The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is looking for four young girls to share the roles of Young Jodie and Young Samantha in our professional production of Kiss Me Quickstep in the spring.

About the Show: Kiss Me Quickstep is a sequin-studded warm-hearted ballroom drama by Amanda Whittington, produced by Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich. Three young couples are striving for glory on the competitive dance circuit – having finally made it to Blackpool’s National Amateur Championships via the motorway hard shoulder. This bittersweet comedy reveals the backstage stories behind the fabulous frocks, fixed smiles and fake tan, looking at the real lives of those for whom dancing is everything.

Young Jodie and Young Samantha appear in a flashback dance sequence in the second half of the show. We are looking for two girls to share each role on rotation:

Young Jodie –white Caucasian, light brown/auburn/ginger hair (tall for age)

Young Samantha – white Caucasian, blonde (short for age)

Both roles will require confident dance ability and a playing age of 10 (real age 9-11 years old). Must be aged 9 or over by the first day of rehearsals (Monday 21 January).

You will have to audition to take part but you do not need to have any previous theatre experience, you just need to be willing to have fun.

Audition: Thursday 13 December, 5pm and 6pm

Rehearsals: One evening rehearsal per week over the period 21 January – 15 February 2019. All rehearsals and performances will take place at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch.

Technical / Dress Rehearsals: Tuesday 19 – Friday 22 February 2019

Performances: 22 February – 9 March 2019

Attached is some further information for anyone interested in auditioning. If you have any further questions please do get in touch.

Individuals must be available for all rehearsals, technical and dress rehearsals, and the full performance period. Performers will be supervised at all times by our licensed chaperone team, and subject to the terms of a performance license.

To register your interest, please email our Learning & Participation Department via James Watson (Head of Learning & Participation): jamesw@queens-theatre.co.uk

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