𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐬 & 𝐩𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐧𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐞.
‘𝐄𝐫𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐝 𝐰𝐞’𝐦 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐢𝐧’ 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐣𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐮𝐬!
Cousin Jack's is auditioning for a part-time puppeteer and understudy/swing role for our much-loved stage adaptation of 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑀𝑜𝑢𝑠𝑒ℎ𝑜𝑙𝑒 𝐶𝑎𝑡 this Christmas.
This will be our eighth consecutive year performing our show which has now been seen by over 30k people. This year we are creating space for additional flexibility within our performance team. Because of this, we are looking for someone to join our team as a puppeteer for our evening-only performances with the possibility of also learning two additional roles within the show as understudy/swing.
𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑀𝑜𝑢𝑠𝑒ℎ𝑜𝑙𝑒 𝐶𝑎𝑡 will be performed at the Solomon Browne Memorial Hall, Mousehole between 16th and 31st December. We will be rehearsing in Helston from 9th December.
You can find out more about our show at https://www.cousinjacks.org/the-mousehole-cat
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐞'𝐦 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫
Performers who are playful, energetic and interesting.
Performers who are comfortable with puppetry, performing as an actor, singing on their own and interacting with an audience as themselves.
We have two possible approaches for casting this role. With additional pre-rehearsal support from an experienced puppeteer as well as practical support during the rehearsal period we would welcome applications from emerging performers who may have limited experience in puppetry or performing as an actor. We also welcome applications from experienced puppeteers and performers who may not require this additional support.
𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐞 ‘𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞
We are running an audition workshop on 9th October with the ambition of welcoming a new performer to our team.
We want our doors to be open and to always be on the lookout for new people who may not yet be on our radar or who we haven’t had a chance to work with.
Our aim through this casting process is to see as many people as we can who we think might be suitable for this project.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐧 𝐟𝐢𝐠𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐬
Key details for the project:
Rehearsals - 9th-14th December
Performances - 16th-31st December
Rehearsal location - Helston
Performance location - Solomon Browne Memorial Hall, Mousehole
Fee - £625 per full working week (rehearsals only) + £313 per performance week (3.5 hour working days) + additional £62.50 per ad-hoc full day (understudying)
Current cast - Kim Healey, Rory Wilton, Jennie Rawling, Tommie Black-Roff
Director - Guy Watson
Key details for the audition workshop:
Dates: 9th October
Location: Helston (exact location TBC)
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 ‘𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩
A relaxed, friendly, non-judgemental and open-minded atmosphere.
The workshop will be facilitated by Bec Applebee (she/her). Also present will be the company designer Jonathan Bray (he/him).
The director, Guy Watson (he/him), will welcome you and be able to answer any practical or creative questions you may have about the project.
The workshop will incorporate a series of exercises and games designed for the director and facilitator to understand how you work with puppets, voice and movement.
You can expect to hear back from us, confirming if we would like to see you again or offer you a role, within three days.
We will do our best to contact everyone who auditions.
Any text-based activities used in the audition workshop will be sent to those auditioning in advance. We provide this to allow those with dyslexia or a condition that impacts their ability to site-read an opportunity to prepare. We do not expect anyone to have learnt any parts. If you require text in a specific format or printed on a particular colour please let us know. Printed copies will be available at the audition workshop and these can be posted to anyone without access to a printer.
If you have any physical access needs or if we are able to support you in a particular way when you are working with us in the audition workshop please let us know in advance.
This audition will be in accordance with the theatre Audition Guidelines set out by the Casting Director’s Guild.
𝐼𝑓 𝑦𝑜𝑢’𝑑 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑙𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑗𝑜𝑖𝑛 𝑢𝑠 𝑎𝑡 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑎𝑢𝑑𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑝 𝑝𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒 𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑑 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑠𝑤𝑒𝑟 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑙𝑙𝑜𝑤𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑞𝑢𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑛 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑑𝑠 𝑜𝑟 𝑖𝑛 𝑎 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑟𝑡 𝑣𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑜 𝑎𝑠 𝑤𝑒𝑙𝑙 𝑎𝑠 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝐶𝑉 𝑡𝑜 𝑎𝑙𝑟𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡@𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑗𝑎𝑐𝑘𝑠.𝑜𝑟𝑔 𝑏𝑦 𝑚𝑖𝑑𝑑𝑎𝑦 𝑜𝑛 6𝑡ℎ 𝑂𝑐𝑡𝑜𝑏𝑒𝑟. 𝑊𝑒 𝑑𝑜 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑐𝑎𝑠𝑡 𝑏𝑦 𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑑𝑜 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑠𝑒𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑑𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑡𝑠.
𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒔 𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒓𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒅𝒓𝒆𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒇𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒔?
We look forward to hearing from you.