Performer Call-out: Hare & Tortoise Schools Tour and Studio Show

2 October 2023

We are seeking an 18+ local, female-identifying, actor-musician with a playing age of 15 – 25 to play Hare and lead post show workshops, as part of a brand new children's production this Winter. 

The world is winter: shivery, shaking…

Tortoise sleeping: sound and silent…

Hare is waiting: wishing, wondering

When will Tortoise wake?

Having recently achieved ACE National Portfolio status, Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre is entering into an exciting time and this year our Learning and Engagement Programme, Platform 3, are producing our first in-house children’s show for Christmas 2023.

Brendan Murray’s Hare and Tortoise will both tour to schools and play to audiences in the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton during December 2023.

Performers must have a sense of fun and enjoy working with children. Instrument(s) must be portable and not rely on electric/amplification. Employment will be subject to a DBS check.

Ability to drive and use of own car is useful due to the Buxton location.

1st audition: 12 October 2023
Recalls: 18 October 2023

Please do not apply if you cannot attend the audition dates. 

Further information:

Play:                Hare and Tortoise by Brendan Murray (Children’s Theatre)

Employer:       High Peak Theatre Trust (trading as Buxton Opera House)

Venue:             Pavilion Arts Centre (Buxton), plus High Peak Schools Tour. 

Type of post:   Freelance - Post holder will be responsible for their own tax/N.I.

Dates:              20 November to 24 December 2023 (6 days a week)

Fee:                 £550.00 per week

Please submit  CVs to Allie Spencer, Head of Creative Learning and Engagement, Buxton Opera House on [email protected]

Deadline for applications is Friday 6 October.