London – Monday 11 April, 10am – 6pm
Newcastle – Friday 15 April, 10am – 6pm
We’re holding some open auditions to find the stars of Tom Wells’ amazing new play BROKEN BISCUITS.
As we announced yesterday, we’re co-producing the world premiere of Tom’s hilarious and heart-warming play with Live Theatre in October before it embarks on a national tour until December 2016.
We regularly hold Open Auditions across the country just to meet new actors but they are usually general meetings. This time we’re looking for some specific people…
16-year-olds Megan, Ben and Holly are definitely not the cool kids. Holly’s into graphic novels and computers, Ben enjoys crochet and cross-stitch and Megan likes biscuits maybe a bit too much. They’ve just done their GCSEs and with a long summer holiday stretching ahead of them, Megan decides they have to make themselves cool. And there’s nothing cooler than being in a band.
So we’re hosting Open Auditions in Newcastle and London to meet some amazing Megans, Bens and Hollys. Is it you? Check the details below and get in touch.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
We’re auditioning for three specific roles, so please only apply if you genuinely believe you are right for the part. Here are the character breakdowns:
MEGAN: 16. A force of nature. It’s hard to get a word in edgeways with Megan. She’s a big personality and the leader of the three friends. She’s quick and smart with words, very funny with a dry sense of humour. Her bravado sometimes covers the fact she feels unsure of herself. She is bullied at school for being overweight.
HOLLY: 16. Holly is super smart and top of the class. She is painfully shy and feels most comfortable with Megan and Ben, or on her own with her much loved graphic novels or online. She is hoping to go on to study computing and learn code. Boys scare her.
BEN: 16. Ben is the only boy at school studying textiles. Sometimes he likes to wear a dress, which is mostly fine except his Mum’s new fella has two macho sons who might be moving in with them and Ben’s not sure how they will feel about it. He works part-time in the local old people’s home running arts and crafts sessions.
Sound like you? Great. Keep reading…
Please note you must be over the age of 16 to apply for an audition. There is no upper age limit but we are looking for actors who can play 16 so please only apply if your playing age is a fit for the characters.
HOW TO APPLY
Please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the city you wish to audition in and the character you wish to audition for in the subject line. So if you want to audition for Megan in Newcastle your subject line should read NEWCASTLE / MEGAN.
The closing date for applications is 9am on Thursday 7 April.
HOW WE WILL ALLOCATE PLACES
We want these auditions to be genuinely open so if we receive more applications than we have spaces we will draw names at random from the submissions until the places are filled. We will then draw up a reserve list – again at random – and should more spaces become available we will fill them from the reserve list.
WHEN WILL WE LET YOU KNOW IF YOU’VE GOT AN AUDITION?
We will email you to let you know if you have an audition, or if you are on the reserve list by 6pm on Thursday 7 April.
WHAT TO PREPARE
When we email you to confirm your audition we will send you some text from the play to prepare.
WHO WILL YOU MEET AT THE AUDITION?
You’ll be meeting the director James Grieve and Producer Hanna Streeter. Additionally in Newcastle you will meet Live Theatre Producer Graeme Thompson.
HOW LONG IS EACH AUDITION?
We want to meet as many people as we possibly can so each audition will be just a few minutes.
HOW THE AUDITIONS WILL WORK
We’ll have a chat, find out a bit about you, and then we’ll ask you to read the text from the play we sent you in advance. That’s it. Easy.
Sorry, we don’t accept applications from agents. If you have an agent, you must still apply yourself using your own email address.
That’s because we want to maintain a fair system for everyone, including those actors who are unrepresented.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
If we love what you do we’ll invite you back for another more in depth audition in the coming months. You will need to be available for the rehearsals and tour from September to December 2016.