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Comment by Matt Ball on July 10, 2017 at 12:59
Comment by Kama Roberts on July 5, 2017 at 10:12

The Willow Globe has, amongst other things, become a secret little hub for actors to come and play in a glorious place. It is 1/3 the size of Shakespeare's Globe and planted of living willow. This weekend we have the renowned Factory Theatre Company bringing a one time (gender and age blind) performance of Macbeth. There will be an open rehearsal included in the (mid-Wales) ticket price. The drive here is stunning, the place is stunning and the show will be really exciting. If you can I recommend filling a car and coming along (but I recommend booking ) http://www.shakespearelink.co.uk/event/77/Macbeth/

Comment by Laura H Drane on July 3, 2017 at 15:13
Comment by Bethan Morgan on June 26, 2017 at 20:33

Mercury Theatre Wales's new show 35 TIMES opens Thursday 29th June - raising awareness of Domestic Abuse.

http://community.nationaltheatrewales.org/events/35-times-mercury-t..."

Comment by AVANT on June 26, 2017 at 19:21

Comment by Kym Bartlett on June 5, 2017 at 15:04

Grants Available for Actor Parents and their Children 

The Actors' Children's Trust (www.actorschildren.org) is in the fortunate position of being able to increase its grants and support a lot more people. We fund actor-parents, where acting has been the main part of your professional career.  Whilst most charities only give grants when you are unable to work, ACT knows that this isn't enough.

A depressing number of actors are forced to quit the profession when they become parents, simply because life becomes impossible. Earnings are too low and too unpredictable to organise and fund regular childcare. 'Free hours' barely exist for actors' unsocial work time. Schedules get changed at the last minute, meaning sudden needs for extra childcare.  ACT is delighted that our childcare grants are helping actor-parents stay in the profession they love.  Some parents welcome a monthly payment (e.g. £100 to £400), while others find a lump sum best at the start of a new job such as a tour.

Applications are processed within a month (or a few days in the case of crisis funding), and support can be one-off or continue for some years. Please help us spread the word about this resource for actor families by telling other actors. Also follows us on Twitter @ActorsChildren

ACT can help you with the following costs:

  • CHILDCARE – top-up grants can help actor-parents attend auditions, take jobs and hopefully stay in the profession.  
  • SCHOOL COSTS – activities including music, sport, drama and dance lessons; uniform and kit, transport, lunches and trips.
  • CRISIS – almost every actor-parent faces times of crisis.  ACT is here for you and aims to give quick, useful, confidential support.
  • SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL / MEDICAL NEEDS – ACT aims not to duplicate state provision but, sometimes, when the statutory services are overwhelmed or unwilling, we are pleased to fund urgent assessments and help families achieve appropriate provision through an Education, Health and Care Plan.
  • STUDENT GRANTS – ACT helps in many other ways, including university, college and apprenticeship grants at 18+.  

ACT does not pay for private education or private tutors.

 

Please do get in touch:  robert@actorschildren.org   020 7636 7868    

We first check eligibility (usually just by looking at your CV if you are on Spotlight) and we usually fund people whose household income is under £40,000. 

www.actorschildren.org

Comment by Bethan Morgan on May 15, 2017 at 19:36

Mercury Theatre Wales are looking for a S.Wales based actress, playing age late 60s/early 70s, to join the cast of our new play '35 TIMES' which tackles the issues of Domestic Abuse. Rehearses from 5th June and tours until 15th July 2017. Equity equivalent fees. Please see our website for more information and contact us asap at info@mercurytheatrewales.co.uk

Comment by Catherine Paskell on May 9, 2017 at 12:33

Hello actors.

Dirty Protest have a casting call out. Read more in our blog post here.

Meetings in Cardiff, 15 - 18 May 2017.

Get in touch if you fit what we are looking for and fancy knowing more

Comment by Charlie Smith on May 7, 2017 at 7:51

Casting Call

Seeking Female age 19-35, bilingual in Welsh/English 

As part of a promotional video we are seeking a female actor for an online promotional video. 

Filming will take place on one day which best suits you (the actor) on the week of the 22nd May.

Please send CV to charliesmith.my@gmail.com by 12th May

Fee of £150

Thanks!

Comment by Bethan Morgan on April 20, 2017 at 11:32

Mercury Theatre Wales would like to hear from S.Asian actresses based in S.Wales for our forthcoming production of '35 Times', which addresses the issues of domestic violence and abuse. Please send CVs to info@mercurytheatrewales.co.uk by 25th April.

 

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