the madhatters circus 

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CASTING

TAG Live are delighted to be casting their summer and autumn tours for Haven Parks. 

We are seeking outstanding and experienced performers who are great storytellers, some with specific circus skills - please highlight where you have specific skills.

Casting Details

CASTING - LIVE in LUTON HOO

EITHER Monday 28th or Tuesday 29th March

 

We can also consider tapes from anyone who is currently working and unable to make the live calls.

We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role please submit yourself without regard to disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity.

 


Roles/Casting Breakdowns

THE MADHATTER (MALE, 21–40 YEARS)

• A charismatic comical actor who will lead the show

• He will entertain the audience throughout the show. Must have great audience interaction

• Featuring character singing, live dialogue and effective hand magic (TAG will train in the magic)

• Must be able to dance/perform choreography in character

• Must be able to drive for the duration of the tour.

ALICE (FEMALE, 21–30 YEARS)

• Dancer, aerial performer

• Must have expressive personality and be able to act

• She will be expressive with her movement throughout the show • Featuring an impressive aerial keyhole performance (lollipop hoop that is shaped as a keyhole)

• Must be able to stilt walk OR be willing to learn during the rehearsal period

WHITE RABBIT (MALE, 21–40 YEARS)

• A wow Circus act

• Featuring a specialised Circus performance such as cyl wheel, chair balance, foot juggling etc - PLEASE HIGHLIGHT CLIENT SKILLS

• As well as their main circus skill, the white rabbit will demonstrate other skills such as acro, juggling throughout the show - PLEASE HIGHLIGHT CLIENT SKILLS

• They will be involved with various elements throughout the production

• May be asked to perform an illusion

• Must be able to stilt walk OR be willing to learn during the rehearsal period

CHESHIRE CAT (FEMALE, 21–40 YEARS)

• A wow circus act

• Circus specialised act

• Featuring a mind-blowing Circus performance such as hand balance, contortion, hula hoop - PLEASE HIGHLIGHT CLIENT SKILLS

• They will be involved with various elements throughout the production

• May be asked to perform an illusion

• Must be able to stilt walk OR be willing to learn during the rehearsal period

QUEEN OF HEARTS (FEMALE, 21–40 YEARS)

• Specialised fire act

• Incredible fire act such as fire staff, fire poi, fire breathing, fire eating - PLEASE HIGHLIGHT CLIENT SKILLS

• Must be able to act / perform to a VO in character and play the role of the larger-than-life villain who is trying to destroy Wonderland

• Various hand magic will be performed such as firing hand flares

• The act must come with their own fire insurance with a minimum of 10 million

Dates

• Phase one rehearsals (1 team)– 20th June – 30th June Phase one go Live – 1st July – 1st September

• Phase two rehearsals (4 teams) – 12th July – 22nd July Phase two go Live – 22nd July – 1st September

• Phase three October Rehearsals (5 teams) and re cap – 30th September – 3rd October
Phase three go Live – 3rd October – 30th October

REHEARSALS - Accommodation will be provided by TAG at the University of Bedford. A minibus will be provided by TAG to and from the University to The Granary each rehearsal day.

 

TOUR - All Hotel accommodation will be booked and paid for by TAG with cast members staying in clean and basic shared accommodation, such as a Travelodge or Premier Inn. No food will be provided during the tour or rehearsals. No holiday/time off will be given for the duration of the contract.

 

Should TAG wish any performer to learn additional hand magic, hand flares etc, TAG will contribute to their fire insurance (maximum £200 per performer).  All cast must provide PLI up to £10 million.

For consideration, please email your CV, headshots & any reels to assistant@pearsoncasting.com with NAME/MADHATTERS CIRCUS/ROLE in the subject.  We do not accept downloadable files