Creatives

The Customs House is invested in nurturing North East talent.
Our current open opportunities are below:

Auditions to be held on Friday 28th May
at The Customs House South Shields.

Music and script info to be sent with confirmed audition slot.

Rapunzel

Having been locked away as a child with only her pet pig for company, yes really a pig, Rapunzel longs to be free and face the world. She remains blissfully unaware of her royal background and fearful of the “post-apocalyptic world” which lies outside the tower. A story told to her by Gothel, who is not her saviour but rather her jailer. Rapunzel is feisty, funny and intelligent. She doesn’t need a partner to make her complete.

Essential

Actor playing age 25-30, strong singing voice, natural mover.

Desirable

Ability to play an instrument
Ability to play percussive instrument
Puppetry experience

Please prepare an upbeat pop number and a big ballad for audition
If you have instrument please bring it along to auditions ready to accompany yourself or just demonstrate the level of your ability
Pay £550 per week 8.5weeks contract plus holiday pay

Rehearsals Begin: Wednesday 10th November
The Show Runs: Wednesday 24th November – Saturday 8th January

Please send cv/spotlight link and headshot to pantomime@customshouse.co.uk
We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.
We also encourage first time applications, whether that is because you are new to the industry or haven’t heard of TCH before, we’d love to meet you.

Gothel

Strong character who doesn’t like the idea of growing older. She is a little concerned that the Kings attention is too focused on his daughter, So to ensure the Kings undivided attention she removes her rival, Rapunzel. She discovers the magic in Rapunzel’s hair, so to retain her youth she locks her in a tower.

Essential 

Strong singing voice
Playing Age 30+

Desirable 

Previous lead role experience
Please prepare an upbeat pop number and a “Villain song” for audition
Pay £550 per week / 8.5 weeks contract plus holiday pay.

Rehearsals Begin: Wednesday 10th November
The Show Runs: Wednesday 24th November – Saturday 8th January

Please send cv/spotlight link and headshot to pantomime@customshouse.co.uk
We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.
We also encourage first time applications, whether that is because you are new to the industry or haven’t heard of TCH before, we’d love to meet you.

 

Call Out – Writers

We are thrilled to be able to offer a new opportunity for five writers to have 15 minutes of their play performed as a rehearsed reading by professional actors as part of an evening of new writing on Friday 11 June at 7.30pm. We are seeking submissions which fit the brief, ‘a sense of place’, and are particularly keen to hear unheard stories and voices.

We would love to hear from anyone who has a story to share, not only those who have previous writing experience. There will be four actors available for each play, so you may prefer to write for these or for the option of multi-roles. Successful writers will be given a report on the script following the rehearsed reading, and each will be offered the opportunity to have a meeting with The Customs House to support the work’s development or progression, with the potential to commission the full-length play. Entries are restricted to writers based in the UK.

Interested writers should submit the following:

Name, location, and a brief bio.
Title of play, a brief synopsis and up to 15 minutes of their play.

The deadline for submissions is 5.00pm, Tuesday 25th May and entrants should be sent to Leah Strug, Programming and Audience Development Manager : Leah@customshouse.co.uk.

 

Call Out Director- PLAY

We are thrilled to be able to offer a new opportunity for a director to work on the extracts (15 min per play) of five new plays and to be performed as a rehearsed reading on Friday 11 June at 7.30pm.
There will be four actors to work on this project, and they will be in each of the five plays, if required.
Rehearsals will take place on 9, 10 and 11 June from 10am-4.30pm at The Customs House.
The fee is £875.
The submission window is still open so the plays are not yet decided, however the brief is, ‘a sense of place’, and we are particularly keen to hear unheard stories and voices.
We will be holding auditions in a workshop style on 18 May at The Customs House in two slots from 11am-12pm and 1pm-2pm. These will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If successful, you would need to be available to lead these auditions, and the selection panel.

Interested directors should submit the following:
Name, location, and a brief bio, and an email/letter outlining relevant experience and providing one reference, to Leah Strug, Programming and Audience Development Manager: leah@customshouse.co.uk
We will be inviting shortlisted applicants to have a telephone/Zoom meeting.
The deadline is 11 May at 5.00pm.