Percy's Big Top at
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
by Jenny Steele Scolding
Illustration © 2014 Andy McPherson
From PERCY PENGELLY AND THE WIBBLE WOBBLE by Jenny Steele Scolding & Illustrated by Andy McPherson
Thank you to everyone who applied to audition for Percy Pengelly and the wibble-wobble.
We are no longer accepting applicants.
More ‘bout the auditions like
We are running an audition workshop 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.
What we are looking for
Performers who are playful, energetic and interesting.
Performers who are comfortable multi-rolling, using percussion, singing and moving.
Professional performers at any point in their lives and career.
Priority will be given to people from communities that are under represented on stages in Cornwall.
The information below is intended for those who have been offered a space on one of our audition workshops.
The facts n figures
Key details for the project
Rehearsals - 20th-25th March & 28th-31st March
Performances - 1st-16th April
Rehearsal location - TBC (central Cornwall or Penwith)
Performance location - Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, nr Penzance
Fee - £625 per working week (total fee of £2500)
Current cast - Emily Faulkner, Molly Banks, Tommie Black-Roff
Director - Guy Watson
Key details for the audition workshop
Dates: 16th February
Times: 10.30am-12pm or 12.30pm-2pm (please let us know if you can only make one of these times)
Group size: 10-15
Location: The Ladder, Redruth. Please note there is very limited parking behind the building and you may need to park along Clinton Road. BE AWARE that large sections of this road have short-term parking only.
Got an unusual skill or can play an instrument? Please bring anything you need to demonstrate your skills or musical ability
The sorta thing you should ‘spect
A relaxed, friendly, non-judgemental and open-minded atmosphere.
The workshop will be facilitated by two existing cast members, Emily Faulkner (she/they) and Molly Banks (she/her). Also present will be the company designer Jonathan Bray (he/him) and writer Jenny Scolding (she/her).
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. Guy will oversee the workshop.
The workshop will incorporate a series of exercises and games designed for the director and facilitators to understand how you work with text, movement and music.
You can expect to hear back from us, confirming if we would like to see you again or offer you a part, within one week from the audition date. We will do our best to contact everyone who auditions.
Any text-based activities used in the audition workshop will use the audition material available on the casting page of our website (we will let those attending the audition know when these are available). 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.
Script sections that we may use in the audition
We do not expect these to be learnt. Please click below to download.