Be a part
We are forming a dynamic team to take part in this unique and challenging journey into uncharted territory, and you could be in it. It’s an opportunity for new and aspiring professionals and skilled amateurs alike. The lively characters in the play are mostly in their 20’s and 50’s. And this offer is not just for actors, we are also offering people keen to work backstage and in other supporting roles, the chance to hone their skills working alongside industry professionals.
A team of 30 will be led by director Anthony Richards who, as chief of Common Players has considerable experience of working outdoors, as well as directing Educating Rita and Talking Heads with Uncommon Players and Exeter Northcott. He is joined by other professionals; designers, a voice coach, musical director, marketing experts, producers and technicians to navigate through an intense experience to create a top quality production. All participants will get significant exposure to professional practice and a real developmental challenge.
In February 2014 successful applicants will enjoy a series of workshops, at the end of which we will select people to stay on for the whole journey. Rehearsals in April will be designed to fit around daytime commitments wherever possible and will and lead to performances in May and June 2014.
Jerusalem is a bold, ebullient and often hilarious State-of-England or (almost) State-of-Olde-England play...[Johnny] is a shrewd, bold, defiant, charismatic, even mesmeric man born out of his time. Imagine King Arthur reincarnated as a troll and you have something of the quality he brings to the debased pastoral he grittily, comically and finally mournfully inhabits —The Times