The Play House Casting Opportunity

Deadline to apply: Friday 26th March 2021


PROJECT: Careless Talk - a participatory drama which explores how a young person could be groomed to take part in extremist action.

The piece is set in a fictional town and tells the story of 16 year old Scarlett, a member of a community called The Circle, who are being persecuted by another group. The children are guided through a process where they find positive and peaceful solutions for the characters in this piece which promotes social responsibility, tolerance and respect.


Careless Talk has a cast of two actor/facilitators and has been created for 1 class of primary aged children to participate in.

ROLE: Scarlett, 16, a member of a fictional community called The Circle.


If you are:

  • A female identifying actor of any ethnicity.

  • Identifying as disabled or non-disabled.

  • Based in the West Midlands.

  • Aged 18-25 with a playing age of 16.

We are looking for:

  • Strong performance skills

  • An interest in skills in facilitation and participation

  • Passionate about using theatre to giving young people a voice.

Auditions: Held online on 12th and 13th April.

Actors auditioning will be asked to prepare a 3-minute monologue from any source and will be sent an extract of script to prepare prior to audition.

Rehearsals: Weekdays 17th-20th, 24th-27th May and 1st-4th June 2021

In Birmingham or online depending on COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time.


Careless Talk is touring Birmingham primary schools on selected dates between 7th-29th June.


All rates of pay and working conditions adhere to ITC guidance.

Please send a headshot and a CV to juliet.fry@theplayhouse.org.uk by Friday 26th March 2021.


About us: The Play House Theatre in Education company has been supporting schools in Birmingham bring the awe and wonder of the world into their classrooms for 35 years.

Our touring programme of workshops bring learning to life for children aged 3-11 and beyond. Our workshops are immersive, theatrical, and we provide exciting fictional contexts for children to explore meaningful questions and challenge difficult ideas in a safe environment.

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