Performer call out

Roustabout are looking for two highly skilled performers for their upcoming tour of This Island’s Mine. Developed with the support of Tobacco Factory Theatres, and written and directed by Toby Hulse, the play will visit schools and theatres across the UK this Autumn.

  • Dates: 16 August – 7 November 2021
  • Wages: £500 per week (ITC/Equity contract)
  • Rehearsals: 16th August – 11th September
  • Tour: 13th September – 7th November

About the play

Who decides where we live? Where do we belong? And what happens if we can’t agree?

Ariel, a playful spirit of the air, Caliban, a hideous creature of the earth, and Stephano, a drunken Italian butler, all believe that they can say, ‘this island’s mine’. But do any of them really have that right?

Set in the extraordinary world of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, This Island’s Mine is filled with magic, music, and mayhem, and performed in the uniquely accessible Roustabout style. A thrilling new play, that challenges its young audience to explore ideas of colonialism, identity, and place.

For ages 7+

The roles

We are looking for two highly skilled performers to play Stefano and Ariel.

The performer playing Stefano must have good singing ability, be comfortable with direct address and audience interaction. Please also highlight if you play a musical instrument.

The performer playing Ariel must have good singing ability and strong movement skills. Please also highlight if you play a musical instrument.

The roles are non-gender specific and non-age specific. We are actively encouraging applications from a diverse range of actors.

Moreover, we are keen to meet those who are excited by providing high quality work in schools. Please highlight if you have previous experience creating and/or touring this kind of work.

As this is a small scale tour requiring some early starts, please only apply if you have a Bristol base. Rehearsals will be held in Bristol and Corsham.

To apply, please submit your CV, headshot and an expression of interest highlighting your relevant experience to Shaelee Rooke (Producer) at shout@roustabouttheatre.co.uk

Deadline: 5pm 1st June 2021

About us

Formed in 2019 by Robin Hemmings, Toby Hulse & Shaelee Rooke, Roustabout creates silly, stirring and inspiring productions for family audiences. Our work is performed in schools, theatres, community venues and festivals across the UK. We use comedy, direct address, object theatre and live music to engage audiences of all ages – young and old.