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Rip Her to Shreds in its final week! Hamlet auditions begin...

 

Rip Her to Shreds:
Our thrilling production of Rip Her to Shreds is now in its final week. Buy tickets now before they sell out! For more info, please click here.

Hamlet Auditions:
We are holding auditions for our autumn tour of Hamlet. Read more here.

Journey's End tour finishes:
Our critically acclaimed production of Journey's End ends soon. Read more here.

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Rip Her to Shreds

"I made the dress, I did my own hair and I put the make-up on myself. Yes I put woman’s makeup all over my face. I go to this club down a back street and there's this fella named Keenan. I don’t care if Satan drags my soul into hell; I'm going to see how far this rabbit-hole goes."

It’s 1981 Northern Ireland. 17 year old Davy has two choices: a slow, torturous demise dressed in a pin stripe suit or a violent death being ripped to shreds by Mena Town’s skin heads. But salvation comes in a single strapped, home made dress to make him Debbie Harry Gorgeous.

A play about difference, love, sex, violence, and a seventeen-year-old, cross-dressing DEBBIE HARRY.

NOW until 03 April 2010
Tues - Sat, 7.30pm, Sat 2pm

Old Red Lion Theatre
418 St John Street
London, EC1V 4NJ

Nearest Tube: Angel

Map: Click here

Call 020 7837 7816 to reserve tickets or online at www.ticketweb.co.uk.

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Hamlet Auditions

We are holding auditions for our autumn tour of Hamlet throughout April and May. We are accepting submissions only from people we know, recommendations from people we know, and from those receiving our newsletter.

There are over 100 performances booked so please only apply if you have the stamina.

We do not accept CV's and Headshots via email.

If you are well known to us, please reply with a link to your spotlight page.

If you are not well known to us, please send a hard copy of your CV and headshot to:

Icarus Theatre Collective
4, Ivor Court
209 Gloucester Place
London
NW1 6BJ

Deadline for submissions: April 7th. We can only respond to successful applicants and will do so by April 14th.

Details


Company: Icarus Theatre Collective
Director: Max Lewendel
Location: London
Dates: Rehearsals Tuesday - Saturday for six weeks in two-week blocks
(two weeks in July, August, and from 28 September)
Runs from 13th October 2010 – May 2011

Auditions will be long and grueling. First round auditions will consist of two short, Shakespearean speeches and last around five minutes. Recalls will be over late April and May, possibly into June, and will be far more thorough.

Salary:

Rehearsals are paid at £150 per week.
The tour will be paid at £350 per week while touring, by split week pro-rata (currently 15 weeks).
There are four weeks playing in London which will be profit-share.
You will be required to run up to one workshop per week with another member of the company or workshop leader.
All accommodation and travel provided; no other per diems.

Current tour schedule at: http://www.icarustheatre.co.uk/shows/hamlet.html.

Casting Breakdown

This project will be highly physical using elements of Greek Chorus and physical theatre as well as traditional Stanislavski techniques. Chorus is divided into two parts: Strophe and Anti-strophe. In rehearsals we will explore whether or not the incestuous themes in the play exist.

Desirable qualities for all cast:

Good physical theatre/chorus experience
Stanislavski training
Advanced stage combat experience, especially with rapier and dagger
The ability to drive a van
Experience working with kids or running workshops
Willingness to enjoy a grueling tour

Hamlet: Male, early 20s, strong presence, violently depressive person-ality, highly skilled at rapier and dagger.

Horatio: Female, 20s, strophe leader and unrequited love for Hamlet.

Ophelia: Female, 20s, strophe, deep character already on the edge of sanity at the start of the play. Not a typical, waify, Shakespearean heroine.

Rosencrantz/Player Queen: Female, late 20s, strophe.

Guildenstern/1st Player/Player King: Male, late 20s, strophe.

Claudius: Male, 40s-60s, anti-strophe leader, King.

Gertrude: Female, 40s-60s, anti-strophe, Queen.

Laertes: Male, 20s-30s, anti-strophe, advanced stage combat certificate in rapier and dagger.

Polonius/Ghost/Gravedigger: Male, 40s-60s, anti-strophe, comic relief and serious spy.

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Journeys End – is now on tour!


The show is getting some fantastic reviews including 4 stars in The Times and Manchester Evening News, click here to read the reviews so far.


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Max & Selina

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Max Lewendel
Artistic Director

Selina Scott-Bennin
Intern

Icarus Theatre Collective
4, Ivor Court
209 Gloucester Place
London
NW1 6BJ

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www.icarustheatre.co.uk

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