Looking for South Wales based Actors - Rhondda Rebel Welsh National Opera

Rhondda Rebel - Welsh National Opera

 

Following the success of our digital projects, WNO Field and Magic Butterfly, WNO are working on an exciting digital project for 2018, that serves as an independent, artistic response to celebrate our production Rhondda Rips it Up! A new opera commission celebrating the life of Margaret Haig Thomas (Lady Rhondda). 

 

The digital experience will premiere at The Sessions House, a court room in Usk (where Lady Rhondda was imprisoned) on 22/23/24 June. The piece is a 5-7 min dramatisation that is in part re-enacting Suffragette, Margaret Haig Thomas (Lady Rhondda’s) trial. This will be a new immersive piece of musical theatre using both live actors and pre-recorded footage of Lady Rhondda singing that audiences will see through augmented reality.

 

We’re looking to recruit the following:

 

  • The Jury: 8 male actors aged 25-45 to play the anti and pro suffrage jury
  • Male Police Officer

 

 

Height: 5ft9 and above

Caucasian

Slim Build

No facial hair but able to grow a beard

Own car / Drivers Licence

Actors must be South Wales based / have a base in South Wales

 

 

Performance/rehearsal dates:

 

24 May: 1 day workshop with cast and creative at WMC

25 May: 1st rehearsal at The Sessions House, Usk

 

21 June: 2nd rehearsal at The Sessions House, Usk

22 June: 1st performance at The Session House, Usk

23 June: 2nd performance at The Sessions House, Usk

24 June: Final performance at The Sessions House, Usk

 

Actors must also be available for costume fittings.

 

 

 

Fee

Flat fee: £390 per actor, we will also pay for travel. Food and refreshments will be provided at the performances.

 

 

For more information please contact:

David Massey – Digital Producer, Welsh National Opera

David.Massey@wno.org.uk | 02920 635085

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