Five years experience running summer camps in Italy, with nice reviews from (we believe) all our staff if you want to check up.
Ten years experience touring educational English shows for other companies all over the world.
First time running a tour under our own banner. Very excited.
Work hard/play hard.
Native English speaker aged over 21.
Owner of, or able to get, a DBS or local equivalent.
Playing age in your twenties.
Any gender and ethnicity – skills are far more important than look for this project. Driver's licence is a big bonus.
Good sense of humour, experienced with improv, interest in performing for children (it doesn't have to have been your lifelong dream... it kind of wasn't for us when we got started and now we love it!).
Can sell a song and pick up choreography (both the dance-y kind and the fight-y kind).
Strong voice, both speaking and singing.
Hard working and selfless. Professional and adaptable. Interested in travel and languages. Positive.
EU passport or work visa (Yes, we know what you're thinking... British is OK in this context, whatever happens next!).
Fresh in the mornings or able to fake it. Good personal hygiene. Open-minded.
Likes the idea of helping a company grow and the possibility of coming back for more work in the future.
Reads this in full and still thinks we sound tolerable.
Tour of Italy with two plays for students learning English, aged between 6 and 18: Alice in Wonderland and Jane Blonde.
Arrive in Italy by Jan 13th, last show currently booked is March 20th, though there's a possibility of a week extension if everyone's still free.
Two weeks rehearsing in Cefalù, Sicily (which is worth a Google image search), then seven and a half on the road covering almost the entire country, from Veneto to Puglia in the South. Big cities and small villages, mountains and beaches.
There will be three actors on the tour, sharing responsibilities for driving, get-ins and -outs and basic tour admin.
One of the group will be an Italian speaker and all the performances are in English, so you don't need to know the language.
The shows are interactive, with four students joining the cast for each performance. Our priority is helping them to have a good experience and get a big ovation at the end. You can see trailers on our website in the 'theatre' section.
15 minute meet-and-greets / question and answer sessions with the audience after most shows.
There are various permutations of how we could cast this, what we really want are two flexible and talented actors who'll be a good fit within the company. But the roles are as follows.
Alice in Wonderland –
1 actor plays the White Rabbit
1 actor plays the Queen of Hearts
1 actor plays Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar and, the Dodo.
(No, we know. We'll explain later.)
Jane Blonde -
1 actor plays Jane Blonde
1 actor plays M and the Clockmaker
1 actor plays Mr Scarymonkey.
Payment and Conditions:
Pay is 430€ per week (including 100€ Per Diems) per week while on tour;
330€ per week plus food during rehearsals (average is actually 410€/week over the whole job).
Average of 9 shows a week, across 5 days. 30€ bonus for a three-show day.
All accommodation and travel to and within Italy provided (flights within Europe).
Food provided during rehearsals.
Payment will be every 4 weeks from the time you start rehearsals. We've been there and we take punctuality and reliability on this very seriously.
Accommodation will be a mix of hotels and self catered. It isn't going to be the Hilton but one of us is in the touring trio so you can trust it'll be a decent standard.
You can find out more about the tour by clicking here.