“On Christmas morning Darcy wakes up to a stocking full of presents……and a reindeer on the roof! Why is the Reindeer here? Shouldn’t it be with Santa and all the other Reindeer? Is it lost? How will it ever get home? Join Darcy on her epic adventure to get her new Reindeer friend back to Lapland and discover the true meaning of Christmas along the way.”
After its successful initial run at The Rondo Theatre, Bath in 2016, Hodgepodge Theatre will re-imagine their original story ‘Reindeer on the roof!’ for a short tour this December.
We are looking for two performers who are confident in ensemble work, devising and play to complete our cast.
Reindeer puppeteer – As one half of our Reindeer puppeteering team, the performer will be bringing our life-size Reindeer to life through puppetry, facial expressions, sound and movement. Puppetry experience a bonus but not essential. Due to the puppet’s size, please bear in mind that this role will be physically demanding. No age/gender requirement.
Darcy’s parent – We’re looking for a performer to play Darcy’s hapless guardian, who gets roped into the adventure whilst trying to pull off their first solo Christmas. Applicants should have a great sense of comic timing, warmth and improvisation skills. There is no gender requirement on this role. A loose playing age for this role would be between 30-50 years old.
The project will be paid to Equity standards pending a successful Arts Council application. In the event of an unsuccessful funding bid, the performers will be remunerated by way of profit-share.
Performances are from 14th-23rd December and would require all cast members to be available for these dates. Rehearsals will be conducted around Bath and Bristol, mostly on evenings and weekends throughout October, November and December.
Auditions will take place on the evening of September 10th at The Rondo Theatre in Bath.
Please send CVs and a short covering letter (which should include your availability for October, November and December) to .
Alternatively, feel free to call or email for further information:
Harriet Wyatt 07887 922 586
Jasmine Orchard 07967 132 899
Various (South West/South East)
07887 922 586