Sunday, 14 October 2012

Actors Required for Hard Times

We are pleased to announce that our next production will be an original adaptation of Charles Dickens' great novel 'HARD TIMES'. More details about the production will be given over the next few weeks but it is hoped that the play will open in late March/early April 2013 and tour to a number of local venues throughout the Spring and Summer.

The adaptation and direction for the production is being undertaken by Stuart Davies who directed our well-received productions of George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' and '1984'.

We are looking for two male actors with a playing range of 20+ to be part of the cast. There is a large number of characters to portray in the piece and so we are seeking character actors who can multi-role, are comfortable with movement and physical approaches to acting, are armed with a sense of humour, and who will commit to the production process.

Unfortunately, as we are entirely self-funded, we cannot pay but we will cover reasonable travel expenses during the production's performance phase. We can offer a friendly and collaborative experience where ideas are welcomed, and your time is valued. We also have a really good laugh!

The audition will take place from 6.30 pm on Thursday 18th of October 2012, in The Old Building of Bradford College, Carlton Street (off Great Horton Road), Bradford. BD7 1 AY. Please come to the reception area where we will meet you. There is no need to prepare an audition piece.

If you would like to attend the audition, please email
Alternatively tweet us on @PaperZooTheatre

Thank you.


Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Decisions, decisions...

We may have been quiet here at the Zoo blog over the last few months but don't go thinking that we have been hibernating.

Dave has been gallivanting around the stately homes of England in a very well-received open air production of Black Beauty.

Associate artist Emily Thornton has moved down to London to take up her place at the Italia Conti Theatre School whilst founder member, Ben, has returned for his second year at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

The rest of us have been busy working on ideas for future shows. We have read a number of stories and scripts, as well as workshopping some original ideas. There are several favourites on the table at the moment, but we should be able to announce our next production soon.

Thanks for your patience whilst we have been away.