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Puppeteers Needed for Adult Theatre Show

Puppeteers Needed for Adult Theatre Show

Cardiff, UK. Apply from all UK.
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A cloth puppet fights prejudice every day. Fred just wants to be part of the real world, to get a job and meet a girl, but when threatened with losing his PLA (Puppetry Living Allowance), Fred’s life begins to spiral out of his control.

Meet Fred is an adult theatre show with a puppet as its main character. Performed by a cast of 7: 3 bunraku puppeteers to control Fred and 4 actors, 3 of whom are artists with a learning disability and/or autism.

It was a sell-out and critical hit at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2016 and has been touring the world ever since. To date it has been performed over 200 times, in 109 cities across 17 countries on 3 continents and the show continues to be in high demand. Therefore, we are looking for experienced Bunraku puppeteers for continued international touring opportunities in Autumn 2019 and into 2020.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

2019 tour dates

23rd – 28th Sept Cardiff rehearsals and performances (Thurs, Fri, Sat) at Sherman Theatre
01-07 Oct China ***TBC***
10-13 Oct Budapest, Hungary
19-21 Oct Brunswick, Germany
10-13 Nov Neuchatel, Switzerland
15-20 Nov Gothenburg, Sweden
Auditions will be held on the 15th July in Cardiff.

Job payment

Paid - Payment: Full week (4-6 days) - £510 Part week (up to 4 days) - £100 per day

Expenses paid - All travel, accommodation, per diems (or meals where appropriate) provided

The owner of this listing has agreed to abide by the UK National Minimum Wage Act. Find out more

Bunraku Puppeteer - Head

The head puppeteer controls Fred’s head and left arm, he is the voice of Fred. Experience of bunraku puppetry on the head essential. Full clean driving licence desirable and confidence to drive outside the UK. Available for touring Autumn 2019.

Male, aged 25 and over

Applications closed 22 June 2019.

Bunraku Puppeteers – Back/Feet

Experience of bunraku puppetry desirable These roles are currently cast for Autumn 2019, however we are interested in increasing our pool of potential puppeteers for future touring. Full clean driving licence desirable and confidence to drive outside the UK. Cardiff base desirable.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 22 June 2019.

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Listing created: 6 June 2019
Applications closed: 22 June 2019
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