Male actor needed for reading on Fri 1 Feb - click link for more details #casting
Sprocket Theatre is in need of a lovely male actor to read-in for the part of 'Liam' in our upcoming play, The Deep Space as our current Liam is unavailable on this day due to prior commitments.
Liam is a cheeky chappy northerner, mid-20s, bit rough round the edges, cocky and confident with a nasty edge to him.
If you match this description, are available from 9.30am to 4pm on Friday 1 February, can get to Newington Green, north London , have EXCELLENT sight reading skills and are willing to join a company for the day then please email me your CV with link to your showreel.
This role is unpaid, but we can provide lunch and offer you a free ticket to a performance of The Deep Space.
Please note, this is NOT a casting, we just need a helpful actor to step in to Liam's shoes for the day to help us do a run of the play. We will, however, add you to our mailing list and keep you in touch with future castings.
We are thrilled to welcome the fantastic @The_Chapel_Bar on board as one of our lovely official sponsors for #TheDeepSpace!
With The Deep Space going on at the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington it seemed only logical to get local businesses involved with making the production a success - and we are truly thrilled to have The Chapel Bar as one of our official sponsors!
So thank you Alex and Luke, it means a lot to us to have you supporting The Deep Space, and we look forward to this being the start of a long and beautiful friendship!
If you'd like to know more information about The Chapel Bar, go check out their website at www.thechapelbar.co.uk
What would we do without big mugs of tea? 1st production meeting for #thedeepspace @ORLTheatre goes marvellously well #mustbethecaffine
Well here's the gang, hard at work and definitely not posing with Scott's wonderful red file...
But seriously, it was really exciting having all the creative and management side of Team Sprocket finally all under one roof, doing a spot of 'show'n'tell', exchanging ideas and puzzling over the challenges presented by both The Deep Space script and the space at the Old Red Lion Theatre - but it'd be boring if it was easy! Right? Ahem...
As artistic director of Sprocket Theatre, and writer of the play, it was truly fantastic for me to hear all the ideas Claude and Scott have for the set and the lighting design. From a very simple script with minimal specifications for set, props, costume and so on, these guys have worked really hard to create a fantastic, tactile vision for the play that I'm already hugely excited about. Of course, I can't give anything away yet but, rest assured, it is going to be AMAZING!
And of course, lets not forget Stage Manager James and Assistant Stage Manager Lex who've also been working wonderfully well together, drawing up floor plans for the Old Red Lion, digging around for props, sourcing pieces for the set, and generally being a massive help! (Did you catch James pushing Claude around in the trolley last week?)
So, thanks Team Sprocket for all your hard work so far, the play is coming along beautifully well and I am just chomping at the bit to get into rehearsals next week and seeing this epic vision take shape!
Oh, and watch this space - the official The Deep Space trailer is coming soon...
Ah, nothing like a spot of good news to get you over the midweek hump...
I am absolutely thrilled to announced that Lyndall Grant from fight co-ordinators RC-Annie is going to be helping us out with The Deep Space!
Without giving too much away, there are a couple of moments of physical drama in the play that I knew would require some outside expertise, and Lyndall has very kindly stepped in to help us out.
I first met the RC-Annie gang while training at Central, Rachel Bown-Williams and Lyndall Grant spent several weeks taking us through the basics of unarmed combat, rapier and dagger work before releasing us on the examination board.
I had an absolute ball under their tutelage and managed to wangle myself a gold in Stage Combat BADC Level 1 with the help of my most marvellous scene partner Grant Leat - though goodness knows what Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant would have thought if they'd seen our interpretation of The Philadelphia Story...
If you want to find out more about RC-Annie and it's excellent work in film, TV and theatre go visit their website at www.rc-annie.com.
And, just because I can never resist a spot of Katherine Hepburn, here's a little bit of The Philadelphia Story for your viewing pleasure...
Filming The Deep Space trailer!
With just two weeks to go till rehearsals start, the cast of The Deep Space got together with director Claude Girardi and stage manager James Lye to film the official trailer.
Considering how freezing it was (it snowed overnight!) we were incredibly lucky to get a gorgeous day full of sunshine for the shoot.
The footage is now going away to be edited, but below is a little behind-the-scenes sneak peek of the magical techniques that go into the making of a film - namely the borrowing of a trolley from a well known supermarket (don't worry, we returned it safe and sound!).
Check out how fast James can run backwards...
It's never easy asking for donations, but the reality is that without them it would be tough to get things off the ground.
So we at Sprocket Theatre have put together a little video that you can visit at crowdfunding website sponsume.com.
Click on the link below to find out more about why we need a little extra help, and how you can do just that!
New Year? New ASM!
Well, what a cracking start to the New Year!
Not only was fun had by all of the Sprocket team (most of which ended up dancing away to a Michael Jackson tribute act in the middle of Peckham till the wee hours while Big Ben got bonging), but we've also just managed to sign up the delightful Lex Kelly as our Assistant Stage Manager!
Lex graduated from LAMDA on the Stage Management and Technical Theatre course last year and will be getting stuck in with Stage Manager James Lye in helping get The Deep Space up and running.
So hello and welcome Lex!
Artistic Director of Sprocket Theatre