Friday, 2 October 2015

Open auditions announced for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

It has been announced that open auditions are being held for the West End production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Next month, performers are invited to attend a day of auditions for the roles of the Oompa-Loompas for the 2016-17 West End company. 

Auditions will be held on Monday 26th October 2015 at the Dominion Theatre. Auditions for female performers start at 10am and for male performers at 2pm.

The creative team behind the production are looking for technically strong dancers, highly skilled in a range of styles including ballet, street, hip-hop, disco and tap. Alongside dance technique, the team will be looking out for performers with bags of personality and excellent facial and character skills. 

Whilst this will be a dance only call, strong singing voices will be required for any recalls. Attendees must be aged 18 years or older, eligible to work in the UK and having a playing age of 18 – early 30s. Female performers to be 5’1’’-5’8’’ and male performers 5’6’’ – 6’0’’. Performers of all backgrounds and ethnic groups are encouraged to attend. 

Auditionees should bring tight fitting dance clothes, ballet shoes, trainers and kneepads as well as a C.V. and headshot stapled together.

Chris Piper (Resident Choreographer) said: "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory remains one of the most popular and successful musicals in the West End. This is a brilliant opportunity for performers to appear onstage as an Oompa-Loompa, one of Dahl’s most recognisable characters. We’re searching for dancers with exceptional technical and performance skills who can embody their cheeky personality and entertain our audiences night after night."

Directed by Sam Mendes, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has been seen by over 1,500,000 people since opening at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in June 2013. The production is currently booking to 4th June 2016.

Photo Credit: Matt Crockett

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