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"A must see for the whole family" - ★★★★★ Audience member on The Emperor's New Clothes
2018-02-26T10:09:23+00:00
"A must see for the whole family" - ★★★★★ Audience member on The Emperor's New Clothes
"Huge smiles all round, we haven’t stopped talking about it since!" ★★★★★ Audience member on The Gingerbread Man
2018-02-26T10:10:03+00:00
"Huge smiles all round, we haven’t stopped talking about it since!" ★★★★★ Audience member on The Gingerbread Man
"Enchants the child in every adult" The Stage on 3 Little Pigs
2018-02-26T10:11:41+00:00
"Enchants the child in every adult" The Stage on 3 Little Pigs
"A fabulous production, so cleverly put together!" ★★★★★ Audience member on The Gingerbread Man
2018-02-26T10:09:48+00:00
"A fabulous production, so cleverly put together!" ★★★★★ Audience member on The Gingerbread Man
"Stuff and Nonsense make the world a better place." - Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch, Doctor Who)
2018-02-26T10:00:30+00:00
"Stuff and Nonsense make the world a better place." - Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch, Doctor Who)
"Can’t wait to see other performances. Sorry to say you're stuck with us now!!" ★★★★★ Audience member on The Gingerbread Man
2018-02-26T10:11:54+00:00
"Can’t wait to see other performances. Sorry to say you're stuck with us now!!" ★★★★★ Audience member on The Gingerbread Man
"A perfect introduction to theatre… absorbing and accessible" Plymouth Herald
2018-02-26T10:10:40+00:00
"A perfect introduction to theatre… absorbing and accessible" Plymouth Herald
"They've done it again - a simple tale, enchantingly told." - The Stage
2018-02-26T10:09:02+00:00
"They've done it again - a simple tale, enchantingly told." - The Stage
"Wow wow wow! These productions are amazing! So funny, clever, totally entertaining" ★★★★★ Audience member on The Emperor's New Clothes
2018-02-26T10:10:17+00:00
"Wow wow wow! These productions are amazing! So funny, clever, totally entertaining" ★★★★★ Audience member on The Emperor's New Clothes
"One of the most delightful ways to while away 50 minutes" The Stage on 3 Little Pigs
2018-02-26T10:11:30+00:00
"One of the most delightful ways to while away 50 minutes" The Stage on 3 Little Pigs
"Outstanding children's theatre." - ★★★★★ Audience member on The Enormous Turnip
2018-02-26T10:05:09+00:00
"Outstanding children's theatre." - ★★★★★ Audience member on The Enormous Turnip
"Puppetry, live music and good old-fashioned charm are sprouting up left, right and centre" The Stage on The Enormous Turnip
2018-02-26T10:11:09+00:00
"Puppetry, live music and good old-fashioned charm are sprouting up left, right and centre" The Stage on The Enormous Turnip
Casting Call

Casting Call

A new adaptation of The Gingerbread Man

We are seeking experienced physical performers/puppeteers to join this established company who create thoughtful yet energetic shows for families with young children.

We seek strong team members who are able to work hard and contribute to a positive work ethic. Performers tour with the company as part of the team for get-ins and get-outs alongside our company production manager. There is an ethos of team work, good humour and support. Contracts are paid at and above equity/ITC rates and include travel and accommodation.

Stuff and Nonsense is a company that values its team of artists and technical staff and prefers to bring performers into the company that are looking to spend some time with the company over the next few years. The work is part time and so would suit those who have other projects that they wish to follow as a portfolio of work. We are a company that values professional development and members of the company are often offered other roles and opportunities to develop through our education and outreach work.

The Gingerbread Man – Creation and UK Tours

We are looking for two performers for our upcoming contemporary adaptation of this classic story to join the company. This will be for rehearsals to devise and create a brand new adaptation working with a vibrant team for our premiere and UK Spring tour 2018, subsequent Autumn dates, a 7 week run at Theatre Royal Plymouth in Dec 18/Jan 19, further touring in Spring 2019 and a subsequent Christmas run for 2019.

Working with Director Niki McCretton, alongside creatives Ed Trotter, Holly Miller, Matthew Huxley, Ollie Titterington, Toby Gascoigne, Jenny Harrold and James Lewis, this production is being created with support from The Berry Theatre and The Point, the Lyric Theatre Bridport and funded by Arts Council England. Rehearsals will take place in Eastleigh at The Berry Theatre and The Point Creation Space.

Male performer

Playing age 25-40
Height – under 5.10
Build – Slim, agile
Seeking an agile, physical performer with physical theatre skills, an ability to devise with movement and use some dance vocabulary, to play multiple characters and a narrator. Must have puppetry skills and a good vocal range to voice characters and sing well. The role will involve utilising clown technique and comic timing opposite one other actor. Must have experience of devising and be able to work playfully. Any parkour experience would be an added bonus.

Female performer

Playing age 25-35
Height under 5.3
Build – petite, agile, flexible
We seek a strong physical theatre performer who is happy to climb on our set, bend, dance and work with duo lifts and some acrobatic vocabulary and is comfortable working at height. You need to be skilled at devising with movement and text and a strong vocal and character actor, able to switch between characters. This role also needs you to be a competent puppeteer, devising with table top puppetry and using puppets physically. A confident singing voice is required. The role will involve utilising clown technique and comic timing opposite one other actor. Must have experience of devising and be able to work playfully. Parkour experience would be an added bonus.

Rehearsal dates and touring

  • w/c 15th Jan 2018 – The Berry
  • w/c 22nd Jan 2018 – The Berry
  • w/c 29th Jan 2018 – The Berry
  • w/c 5th Feb 2018 Production week
  • 10/ 11 Feb 2018 – previews The Berry
  • 12 Feb 2018 – rehearsals/travel
    13/14 Feb 2018 – previews Salisbury Playhouse
  • 2 April – performance tbc
  • 3 – 5 April, The Carriageworks Leeds
  • 12 April – The Library, Luton
  • 13 April – Lighthouse, Poole
  • 14 April – The Octagon, Yeovil
  • 29 April – Arts Depot, London
  • 3 – 5 May – venue tbc
  • 6-7 May – venue tbc
  • 13 May – The Atkinson, Southport
  • 26 May – LPAC, Lincoln
  • w/c 28 May – Lyric Hammersmith, London
  • Further dates tbc
  • Oct 2018 dates tbc
  • w/c 28 Nov 2018 – w/c 14 Jan 2019 – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Applications by: 30th October 2017. Please send CV plus any showreel to: admin@nikimccretton.co.uk

Audition date: Wed 1st Nov at The Point Eastleigh STRICTLY BY INVITATION ONLY www.aloadofstuffandnonsense.co.uk

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