Call out for Women in South Wales/Huddersfield/G
The drama, the tragedy and the unbreakable spirit of a working class community fighting for its future comes to the stage as Gary Clarke Company embarks on a major 2016 national tour with COAL!
And there’s a unique opportunity for four women to make their own contribution to the story as they join dancers and musicians for a remarkable live theatre tribute to the people living in the coalfields.
Gary is looking for four women aged 30 plus (no upper limit) to join him, his seven dancers and a live brass quintet on stage as COAL tours the UK (4 local women recruited for each tour venue). The four women will feature in a small section of the show and play members of the women’s union ‘Women Against Pit Closures’ established in 1984.
The four women – who will receive a food and travel allowance to cover rehearsals – will perform alongside and be supported by acclaimed dance artist TC Howard.
No stage or dance experience is necessary, although the role will involve some physical work.
Gary Clarke and TC Howard will work with everyone’s individual needs and abilities.
Kelly Leighton is a cleaner from the mining village of Kellingley who was one of the team of volunteers taking part in a special preview at Cast in Doncaster last year. She says:
“It was exciting, exhilarating, emotional, rewarding... the team could not have been more welcoming and understanding and it really did feel we were in it together. The bond we developed with the professionals was beautiful. My involvement in COAL has changed my entire interpretation of theatre. I feel immensely proud. To anybody with the opportunity of taking part, I would say go for it!”
Anybody interested in finding out more about the production and the involvement needed should apply to attend an open Taster. The Taster is an opportunity to meet Gary Clarke & TC Howard, find out more about the production, ask questions and try out some ideas for the show.
For any inquiries or to register interest in the Taster e-mail or call Laura Barber firstname.lastname@example.org
or 07391 621966
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