Lancashire-based entertainment company, AtmosFEAR! Scare Attractions, is on the hunt for 56 talented performers to take part in its latest Halloween attraction, Scare Kingdom Scream Park, which opens at a site near Preston, from October 22.
Auditions for a range of lead roles and minor characters take place at The Swallow Hotel, Preston New Road, Preston, on Saturday, September 26, and those with a quirky disposition or new starters wanting experience with live audiences, are encouraged to apply.
Performers selected will be based in one of three interactive 'scare' attractions based at Hawkshaw Farm Park – home to Mrs Dowson’s Ice Cream - Longsight Road, Clayton-le-Dale, near Blackburn.
People interested must have bags of enthusiasm and the ability to ad lib and interact with audiences is essential.
Also, they should be confident to learn and perform short scripts, and deliver controlled 'frights' to an ever moving audience.
Creative producer of Scare Kingdom Scream Park, Jason Karl, said: “This year we need more scareactors than ever before, and are looking for a great bunch of performers from amateur or professional backgrounds. People often make new friends and last year we even had a relationship blossom amidst the mist and screams!”
Only those who live within a 40 mile radius of the venue with their own transport, or a local accommodation base, should apply.
People interested in auditioning should also be in good health and have bags of stamina as performances primarily take place in the evening, outdoors and under a marquee.
Those selected must be available for full-day rehearsals from October 13 to 15 inclusive and will be required for evening performances during October 22 and November 5 inclusive.
Successful applicants will be paid a fee equivalent to £8 per hour.
For an audition slot and full details email firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.scarekingdom.com
NOTES TO EDITORS:
AtmosFEAR! Scare Attractions require a team of 56 performers to populate Scare Kingdom Scream Park based at Hawkshaw Farm Park, Longsight Road, Clayton-le-Dale, Blackburn, BB2 7JA, for performances during 22nd October and 5th November inclusive.
Auditions take place on Saturday 26th September at The Swallow Hotel, Preston New Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 OUL. The rehearsal period will be 13th - 15th October 2009 inclusive.
Character parts available include:
King Morbius: Medieval King street theatre role, any gender, aged 18 to 60, from the UK
Queen Mortavia: Medieval Queen street theatre role, females, aged 18 to 60, from the UK
Loki: Jester street theatre role, males, aged 18 to 35, from the UK
Gerhard Letcher: Masked role for adult-only gory show, Blood Bath, performer to wear full face mask, females, aged 18 to 60, from the UK
Sydney Skinner: Butcher character in adult-only gory show, Blood Bath, performer to wear full face mask, males, aged 18 to 60, from the UK
Caligari: Cannibal character in adult-only gory show, Blood Bath, males, aged 18 to 50, from the UK
Dr Cornelius Van Der Blood: Masked character who operates a ‘disabled’
Dementia Strange: Mad psychotic ‘mother’ (Norman Bates style) character in Dead Alive, outdoor horror show, any gender, aged 30 to 60, from the UK
Dahlia Strange: Mad daughter of Demetia Strange, performs in outdoor corn maze horror show, females, aged 20 to 40 from the UK
Sheriff Hook: Larger than life sheriff with a hooked hand, performs in outdoor horror show 'Dead Alive', males, aged 20 to 55 from the UK
Diamond Jack: A lunatic who wears a 'headcage' and performs in an indoor asylum scene, Males, aged 20 to 55 from the UK
Prudence Mercy: Lunatic preacher, females, aged 25 to 45 from the UK
Eliza Corpse: Grave digger, females, aged 20 to 50 from the UK
Viviana De Ville: Saloon showgirl, females, aged 18 to 30 from the UK
The Pumpkin Man: Main character in 'Dead Alive' outdoor attraction. Must be physically fit and have a commanding presence, males, aged 20 to 40 from the UK
Root of all Evil: Must be physically fit, any gender, aged 20 to 45 from the UK
Haunted Henry: Costume street theatre character, any gender, aged 18 to 30 from the UK
Lord Pandemon: Demonic half goat/half man - street theatre, males, aged 18 to 45 from the UK
Cornelius' Assistant: Aids Dr Cornelius in 'Blood Bath' gory horror show, males, aged 18 to 40 from the UK
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