Local volunteer adult actors are needed to play in scenes alongside professional thespians when An Inspector Calls is staged at Norwich Theatre Royal this December.
Stephen Daldry’s legendary production of J.B Priestley’s classic thriller returns to the city from December 1-5 to thrill with its compelling and haunting story in which a middle class dinner party is interrupted by an inspector investigating the death of a young woman.
The drama is one of Priestley’s best known works for the stage and is considered to be one of the classics of mid-20th century English theatre.
A National Theatre production, the show is produced on tour by PW Productions Ltd, which is run by Norwich Theatre Royal chief executive Peter Wilson.
The company is looking for four male and four female supernumeraries, varying in age and ideally aged between 30 and 80, but will take applications from ages 17 up.
They will be on stage for a few moments in each performance of the show, helping to create a sense of a crowd. Performances are at 7.30pm from Tuesday to Saturday, with 2.30pm matinees on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
These are volunteer roles but provide a fantastic opportunity for individuals to gain experience of performing in a large-scale professional production.
Applicants should, in the first instance, email with their name and date of birth to the resident director, Charlotte Peters, at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a registration form. The form will ask for measurements and photos and the closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday, October 30.
The voluntary roles are non-speaking and although previous stage experience is not essential, the successful applicants will be expected to be able to retain key pieces of direction and character notes.
Rehearsal schedules are yet to be confirmed, but the volunteer actors will be expected to be at Norwich Theatre Royal from 2.30pm to 5pm on Tuesday, December 1, for costume fitting and rehearsals.
Tickets for An Inspector Calls are now on sale from £7-£24; call the box office on 01603 630000 for more info or book online at www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk