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Time & Again are seeking new cast members to join us in an outdoor performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream this August at The Carrs park in Wilmslow!
Audition Date – Saturday 10th July, 1pm – 4pm
Dress Rehearsal – Thursday 19th August
Show Dates – Friday 20th, Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd August
As a historical company, a brilliant vintage setting is always a must and our Dream will be set in the 1980s. Think striking miners, new romantics, and a big royal wedding!
We are looking for cast members with previous acting experience, particularly those with an interest in watching and performing Shakespeare! As ever, the ability to drink endless of cups of tea and snack on biscuits is also preferable!
Please note, this project will be operating on a profit share basis.
The parts will be doubled as follows:
THESEUS, Duke of Athens and OBERON, King of the Fairies
HIPPOLYTA, Queen of the Amazons and TITANIA, Queen of the Fairies
EGEUS, parent to Hermia and PEASEBLOSSOM, the fairy
HERMIA, in love with Lysander
LYSANDER, loved by Hermia
DEMETRIUS, suitor of Hermia
HELENA, in love with Demetirus
PHILOSTRATE, master of the revels and PUCK
QUINCE, a carpenter
Nick BOTTOM, a weaver
Francis FLUTE, a bellows-mender
Tom SNOUT, a tinker
SNUG, a joiner
COBWEB, the fairy and a member of the PRESS
MUSTARDSEED, the fairy and a member of the PRESS
All parts are open to actors of any gender identity.
Who are Time & Again?
Time & Again Theatre Company are based in Manchester and formed in the summer of 2017 as a new young company wishing to explore all things historical in ways that are fresh and relevant for today.
We’re particularly interested in exploring the lives of women who pushed boundaries, either by working in typically male-dominated industries, engaging in political or revolutionary ideas, or behaving in a way that wasn’t deemed acceptable by society at the time.
What have you worked on?
Time & Again’s first two shows, GREYHOUNDS and CLOUDS, have both had successful runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Greater Manchester Fringe, rural touring runs, and off West End dates. CLOUDS, won the Oldham Coliseum Pick of the Fringe Award in August 2019, as well as being nominated for most innovative use of space. It also won an Undrowning Scholarship for using theatre to promote women in STEM, particularly the lack of women in the aviation industry.
We regularly collaborate with accredited museums and heritage sites, blending theatre with living history and live installation.
On Armed Forces Day 2019 we partnered with RAF Museum Cosford, who commissioned us to perform GREYHOUNDS in Cosford’s Cold War Hangar. We also performed GREYHOUNDS at the Severn Valley Steam Railway (supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund). In July 2019 we collaborated with the Pankhurst Centre in Manchester to perform CLOUDS, our feminist-fuelled tale of Edwardian aviation. In April 2020, during the UK’s first national lockdown, we collaborated with Yorkshire Air Museum to turn GREYHOUNDS into an audio drama. This was broadcast online in weekly instalments, as well as via Angel Radio.
Please email a headshot, CV, and short cover letter explaining why you would like to take part in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and wish part/s you would like to read for to firstname.lastname@example.org
All ages, genders and ethnicities are encouraged to apply. We particularly welcome applications from those currently under-represented within the UK arts sector, including those of Black, Asian or other Global Majority ethnicity, those who have faced socio-economic barriers, those who identify as LGBTQI+, and those who are D/deaf and disabled or neurodiverse.