CALL TO AUDITION: MUSICIANS
ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS
BY RICHARD BEAN
We are currently seeking Expressions of Interests from Musicians to be involved in our production of this fabulous farce, directed by Angus Evans
We are seeking musicians to form a skiffle band that plays original music written by Grant Olding for the show. The original music is written for four male voices; however, we are seeking musicians of any gender.
The band is comprised of:
- Lead Singer/Acoustic Guitarist
- Lead Electric Guitarist/Backing Vocals
- Bassist/Backing Vocals
- Percussionist/Backing Vocals
Any additional instruments that can be played are also worth noting.
We particularly encourage and welcome any submissions from artists who identify as First Nations, PoC, CaLD, Queer and/or Gender Diverse.
14 Mar to 15 Apr 2023
Rehearsals with the musical director will begin in January and be tailored to the needs of the band. (Sheet music will be available from 9 January)
Unlike a musical, the band are not a background feature to support the actors and are very much a part of the show and front and centre when performing. In the later stage of the process, rehearsals will be scheduled with the cast to integrate the cast into the music and the musicians into the show.
The songs from the show are available on Spotify, and can be listened to here. Please listen to the songs from this album before applying.
Email your EOI to firstname.lastname@example.org with SUBMISSION in the subject line.
In your email, please:
- Include an up-to-date CV
- Indicate your rehearsal availability (days and/or evenings)
- Please include an audio or video recording of some of your performance work that you think is appropriate for the context of the show.
New Theatre is a volunteer-based organisation and there is no payment for this production.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Angus is a co-founder of Dream Plane Productions and holds a Bachelor of Performance from AADA. With Dream Plane he directed a new adaptation of Lope de Vega’s Fuente Ovejuna for Flight Path Theatre and Plastic People: A Non-Degradable Love Story for the Sydney Fringe; and also produced the Australian premieres of Labyrinth and Ditch by prominent British playwright Beth Steel. He has also directed various independent short films and has been the assistant director for Paul Gilchrist with subtlenuance. As an actor he has performed for the New Theatre multiple times with Animal Farm, The Grapes of Wrath and The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Other performance credits include: U.B.U: A Cautionary Tale of Catastrophe (Tooth and Sinew/KXT), Labyrinth, Ditch (Dream Plane Productions), King John, The Comedy of Errors (Bard on the Beach), One Way Mirror (subtlenuance) and Catalyst (ABC).