Casting: City of the Unexpected: Giraffe Unicyclists and Mr Mole

We are now casting the following professional roles on Roald Dahl’s City of the Unexpected:


Giraffe Unicyclist – we’re looking for talented individuals with giraffe unicycle skills to be part of exciting outdoor scenes for large crowds. For more information on the production and how to get in touch, please read on.

Mr. Mole. 
– Male actor. Champion and partner in crime to Mr Fox, Mr Mole keeps a cool head throughout his friend’s escapades and is a key character in the weekend. Mr Mole will be be clear, engaging and exciting, playing to large crowds in unusual places, guiding us, and Mr Fox, through the adventure. This role requires a full mask with moving mouth piece so clarity of voice and confident physicality are required. 

Experience with mask work is desirable. For more information on the production and how to get in touch, please read on.



Please be in touch by end of day Friday 5th August

Audition: Cardiff, Friday 12th August

Rehearsal: Dates TBC from 5th September

Production: 17th & 18th September 2016


If you’d like to be part of this spectacular production, have the specific experience and skills outlined above and are available for the relevant audition rehearsal and performance dates then please send your CV, a little about yourself and your headshot to casting @ please make the subject line the role you are applying for. 



Wales Millennium Centre & National Theatre Wales

Directed by Nigel Jamieson

17-18 September 2016, Cardiff city centre


National Theatre Wales is casting for various roles in City of the Unexpected.



Cardiff will celebrate the centenary of one of its most well-known sons, Roald Dahl, with an extraordinary weekend-long event, showcasing both his distinctive voice and the jewels of the city’s buildings, parks and its people. The city will be transformed into a place where the laws of physics and civic predictability will give way to the laws of magic, mischief and the unexpected.


Professional performers will work alongside thousands of volunteers to create epic  outdoor events and intimate, unexpected moments throughout the city.


City of the Unexpected continues NTW’s tradition of collaborating with communities to create extraordinary theatre. All roles will involve aspects of working with non- professional performers and participants. We’re looking for generous company members who will enjoy working collaboratively and responsively.

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