BIRMINGHAM REP ON THE SEARCH FOR
THE REP ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR DOGS TO STAR IN
NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL THIS FESTIVE SEASON
Birmingham Rep are on the search for tail-wagging talent to star in the theatre’s festive production of the hit stage production, Nativity! The Musical.
Only the most obedient, easy-going and, most importantly, cute and cuddly of dogs may apply – and a love of working with children is essential.
Star dogs must be within easy commuting distance of the city-centre based theatre and not be afraid of stepping into the spotlight, on-stage ‘accidents’ are preferably avoidable.
The paw-fect pup will be required to take to the stage for 2-3 performances per week and paid £30 per show plus travel expenses. Plenty of pre-show fuss is guaranteed with inevitable treats thrown in.
The role of Cracker the dog in Nativity! The Musical requires a small-medium sized dog who can easily be handled and picked up by children.
Creator of the much-loved Nativity! films and the stage adaptation, Debbie Isitt said “We are on the search for Birmingham’s next four-legged stage star! They must have the discipline, patience and sense of fun to sparkle and shine in front of thousands of people this festive season as Nativity! The Musical returns home to The Rep.”
The first stage of application is to send a short video with you holding your pup, lasting around 60 second seconds, explaining why The Rep would be barking not to cast your dog as Cracker. Send your entries to [email protected] by Mon 12 Sep and finalists will be invited for a final audition on Mon 26 Sep.
Applicants must be available for a selection of dates during Rehearsals from 10Oct, Technical Rehearsals from 7Nov and for performances – 19 Nov 22 – 7 Jan 23.
Since its world premiere at The Rep in 2017, Nativity! The Musical has been seen by over one million people during an acclaimed UK tour and three successful London runs. To book tickets visit Birmingham-rep.co.uk, call 0121 236 4455 or visit the box office during opening hours.*