Salary: GBP £400 per week (unfunded) / Equity Minimum (funded)
Application Deadline: August 19, 2018 5:00 pm
Company: Quirk Theatre
Quirk Theatre are looking for an Exeter based actor of any gender aged 18+ to join the ensemble for their new family Christmas production, Puffin Island.
We’re looking for someone who is a good ensemble player with a healthy sense of the ridiculous, able to multi-role in a fast-paced and playful environment, willing to generate ideas in the rehearsal room and contribute to the creation of the show. Must be able to improvise and be comfortable with audience participation. Puppetry experience is an advantage.*
A strong singing voice is also desirable but not essential. Please notify us if you play any instruments.
*must be willing to endure relentless sea bird gags
About Quirk Theatre
Quirk Theatre are a South West based theatre company known for their inventive and innovative approach to live theatre. Previous performances have wowed audiences with their use of projection, shadow puppetry, multifunctional props and creative set design. Essentially simple, but beautifully effective, Quirk Theatre deliver a magical experience for all.
About the production
Nothing particularly out of the ordinary ever happens on Puffin Island, an unassuming little pile of rock just off the Devon coast. The puffins come and go each year, the islanders and mainlanders quarrel (about EVERYTHING) and then set aside their differences every year to celebrate the best day of the year – Puffin Day!
Everything carries on as it always has…
Until one bitterly cold Christmas Eve, a rather unexpected present washes up on the beach in a little boat – an orphaned baby boy.
When the puffins disappear in the dead of night and no one knows why, this boy has the power to put things right.
But where have the puffins gone? And will he manage to bring them home?
Puffin Island explores the tensions of Brexit and divided communities in a light hearted, hilarious way.
How to apply
To apply please send us a CV, headshot and cover letter detailing your suitability in relation to the person specification above to by 5pm, Sunday 19th August
Auditions will take place in Exeter on Monday 10th September
You will be notified of audition no later than 24th August
PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST BE BASED IN, OR HAVE A BASE IN, EXETER. We will not consider applications from performers based outside the Exeter area .
If you have any questions contact our company Director, Simon, on
Rehearsals: Wednesday 7th November- Friday 30th November 2018
The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington
3rd- 8th December
Get in tech and dress. Dec.10th and 11th
Wed 12 Dec 10am & 1pm
Thu 13 Dec 10am & 1pm
Fri 14 Dec 10am & 1pm
Mon 17 Dec 10am & 1pm
Tue 18 Dec 10am & 1pm
Sun 16 Dec 2pm (Relaxed Performance)& 4.30pm
Thu 20 Dec (BSL Performance) & 4.30pm
Fri 21 Dec 4.30pm
Sat 22 Dec 2pm & 4.30pm
Sun 23 Dec 2pm & 4.30pm
Mon 24 Dec 2pm & 4.30pm
Fri 28 Dec 2pm & 4.30pm
Quirk Theatre have applied to Arts Council England for funding for this production.
-If successful with our funding bid, all company members will be paid £471.00 per week or £100 for individual days worked.
-If unsuccessful, company members will be paid £400 a week (up to 6 day full weeks) or £80 for individual days worked.
PLEASE ONLY APPLY if happy to receive £400 a week as we will be holding auditions before finding out about our application.