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Casting

General Casting Advice

Professional actors should submit their details based on Casting Breakdowns produced for each individual show.  The New Vic does not keep CV’s on file.  Once shortlisted, our creative team will hold show-specific auditions at the theatre, and in London, by appointment only.  The New Vic does not hold general casting sessions.

Current Casting

The Company of Wolves by Angela Carter; adapted for stage and directed by Theresa Heskins with Vicki Amedume (Stage)

Submissions via Spotlight only

Summary

Based on the tale of Red Riding Hood, reinvented by the dark imagination of Angela Carter. This will be the first stage version of Angela Carter’s radio play and short story. Theresa is looking to create a collaborative, ensemble piece of work. An eight hander, five of whom will be actors with aerial silks skills to play the wolves, overseen by Vicki Amedume. The ‘wolves’ will also contribute to the foley soundtrack, speak text and have a variety of characters tbc. This production, a mixture of aerial, foley and spoken word follows on from the New Vic’s highly successful run of ‘Dracula’. See YOUTUBE.COM New Vic Theatre – Dracula.

Details

Casting director: Anji Carroll

Casting location: London , United Kingdom

Casting details: 28th Acting auditions – Old Diorama, Drummond Street.

29th Aerial auditions – Creation Studios, Shoreditch

Production dates:
Fitness bootcamp w/c 30 March – 3 days in London – Pro rata payment and travel expenses will be paid to attend these sessions as follows:
30 March, 1 April, 3 April, between 2-6pm.
Rehearsals begin at the New Vic from Monday 6 April.
Show opens: Thursday 21 May
Show closes: Saturday 13 June

UK Theatre / Equity Subsidised Theatre MRSL Grade 2 rates payable:
£489.85 + £48 flying fee per week + subsistence rate of £181.05.

Production location: Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom

Company: New Vic Theatre

Producer: New Vic Theatre

Director: Theresa Heskins

Associate Director: Vicki Amedume

Pay category: Equity Minimum

2 Project Roles

Wolf (Male or female, 23 – 45 years old)

We are looking for theatre actors of any race / ethnicity with aerial silks skills to play wolves. Associate Director is Vicki Amedume. These actors will contribute to the foley soundtrack, speak text and have a variety of characters tbc. It is an ensemble piece so actors must enjoy and be good at working as a team. For style insight see YouTube – New Vic Dracula

Height: Any Height

Appearance: Any Appearance

Pay category: Same as production (Equity Minimum)

Agreements: UK Theatre / Equity Subsidised Theatre MRSL Grade 2 rates payable: £489.85 + £48 flying fee per week + subsistence rate of £181.05.

Red Riding Hood (Female, 21 – 23 years old)

Any race / ethnicity. Young, small, theatre trained actor with aerial skills for this central role.

Height: 1.35 m – 1.65 m

Appearance: Any Appearance

Pay category: Same as production (Equity Minimum)

Agreements: UK Theatre / Equity Subsidised Theatre MRSL Grade 2 rates payable:
£489.85 + £48 flying fee per week + subsistence rate of £181.05.