We are looking for three actors to be a part of a cast of four, for an hour long theatre performance called The Vultures’ Song for audiences aged 9 years and above. Touring will take place from April to June 2018 to schools, universities and some theatre and possibly community venues.
The Vultures’ Song is a new play by internationally acclaimed writer Mike Kenny, developed in partnership with Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah and Delhi based theatre Company Yellowcat. Drawing on the events of the Partition of India in 1947 and told by a chorus of storytelling vultures, The Vultures’ Song is a universal tale of loss, survival and reconciliation. Following one girl as she experiences the consequences of a land and people divided, we take the journey with her from ‘here to there’ and encounter the very best and worst of humanity. However, this is not simply a story of ‘there and then’ but one that reverberates just as strongly today…
Told through an evocative, physical and transformative style of storytelling, The Vultures’ Song weaves Indian languages into the narrative and is accompanied by exciting digital resources to support young people’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development, both in the classroom and beyond.
The contract will run from Monday 5th March until Sunday 17th June
Rehearsals will take place in Leeds between Monday 5th March and Thursday 29th March 2018. Touring will take place nationally from April to June 2018 with several dates likely to be in the West Yorkshire region where the Company has a strong reputation. 15 performance dates are projected during the touring period – as far as possible tour dates will be confirmed before the commencement of rehearsals. Where this is not possible dates will be negotiated with the cast.
For further details or an informal conversation about the role please contact Deborah Pakkar-Hull, Artistic Director, on 07759 984872
Please return your application and an optional Equality & Diversity Monitoring form (this will be detached from your application, or you may send it separately if you prefer) by the deadline of Monday 9th October at 5pm.
Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah is an Equal Opportunities employer who welcomes applications from all sections of the community. In line with Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah’s Safeguarding Policy and Procedures, the successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom.