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Rachel-2018-Hanna-Banner-Version‘RACHEL’ BY STEVIE HELPS

THE LOWRY, SALFORD QUAYS (studio 1) – 13 JAN 2018

£: Profit Share Production
WHERE: Looking for Manchester based Cast
REHEARSALS: Manchester City Centre
REHEARSAL DATES: All rehearsals will be 4.30pm-9pm  – Wed 5th July, Wed 12th July, Sun 20th Aug, Wed 20th Sept, Sun 15th Oct, Wed 25th Oct, Sun 12th Nov, Sun 19th Nov, Wed 6th Dec, Sun 10th Dec, Wed 13th Dec

ROLE: Jane, female, 36-45

Jane is in her 40’s and is a character that has to be convincing due to all of her twist and turns in the play. She is a complex person and it’s left up to the audience to decide if she is a good or bad person. Jane does have a simple, almost spoken song but it’s unconventional and so we are not asking for perfect singers, just someone who isn’t afraid to commit to the part and give her everything. I need someone who is daring and brave too. Previous training and experience required.

ROLE: Musician – Singer/Guitar

We are also looking for a musician who will provide some live music (cover songs) for the production.

We are initially inviting auditions via self tape.
Successful applicants will be emailed a copy of the full script.

Please do get in touch to express interest.
Spotlight/Headshot/Showreel or Casting Call Pro link to



Jason – Male, 21-45

Would you rather live your life in the public eye or not be seen at all? This is one VIP party with a very select guest list.

We are currently casting the role of ‘Jason’, a fireman, for the 2016 return of ‘VIP’ written by Thomas Ingham. VIP was the winner of the Manchester Theatre Showcase 2013 and enjoyed a 4 night sell out run in Manchester City Centre in the Summer following the showcase with 4* reviews. [READ MORE]

The production will return this summer in Manchester with Manchester based evening and weekend rehearsals. You will be expected to be available for up to 6 rehearsals within a 2 week period in the run up to the show. Show dates TBC.

This is a profit share production.

Any interested performers should email their CV (spotlight preferred), HEADSHOT and a brief introduction to


Facebook-Betting-Shop-advertTHE BETTING SHOP

We will soon be holding auditions for ‪’‎The Betting Shop’‬, a new play from our Co-Artistic Director Stevie Helps, at our new office in Manchester City Centre. We are inviting submissions from male & female Actors aged 20-60+ for a range of roles available.

This is a Profit Share production.

Please send Headshot/CV/Spotlight/CastingNetworks to


Annie-Liz-Love-Shy-NeighbourTV SITCOM PILOT

We will soon be holding auditions for ‪a new TV Sitcom Pilot, based on the play ‘Love Shy neighbour’ from our Co-Artistic Director Paul Kenney, at our new office in Manchester City Centre. We are inviting submissions from male & female Actors aged 20-70+ for a range of roles available.

Please send Headshot/CV/Spotlight/CastingNetworks to


Currently scouting for Manchester based Performers for projects in 2016. Any interested performers should email their CV (spotlight preferred), HEADSHOT and a brief introduction to If you are performing locally please let us know. General self-shot Introduction & audition YouTube videos are also being welcomed. (i.e. “Hello my name is …” + Audition scene/monologue).

showcase_logoWe will soon be casting for the Manchester Theatre Showcase 2018 event, for which roles will be posted here on our casting page, on our Facebook and Twitter accounts and via our Newsletter. There will be an estimated 18 actor roles available for MTS2018. Please note that the showcase is a showcase event for all and this is a self-funding event. Due to this, the showcase is unpaid.

From time to time roles will become available as new tours are booked and new shows planned (we don’t always advertise every role) so…

In the meantime, please feel free to email your CV to the address below to enter our talent pool. If you have a show coming up, let us know where and when we can see you and we’ll try to make it along. Working with various directors who also work with other local companies, we are on occasion approached for actor suggestions. Our trusted associate directors also have access to our talent pool, so it’s always worth submitting if you haven’t done so already. However, please be aware that we ONLY work with Actors BASED in the Manchester/North West region as part of our company ethos to promote and nurture local talent. We very rarely see London based Actors.

SUBMIT TO TALENT POOL: MANCHESTER BASED ACTORS ONLY! Please email CV and HEADSHOT (Spotlight PIN/CastingCallPro/CNI also fine) to Paul Kenney. Suggestion: Why not tape an introduction video to tell us a little about yourself, upload it to youtube and send us the link along with your CV? It doesn’t have to be perfect.


Upcoming Projects

No emails or calls at this stage, please.

  • Love Shy Neighbour (working title), TV Pilot – various roles
  • The Betting Shop – various roles
  • Dragged Up, theatre – 2 male roles
  • VIP, theatre – 1 male role
  • Manchester Theatre Showcase, showcase – various roles
  • Spook Manor, theatre – various roles


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