acting club/schools registered with you. I was wondering if any of the actors on your in those clubs would be interested. Actors will need to be 18+.
The filming is based in a 17th century village and the extras will be playing villagers/locals. We are looking for all age ranges. These are not payed roles but we will provide food and drink during the filming date.
If you are interested in the opportunity or would like further information please do not hesitate to make contact.
Interested actors please respond to this email with a head shot (if you do not have one please provide us with a recent picture) and your name and contact details.
Clacton Musical Theatre Society is putting on an online Concert called ‘Spotlight Dreams’ and we would like soloists, duets and group numbers singing or dancing.
This is your opportunity to play a role you would never have the chance to do.
Our theme is ‘Roles you would Never Play’.
Is there a role in a Musical you have always dreamed of playing?
Have you always wanted to be in ‘Les Miserables’? Or have you always wanted to perform a number from ‘Hamilton’?
Well this is your opportunity!!!!
Send us via WhatsApp your audition recording of your performance.
You will need to source your own backing track.
It needs to be recorded landscape please.
Think about the background and what you wear. Speak to Sam or Sarah for ideas if you can’t decide.
If singing, please sing the whole song.
Make sure you pick a song that suits your voice category and is appropriate for your age.
You can enter as many different performance pieces as you like.
This is open to everyone; you don’t need to be a member of our Society.
We will need your recording by the latest on Friday 30th April 2021.
We are also looking for a Compere so if you are interested, please send us an audition recording.
Please message Sam McCarthy if you are interested and he will give you the WhatsApp number for you to send your audition recording to.
CMTS is back!
Posted on 10/04/2021
Open Casting Call - Young Everyman and Playhouse
'Build A Rocket' by Christopher York - June 2021
Yasmin is young and feisty and lives on the edge. Her Scarborough isn't sandcastles, arcades and donkey rides. She's been dea;t a rough hand and has to decide whether to give in or get smart. But can the thing which threatens to ruin her life be the one thing which saves her? Can she still be the architect of her own destiny? An explosive and passionate portrait of a young heroine of our times.
This play will be part of the Young Director's Festival. which will be taking place over the first two weeks of June 2021. The play will be staged on the mainhouse theatre, whereby three performances will take place over a two day trajectory.
We are looking to cast two confident, versatile and dynamic people to play roles in 'Build A Rocket', a play set in the North of England. We are looking for men and women to play between 20-35 yrs.
The first round audition will be by a submission of a self-tape. If interested, second round audition details will be provided by email. The deadline for submissions of self-tapes is the 14th April with rehearsals commencing from the 23rd April.
I am a second year student at Cardiff Met university, studying Event Management. Along with a team of students, we are putting on an online Murder Mystery event, with the theme being based around Funfair / carnival. This is in aid of Ty Hafan and all proceeds will be going to the charity.
We are currently looking for actors who may be interesting in volunteering their time and helping us by becoming a character, More information will be passed on when we know if anyone is interested.
Could you please post about this and if anyone would like to be involved, to contact by the 11th April 2021. Below is the information about the event and our website link.
Belfast Met Film Students are seeking actors to star in a short film which will be shooting in Crawfordsburn on the 6th and 7th of May 2021. You must be available on both days.
TITLE: In Memoriam
WRITTEN BY: Glen Hughes
DIRECTED BY: Sophie Roe
A young man returns to his family's old homestead after avoiding his childhood friend's funeral out of a fear of seeing the mourning of the friend's family. There he remembers the times they had together and leaves a memento of their friendship at the sight.
Who are we looking for?
• NATHAN - man aged between 18-25; will be playing a young man riddled with grief and numbness after the loss of his friend.
• WILLIAM - aged between 18-25; will be playing the friend who has recently lost his life, he will appear in flashbacks alongside his friend.
If you wish to audition, please email a showreel or monologue of your choosing to email@example.com.
Grab your 2021 pass to these female-driven virtual screenings
30 Days of Virtual Screenings and Live Events
Our friends at the Artemis Women In Action Film Festival joyfully celebrate female action & empowerment heroes. They’re shining a spotlight on women who step up in all walks of life through narrative, documentary and animated films -- women who may not start brave, bold and revolutionary, but who dig deep to find that inner strength and courage we all strive for.
Their 6th Virtual Edition features funny, meaningful and badass films in every genre and from every corner of the world, with stories about ageism, racism and bicycle-ism, women battling aliens, killers and their own demons, breaking barriers in racing, firefighting, martial arts and much more. Support women and diversity in film by checking out their programming, including both virtual screenings, filmmaker panels and live events.
Looking for Assistance to Start Your Film Education? Keep Reading.
When it comes to getting ahead of the Hollywood crowd, a film school degree is one of the smartest ways to go. Pursuing higher education will provide you with knowledge and hands-on experience that can give you a boost post-graduation.
This World Theatre Day, we're committed to getting schools back onstage.
As we look collectively to recover from the impact of the pandemic, we're introducing a new grant initiative that will provide up to $500,000 to schools to help alleviate production costs. With awards ranging up to $3,000, we remain devoted to exposing as many people as possible to the performing arts in a way that is safe and affordable.
Herts & Essex High School is delighted to be offering a new course for Sixth Form applicants in 2021.
The CTEC Diploma in Performing Arts: Musical Theatre will course will combine expert teaching with hands-on experience and a wealth of exciting opportunities and residential trips both in the UK and abroad.
Sky Blue Theatre Company is delighted to announce the British Theatre Challenge 2021.The competition is open to all nationalities, but plays must be written in English and unpublished for the duration of the competition.
Plays must be written for the stage for more than one actor with a running time of no more than 30 minutes.
The 5 Winning Plays will be:
• Given a week's performance at the Jack Studio Theatre, London!*
• Developed by professional directors!
• Performed by professional actors!
• Given written assessments by theatre professionals!
• Considered for publication by our partnered publishers!
• Filmed in performance by Mini Mammoth Films!
• A public audience will vote for their favourite!
*If Covid-19 restricts live audience at the time of performance, plays will be live-streamed (with live editing by Mini Mammoth Films)
Incredible early bird launch offer: A year of daily classes with West End and Broadway!
The Sing Space is the NO.1 subscription membership for singers and Musical Theatre performers. They are offering the first 200 people to sign up to their annual deal the chance to save £1000s and access a whole YEAR of classes for only £199.99.
This gives you DAILY online live classes with world class practitioners, all available on catch up!
West End workshops with Olivier and Tony Award Winners
West End End Fitness classes
Yoga for Singers
Weekly Audition prep classes
Vocal health, Anatomy and Neuroscience.
PLUS, a live daily Vocal Gym with West End coach, Rachel Lynes
We are looking for dancers 18 years old plus to perform in our next show Bow & Arrow The Outlaws of Sherwood, which will be performed in June at @TheBlackE in Liverpool City Centre.
Inbox for more details or feel free to DM us or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on 18/03/2021
Hello my name is Ashok Loi,
I am a student at Wolverhampton university. I am looking for two actors, and gender and between the ages of 18-30 for a short film working from home on their own laptop or PC device via Zoom or Teams and following a 6-7 minutes script talking through the online chat as if they are having an conversation with someone else.
Any experience is required and this position could lead onto other short film roles that are in the making.
Due to the knock effect of Lockdown, which is understandable we require a leading female.
City Theatre based in Liverpool and we are looking for a Lead Actress to play the part of Bow Scar. Its a fun, exciting role and like anything in theatre, if you grab the opportunity with both hands then this really could be a fantastic platform for you.
Its essential that you are a singer, dancer and actress with comic timing. Also, someone with a great attitude, a team player and likabilty is important. Bow Scar actually goes a journey of self growth.
Although the show is for adults only and isn't very political correct. Its also not to be taken too serious. Just a fun comedy show, were the cast enjoy themselves and the audience can forget their worries.
Auditions for this role will take place on Zoom a week on Tuesday, 7.30pm onwards.
Vice TV Documentary - CASTING CALL - for filming on Sunday in Washington DC
FAO - Female's & Trans Females, aged (give or take a year) 20-25 years old.
My name is Lucy Mills and I'm an Assistant Producer at VICE Studios. This is the award winning TV & Film unit of the wider VICE Media Group that creates powerful, thought provoking and entertaining content across many platforms globally. The channel plays host to shows such as 'Dark Side of The Ring' and we're responsible for documentary series such as 'FYRE' on Netflix, to name a few. We are in production on a new landmark powerful documentary series which explores the present state of the HIV and AIDs Epidemic in the US. By investigating cultural, scientific, political and historical factors, through personal stories, the film will delve deep into the often taboo subject and help bring awareness to the work being done across the country. This is due to be broadcast on VICE TV in time for Pride 2021.
On Sunday we are filming a group discussion to find out how much or how little young people know about HIV & Aids. If you are not really sure what HIV or Aids is & would like to take part, learn more about the subject & feature on a VICE documentary, please email email@example.com.
NB: You must be roughly aged 20-25 & based in Washington DC, or able to get to DC, for filming this Sunday.
The process will involve a 20 mins casting video call with me, so I will need to know asap if you are interested!
Thank you so much
New North Place
London, EC2A 4JA
viceland.com | vice.com
Posted on 12/03/2021
SOME GOOD NEWS - LOVE BITES ARTIST CALL OUT
York Theatre Royal
We will be reopening the theatre on 17 May with #TheLoveSeason. To celebrate, we're looking to commission 20 short pieces, Love Bites, from artists working in any form or medium currently living in #York.
Dates: as soon as possible
Within the next 4 weeks if possible latest
To be filmed in person - negotiable
The role involves, learning script and practising the role
Filmed locally, in Sheffield
The actor needs to be male, mid 40's, but a bit older, a bit younger maybe ok, academic looking, if possible bald, with beard, glasses, or at least dress up as such. see photo attached
It's for a documentary about the trees protest in Sheffield.
Actor to play the role of a real life person, a Sheffield Trade Union leader, Dr Bob Jeffery (academic) making a speech against the tree protestors.
The script is about two and a half minutes long.
Delivery of script, although it reads as a letter, the actor should NOT perform it such, but express the emotions, resentment and anger he feels against the tree protestors, underneath. It's all about subtext.
As such it needs a controlled but intense performance.
Recruiting Soprano and Mezzo-soprano voices for Leeds Opera Festival
The award-winning Northern Opera Group are recruiting soprano and mezzo-soprano voices to form the off-stage chorus for their Leeds Opera Festival headline production of Gustav Holst’s ‘Savitri’.
These are paid positions aimed at singers early in their careers, and / or studying at university / conservatoire.
Singers will be required for sessions (dates and times TBC) between 21 and 26 August 2021 in Leeds, alongside performances on 27 and 28 August at Morley Town Hall.
The fee is £350 to cover 20 hours of rehearsals and performances (paid at £15 p/h). We are not able to cover accommodation costs.
We are looking for candidates who:
Demonstrate a high level of vocal ability
Have strong experience singing in choirs and/or opera choruses
Are available in Leeds for the dates outlined
To apply please send the following to Louise Garner (General Manager) at firstname.lastname@example.org A CV and/or statement of relevant experience and training
An audio and/or film recording, preferably of English language repertoire
Details of one referee who can vouch for your level of ability (referees will not be contacted without prior permission)
Applications should be submitted by noon on Friday 30 April 2021.
Posted on 11/03/2021
Dark Organs film - Actors required
Say the Word
rape is not a dirty word
Throughout lockdown the talented Kate Hames' book 'Say the Word' has been transformed into a collaborative instillation/play.
Please be aware that the content of this play is focused on sexual assault, sexual abuse and rape. This is obviously a sensitive subject and needs to be approached with dignity and respect, not only for the people who have shared their stories but also for you the performers. We need conscious and caring individuals who can help share the stories of brave people to a wider audience. This is about respect and bringing awareness toa topic that tends to be hushed.
There will be 7 main parts availabel (6 female, 1 male) and potentially several other supporting roles. We are looking for string actors and performers. One of these scenes will be sung and another danced so if you feel confident in this area please specify.
Kate is looking to obtain funding for this project and with that in mond this could be a paid oppottunity.
We hope to hear from you soon!
Posted on 09/03/2021
Dark Organs film - Actors required
Hi everyone, my names Billy and I'm trying to make this Dark Organs film - Logline -
In 2011, a retiree surgeon drags along his ex - medical student to war torn syria to cash in on the illegal organ trade. When trust decays with their crime boss, the walls start closing in and the only option to get out of the game becomes clearer.
It's a little like breaking bad with a new spin.
We're looking for Arabic actors around Northamptonshire or who can travel to Northamptonshire.
-If you're 40-60 year old arabic man, who can play an evil crime boss, Faisal. please try and contact me, I promise it will be worth it.
-if you're a arabic woman, old enough to be a mother that would help alot too.
-Any three arabic men to play three Syrian friends getting drunk outside in the setting of bombed houses
Please, please let me know if you're interested.
The region is Northamptonshire/East Midlands and my contact details are - email@example.com and 07740056215
Wonderful news: we're pleased to announce that Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s feel-good hit Calendar Girls: The Musical is now open to licensing requests for performances starting from 1 November 2021.
The award-winning show tells the true story of an ordinary group of women who came together and made something rather extraordinary happen. This uplifting and entertaining show is perfect for large casts.
When COVID restrictions closed the building, Carver Theatre moved Online. Instead of treading the boards, Actors are now adjusting microphones, headsets and webcams to produce theatrical entertainment. But they've run out of material and so to encourage new writers to get involved, they've launched a Writer's Competition.
Entrants must be over 16, the play should be between 20 - 90 minutes, include up to 4 main characters and not be a musical or a pantomime. It should be suitable to be produced and released by Carver Theatre Online. Closing date Friday 19th March 2021. Full terms, conditions, details and submission via https://carvertheatre.co.uk/writers-competition
Over the last 12 months,Carver has developed a whole new set of production/technical skills which we'd like to share. The Writer's Competition will help them find and encourage playwrights to submit their new work. The winning entry will be produced by Carver Theatre Online and featured on the website thus raising our mutual profiles.
A potential Win Win all round!
Become a winner and get your play produced for the world to see
It is very simple to enter, click on the link below for full details.
*CASTING CALL* We are looking for male actors & dancers for a new musical Called Drag Cage.
Male Actor & Dancers Required for a New Musical Called Drag Cage
Apply Now We are looking for a lead male actor and dancers for a new musical show called 'Drag Cage', which will be staged in September at the Chamber Theatre, Black-E.
We are seeking a creative, inclusive and talented cast, regardless of personal identity.
City Theatre is an adult Rep Theatre Group based in Liverpool City Centre which aims to produce several quality, entertaining shows a year.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates
Every Tuesday & Thursday 7.30pm till 9.30pm at the Chamber Theatre, Black-E. Rehearsals are starting the first week in July.
Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity
This character develops personal growth through the storyline in self-confidence as a Drag Cabaret star.
After a homophobic attack, he ends up in prison for a violent defence. His mother dies. He finds his self-belief, and the all singing and dancing Grande Finale brings the whole cast together in strength and togetherness.
What is GO PROJECT?
GO PROJECT is the ultimate plan generator. It creates a 4 week-long PROJECT-BASED planning for your classroom, virtual or face-to-face.
How does it work?
You select the theme, the skills and/or the grammatical items and GO PROJECT designs all the necessary steps in order to learn through a PROJECT. These themes are related to the themes in our shows – which are now AUDIOVISUAL SHOWS.
Can I choose the outcome of the Project?
GO PROJECT will suggest possible projects to carry out based on your theme selection.
How can I Access GO PROJECT?
Easy! Our audiovisual shows are categorized according to age groups & themes (Friendship, Family, Bullying, Technology, Social network security, etc) By choosing the topic you are interested in, you can purchase tickets to watch the show and get your 4 week Project-Based Plan.
Where can we watch the audiovisual shows?
Online. Anywhere in the world, on any device. It’s the asynchronous part of your plan. They serve as reference material for your students to work on the topic of your choice.
Is this for ESL students only?
Not necessarily! You can work with ESL as well as native students through Projects. The aim of the shows is to provide social context to such matters.
When will GO PROJECT become available?
Soon! Do not miss the upcoming Live Event on our YouTube Channel on March 13th, 11am (GMT-3) to learn more about GO PROJECT as well as our other products.
Did you know that every stage has around 8 different positions you could stand on? Here's a run down of the different positions and how they came about.
Working Positions of The Stage
A little bit of theatre history...
The Stage area is the area the actors inhabit, it is divided into the ON-STAGE area, basically any part of the Stage Area where the actors can be seen by the audience, and the OFF-STAGE area, where the actors are hidden from the audience. The ON-STAGE area is divided into sections based on the ACTORS perspective to the AUDIENCE.
Performing Arts - England specific details from Roadmap (thanks to NODA)
- Step 2 no earlier than 12 April
- drive-in performances events and drive in Cinemas - accompanied by mitigations including workforce testing and continued social distancing guidance.
- People should continue to work from home where they can, minimise domestic travel where they can.
- All children will be able to attend any indoor children's activity, including sport, regardless of circumstance.
- Event pilots begin (see below)
- Step 3 no earlier than 17 May
- Indoor hospitality and entertainment, and remaining outdoor entertainment, such as outdoor theatres and cinemas.
- There will be no requirement for a substantial meal to be served alongside alcoholic drinks, and no curfew. The requirement to order, eat and drink while seated (‘table service’) will remain;
- COVID-Secure guidance will remain in place and premises must not cater for groups larger than the legal limits
- Controlled socially distanced indoor events of up to 1,000 people or 50% of a venue’s capacity, whichever is lower, will be permitted, as will socially distanced outdoor events with a capacity of either 50% or 4,000 people, whichever is lower.
- Special provision for large, outdoor, seated venues where crowds can be safely distributed, allowing up to 10,000 people or 25% of total seated capacity, whichever is lower.
- Pilots will run as part of the Events Research Programme to examine how such events can take place without the need for social distancing using other mitigations such as testing.
- Government will lift most legal restrictions on meeting others outdoors, but gatherings of more than 30 people outdoors will remain illegal.
- Indoors, people will be able to meet socially in a group of 6, or with 1 other household, though it may be possible to go further than this at Step 3 depending on the data. Non-professional activity will be able to resume from this time.
- Ahead of Step 4, the Government will conduct a review of social distancing and other long-term measures that have been put in place to limit transmission. The results of the review will help inform the timing and circumstances under which we may be able to lift social distancing guidance and other measures. Current social distancing measures will remain in place until the outcome of that review are known.
- The Government will continue to advise the public to work from home where they can.
- Step 4 no earlier than 21 June
- Remove all legal limits on social contact, publishing accompanying guidance on how best to reduce the risk of transmission and protect ourselves and loved ones;
- Reopen the remaining closed settings, including nightclubs and enable large events, including theatre performances, above the Step 3 capacity restrictions, subject to the outcome of the scientific Events Research Programme and potentially using testing to reduce the risk of infection, subject to further evaluation.
- DCMS and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have been working with representatives from industry and civil society to explore when and how events with larger crowd sizes, less social distancing or in settings where transmission is more likely (i.e. indoors), will be able to return safely. This includes sports events, music festivals and large weddings and conferences.
- Over the spring the Government will run a scientific Events Research Programme.
This will include a series of pilots using enhanced testing approaches and other measures to run events with larger crowd sizes and reduced social distancing to evaluate the outcomes. The pilots will start in April.
- The Government will bring the findings from across different sectors and different settings to determine a consistent approach to lifting restrictions on these events.
Depending on the outcome of this work, the Government hopes to be able to lift restrictions on these events and sectors as part of Step 4.
Posted on 24/02/2021
We’re looking for a glorious group of people to make up our lne up of performers for his online event.
We strongly encourage those who haven't had the opportunity to perform over the last year to apply.
f you owuld like to be involved, please DM us a link (preferabley YouTube or Vimeo) to an example of you singing. This can be MT, Pop, Rock, Folk; anything that brings you joy! We really want to include as many people as we possibly can, and we will respond to all submissions.
The dealine for submissions will be Monday teh 1st of March, but please do let us know if you're keen to be involved but unable to meet that date.
We only accept submmisssions to our official @PeopleLikeUsLDN pages, not our personal social media accounts.
Please note that this will be a charity based project, with donation based ticket sales.
Posted on 21/02/2021
Looking to collaborate with two actors
I am hoping that you can help. We are arranging to have a small experimental/test shoot in Bournemouth towards the beginning of March. I am looking for two actors who would like to be involved in a production experience that is very visual effects heavy, using LED panel walls to display sets, environments and backgrounds instead of traditional green screen.
The finished project will be posted online across various social media platforms and is not meant for commercial distribution.
The project will provide exceptional material for showreels and will be an amazing opportunity to gain experience with the latest VFX techniques being used for studio productions. A truly valuable learning experience for any actor who has not yet experienced VFX heavy video production with virtual backgrounds and sets. Just as performing on stage is very different from performing for the camera, performing using virtual environments has its own uniqueness. More to the point, this is exactly the kind of project that an actor can gain experience with this methodology for the first time without the extra pressures of a commercial or feature films expectations and schedule. It would be preferable to be able to share the experience with others who will benefit most from it.
We will pay actors will be paid £50 per day, travel expenses and pay for all food/catering. The crew and other creatives involved are not being paid for their contributions as this is a collaborative effort to be able to use the LED walls which are being provided by a local Bournemouth based company who are supporting the experiments/tests by providing the LED and the location.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates
Shooting will take place during the 2nd week of March for 2 days.
Exact dates TBC.
We are an events company based in Newcastle upon Tyne and currently planning our event portfolio for Christmas 2021 - we have a number of event contracts lined up for the festive season in the Lake District location which we are currently recruiting performers/staff for.
We are looking for Father Christmas/Santa performers for Breakfast and Lunch with Santa events alongside a Winter Wonderland being held in the Lake District. We are ideally looking for a performer with a real white beard and fits the suitable build of a ’typical’ Father Christmas. Suit, boots and accessories can be provided if needed. Competitive rates of pay available.
We are also looking for female performers aged approx 16-30 to play Festive Elves in both the Breakfast and Lunch with Santa events alongside assisting roles within the Winter Wonderland event. Again, all costume will be provided and a competitive rate of pay offered.
Should anyone be interested in either of these roles please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, contact us on 07931096240 or they can message us on our Facebook page Lets Party Events North East. Any further information can also be provided!
Posted on 18/02/2021
We are looking for actors based in or around Liverpool to play minor roles in an exciting comedy drama web series shooting in Liverpool in Sunner 2021
Charlotte: Aged 40+, female-identifying. Role is a grieving mother and safe-drinking activist.
Karl: Aged 25+, male identifying, resembling a Viking. Role is a heavy meatla singer (singing skills not required).
Edmund: Aged 25+, male identifying. Role is a sleazy Member of Parliament caught in a scandal. Must be comfortable with kissing someone of the same sex and appearing in boxers on camera.
Sophie: Aged 18-25, female identifying. Role is a charming and friendly dancer in a didgy club. Must be comfortable wearing suggestive clothin on camera.
My name’s Becca and I work for Talkback, a TV production company, part of FremantleMedia, who are making ITV’s hit series Epic Gameshow hosted by Alan Carr.
Epic Gameshow is returning for a brand-new series with BIG MONEY and a variety of amazing prizes to be won! We are currently looking for fun, confident, outgoing contestants up for laugh to take part in supersized versions of the nation’s all-time favourite game shows. Applicants can apply as solo players for our Epic One Player Games including The Price is Right, Take Your Pick and Name That Tune. Alternatively, they can also apply as part of a team of two for our Epic Two Player Games such as Play Your Cards Right, Bullseye and Strike it Lucky. However, please note that under government guidelines regarding coronavirus (Covid-19), in order to be considered for our Epic Two Player games, applicants must either be from the same household as the person they are applying with or, that person MUST form part of their support bubble.
Filming is currently scheduled to take place in Salford, Manchester. Successful applicants will be required for one full day of filming between Thursday 25th March and Saturday 10th April 2021 (all travel and logistics to be arranged once contestants have been finalised).
We are an independent film and theatre group based in Eindhoven, in the Netherlands.
Currently, we are working on a film situated in a Zoom-video chat, between a Dutch girl, an American man and a British woman. The film is entirely in English. For the last role, we are looking for people to audition.
The role requires a woman, age ranging anywhere between 35 and 50. The part requires a certain grace, warmth and levelheaded demeanor. Being able to express this is more important than psysical appearance, although looks should not be too extravangant for everyday life.
Duration of the film is 15 mins and shooting is scheduled for one entire day, preferably in mid March. Possibly one additional day is necessary. Auditions are scheduled for 15 til 19 February, via Zoom.
In addition we require that shooting will take place via Zoom and you can make use of a laptop or webcam that requires adequate standards.
People who are interested can reply on this e-mail and will receive a short dialogue to prepare.
We can pay a small fee of € 75 for participation.
For any further questions, I am available via WhatsApp on (+31) 6 21 70 27 07.
My name is Kate and I represent a small group of students in the MA International Events Management programme at the University of Greenwich. We are organising an event with the aim of raising funds for Stonewall LGBTQ+ charity.
We are currently organising an event in the form of a online ‘Drag Murder Mystery’ and we are looking for performers. This exciting project requires several pre-recorded scenes and some online recorded collaborative scenes, open to all actors, to be shot remotely, generally in webcam ‘diary room’ style.
Dressed to Kill: The Case of Miss Direction.
Strange things are happening backstage at the cabaret club...
Tools are going missing, beads are being spilled on stage, lights are falling from the rafters, and Miss Direction has been poisoned! The club performers and staff are blaming each other and it’s getting nasty, but who’s really to blame?
A virtual murder mystery evening on Zoom where participants are invited to bring their best detective skills to solve The Case of Miss Direction.
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:
We are currently casting our 7 wonderful parts, if you would like to be involved we would love to hear more about you!
Please read the brief descriptions below and let us know which roles you would like to be considered for, please pick more than one!
We would like you to send us a short video stating your preferred name and pronouns, saying why you’d like to be involved, any relevant experience you have or a bit about yourself, along with a short audition piece. This could be a reenactment of your favourite Drag Race moment, a bit of stand up comedy or monologue! Just have fun and show us your skills. If you like a bit more information, just get in touch.
(All characters have no set genders. Final character names are still TBC)
Older Drag Queen:
- The has-been star of the club who is failing to attract the audiences she used to
- Faded old-school glamour of a pageant queen
- Her weekend show times have been given to the young queen so she is moonlighting at another club
- Has been demoted to hosting the Sunday night bingo
- Possibly always speak with an accent (Russian, French?) but in reality have a rough cockney accent when interrogated/under pressure
- Jaded and bitter about the new young queen
Miss Direction - Younger Drag Queen:
- The fresh blood in the club, bringing in new audiences
- Arrogant and bitchy. She is nasty to other members of the team
- Sucks up to the club owner, the only person who likes her
- Is poisoned while on stage, the event attendees must work together to find out the culprit.
Detective Richard Porno:
- Possibly southern American accent. EG Dallas
- Uses well-known drag phrases in a matter of fact tone of voice
The Club Owner:
- Owner of the drag club, The Glory Hole, where the murder mystery is set
- Has owned the club for nearly 20 years and has recently been very worried about its financial health
- Very fond of Miss Direction as she is bringing in the business which is very much needed
- Quite dramatic - Over the top
- Age: 45-55 years old. The actor, younger and aged with make-up in a humorous way.
- Really cheerful and overly keen to work at the club
- Started working at the club around the same time as Miss Direction
- Not a good pianist
- Secretive past
- Shifty behaviour, indicative of someone trying to hide something
- Very flirty with with the detective when being questioned
- Quick to throw other people under the bus
- Evades the request of the bar financial accounts in attempt to hide the fact that they have been using the company card to buy personal items
- Thinks that they are being sabotaged/framed for the poisoning
- Nervous around the detective, scared of being accused
- Has worked at the club for a long time and has a lot of respect for the owner
- Very dedicated to the club, works hard at holding the place together. Does everything from hanging the lights to setting the stage
- Digital; performance(s) during COVID; live tour when safe
- Actors must be beased in / near Devon
- All roles open for casting (via selftape)
- Paid profitshare as minimum (funding for higher cast/crew payments being sought)
- Most roles being cast *genderblind*
- All ethnicities welcomed
It is with huge sadness and deep regret that we annouce the death yesterday of Sue Maher of Manchester Athenaeum Dramatic Society.
Sue had kept the Athenaeum going over the last 50 odd years, she knew the Society’s history backwards. Manchester Athenaeum Amateur Dramatic Society has been in existence since 1847 and is reputed to be the oldest amateur dramatic society in the world.
Sue was a stalwart, a real trooper, if a job needed doing then Sue was your girl. It didn't matter whether it was set building, acting, directing, making the tea, organising socials or writing the Ath's newsletter Sue just got on with it, no quarter given and none taken. She was involved across every aspect of stagecraft, with Mcr Ath and other societies (Tudor Players, St Werburgh's, Burnage Garden Vllage Players to name but a few). The stage was her passion and she takes a vast amount of experience and knowledge with her.
Our President Stella Blackburn remembers Sue with huge fondness, they had known each other for eons. Stella's late husband acted with Sue and indeed directed a play in which Sue appeared. Long standing connections and another huge loss to the world of amateur theatre.
We send our most sincere condolences to Sue's family both in Canada and at Mcr Ath - it's a sad day indeed.
We are currently looking for Adults for our first production. If you are interested In joining us on stage for this production. Please either message us or visit our website and use the contact form provided.
Rehearsals will run twice a week from 7pm, with a show hopefully over two nights in September/October time. Due to the coronavirus we are unable to give a start date for any auditions or rehearsals at this time, but we are keen to hear from those interested in joining Ace Community Theatre.
Posted on 30/01/2021
White Lady Productions
We are looking to cast two roles for our upcoming short
An actor who identifies as male 40s for one day of filming Leeds/Bradford area.
An actor who identifies as male 20s three days of filming Leeds/Bradford area.
Cheshire and Merseyside AHP Faculty are looking for actors to play the role of patients in video case studies which will be used to support the learning of healthcare students who come to placement with NHS organisations in the region. these case studies will show how different healthcare professions work together to support a patient through a healthcare pathway. These will be documentary style films with scenario’s developed by clinicians working as part of the project
Filming will take place on a number of days throughout March and April and potentially extended
We are looking for a range of actors from different age and ethnic backgrounds
All filming will take place at Whiston Hospital in Merseyside
CALLING ALL PERFORMERS! Epsom Players need you for their upcoming online cabaret.
Epsom Players are thrilled to announce we will be presenting an online cabaret (date tbc), devised and directed by long standing member Katy Jackson, and we are on the look out for people who would like to be a part of it!
WHAT IS IT
This will be a virtual pre-recorded cabaret featuring songs from previous Epsom Players shows. It will be streamed online (date tbc) with virtual tickets to keep us all entertained during the ongoing pandemic, whilst keeping the spirit of theatre very much alive.
HOW CAN I BE A PART OF IT
At the moment we are on the look out for people who would be interested in performing. Due to current restrictions, performances will largely be solo numbers but duets/group numbers will be considered if all performers are from the same household.
Katy will be providing some online zoom directing and vocal coaching to help get those performances all polished up so they are more sparkly than the strictly glitter ball.
If you are interested in taking part, send an email to the dedicated cabaret address: email@example.com In the email please include your favourite previous Epsom Players show(s) and any favourite musical numbers from them! Equally if you live with others who want to join in as performers, let us know so we can use this when planning what material to use!
We hope to hear from lots of you soon!
Stay safe x
Posted on 19/01/2021
BRAND NEW PRIMETIME singing competition for a MAJOR UK broadcaster casting now!
Have you always dreamed of being transformed into one of your favourite music icons to perform on a massive stage!
Do you think you sound like FREDDIE MERCURY or TINA TURNER?
Perhaps similar to the positive vibes of STEVIE WONDER or ROD STEWART, LEWIS CAPALDI or ED SHEERAN?!
Are you a powerhouse like WHITNEY HOUSTON?!
WHOEVER IT IS, now is your chance to have a go!
We are searching for all kinds of talented singers, from undiscovered acts to established professionals, to completely TRANSFORM into their dream music icons to win a BIG cash prize.
My name is Alex and I’d like to share with you a writing opportunity for you to pass on to your members
I work with The Literal Challenge - a company that brings together a community of writers, wannabe writers and newbies through creative challenges.
Over the last six Februarys, we’ve run six 28 Plays Later, a play-a-day writing challenge that has inspired the writing of 33,202 plays!
Do note: In response to the effect Covid has had on our industry, we continue to offer our challenges on a commit-what-you-can basis, so everybody is welcome, and no financial obligation is required.
Registrations are now open through the website www.theliteralchallenge.com/28playslater and will be open until 28 January. There are more details online, on our social media channels, and in the registration invitation (attached).
Thank you so much for your support and time. If you have any questions please do get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!
We’ve had some incredible successes from our previous years; some of those 33,202 plays have gone on to great things, including professional runs at theatres, readings, festivals, and even adaptation into films. And we’re trying to get the word out to encourage as many people to begin, or develop, a relationship with writing for theatre.
It would be of huge help to us if you would be kind enough to share this opportunity with your group members, or even connect with us on social media (details at the bottom) and/or share our pinned challenge announcement. Of course, in return, we would be more than happy to tweet, share and shout about any upcoming shows or opportunities you think might interest our community.
If you need inspiration you could tweet/facebook something like…
Stretch your writing muscles with @TheLitChallenge for #28playslater Write a play a day in Feb. Participants are sent a brief daily & have 36 hours to write a play.
On a commit-what-you-can basis, so everybody is welcome. Join the challenge & do some art! https://bit.ly/3fctiHZ
I hope that you will be just as excited as I am to share it with your networks.