Comedy Murder Mystery Company looking for Manchester based Actor/Actress for our popular Hen Party shows.
The audiences are hen parties of usually 10 -20 girls, and you are playing several parts and hosting the event. The girls are cast as parts as well (they get given all the lines and questions they have to answer on a sheet).
The show is called Hollywood Hen Party. Kim Kashkardian is having her hen party with her family, friends and entourage, before her marriage to Kanye Pest. Kanye turns up at the party, and ends up getting poisoned! All the guests are suspects, and a detective shows up, and they all team up to solve the crime.
The show is dinner theatre, and you come on in between courses to provide the show.
Evidence is presented throughout the evening, pertaining to the motives of all the guests, and they are all questioned. At the end, everyone makes an accusation, the killer confesses, and there is tumultuous applause!
The three parts you will be playing are:
A casting director
A police detective
We give our actors pretty free reign to create the characters they want to play.
We have two bookings to fill:
The intention is that you will perform your first show with one of our experienced actors as ‘training’ and then shows after this, you would be on your own. £70 for the two hander, £140 for the solo shows.
The intention is to have two actors to cover the area, so it will probably end up being two two hander bookings for two actors, but we will see who we get.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR
They are comedy shows, so we are looking for funny people. It is pretty much 90% improvisation and riffing off the audience, so you will need to be able to think on your feet. But you can use the same jokes every show!
You will also have to be organised, as you will be the only person there, once you have been trained in the first show. So you will be liaising with the hotel staff, ensuring they know when to serve food etc (they will have already been told, but you might have to keep on top of them).
SO, this job is not for everyone! We have been performing for 9 years, and I have some of my most experienced, hilarious actors who have been doing shows with me all this time, who do not do the solo shows, because they don’t want to be in charge and dealing with the venue. And I have also worked with lots of people who would certainly not suit doing this! So please bare this in mind when applying. If you have similar experience, then that will very much go in your favour.
It will be over Zoom, and you will be sent a script with the various parts you have to play on it. I will watch you perform the scripted parts, and then we will have a bit of back and forth to see how you are at improvising.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesProduction 30/7 and 6/8. Do not need to be available for both to apply. There will be minimal prop over the phone, but no actual rehearsal.
Fixed price of £70 - Fixed fee paid after show
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UPDATE: Apologies, did not update template from previous casting in another area. There are only two dates not three! But there will be many more in the future.
Edited 12 July 2021
Anyone, aged 18 and over
Applications closed 11 August 2021.