Casting Autumn/Winter 2022. Updated 30.08.22

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BREAKDOWN CAREFULLY AND ENSURE YOU MEET ALL THE REQUIREMENTS BEFORE SUBMITTING ANY APPLICATIONS.

PLEASE SEND CVs, HEADSHOTS,  AND COVERING LETTERS TO:

CASTING@TAKEAWAYTHEATRE.CO.UK

Hope

We would now like to invite submissions for our 2022 Autumn/Winter Theatre In Education tour of 'Hope'. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the new cast for the UKs most performed Anti-Bullying production - 'Hope' (now in its 16th year of touring) tells the story of a beautiful and successful pop star returning to the town where she grew up for the first time in years. A chance encounter between her and an old school acquaintance brings back painful memories of her childhood and the systematic abuse and bullying she suffered at the hands of a classmate. It is a story of courage, self-empowerment and redemption. Following the performance actors remain in character and facilitate a workshop with the audience. Candidates should be comfortable with the idea of being part of a workshop, however, no previous experience is needed and the session is heavily scripted.

The production will be touring UK Schools throughout October/November 2022 . Accommodation and Travel is provided by the company during touring weeks.

Auditions will be held in Central Scotland.

Please see individual breakdowns for more detailed casting information. In addition to being excellent performers, candidates should also be passionate about delivering theatre to a young audience. It is also crucial that they possess great team working skills.

Applicants Must Have a Base in Central Scotland and Confirm This in Their Covering Letter. Applications from Previous Auditionees and Tour Members Are Also Very Welcome.

Salary: £375 - 425 per touring week (Based on position and level of experience).

 

Hope:  Although now a successful pop star, Hope is forced to relive the trauma of the bullying she suffered at school. The part requires a sensitive actress who is able to betray Hope's vulnerability. The successful candidate must have a good singing voice. Great Team Working Skills Are Crucial to The Job. The Ability to Drive Would Be Advantageous but Is Not Essential. Please Confirm This in Your Covering Letter.  Female. Min Age 18 Max Age 30.

 

Amy:  Throughout the play Amy can be seen bullying Hope. The bullying is realistic and relentless and at times uncomfortable for the audience. However, at the end of the story it transpires that Amy is bullied herself by an abusive parent. The actress playing Amy must be able to convincingly portray both aggressor and victim. This is a great part for an actress willing to make brave acting choices. Great Team Working Skills Are Crucial to The Job. The Ability to Drive Would Be Advantageous but Is Not Essential. Please Confirm This in Your Covering Letter.  Female. Min Age 18 Max Age 30.

 

Joe/Jo:  Joe/Jo is Amy's sidekick. The character is (in the most part) comedic and the actor must have great energy throughout. By contrast, the same actor will double as Amy's intimidating and abusive Mother/Father. Great Team Working Skills Are Crucial to The Job. The Ability to Drive Would Be Advantageous but Is Not Essential. Please Confirm This in Your Covering Letter. Male or Female. Min Age 18 Max Age 30.

 

Mr/Mrs Gibbons:  Mr/Mrs Gibbons is a Secondary School teacher. He/She has a firm but fair approach to their job. The character has a dry sense of humour and can be quite sarcastic despite not wishing to seem unkind. The actor will double as Hope's concerned Father/Mother. Great Team Working Skills Are Crucial to The Job. The Ability to Drive Would Be Advantageous but Is Not Essential. Please Confirm This in Your Covering Letter. Male or Female. Min Age 20 Max Age 50.

 

 

Jack And The Beanstalk

We would now like to invite submissions for our 2022 Christmas Production of 'Jack and the Beanstalk' which will be touring schools throughout the UK. This traditional pantomime is set to enchant and excite audiences of all ages. Featuring the hapless Jack, Dame Trot, their beloved cow, a handful of beans, a larger-than-life beanstalk and a giant at the top of it!

Accommodation and travel are provided by the company during touring. Auditions will be held in Central Scotland. Please see individual breakdowns for more detailed casting information. In addition to being excellent performers, candidates should also be passionate about delivering theatre to a young audience. It is also crucial that they possess great team working skills. As one of the country's leading Theatre in Education Companies, we perform to audiences in excess of 250,000 annually.

Salary: From £375 - £425 per touring week (Subject to position and experience).  Touring will take place throughout November and December 2022. 

Applicants must have a base in central Scotland and confirm this in their covering letter. Applications from previous auditionees and tour members are also very welcome.

Flesh Creep/Poison Ivy:  We are open to a male or female actor to play the role of 'The Villain' in our ever-popular children's pantomime. The role will suit an actor with a BIG stage presence. They should be flamboyant and ooze theatricality. Applicants should be prepared to sing as part of an ensemble and have good movement skills. They should also possess the ability to hold the attention of a young audience. Please confirm a central Scotland base on the covering letter. The ability to drive would be advantageous but is not essential. Male or Female. Paid Min Age 18 Max Age 50.

Jack:  Jack is the unlikely hero of our story. He is hapless at the same time as being charming and charismatic. A hugely likeable character who the audience will be rooting for from the beginning. Applicants must have good singing voices and good movement skills. They should also possess the ability to hold the attention of a young audience. Please confirm a central Scotland base on the covering letter. The ability to drive would be advantageous but is not essential.  Male. Min Age 18 Max Age 35.

Jill:  Jill is the Principal Girl. She is strong and witty, and more than capable of giving Jack a 'run for his money'. She has a strong moral compass and isn't afraid of standing up for herself. Applicants must have good singing voices and good movement skills. They should also possess the ability to hold the attention of a young audience. Please confirm a central Scotland base on the covering letter. The ability to drive would be advantageous but is not essential.  Female. Min Age 18 Max Age 35

Dame Trott:  Dame Trott is a typical Panto Dame. She is larger than life and enjoys an excellent comic relationship with her son Jack. Applicants should be prepared to sing as part of an ensemble and have good movement skills. They should have excellent comic skills and the ability to hold the attention of a young audience. Please confirm a central Scotland base on the covering letter. The ability to drive would be advantageous but is not essential.  Female. Min Age 18 Max Age 50.