Actor/musicians wanted for 'Spectacular' - Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019

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Expenses Only

Location:

Edinburgh

Gender:

Male, Female

Age Range:

16 to 70

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Actor Musicians wanted for Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019

‘SPECTACULAR’

Tiny T's will be performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2019 from
5th Aug- 18th Aug (14 shows exactly). 

Spectacular is an original play written for children 4+ and families using puppetry and live music to create a magical experience with important moral messages for the audience to take home, all about family love, working as a team and using your imagination. "When Starla's family are at risk of losing everything, she receives a pair of magical glasses that will change the way she sees the world. "

 Puppeteer experience is not a must but you will definitely be more likely considered if you do have experience.

The Roles
I am looking for strong actor musicians with a passion for the arts and working with children. If you have experience in working with children please state this in applications. Any instrument is great, the quirkier the better! If you play multiple instruments that's even better. The script is now almost finalised however the most creative part will be rehearsals, when the actors will come together to create the piece as a team. I have not written or added any of the music in the show yet and so I am really looking for actor musicians that would be wanting to get heavily involved in this part, so we can call the show ours instead of just mine (the writer's). I am acting myself in the show so really looking for people that I can work well with who are also creative, fun, outgoing, enthusiastic with a great sense of humour and a great work ethic.


MIKA 
Mika is our heroine's twin sister. She is smart, sensible and sensitive. Although she is the more mature one out of the two, deep down she is desperate to play with her sister again and be silly and creative. Mika is witty, playful and must have energy in her body and voice. 

Must have dark features, UNDER 5ft4. Must have a young appearance as we are playing 10 year olds. Singing is a must. Any instruments please state in application. 

MR MARVIN/ CATERPILLAR
Mr Marvin and Caterpillar are the same character, only man and puppet. Think silly children's book character. Crazy hair, expressive face.  Caterpillar is much like Caterpillar in James and The Giant peach; cheeky, bouncy and full of funny sayings. Loads of energy needed and to be able to engage with the audience and improvise, making children laugh etc. 
 He is clumsy and playful however he has a wise side to him, as he tells the story in character. Any character voices I'd love to hear in the audition, however the accent I am thinking of is HIGHTENED RP. 
MUSICIAN IS A MUST! The more instruments the better. Must be able to sing.

Please apply by sending your CV, headshot and a short cover letter stating any experience you have had working with children or devising a show for children. Any other quirky hobbies or tricks you can do please state this as well. All emails sent to 
[email protected] 

SELF TAPE AUDITIONS will be confirmed once applications are received. 

EXTRA NOTES ABOUT THE PROJECT/THEATRE COMPANY 
Before we perform in Edinburgh I am going to organise a local fundraising show for local families to come along to and any money raised will go towards our materials, accommodation, travel and of course any payment to the actors I possibly can.ACCOMMODATION WILL BE PROVIDED IN EDINBURGH.
I would be very much keen for the actors to come up with other fundraising ideas too as I really want to be able to have something to give the actors at the end of this.

Actors must be able to travel to Hertfordshire and/or London for rehearsals from end of April/ beginning of May- end of July. Rehearsal space not confirmed yet and once all the actors are together I will put together a schedule with whatever suits everyone best time wise. We will probably be rehearsing a few times a week. If you know of any space we can use for rehearsals please state this in application as well! 

Actors MUST be able to commit once agreeing to do the job and must be able to commit to staying in Edinburgh from 1st August 2019- 18th August 2019. 

After the shows in Edinburgh I am hoping to tour the show and write more so I really am looking for actor-musicians who would like further work (however this is not compulsory if you decide not to after the run in Edinburgh.) Tiny T's Tiny Theatre company will tour different theatres and primary schools in England in the future, however the most important thing to think about is Ed Fringe 2019! 


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