Our current orchestral forces are 3 1st Violins, 3 2nd Violins, 2 Violas, 2 Celli, Double-Bass (dbl on Electric Bass), Flute (dbl on Piccolo), Oboe (dbl on Cor Anglais), Clarinet (trpl on Tenor Sax and Flute), Clarinet (trpl on Soprano and Alto Sax), Clarinet (trpl on Bass Clarinet and Baritone Sax), Bassoon (dbl on Contra Bassoon), 2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, Trombone, Tuba, Guitar, Harp, Keyboard, Tuned Percussion, Kit Percussion, 2 Bagpipers and a Wurlitzer organ!
During the first half of the show instrumentalists and singers are often spread throughout the building and contact with the Conductor is via monitors. The second half of the show is in more of a concert format with the conductor at the head of the orchestra and the choir often in two blocks either side.
All our artistes are versatile and outgoing. 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. Depping is allowed but carefully monitored.
A very high level of personal grooming within the orchestra is expected, with them being the central focus of the 2nd half.
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 - 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.
Performers of all backgrounds and ethnicities are encouraged to apply.
Orchestra Rehearsals Start: 20th October 2020
Performances: November 6th-December 23rd 2020
A lot of the orchestra return to seats they have held in previous years, but if you wish to submit your details for consideration, it would be most welcome: