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*PAID PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY*

Three Left Feet are looking for actors from, based in, or closely connected to the North West of England

to perform in our Spooky Skeleton Tours this Halloween.

On Halloween weekend, tour groups will join our spooktacular skeleton tour guide

(puppeteered by two of the performers) as we lead them around Lancaster City Centre.

We will chill audiences to the bone with the most ghostly, ghastly and grisly tales, from

the tragedy of the Pendle witches to the demon doctor of Dalton Square, and some

lesser-known spooks along the way. If they’re lucky, they might even spot a spectre or

two haunting Lancaster’s historic streets, it is Halloween after all... (spoiler: that'll be

our other performers dressed as ghosts and ghouls from the tales!)

KEY INFORMATION:
Rehearsal Dates: 
27th & 28th October 2021.

Tour Dates: 30th & 31st October 2021.
Pay:
£100 per actor per day (number of days varies from 3 to 4 depending on role).
Roles:
4 parts available, any age (over 18), any gender.
Audition deadline (online submission):
11.59pm Wednesday 13th October 2021.
Callback (in person):
Evening of Tuesday 19th October 2021. We will provide more information about callbacks upon successful audition!

                                 

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AUDITIONs

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ROLES

Lurk and Scare are two 19th-century grave-robbers who, back in the day, ran a lucrative business 

selling body parts to local scientists and creeps. One dark and stormy night, Dave the Tour Guide was running

one of their notorious cemetery tours when they caught the pair red-handed... literally!

 

While fleeing the scene (tour guides are known for their charisma, NOT their courage), Dave failed to look both ways crossing the road and was sliced in two by a particularly rambunctious horse and carriage. Dave's ghost followed the grisly grave-robbers and threatened to haunt them for all eternity, so the trio struck a deal: every Halloween, the grave-robbers would dig up Dave's corpse so that they can relive their 'gory' days as a tour guide once again.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

  • 1 Actor (ungendered) - Lurk / Dave (or Di) the Dead Tour Guide

First, we have Lurk, one half of the body-snatching duo. Lurk is like an especially noxious fart; they're silent but deadly. The actor who plays Lurk will also voice Dave (or Di), the Dead Tour Guide. Dave graduated from the Official Tour Guide Academy with a distinction in Charisma and Ad Libbing 101 but, alas, only just scraped a pass on their road safety certificate.

  • 1 Actor (ungendered) - Scare

Our second grave robber, Scare. Scare is not the sharpest shovel in the toolshed, but they're enthusiastic, full of questions and ultimately well-meaning, grave-robbing aside

  • 2 Actors (ungendered) - The Apparitions

Able to take the form of different ghosts and ghouls, these spooks are the real deal: they’ve been terrifying tourists since tours

were first invented.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

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  • Character, character, character! We are providing a fun, Halloween experience for families and audiences of all ages so we are looking for exciting, engaging performers who can really sink their 'fangs' into the roles.

Please upload a video of you performing sections from two contrasting poems; a section from a spooky poem
AND a section from a humorous 
poem.

 

We have suggested a couple of potential poems/collections for you below, but please feel free to select your own. However, please note that each poem's reading must be under approximately 1 minute in length. 

 

At the beginning of your video, please state your full name, why you’re interested in this project, and a fun fact about yourself (or your favourite spooky fact). We want to get a taste of who you are!

HOW TO AUDITION

POTENTIAL SPOOKY POEMS:
  • ‘The Ghost Teacher’ by Allan Ahlberg

  • ‘A Rhyme for Halloween’ by Maurice Kilwein Guevara

  • ‘Dead Man’s Hate’ by Robert Ervin Howard

  • ‘Ghost’ by Cynthia Huntington

  • ‘Samhain’ by Annie Finch

  • ‘Song of the Witches’ by William Shakespeare

 

POTENTIAL HUMOROUS POEMS:
  • ‘Are All the Break-Ups in Your Poems Real?’ by Aimee Nezhukumatathil 

  • ‘Mother Doesn't Want a Dog’ by Judith Viorst

  • Lots of poems by Kobayashi Issa  

  • Lots of poems by Roald Dahl 

  • Lots of poems by Lewis Carroll

  • ‘Valentine for Ernest Mann’ by Naomi Shihab Nye

​​We will let you know whether you have been successful in obtaining a callback or not by 11.59pm on Thursday 14th October. At this point, we will tell you precisely where and when the callback will take place.

 

We will ask for your contact details on the second page of the google form. Your data will only be stored on our system while we are considering you for a role. It will then be deleted in line with GDPR regulations. We will NOT share your details with any third parties. On the final page of the google form, you will find a space to input a link to the file sharing service where you have uploaded your video file(s).
 

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