News Published 17 February 2012

Old Vic Seeks Volunteers for Community Musical

Auditions to be held in March.

Natasha Tripney

The Old Vic New Voices  community programme is in search of a company of 100 performers for a new work on obesity and mental health. The musical, Epidemic, is being created through a series of community workshops and will have a finished script by playwright Morgan Lloyd  Malcolm (whose previous work includes Belongings and the Total Theatre Award-winning You Once Said Yes) and composer and lyricist Suzy Davies, who runs Kaos, a signing choir for deaf children.

Old Vic New Voices is looking for  local volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds, “trans-generational and multicultural” – they’re particularly interested in attracting people with little or no theatrical experience and are on the lookout not just for performers and musicians but for backstage and technical staff as well. Directed by Alexander Ferris, the production will be performed in May in the Old Vic Tunnels.

Auditions are open to anyone aged sixteen or above, and will be held from 3rd to 5th March 2012 at The Spring in Vauxhall. For full details on how to apply visit the project website.



Natasha Tripney

Natasha founded Exeunt with Daniel B. Yates in 2011 and remains responsible for the overall editorial management of the site. Since March 2015, she's been joint lead critic for The Stage, along with Mark Shenton. She has also contributed to Time Out, the Guardian online, The Space, and The Independent, and she reviews books for The Observer. An occasional writer of fiction, one of her stories was shortlisted for the 2010 Bristol Short Story Prize.




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