Male dancers required for Penguins, a new children’s dance theatre production coproduced by Cahoots NI, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Prime Theatre, directed by Paul Mc Eneaney and choreographed by Carlos Pons Guerra, for a 4-week creation and production period at Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Starting on 8th January 2018, followed by a UK and Northern Ireland tour from February-March 2018. Based on the true story of two male penguins in a New York City zoo that hatched an egg and became a family, this heart-warming production will introduce children to diverse families, touring the UK, Northern Ireland and abroad in 2018.

Where: Birmingham Repertory Theatre, UK

When: October 24th

Deadline for applications: October 22nd

We are looking for two male dancers with a minimum of three years’ professional experience, with excellent contemporary dance and physical theatre skills, good partnering, unique personalities and warm presence. Experience in children’s theatre/dance and narrative work very welcome. Skills in acrobatics, circus, classical dance and acting a plus, but not obligatory. Preferred heights: 1.75m onwards.

An audition, by invitation only, will take place on October 24th from 17.00-20.00, at Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

To apply, please email full CV including headshot and video link, with an expression of interest, to Emma Wilson, at Cahoots NI:, no later than October 22nd.

Dancers must be fully available for the following dates:
Development week (Birmingham): 13th November 2017 Creation (Birmingham): 8th-29th January 2018
UK tour:  30th January and throughout February 2018
Northern Ireland tour: Throughout March 2018

*More tour dates to be added All contracts to follow equity standards of pay, covering travel and accommodation. All candidates must be able to live, work and move freely in the EU. Please email for more information.

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