With a troupe of 23 excellent all round female dancers, we have 18 on-stage tracks plus 5 swings. Rotation of dancers, and days off are handled by our Dance Captain. Dance styles are varied and have ranged from Pointe to Can-Can, Irish to Showgirl, Commercial to Musical Theatre, etc. The first half is normally very busy for the dancers with the second half format being a little lighter.
All our artistes are versatile, with a positive attitude. They are 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 every 8-10 days once opened.
All cast members live locally for the duration usually in shared holiday accommodation. Subsistence is included in the fee to cover this. Travel is by car, and those without have to make arrangements with drivers in the cast. Payment is made in several installments, each one of which must be invoiced for.
The job is hugely enjoyable - the cast perform to capacity audiences, whilst staying in a beautiful part of the world, less than 15 minutes from the coast in North Norfolk.
We at Thursford are committed to having a diverse range of skills, experience and talent working with us both front and backstage, and as such we’re keen for applicants from underrepresented groups to apply; which include those from ethnic minorities, lower socio economic groups, LGBTQ+ community and different backgrounds to ensure we are truly representative of all.
STOP PRESS 14/6:
Due to the announcement on the 14th June that restrictions will be in place for another 4 weeks, we have had to rapidly re-think.
We will still be holding private auditions at Dance Attic on July 5th and 6th. These will be socially distanced and follow all COVID restrictions in place at the time.
You must be able to attend on both days to be considered for the role.
Attendance is now strictly by invitation only, with no further applications being considered at this time.
Dancers Costume Fittings in London: 28th or 29th August
Dancers Start Rehearsals onsite in Norfolk: 28th September
Show Opens 9th November
Show Closes 23rd December