Wild Rumpus are looking for actors, street performers and puppeteers for The Lanterns 2018, Chester Zoo’s main Christmas event. Audiences will be invited to experience a beautiful festive journey of light, lanterns, costumed animal characters and beautiful installations.
Production title: The Lanterns
Production location: Chester Zoo
Production Company: Wild Rumpus
Company website: www.wildrumpus.org.uk | www.chesterzoo.org/whats-happening/christmas/the-lanterns
Day rate: £150 per day over 18 days. £100 for fittings/workshops (2 days).
Gender: Male and Female (18+)
Travel: Must be able to make your own way to Chester Zoo on a daily basis.
Accommodation and Meals: No accommodation or meals provided (teas/coffees only).
Weather: Please bear in mind that performers will be required to perform outdoors, 5h each evening.
Skills required: We are looking for performers with experience of:
- Street arts/outdoor performance
- Interacting with family audiences
- Puppeteer experience would be an advantage
- Strong improvisation skills
Roles required: A variety of illuminated costumed animal characters including snails, white rabbit, Emus, Giraffes, Penguins, Reindeers, and puppeteers to manipulate small woodland creatures.
Costume fittings/workshops: Monday 19th November (fittings/workshops) and Wednesday 21st November (workshop/dress rehearsals)
Please note performers will need to be available for all of the above dates.
How to apply?
Please send your cover letter, CV and showreel (if possible) to email@example.com by 5pm on Tuesday 4th September stating “Lanterns Performer Application” in the title of your email. Please note that we will be unable to acknowledge your application until the closing date.
Audition: You must be able to attend an audition on Monday 10th September at our Woodland office in Cheshire: Whirligig, School Wood, Lunts Moss, Scholar Green, Cheshire ST7 3QJ.