An on-stage ensemble cast of 48 Singers share solo and chorus duties, and are supported by a team of swings.
This large chorus is cast from a wide variety of backgrounds from classical, music-theatre and pop. Singers have to learn and sing, uniformly, a range of styles from Choral to Show-tune and memorise a lengthy and complex score in a short space of time while learning the choreography. They are also required to sing in smaller ensembles, duets, trios and solos or in an offstage booth.
During the first half of the show singers and instrumentalists are often spread throughout the building and contact with the Conductor is via monitors. The second half of the show is more in concert format with the conductor at the head of the orchestra and the choir often in two blocks either side of the stage.
All our artistes are versatile and outgoing. They are required to wear full costume and even possibly full skins. Once the shows 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 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.
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.
Singers Application Deadline: 21st May.
Singers Auditions in London: 31st May 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, 9th June
Singers Movement Recall: 27thJune
Singers Costume Fittings in London: 4th or 5th September
Singers London Vocal Rehearsals: 27th - 30th September
Singers Start Rehearsals onsite in Norfolk: 3rd October
Show Opens 9th November
Show Closes 23rd December
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