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Artistic Director Nikolai Foster is searching for talented performers from across Leicestershire to join the cast of Shakespeare’s Richard III, the latest in Curve’s long line of community productions which runs from 25 Jul – 9 Aug.
Following the outstanding success of previous Curve Community productions of Annie, Rent, Sweeney Todd and Oliver! this contemporary production of one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated works will be directed by Nikolai Foster.
Re-located to contemporary Russia, this thrilling and politically charged production will see the Studio Theatre reconfigured by acclaimed stage designer Matthew Wright.
Nikolai Foster commented:
“In a year that has seen our city and county invigorated by the reinterment of Richard III, we thought it fitting to look at Shakespeare’s tragedy through contemporary eyes. Whilst we recognise the real King Richard and Shakespeare’s character aren’t the same, we feel this is a great opportunity to present this play in our city. Working with De Montfort University students on Our Country’s Good and the reinterment project at the Cathedral, it is clear the talent in this region is phenomenal and awe-inspiring. I am looking forward to collaborating with a diverse group of people, both young and old, on one of Shakespeare’s most thrilling tragedies.”
Curve is looking for strong actors for this dynamic and contemporary production. Stage experience is not necessary, nor is experience of performing Shakespeare. Anyone from the age of 8-80 can audition and actors of all backgrounds, ethnicity and gender are welcome.
Auditions will take place between May, June and July in Leicester and participants will be required to perform a piece of Shakespeare of their own choice, which they prepare at home. To apply, those interested need to download and complete the application form available on Curve’s website www.curveonline.co.uk/get-involved before the 13 April, 2015.
As part of its ongoing commitment to developing local talent, Curve provides an annual platform for aspiring performers from across the region with its Community Production. In the past five years over 300 local people have appeared on stage or worked backstage as part of a Curve Community production performing to audiences of over 25,000.