Badapple Theatre Company are an established touring company (21 years of touring) with a reputation for excellence in touring original bespoke comedy performances to non-theatre spaces nationwide through their highly respected Theatre On Your Doorstep Programme.
We are currently commencing casting for our Christmas tour performance THE SNOW DANCER, the premiere of a new show from our Artistic Director Kate Bramley (Hull Truck/ Nonsense Room/ Regional rep) with songs and music from Jez Lowe (BBC Radio 2 and 4/ SONY Academy Award Winner/ National Theatre).
We have a strong commitment towards theatre for social change and this show is no exception. Our own dedication to sustainability and advancing education regarding global warming forms the background to this festive family show. It is an original eco-fable, a fairy tale with a furry tale.
“Something is awry in The Great Wood and the animals are desperate for a long sleep. But with the onset of global warming it is just too warm. Everyone is going around in circles and sick of nuts before Christmas is even in sight! Something must be done. Our two fluffy heroes- and their helpful humans- decide they must seek out the mysterious Snow Dancer and find out how to put things right.”
Rehearsals commence 11th November in North Yorkshire and the final performances are 29th December. This is a rural touring performance for which we will offer a buyout fee of £4283 (ITC parity for 7.5weeks of touring). Performers are responsible for the full get-in and get-out of the stage and set daily under the direction of the touring Technical Manager.
We are seeking two cheerful performers to channel the festive spirit with the physical/ vocal skills to confidently perform a number of puppet characters of differing sizes and a number of songs. If you are an actor/musician of any ethnicity who fits the bill for this then please do get in touch.
1 MALE ACTOR:
Character- Sol– is a 16year-old boy who lives in the nearby village. He likes science and gadgets and has a dog his sisters named Princess Mirabelle. (Also plays the puppet Fox. Red, and other puppet characters in the woodland).
1 FEMALE ACTOR:
Character- Aurora– is a 16year-old girl from a nearby town. Right now she is homeless, living in a tent in the wood, pretending to stay with a friend. That friend is Red, he is a wise fox that she met in The Great Wood. (Also plays the puppet Dog, Pricess Mirabelle, and other puppet characters in the woodland).
Deadline for submissions 1st October 2019.
Auditions will take place in YORK on Monday 14th October 2019.
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