Thursday, May 19, 2016

Casting call for Northern boys aged 9 - 12 years


THE FULL MONTY UK TOUR AUDITIONS

David Pugh Productions will be holding auditions for the role of Nathan for the UK tour 2016/17

Boys between 9 - 12 years old
Height: Under 4'10''
Natural cheeky lads with a northern accent (preferably Sheffield and surrounding areas) 
Hair colour:  Dark blonde - dark brown


Please Email cops22@hotmail.com
With recent Photo, Height, D.O.B, Location and any relevant experience


 You must pre register.....

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Kinky Boots Auditions for Children

Debbie O'Brien Casting are looking for two boys for roles in the West End Production 2016-17 of KINKY BOOTS at the Adelphi Theatre, London.

Producer: Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig
Director / Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell
Book: Harvey Fierstein

Music & Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper
UK General Manager: Playful Productions UK

KINKY BOOTS is the unforgettable Broadway sensation with music by Tony® and Grammy®-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS features a book by Tony®-winning theatre legend Harvey Fierstein and direction and choreography by Tony® winner Jerry Mitchell. It tells the story of Charlie Price, who inherits his father's shoe factory in Northampton. Looking to save the family business, Charlie turns to a fabulously fashionable new friend — cabaret star Lola — who gives him an outrageous idea that could change both of their destinies. An exuberant story about finding friendship, inspiration and passion where you least expect, KINKY BOOTS proves that you change the world when you change your mind.

We are casting boys to play the following roles :

YOUNG LOLA
Male, to play 8-10, black/African-American. MUST BE UNDER 4 feet 5 inches (135cm). This is Lola as a ten year old boy, whose father wants him to be a boxer, but he already knows he’s destined to wear high heels. He appears in the opening and closing sequences. Must have a great voice and be comfortable WEARING HIGH HEELS during the show.

YOUNG CHARLIE
Male, to play 8-10, Caucasian. SHOULD BE 4 feet 5 inches (135cm) OR UNDER. This is our lead as a ten year old boy. Lost, quiet, reflective. He appears in the opening and closing sequences. Must have a great, strong voice.

Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010; (Occupational Requirements) applies

CHILDREN MUST LIVE WITHIN ONE HOUR’S TRAVEL DISTANCE FROM CENTRAL LONDON.

Rehearsals in London w/c 1st August 2016;
Playing from
w/c 15th August 2016 through until Saturday 24th January 2017
Auditions will be from 24th May 2016, in London

Submissions with recent photo and cv
or information including any training, height, age and home location to :
kinkyboots@debbieobrien.net

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Casting news





Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley will lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of forty-two in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which will receive its world premiere in London’s West End at the Palace Theatre this summer.

Rehearsals have now begun and the full forty-two strong cast has been revealed.

The seven children who will alternate between roles are:

12 year old Cristina Fray (represented by Sylvia Young Agency) from London, who previously played Matilda for a year at the Cambridge Theatre.

Rudi Goodman (represented by Curtis Brown), whose previous theatre credits include Kenneth Branagh's A Winter's Tale, Coriolanus, and Billy Elliot.

Bili Keogh (Sylvia Young Agency) who last year appeared in Medea at The Gate Theatre.

Dylan Standen (represented by Byrons Management) from Crouch End, who made his theatre debut aged 10 in Jerusalem at the Apollo Theatre, and went on to play Mike Teevee in the West End production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Zoe Brough (represented by Curtis Brown) who trains at Jackie Palmer Stage School, played Iris in the Royal Court's production Nether, and went on to play Blousey Brown in Bugsy Malone at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith.

Nathaniel Smith, (represented by Williamson & Holmes) who appeared in A Doll's House at the Young Vic in 2013.

and newcomer Christiana Hutchings.



The young cast includes Cherrelle Skeete, Tom Milligan, Sam Clemmett, Jeremy Ang Jones, Annabel Baldwin, Anthony Boyle, Jack North, James Le Chacheur, Claudia Grant, Joshua Wyatt, and Tom Mackley.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, the new play is
written by Jack Thorne and directed by Olivier and Tony award winner John Tiffany.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. Here's the official synopsis:

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places. 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be directed by John Tiffany with movement by Steven Hoggett, set designs by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music by Imogen Heap, casting by Julia Horan, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, special effects by Jeremy Chernick, illusions by Jamie Harrison and music supervision by Martin Lowe.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender‘s Playground Entertainment and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

School of Rock - The Musical

Following its triumphant Broadway opening, the West End production of School of Rock - The Musical is coming to London

Online auditions are now open to children under five feet tall and resident in the United Kingdom.

Based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same title, School of Rock features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater and a book by Julian Fellowes.
Down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star Dewey Finn poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school to make ends meet. When he discovers his students’ musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands.

To submit your audition visit the School of Rock - The Musical website and submit using the online form.


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Husbands & Sons casting call for young actors



3 or 4 boys are wanted to play JACK in the Royal Exchange Theatre's production of Husbands & Sons in February & March 2016


THE SHOW

DH Lawrence’s trilogy of mining dramas; The Daughter-in-Law, A Collier’s Friday Night and The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd have been adapted by Ben Power and conflated into a single play. A co-production between the National Theatre and the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, it has now opened in London at the NT Dorfman. The play interweaves the stories of the Holroyds, the Gascoignes and the Lamberts in their mining community in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire. It will transfer to the Royal Exchange Theatre in February 2016 and casting director Jerry Knight-Smith is looking to cast the role of 8 year old JACK with a rota of either 3 or 4 child actors from the Manchester area.


REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCE DATES

There will be various rehearsal days from Friday 5th February onwards.. The busy technical rehearsal & previews week (beg.15th Feb) falls conveniently in half term. First preview performance is Friday 19th Feb. Press night Tues 23rd Feb. It’s a 4 week run. 8 shows per week. Matinees on Thurs & Sats. (midweek matinees require authorised absence from school) Final performance Sat 19th March 2016. Boys would perform 2 or 3 times per week.


AUDITION DETAILS

Auditions will be held at the Royal Exchange during the week beginning 30th November. There will be both a first round and then selected recalls. (It’s possible that some of these auditions may require a short authorised absence from school - more details on that to be confirmed) Sections of recall auditions may be filmed purely for internal casting purposes. This footage will be deleted after use and will require your written consent first.

ROLE DETAILS:

JACK (male actor aged 7 – 11yrs)

JACK has around 35-40 spoken lines, requiring confident young performers with some spoken word stage experience. An East Midlands accent (Nottingham/Derby) is ideal but a non-urban Manchester or Lancashire will be acceptable. He is scripted as 8 years old. Boys of 9, 10 or 11 MUST look and feel young for their age.

IMPORTANT - suggestions of all ethnicities are positively encouraged.

Boys MUST live within easy commuting distance of central Manchester.


Jack is the son of Lizzie & Charles Holroyd in a working class miners’ community. He’s resentful of his father who drinks and brings other women home from the pub, neglecting his family. He yearns for a father figure which he sees in Lizzie's friend and admirer, an electrician called Mr. Blackmore.


FEES & ARRANGEMENTS

Child performers will be paid a fee per session (rehearsal and performance) plus reasonable travel costs for parents to and from the theatre. All child performers at the Royal Exchange are properly licensed and will be in the care of registered & licensed professional chaperones.


HOW TO GET IN TOUCH

If you are the parent, teacher, drama tutor of a boy who would like to be considered for audition, please send an email to hs.boys@royalexchange.co.uk with the following details:


1. Boy’s Name

2. A recent photograph - Headshot Preferably

3. Name of parent or carer

4. Boy’s height

5. Date of Birth

6. Address & Postcode, phone number and email address

7. Details of experience (school, drama clubs etc…)


This will be a selective process (as with professional adult casting) so the casting team will be in touch by Weds 25th November if they'd like to arrange an audition.


For further details visit The Royal Exchange



Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Casting four boys for Into The Woods

The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester are looking for 4 boys aged 7 or 8 years old to be a small but significant part of their acting company for this Christmas’s production of  INTO THE WOODS.

One boy is needed per performance, the four will share the role on a rota meaning two shows per week, each.

They won’t have much in the way of spoken lines but each boy will have to be able to do two things well: burst into tears and act getting upset convincingly and also to sit (relatively) still whilst enthralled throughout a whole performance.

There’s no preparation needed for the audition and it will be held in small groups where our Assistant Director, Kate, will play some games with the children and get to know them in a fun and non-pressured way.

Boys must be available between 23rd November 2015 and 16th January 2016 and live within easy traveling distance of the theatre.

Please send an email to itw.children@royalexchange.co.uk containing:

  1. Name of child
  2. a photograph/headshot
  3. any details of their interest in theatre (involvement in school plays or drama groups)
  4. date of birth
  5. your postcode
  6. name of parent/carer
  7. contact telephone number

Auditions will be held on Sunday 11th October and we’ll let you know as soon as possible if the director would like to invite them to audition.

For further details visit The Royal Exchange Theatre