Regional Young Actors Ensemble

We’re looking for young actors aged 18 – 25 to take part in a piece for Hull UK City of Culture 2017, directed by Sarah Brigham (Artistic Director of Derby Theatre).

In an initiative between three partner venues including Derby Theatre, Live Theatre Newcastle and Hull Truck Theatre, young people aged between 18 – 25 years old are being given the opportunity to take part in free auditions in their local area. The initiative has been given some financial support from Hull UK City of Culture 2017 to pilot a project to support young people who are interested in pursuing a professional career in the theatre.

The projects aims to recruit approximately 30 young people overall who perhaps may be facing difficulty in progressing with their ambitions. The challenges they may face could be financial, transport, geographical location or support from friends and family. The auditions are completely free, and a short application form will need to be filled in.

For successful applicants who make it through the audition stage, each partner venue will host a series of residencies including an intensive programme of masterclasses, devising and rehearsing for performance. Travel, accommodation and food will be provided at no cost to the participants on the programme.

Auditions are being held at:

THURSDAY 27 APRIL 6pm – 7.30pm
CAST, Waterdale, Doncaster DN1 3BU

FRIDAY 28 APRIL 1pm – 2.30pm
The Hub, 67 – 71 Bath Road, Holbeck, Leeds LS11 9UA

FRIDAY 5 MAY 1pm – 2.30pm
Bridlington Spa, South Marine Drive, Bridlington YO15 3JH

TUESDAY 9 MAY 6pm – 7.30pm
Junction, Paradise Place, Goole DN14 5DL

THURSDAY 11 MAY 1pm – 2.30pm
Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull HU2 8LB

If you are interested the please contact Sarah-Louise Penney at Hull Truck Theatre for an application form (