By Sue Townsend With music and lyrics by Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley In celebration of Bruiser’s 20th Anniversary
Bruiser Theatre Company are looking for 2 Female Actors, and 3 Male Actors for our upcoming production of
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 Directed by Lisa May Musical Direction by Matthew Reeve
Excellent movement and multi-roling skills
Excellent singers with the ability to sing in harmony
Strong comedic skills
The ability to demonstrate an East Midlands (Leicester) accent, and general Northern English accents
An appreciation of Bruiser’s collaborative ethos and physical, ensemble approach
Character / Multi-Roling Breakdown (age recommendation is flexible):
Male 1 (approx. 20-30 years) - Adrian Mole is the main character and also serves as narrator. He is 13 ¾ years old.
Male 2 (approx. 40 years) - George Mole is Adrian's father and married to Adrian's mother Pauline / Barry Kent is a bully at Adrian's school who beats Adrian up in exchange for money / Matron in Bert’s old people’s home.
Male 3 (approx. 40 years) - Bert Baxter is Adrian's foul-mouthed and strongly opinionated old age pensioner friend, whom Adrian has to look after as part of a school club he is part of / Nigel Partridge is Adrian's “cool” best friend / Mr 'Creep' Lucas is the Moles' former neighbour with whom Pauline has an affair.
Female 1 (approx. 40 years) - Pauline Mole is Adrian's mother, who leaves her husband George to live with her neighbour Mr. Lucas in Sheffield / Queenie Baxter is Bert Baxter's partner, who later becomes his wife.
Female 2 (approx. 30 years) - May 'Grandma' Mole is George Mole's mother and Adrian's grandmother / Pandora Braithwaite is Adrian's girlfriend / Doreen 'Stick Insect' Slater is a woman with whom Adrian's father George has an affair / Mrs Lucas is the wife of Mr Lucas and lives next door.
Dates: Rehearsals: 21 August to 20 September Belfast Shows: 21 September to 6 October Irish Tour: 7 October to 15 October Financial: TBC Auditions Process: Please submit CV/ headshot for consideration to: email@example.com Auditions are by appointment only. If successful at Stage 1, Stage 2 will be a group recall session
Stage 1 If shortlisted, candidates will be required to prepare at Stage 1:
We will issue a short monologue from the script to be learnt for Stage 1.
Please prepare a short comedic modern monologue of your choice in a Leicester accent (no longer than 2 minutes duration).
Additional sides will be sent to you, which you may be asked to read with another actor at this stage.
Please prepare a verse and chorus of an 80s pop song with sheet music for piano accompaniment in the correct key.
Auditions will be held: London Stage 1– 12, 13 May Union Theatre Old Union Arches 229 Union Street London, SE1 0LR Please report to reception on arrival.
Belfast Stage 1 – 18, 19 May The MAC 10 Exchange Street Belfast BT1 2NJ Please report to reception on arrival.
You must be available for recalls, Stage 2: London – Union Theatre - 13 May, 1300 - 1800 Belfast – The MAC - 19 May, 1300 - 1800
Bruiser Theatre Company are on the hunt for a passionate, creative, and organised Education and Outreach Intern to join our expanding team. This paid opportunity is a fantastic way to gain new skills in creative management and operations, and is the perfect chance to gain experience working in the arts sector.
The key focus of the post is to support the delivery of Bruiser's education and outreach programmes, including A Day With Bruiser and The Arts Academy. Running for 28 weeks, working 30 hours a week, the internship programme is designed to encourage your personal and professional development.
You will be a recent graduate with a relevant degree or Level 4 NVQ, and a demonstrable interest in the arts. You will be seriously considering a career in the arts sector, and may have some experience in facilitating drama workshops or working with young people in some capacity. Experience in project management would be a useful bonus! You will be a confident and successful communicator in writing and in person, and you’ll be IT-literate, familiar with a range of social media platforms.
For further details, please see thePersonal Specification,Job Description, and Application Form. The deadline for applications is Friday 17th February at 12 noon. It is anticipated that interviews will take place the following week. Please email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org Late applications will not be accepted. Bruiser Theatre Company is funded through Arts Council of Northern Ireland Annual Support for Organisations Programme, Belfast City Council’s Core Multi-annual Funding for Arts and Heritage Organisations, and a number of other funding sources. This post is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's support for the Northern Ireland Creative Employment Programme, with match funding from Belfast City Council’s Strengthening the Sector Young Cultural Leaders Scheme.
Bruiser Theatre Company are looking for an experienced and capable Business Support Executive to join our small and passionate team.
This part time role, working 20 hours a week, will support the Company Manager in the administration of Bruiser's artistic programme. You may have (or be working towards) a qualification in an arts management or business subject, or have experience in a role where your responsibilities will have involved office administration and financial management, as well as fundraising and stakeholder engagement. Ideally, you’ll have gained that experience in an arts organisation in the UK or Ireland.
For further details, please see the Personal Specification, Job Description, and Application Form. The deadline for applications is Friday 9th December at 12 noon. It is anticipated that interviews will take place the following week. Please email applications to email@example.com Late applications will not be accepted.