Salary: GBP Wages are £483 p/w plus £120 per diems, although all accommodation is provided. We encourage the Equity pension scheme.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2019 8:00 am
Company: The Rude Mechanical Theatre Co
The play is called ‘Ikarus Inc’ and is set in Dreamville, Indiana, in the 1950s and is about a salesman, Deadalus Gildersleeves, and his son, Ikarus, who sell dreams out of a suitcase. Multiple roles. Touring to village greens & pub fields across Southern England (Kent to Devon).
Ikarus roles (Male) – Must have a very good singing voice (rock, gospel, blues). Ideally a good guitarist (acoustic), but we will look at other instruments (as long as they are portable. ie not the piano.) Good at comedy and comfortable with physical theatre & commedia dell’arte. Playing age 20 – 35.
Milton Colegate roles (Male) – Good character singer. Good musician. Ideally banjo but will consider other portable instruments. ie.not piano. Ideally, we are looking for someone with good experience. Several years. Good at comedy and comfortable with physical theatre & commedia dell’arte. Playing age 25 – 45
Dates – 29th April (5 weeks rehearsing) to 11th August.
It is outdoor touring. Five performances a week moving on nightly. We rehearse at our studio in Eastbourne.
Auditions in London later this month (January).
This fifteen-week tour is outdoors working on village greens and pub fields. It is not glamorous – Everyone has to get stuck in with push and pull duties and driving – but many of our actors also work in places like Theatr Clwydd and The Queens, Hornchurch, as actor/musicians, but like working with us because it is theatrically challenging with the audience right in your face – so artistically it is very rewarding. We are heavily influenced by the commedia dell’arte, so it is quite a physical style. But all our characters & plays are original. It is also white-faced clown-like make-up in case that is a problem.
Southern England (Kent to Devon) - Mainly small rural communities