Black Theatre Live


Casting: HighRise Theatre in association with artsdepot

8 May 2017

HighRise Theatre in association with artsdepot present

The Concrete Jungle Book.

AUDITION NOTICE Female rapper/singer/actress needed

HighRise are a theatre collective who seek to spark conversation and build bridges between forgotten communities by representing the rhythm of the streets. Our core aim is to use inner-city memories, culture and music to give the unheard a voice through theatre.

As well as creating acclaimed shows and experiences, we have a foot in several communities across London, where our work with and for disaffected young people has bred positivity, inclusivity and creativity. Whether at our weekly youth theatre At Spotlight in Langdon Park or working with nationwide charities to plan and deliver workshops, HighRise's productions are informed by an ongoing, active research with these young people. The company has a working cycle of listening and creating. We listen to the young people we work with and use what we learn to spark the creation of groundbreaking theatre.

Our style is energetic, physical, innovative, poetic and colloquial - using Hip Hop & Grime music on top of extreme play as a vehicle to tell honest stories from multicultural backgrounds.

The Concrete Jungle Book

The Concrete Jungle Book is a brand new piece of Hip Hop theatre that catapults Rudyard Kipling’s classic story and characters into the hostile streets of inner city Britain. As the jungle’s trees become tower blocks, Mo(wgli) navigates his way through relationships, unstable housing conditions and hostile creatures; trying to find the father figure he has always longed for. With live rap music, spoken word and high energy physicality - HighRise Theatre welcome you to The Jungle Book like you've never imagined.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a female performer who can rap, sing and act to play multiple characters in The Concrete Jungle Book.

Contract dates: Rehearsal period from the beginning of July Production week: w/c 25 July 2017
Preview performance on Sat 29 July 2017

Highrise Theatre have explored ideas for this show through delivering a workshop programme with Centrepoint, a national charity specialising in giving homeless young people a future.

Edinburgh technical rehearsals, performances and travel days: 1st – 15th August 2017.

This is a paid position and accommodation and per diems will be provided for Edinburgh performances.

To apply please send a self tape of yourself (by link, large files will not be downloaded!)

Please include a cover letter listing your recent performance experience and training email to: Francesca Moseley | Producer | Concrete Jungle Book 

By Monday 22 May at 5pm

All applicants will be notified by Wednesday 24 May.