Auditions – Searching for the Heart of Leeds
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More Information on Auditions – Searching for the Heart of Leeds
Come and take part!
Searching for the Heart of Leeds is a brand new community project from West Yorkshire Playhouse that will culminate in the performance of a brand new play in June 2018. We are looking for a diverse range of people from all over the city to take part as volunteer performers, musicians, researchers and backstagers. The play will be written by BAFTA-nominated and Beeston boy Mark Catley and will feature movement from Phoenix Dance.
We are looking for around 40 people to form the core of this production. Participants will work with director Alexander Ferris and Phoenix Dance to tell the story. No previous experience is necessary and we are looking for an exciting mix of people of all ages (18+). In order to take part, book a slot at our Open Auditions below.
If you are a community group and would like to be involved together, you can apply for one of the 6 – 8 slots to perform as part of the piece by filling in an expression of interest form (available soon). We would particularly like to hear from choirs and dance groups.
We are looking for a house band to provide the soundtrack to the production. If you play an instrument and would like to be part of the band, please send a short YouTube clip of you playing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have various opportunities for those looking to volunteer in a selection of backstage roles such as stage management, costume and props. If you love theatre but don’t fancy stepping onto the stage, you can still be involved. Email email@example.com to register your interest.
Frequently Asked Questions
Cast & Credits
Written by Mark Catley / Directed by Alexander Ferris / Movement by Phoenix Dance Theatre /
A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.Audio Described
Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.Relaxed Performance
A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.Dementia-Friendly Performance
Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.Sing Along
Sing along with the cast in this exclusive performance. Lyrics will be on screen, so you can join in as loud as you like. Open to all, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.Post Show Discussion
Parent & Baby Performance
A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.
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- - Captioned
- - Signed
- - Audio Description
- - Relaxed Performance
- - Dementia Friendly Performance
- - Post Show Discussion
- - Sing Along
- - Parent & Baby Performance