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Comment by Jordan Forse on Thursday
FINAL CALL FOR ACTORS
We are looking for more actors to get involved with our Writer's Scratch Night. A workshop style event working with writers who want to practically develop their scripts with actors.
The event takes place next week at Art Central Gallery in Barry, South Wales and is free to attend and get involved. The event is also a perfect opportunity to meet other actors and artists.
Get in touch today for more information or to book your place.
penandpapertheatreco@gmail.com
Comment by Steve Bennett on August 7, 2018 at 20:24

Audition Call Out - Shed Man by Kevin Jones

Clock Tower Theatre Company is delighted to announce our new casting call out for the second production of our Fifth Season; Shed Man by Kevin Jones.

Brian has a job, a wife, two children, and a mother. One sunny bank holiday he decides to build a shed. Because how else can he deal with the overwhelming feeling that his life belongs to everyone but him?

Kevin Jones’s funny and down-to-earth play explores how we might cope with pressure, anxiety and guilt in a world that just wants us to “man-up”.

The production will be performed in Sherman Theatre’s Studio space as part of their ‘Get It While It’s Hot’ from November 13-17th 2018. The production will operate on a profit share basis and be rehearsed predominantly on Thursdays and Sundays from September.

Below are the details of the auditions, please email to let us know the role you’ll be auditioning for and your performance CV. Audition submissions will close on 20th August at 5pm. Please email clocktowertc@gmail.com

Audition Details:

Initial Auditions - Thursday the 23rd of August 5pm-9pm

Recalls – Sunday the 26th of August (TIME TBC)

Sony Room, Wales Millennium Centre.

Please wait on Awen Bar (second floor of the WMC, behind the big letters) to be called into your audition

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

BRIAN (40+)

Brian is an office worker and a family man, living in a Cardiff suburb with his wife Emma and two kids. In an effort to escape the pressures of his life one scorching bank holiday he attempts to build himself one corner of piece in his back garden in the form of a shed. He appears mild-mannered and awkward. The fragility of his state of mind becomes clearer as the play progresses.

EMMA (40+)

Brian’s wife. Strong, energetic and full of life. Mother to Sam and Martha. She's restless, constantly on the move. She’s outspoken and unafraid to challenge Brian.

MR TATUM (30+)

Brian’s boss. Tall and wears a suit. He initially appears friendly and a little foolish. This is slowly revealed to be a disguise.
 He is in fact, vain and egotistical. There is something sadistic and primitive about his need to control Brian.

PAT (60+)

Brian’s mother. A grieving widow. She's prone to self-pity, but also has a bitter streak borne from personal pain. Suitable for an actress with a bit of comic flair.

Comment by Fio on July 26, 2018 at 10:41

We have a whole load of paid opportunities our website Including:  

-Trainee Assistant Producer 

-Trainee Assistant Director 

-Trainee Assistant Stage Manager 

- Youth Theatre Director 

- Youth Theatre Facilitator 

Check them out: 

www.wearefio.co.uk/opportunities

Comment by Jordan Forse on July 20, 2018 at 17:20

Hi All! 

Hope you are well. I am not sure if you have seen over facebook at all, but I have just opened a thetare company in the Vale, and I am running a Writer's Scratch Night.

This event will be a workshop style event where the writers present their work to actors, then workshop it with them as part of a development process.

 The event is free - and it's aims are to look at supporting and developing the work of those who are young in the industry through practical ways. The Event is https://www.facebook.com/events/503451750088697/

Comment by Yasmin Williams on July 13, 2018 at 15:29
Comment by Jeremy Linnell on July 10, 2018 at 7:22

June's SCAB was great and if you missed it you truly missed out. A wonderful and generous night of brilliant, varied performance based work with a lovely, constructive audience. 

July's SCAB will take place at The Moon Cardiff on Womanby Street in Cardiff on July 31st. We'll be there from 7 with the first act kicking off at 8. The venue is fully accessible and completely brilliant. 

WHAT IS SCAB:
A night of new live art and performance. Whether this is your first time trying an idea, one in development or you've just come along to gawk at the amazing displays of talent this is a night for you.

WHAT WE OFFER:
A brilliant and insightful audience prepared to give you support and constructive criticism on how to develop your work and take it further. Invaluable whether you're a new artist or have years of experience. 

WHAT WE WANT:
Performances between 10-20 minutes in length. The new, the strange, the experimental, the weird and different. Move, sing, make noises, say words if it counts as performance or live art we want it. Try out some choreography, a devised piece or maybe just ramble in to a microphone. Basically if you've got live work and you're you're struggling to find a platform to test it on we're for you! 

So if you want to pick at your SCAB and show us what you've got send us an email with an artist bio, a bit about the piece you'll be bringing and its expected length. Send emails to: 

ifyouscratchitwontheal@gmail.com

Comment by Bethan Morgan on June 15, 2018 at 15:47

Final Casting Callout for Mercury Theatre Wales's forthcoming production of '35 Times', which tackles the issues of Domestic Abuse.
Supported by the Arts Council of Wales.
Looking for a S.Wales based BAME actress in her early 20s.
Dates: 28/8/18 - 6/10/18
Please send CVs to info@mercurytheatrewales.co.uk by 20/6/18

Comment by Elgan Rhys on June 13, 2018 at 13:25

Galwad agored actorion / Open casting call.

Cardiff/Cdydd + Menai Bridge/Porthaethwy.



Galwad agored i action ar gyfer sioe newydd sbon i blant gan Frân Wen.
 
Open casting call for Frân Wen's brand new Welsh language show for kids.
 
Comment by Bethan Morgan on June 4, 2018 at 14:20

- CASTING CALL -

Mercury Theatre Wales are looking to cast two S.Wales based actresses for our forthcoming tour of '35 Times', which tackles the issues of Domestic Violence and Abuse. Supported by RCT Theatres and The Arts Council of Wales.

Dates: 28/08/18 - 06/10/18

Gemma - 29, Bold, Cardiff/Valleys accent, Any appearance.
Tara - 22, Quiet, any accent, S.Asian, good dancer.

Please send CVs to info@mercurytheatrewales.co.uk by 8th June 2018.

Comment by Steve Bennett on May 21, 2018 at 19:55

Casting Call: A Recipe for Sloe Gin

The first production of our Fifth Season is the newly written play A Recipe for Sloe Gin by Allan Neve. We’re looking for two performers to fit the below descriptions for an exciting site-specific, profit-share production that’ll be performed 24th-28th July in Cardiff.

The auditions will be held on 28th May from 7-9pm with callbacks potentially on the 1st June 5-7pm. Please email clocktowertc@gmail.com to apply to audition with your CV andheadshot. Rehearsals will begin in June with a flexible schedule, and then will likely be full-time for the full week preceding the performance week that you’d need to be available for. The deadline for applications for auditions is 6pm Friday 25th May and you’ll be notified about your time slot before the auditions on the Monday.

A Recipe for Sloe Gin: Synopsis

Lucy returns to her childhood home to care for her father Charlie, but the family farm has been replaced by a sea-view hotel and a slew of guests trampling over her fondest memories. Charlie, craving the simplicity of his younger years, slowly accepts the challenges life casts his way.

Character Biographies:

Lucy (mid-twenties) - University graduate, returning home from a job in London to care for her ill father only to begin drowning in her own isolation.

Charlie (mid-forties) - Retired Newlyn fisherman, widower and recovering alcoholic, weighed down with the struggles of single parenthood.

 

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