Dog auditions

Fri 25 May 2012

Curve theatre is looking to cast local dogs to play the role of Bullseye in its forthcoming community production of the ever-popular musical, OLIVER! (31 July – 12 August).  

Following the sensational, sell-out success of last summer’s Curve Community Production, WEST SIDE STORY, the production team at Curve will once again join a talented cast of local individuals, and dogs, to present one of the most successful musicals of all time.

Director, Paul Kerryson has been auditioning talented hopefuls for the last few months and he is now looking for Bill Sikes’ brutal sidekick dog, Bullseye.

Appearing alongside the actor playing Bulleye’s owner Bill Sikes, Curve is looking to cast multiple dogs to perform on alternate performances. Close to confirming casting for the entire company, Bullseye will be the final addition.

Kerryson says:
‘I am looking for a Bulldog, English Terrier or similar breed of dog to perform in different performances of OLIVER! They will need to act fiery on stage, but of course be friendly backstage and in rehearsals. We recently had seven dogs in our recent production of GYPSY, who did very well and added something extra to the live performance.This is a unique opportunity and the successful dogs will have a substantial role in the production. Owners can of course be on hand in the wings – it will be a memorable experience for an owner and their best friend.’

Sara Hartop’s dog Fudge recently appeared in Gypsy at the theatre, she commented:
‘Fudge had a fantastic time performing at Curve. It was great for the whole family to see her on stage and she became quite a diva by the end of the run!’

The pets and owners will be required for a number of rehearsals starting in early July and have to be available for the run of the show: 31 July – 12 August

Interested owners should not delay in getting in touch to book their dog in for a meeting with Paul Kerryson by contacting Assistant Producer, Alex Smith by Friday 29 June.

Please include dog’s name, photo and owner’s contact details.
Alex Smith  0116 2423560 / 
[email protected]