Looking for actors (The Dancing Club)

November 9, 2017

Actors for touring show February / March 2018

 

Actors who can dance to play multiple roles for ‘The Dancing Club’, a touring show in March 2018 and rehearsals in February 2018. To play a range of roles developed from interviews about a dancing club.

 

To play male and female characters aged 40 – 90 and dance across genres (ballroom, rock and roll, northern soul, disco and hip hop).

 

A dance workshop will be led by Steve Elias, choreographer, week commencing 11th December in Birmingham and meetings with writer / director Caroline Jester.

 

To apply, please send CV and headshot to project producer Pippa frith: pippafrith@gmail.com

 

Rehearsals will be in Kidderminster in February 2018 with a maximum of 15 tour dates throughout March mostly in the Midlands. Rates of pay are in line with ITC recommended rates.

 

Unfortunately we are unable to pay expenses for meetings. However, travel and accommodation will be covered for any non-regional performers during the rehearsal period.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 5pm Tuesday 28th November 2017. 

 

 

THE DANCING CLUB
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY CAROLINE JESTER 


An empty ballroom is brought to life as tales of dancing and music across generations wake up the dance teachers. Frank and Wynn got a town dancing after the war and kept people moving through the explosion of rock and roll, northern soul and disco. A space to express yourself. You could learn the waltz one night and see Marc Bolan and Captain Beefheart the next. Everyone is welcome as dreams are made and refuge found. It’s time to learn a new dance and you’re all welcome to try a few steps. 

The Dancing Club has been written following interviews with over 100 residents of Kidderminster.

 

"I think people underestimate the value of dance schools and how important they are to the social wellbeing of towns. I wanted to run my dance studio just like Frank ran his." 

Len Goodman 

Music composed by Jon Bates, with choreography from Steve Elias (BBC2, Our Dancing Town), featuring a special recording from Kidderminster Male Voice Choir.

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Produced by Pippa Frith, receives financial assistance from The Elmley Foundation, Arts Council England, Wyre Forest District Council, Worcestershire County Council, the Sir Barry Jackson Trust and support from Kidderminster College. 

 

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