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.
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.
Performers of all backgrounds and ethnicities are encouraged to apply.
COVID-19 (coronavirus) Update -
As the ongoing and ever-changing situation with COVID 19 continues, and following government advice we have taken the decision to cancel auditions for singers and will be casting for this years' production from previous casts, without the need of auditions. This said, you are welcome to submit your details as normal below, on a just in case basis, as we may still find ourselves looking for particular voices after the Summer.
We understand this will cause some upset for performers hoping to join the production for the first time but we are committed to the national effort in stopping the spread of this nasty virus.
At this time we are still moving positively forwards towards producing the 2020 Christmas Spectacular.
In the interim, please continue to follow local and governmental advice, and stay safe.
Thursford Production Team.
Application Deadline for the 2020 Season: 1st May (See Statement Above)
Auditions: Central London in late May (See Statement Above)
Costume Fittings: September 5th or 6th in London (not both)
Singers Rehearsals: September 27th-30th in London. October 3rd on-wards onsite in Norfolk
Performances: November 6th-December 23rd 2020
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