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We are currently casting for Tale Trail to The Borrowers and Dracula. See below for details on both productions.

 

Tale Trail to The Borrowers based on the story by Mary Norton

Company: New Vic Theatre 
Producer: New Vic Education
Director: Sarah Richardson
Designers: Laura Clarkson (Set) and Lis Evans (Costume)
Casting director: Anji Carroll 
Contract dates: Monday 8 to Saturday 27 December 2014 (three weeks)
Rehearsals begin: 8 December
First performance: 13 December
Last performance: 27 December

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

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 Borrowers is an interactive 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 Borrowers by Mary Norton 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 Borrowers and is designed by the main house production team.

We are looking for two actors:

Actor 1 (MALE) TO PERFORM THE ROLES OF BOY AND POD
Actor 2 (FEMALE) TO PERFORM THE ROLES OF MRS DRIVER AND ARRIETTY 

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 event/workshops or productions for pre-school children
Puppetry skills

To submit:  

Send a short email to the New Vic's Casting Associate, Anji Carroll at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please state the Character in the Subject Line.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 9 October at noon.

Casting date: Successful applicants will be called for audition Saturday 18 October 2014.

Successful applicants will be asked to prepare & tell a five to ten minute interactive story of their own choice to a Saturday Drama Club group of four to six year olds. They will also have a chat with the director of the show and members of the New Vic Education team and read through a short extract from the script.

 

Dracula - new adaption by Theresa Heskins (Stage)

This promises to be a very exciting, new presentation of the Dracula story. We are looking for Rep. experienced older actors/accredited drama school trained younger actors (two or three year course).  

Production dates:
Rehearsals begin: 2 February 2015
Show opens: 6 or 7 March 2015
Final performance: 28 March

Company wage:
Based on a 43 hour week £422 + £152 subsistence

Company: New Vic Theatre
Producer: New Vic Theatre
Director: Theresa Heskins
Casting director: Anji Carroll
Aerial consultant:  Vicki Amedume
Composer:  James Atherton

Location: Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
Casting details: 3, 4, 5 December

Summary

An R&D period earlier this year proved to us that we can create a compelling stage version of this piece. We explored three areas:

Using Foley technique - the art of creating live sound effects - to heighten the tension and send chills down the audience's spine.

Using aerial skills to convey the allure of the vampire.

Sharing the role of Dracula between two performers we are currently looking for the older, actor Dracula who speaks all of Dracula's lines and the younger, aerialist/dancer, Dracula who is non-speaking.

An ensemble of ten performers will inhabit the world of the play, creating all the sound effects live as well as taking on both speaking and the following non-speaking roles.


YOUTHFUL DRACULA (Male, 21 - 26)
21-26 years old. Seeking a CHARISMATIC actor for this integral, NON SPEAKING role. Ideally between 5'11" and 6'1" - although not imperative. PHYSICALLY FIT with great UPPER BODY STRENGTH in order to learn some aerial SILKS work. Ideally suit someone with a PHYSICAL THEATRE or DANCE background as this person must move as EXPRESSIVELY at stage level as they will on silks. If you already have experience of aerial silks - please state. This actor will be the physical embodiment of the 'youthful' Dracula. Features throughout the play as an active member of the ensemble - may also create live sound effects with some of the other cast members. IDEAL ROLE FOR SUITABLE, 2013 or 2014, ACCREDITED DRAMA SCHOOL GRADUATE.

Height: Any (see above)
Appearance: Any

 

DRACULA (Male, 50 - 60)
50's- 60's. Compelling stage presence, terrific voice, an elegance of movement. Ideally between 5'10" and 6'1" - although not imperative.

Height: Any (see above)
Appearance: Any

 

VAN HELSING (Male, 45 - 50)
CURRENTLY ON OFFER - 45-50 YEARS OLD. A fizzing energy, a wide open mind, a shining sense of humour, yet a kind, reassuring presence.

Height: Any
Appearance: Any


LUCY (Female, 21 - 23)
Early 20's - Playful, vivacious, gorgeous. IDEAL ROLE FOR SUITABLE, 2013 or 2014, ACCREDITED DRAMA SCHOOL GRADUATE.

Height: Any
Appearance: Any


MINA (Female, 21 - 23)
CURRENTLY ON OFFER - AWAITING CONFLICTING OFFER. Early 20's. Warm, witty, sensible: grows into a goddess. IDEAL ROLE FOR SUITABLE, 2013 or 2014, ACCREDITED DRAMA SCHOOL GRADUATE.

Height: Any
Appearance: Any

 

JONATHAN HARKER (Male, 22 - 25)
22-25 years old. Quiet, gentle, with an innocent quality: grows into a hero. IDEAL ROLE FOR SUITABLE, 2013 or 2014, ACCREDITED DRAMA SCHOOL GRADUATE.

Height: Any
Appearance: Any
 

DR. SEWARD (Male, 22 - 25)
CURRENTLY UNDER OFFER. 22-25 years old. Shrewd, analytical, sees the world with great clarity – a spotlight of a man - he has to question everything he knows as the dark clouds gather. IDEAL ROLE FOR SUITABLE, 2013 or 2014, ACCREDITED DRAMA SCHOOL GRADUATE.

Height: Any
Appearance: Any

 

To submit: Please send brief email to Anji Carroll - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.- with CHARACTER NAME IN SUBJECT LINE. 

Closing Date: 3 October 2014 at noon

 

 
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