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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

Tale Trail to The Snow Queen

Contract dates

Monday 5th to Saturday 24th December 2016 (4 weeks)

Rehearsals begin        5th December

First performance       10th December

Last performance       31st December

Rehearsals and performances at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Actors are paid a company wage at the TMA/Equity MRSL Grade 2 Theatre rate

All casting subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check

The New Vic Theatre operates an integrated casting policy and encourages submissions from black and minority ethnic actors

Tale Trail to The Snow Queen is an interactive theatre event devised especially for 3-5 year olds and their families. The performances are 45 minutes long and aim to introduce young children to elements of the story of The Snow Queen through performance, storytelling and drama-based activities that they can play an active part in. Produced and led by New Vic Education this event is run in conjunction with the New Vic Theatre’s main house Christmas show The Snow Queen and is designed by the main house production team. The production is performed by two actors.

We are looking for two actors:

Actor 1 (FEMALE)     TO PERFORM THE ROLE OF GERDA

Age:  Early 20’s

Essential skills

  • Excellent story-teller
  • Confident in engaging with and improvising for a young audience
  • Ability to distinctively convey multiple and varied roles

Desirable skills

  • Experience of working with young children, in either participatory events/workshops or productions for pre-school children

Actor 2 (FEMALE)     TO PERFORM THE ROLES OF THE SNOW QUEEN, THE SUMMER WITCH, THE CLEVER PRINCESS AND THE ROBBERGIRL

Age:  Early 20’s

Essential skills

  • Excellent story-teller
  • Confident in engaging with and improvising for a young audience
  • Ability to distinctively convey multiple and varied roles

Desirable skills

  • Experience of working with young children, in either participatory events/workshops or productions for pre-school children

Closing date for applications is Friday 30th September at 1.00pm.  Any submissions after received after this time are unlikely to be considered.  Please submit to anji@anjicarroll.tv with TALE TRAIL in your e-mail subject line.

Successful applicants will be called for audition on the morning of Saturday 8th October 2016.