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      • Professional Actors for our #BardInTheYard summer open air production of Macbeth (application deadline 5pm 12 April 2018)

PLEASE NOTE: applications must be sent using the application form supplied below. Applications sent without using the form will not be considered.

Professional Actors



DEADLINE: 5pm, Thursday 12 April 2018

AUDITIONS: 19 & 20 April 2018

Following our three previous productions, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015), Romeo & Juliet (2016) and Twelfth Night (2017) Barbican Theatre (Plymouth) is producing an outdoor production of Macbeth in summer 2018. We are seeking professional actors with a strong local connection for this highly visual, unusual and accessible production.

Macbeth will be the fourth production in our extremely popular annual ‘Bard in the Yard’ programme, running outdoors at the extraordinary Royal William Yard site, adjacent to Plymouth’s historic waterfront. Our three previous productions were hugely successful and played to an average of 78% houses.

The production is part of our commitment to creating high quality, accessible work with a commitment to supporting and developing local talent. We are particularly interested in performers with excellent physical skills.  Musical ability will also be an advantage. 

Key dates:

  • Actor auditions: 19 & 20 April (possible call backs w/c 23 April)
  • Rehearsals from: 2 July (4 weeks)
  • Production dates: 31 July – 11 August (14 performances)
  • Fees: Equity guidelines apply. 6 week contract.

    To apply please complete an application form (download link below) and submit along with a head shot (applications received without a head shot will not be considered).

    N.B. Applications MUST be submitted as PDFs or Word Documents using the application form provided (applications sent without using the application form will not be considered)

    Please send to: or Dan Baker, Creative Producer, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth PL1 2NJ

    Deadline for applications: 5pm Thursday 12 April 2018

    If you have any questions about this role, then please email or call 01752 267131 and we’ll be happy to let you know more about the role. 

    Application form: Barbican Theatre – ACTORS Application & Equal Opportunities Form (Mar 2018)


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