Lawrence Batley Theatre

Lawrence Batley Theatre / Opportunities / Thu 22 Sep 2016

Female Community Cast Wanted for Gary Clarke Company's Coal

Female Community Cast Wanted for Gary Clarke Company's Coal

The drama, the tragedy and the unbreakable spirit of a working class community fighting for its future comes to the stage as Gary Clarke Company comes to the LBT with COAL in October 2016.

And there’s a unique opportunity for four women to make their own contribution to the story as they join dancers and musicians for a remarkable live theatre tribute to the people living in the coalfields.

Gary is looking for four women aged 30 plus (no upper limit) to join him, his seven dancers and a live brass quintet on stage as COAL comes to the LBT on the 18 & 19 October. The four women will feature in a small section of the show and play members of the women’s union ‘Women Against Pit Closures’ established in 1984.

The four women – who will receive a food and travel allowance to cover rehearsals – will perform alongside and be supported by acclaimed dance artist TC Howard.

No stage or dance experience is necessary, although the role will involve some physical work. Gary Clarke and TC Howard will work with everyone’s individual needs and abilities.

If you are interested, please join us at the LBT (Attic Space) on Thursday 22 September at 7.30pm for the Taster session.

For more information or to register for the Taster, email or call Laura Barber or 07391 621966

Key dates
Intensive weekend
Sat 15 & Sun 16 Oct 10-4pm at (Attic Space)

Venue rehearsals and performances
Mon 17 Oct 6–8pm costume fittings/alterations
Tue 18 Oct 10.00am–9.30pm rehearsals, dress run and show 7.30pm / Post show talk
Wed 19 Oct needed from 5.30pm–show 7.30pm

For more information visit

Opportunity Location

Lawrence Batley Theatre

Queen Street

Telephone: 07391 621 966

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