Thursday, 25 June 2015

Drew McOnie announces open auditions for dance-thriller adaptation of Jekyll & Hyde at the Old Vic

Acclaimed choreographer Drew McOnie has announced open auditions for his dance-thriller adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde

With music by Grant Olding, the production will premiere at the Old Vic next year as part of Matthew Warchus' debut season as artistic director of the iconic venue.

Open auditions will be held on Sunday 5th July 2015 at Glasshill Studios (King Bench Street, London SE1 0QX) with registration taking place between 9am and 12pm and auditions taking place between 10am and 6pm. Auditionees should bring a current CV and headshot and be prepared to stay all day. Girls to bring heels and no outdoor trainers. Recalls will take place on Sunday 12th July. 

Candidates must be available April - June 2016. The open call states: "We are looking for extraordinary, vibrant and intelligent dancers with a minimum of three years dance training who excel in narrative expression to form the dance company."

McOnie is one of the busiest choreographers working in British theatre. His current projects include the new touring productions of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma and Hairspray as well as the UK’s first professional stage production of Bugsy Malone in over a decade at the Lyric Hammersmith.

His recent credits include: The Sound of Music and Chicago (both Leicester Curve), In The Heights (Southwark Playhouse), Little Red Riding Hood (National Youth Ballet), West Side Story (NYMT), 13 (Apollo Theatre), Laurel and Hardy (Watermill Theatre), James and The Giant Peach (UK Tour), Soho Cinders (Soho Theatre) and Patience (Union Theatre).

Photo Credit: Pamela Raith

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