We use a troupe of 20 excellent all round female dancers who are required to cover 18 tracks with 4 swings. Rotation of dancers, and days off are handled by our Resident Director.
Dances styles are varied and will range from Pointe to Can-Can, Jazz to Rock, Pop to Show, etc, etc. The first half is normally very busy for the dancers with the second half format being considerably lighter.
All our artistes are versatile and outgoing. They will be required to wear full costume and even possibly full skins. Once performances have started there are two a day, seven days a week. Given the frequency of performances, they have to know their stamina and how to pace themselves accordingly, though we try to schedule one day off a week, once opened.
All cast members live locally for the duration usually in shared holiday accommodation. Subsistence is provided to cover this. Travel is by car, and those without have to make arrangements with drivers in the cast. Payment is made in several instalments, each one of which must be invoiced for. Subsistence, it should be noted, is not paid in advance.
The job is hugely enjoyable - they perform to ecstatically happy capacity audiences, and stay in a beautiful part of the world, less than 15 minutes from the coast in North Norfolk.
Costume Fittings: Early September
Rehearsals in Norfolk: October 4th until November 8th
Performances: November 9th-December 23rd