Character breakdown: Ellie / Blaze
Ellie is an imaginative, headstrong and intelligent teenage girl. She is obsessed with comic books. Her mother has very recently died. Before this point, she was active and liked at school. When we meet her in the story, she has already withdrawn, to some extent, into her fantasy and we see that it may start to take control of her life. She is yearning for escape, which she finds in Paradise City. This is where she meets BEAST.
Blaze is her Fierce superhero alter ego. She is super strong with bad-ass moves and her unique super power is unlimited speed. Blaze is searching for revenge from her arch Nemesis, Dr Oblivion for the brutal murder of her Mentor and hero comrade, the invincible Silver. Blaze was Silvers side kick, like Robin to Bat Man, and now it is up to her to become the hero.
The role will involve stylised fight sequences, physical storytelling and puppetry as well as a naturalistic text based approach.
Readthrough and Costume fittings: 20th and 21st January
Rehearsals: Monday to Friday, 10am – 6pm from the 23rd of Jan to 3rd Feb. Then 5 days per week 10am – 6pm from the week beginning 6th Feb including some weekend days until Feb 19th – TBC (total 4 weeks)
Tour dates (including some tour dates) - confirmed:
20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd
March: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 29th,
May: 9th, 10th, 20th, 21st, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th
Project fee: £4,380
All transport to and from tour venues and the company’s London base will be provided as will accommodation outside of London. You will require a valid passport for travel to Jersey.
To apply, please send a headshot, acting CV and a cover letter outlining your interest in the project and relevant experience to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also send your availability for audition in London on the 5th 6th 7th and 8th of January 2017.
Agents: please also outline in some detail your client’s suitability for the role or include a submission of interest from your client where possible as we normally receive a high number of applications, thank you.
Please note: we will only be able to reply to successful applicants to invite to audition.
We look forward to hearing from you!