Recruitment

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  • Written - Casting Call
    Little Fish is looking for two actors for a secondary school tour with some theatre venues taking place in the London boroughs of Southwark, Wandsworth, Greenwich and Bexley. All actors must be over 18 years of age.

    After the success of the last year’s touring production, Captcha, Little Fish is in the process of casting two actors for “Written” a new play by Alex Cooke with script supervision by Ola Animashawun (National Theatre Connections, Royal Court).

    Plot breakdown-
    "No one should tell you the end of your story when you have only just started."
    As their parents work the last night at the youth club before it closes down, flaky Saoirse can’t work out whether to blame social media or Brexit, whilst rejected Tyger discovers he’s ‘too soft’ to be boyfriend material. A few weeks later and Saoirse’s conviction to seeing both sides inadvertently makes her the new poster girl for a youth-led, right-wing group. Meanwhile Tyger ‘mans up’, suddenly becoming popular with is peers and groomed for a county lines gang. Both separately trapped, both believe they are close to becoming tragic case studies, like the ones their conscientious parents continually warn them about. In a panic, Saoirse and Tyger decide to wrestle back some control over their own lives, and work out “how to work it out”.

    Production details-
    A few days in early February 2020 - Video filming
    Mon to Fri 10/2/20 to 28/2/20 - Rehearsals
    Mon to Fri 2/3/20 to 27/3/20 - Touring in in schools and small venues during daytimes with some evening shows.
    Pay Above Equity Minimum
    Auditions will take place at company offices in Greenwich during November and early December 2019.

    Roles-
    Multi-Role Actor One (Male)
    A versatile young performer who is able to demonstrate multiple physicalities and vocal dialects (including south London) across gender, class and ethnicity. Must be able to perform naturalistic characters and work non-naturistically in a stylised ensemble. The role requires a committed actor who is a quick learner and a team player with lots of energy. Playing age 16 - 20. Appearance - Native American, Asian, Black-Other Areas, Eastern European, Hispanic, Indian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Scandinavian, White, Black-Caribbean, Black-African, Latin American, Mixed Race, Maori, African-American.

    Multi-Role Actor Two (Female)
    A versatile young performer who is able to demonstrate multiple physicalities and vocal dialects (including south London) across gender, class and ethnicity. Must be able to perform naturalistic characters and work non-naturistically in a stylised ensemble. The role requires a committed actor who is a quick learner and a team player with lots of energy. We are particularly interested in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic actors. Playing age 16 - 20. Appearance - Native American, Asian, Black-Other Areas, Hispanic, Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Black-Caribbean, Black-African, Latin American, Mixed Race, Maori, African-American.

    How to apply -
    Little Fish Theatre Company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, we ensure that safeguarding practise reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice. Appointments are made subject to a successful DBS check.

    Please send covering email with CV or professional profile link to info@littlefishtheatre.co.uk
    Closing date 29/11/2019.

Supported by

National Lottery Community Funded Esemee Fairbaird BBC Children in need Arts Council England HER Centre Southwark Council Royal Borough of Greenwich London Borough of Bexley Global Fund for Children Investors in People