Casting call (The Three Billy Goats Gruff)

Come and join us this winter!

We are looking for four ensemble performers for this year’s in-house production of The Three Billy Goats Gruff at Jacksons Lane. The production will be produced by Jacksons Lane, and written and directed by Kaveh Rahnama.

Rehearsals begin on the Monday 20 November and the show runs from Thursday 14 December – Sunday 7 January. Each performer will be paid an inclusive fee of £4,900.

The show will look at the troll under the bridge through new eyes. Using circus, ensemble work and puppetry, the show will tell the story of The Goats and bullying Crownies. The Goats prepare for winter and are mocked by The Crownies from across the river. When the goats aren’t looking, The Crownies plunder all of The Goats’ belongings and their winter preparations are ruined, leaving them vulnerable to the elements. A fairly unwilling Crownie, Herbert, is installed under the bridge to prevent the goats from getting their possessions back. Will The Goats succeed in regaining what is rightfully theirs? And what price are they willing to pay?

The show will be using a combination of ensemble work, physicality, and puppetry work to tell the story – along with a smattering of text. It will be aimed at 3-7 year olds and their families.

We are open to performers from a variety of skill sets. Experience working with devised theatre is essential and a strong level of physical work is desirable. The show will be devised and written around the finalised cast.

If any of the following apply to you please get in touch!
• Circus, dance, physical theatre background
• Ensemble work
• Work with young people/families
• Experience in devised work
• Puppetry work
• Good level of acrobatics/gymnastics

How to apply

Auditions will be workshop in style and will be held between the Wednesday 13 – Friday 15 September at Jacksons Lane in Highgate.

The deadline for applications is the Wednesday 6 September.

If you are interested in being considered, please send a CV and email explaining why you’d like to apply to [email protected]

Better representation of the world we live in is important to us, so we particularly welcome applications from artists and performers from Global Majority backgrounds, or from backgrounds which are not seen or heard enough on stage and screen.

We are a PiPA (Parents and Carers in Performing Arts) partner. PiPA enables and empowers parents, carers and employers to achieve sustainable change in attitudes and practices in order to attract, support and retain a more diverse and flexible workforce. We are always happy to discuss solutions that allow people to balance their caring responsibilities with their working lives, for example through job shares or flexible working arrangements.