Slung Low, a theatre company specialising in productions in non-theatre spaces, is to make a people’s theatre short film – and they want Leeds folk to have roles in it!
They’re looking for 100 people to appear in award-winning playwright James Phillips The Good Book, is set in Holbeck (Slung Low’s home) in the near future, at a time when the country has been divided by extremism and on the edge of civil war.
Whilst the majority of the cast will be local, a small number of performers from outside the City will be invited. Filming will take place on 25 and 26 January 2020 and 1 and 2 February 2020, with rehearsals on 18 and 19 January as well as two evenings during the week of 13 January.
Film-maker is Brett Chapman. Designer is David Farley, Olivier Award winner. Composer Heather Fenoughty will also be involved.
So – if you or someone you know would like to apply (no acting experience is necessary, although you need to be over 18 years of age) the experience should be an interesting and rewarding one. Applicants must be prepared to commit the time necessary, be punctual and work hard. The schedule is short and commitment is crucial.
Alan Lane, Artistic Director of Slung Low said:
“The opportunity to make one of our large scale pieces in Leeds is really exciting. The combination of citizen performers and professional artists has been at the heart of all our major work throughout the country and the chance, with Leeds 2023, to build this project here, in our home City, is thrilling. If you tell a story with the people of a place, set in that place, something potentially brilliant happens and we’re looking forward to welcoming the people of Leeds to make The Good Book with us.”
You can sign up for more information here. You’re not committing yourself to anything at this stage.