Meet the Boy Wolf cast!
It's our pleasure to introduce the cast for our Christmas production of The Boy Who Cried Wolf at The Lawrence Batley Theatre. New to tutti frutti, are Barney Cooper who will play Silas (the boy!) and Simon Spencer Hyde who will play Grandad. Selina Zaza, who previously played Nan in our Autumn 2012 tour of Rapunzel and Lolita in Hue Boy, returns to tutti frutti to play Martha. A big welcome to you all!
The Boy Who Cried Wolf goes into rehearsal on 24th November and opens on Friday 12th December, we'll keep you posted on developments but in the meantime you can see the set designs and some pictures of the previous tour here!
Princess and the Pea opens
Princess and the Pea is now open and running at York Theatre Royal until 4th October. Written by Mike Kenny our story is a new fantastical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale. Not for the faint hearted… fake Princesses… or those who have trouble sleeping at night!
Talking about the piece Mike says The Princess and the Pea is an interesting one to take on in our day and age. Princesses seem to be back with us as a cultural phenomenon. The assumption is generally that a ‘real’ princess is very sensitive and high maintenance. If you read Andersen’s original, you can’t quite tell if he’s supporting or actually taking the mickey of this attitude. Apart from the famous pea test, he doesn’t tell us anything else about the Princess, so we have given her a story. It’s a story about what it means to be ‘real’.
Two actor musicians wanted
We are currently seeking two talented actor musicians for our Christmas production of The Boy Who Cried Wolf which will run from the 12 – 28 December 2014 at The Lawrence Batley Theatre.
Written by Mike Kenny and produced by tutti frutti production in association with York Theatre Royal, The Boy Who Cried Wolf is a beautiful new wintery tale about a boy, unable to find delight in what is around him and instead seeks adventure, excitement and the thrill of the unknown! Inspired by the famous Aesop fable this wonderful play has a gifted ensemble of actor musicians who play the delightful characters, funny sheep and perhaps a scary wolf or two……
tutti frutti productions are currently seeking two talented actor musicians:
One male performer, to play: The Boy and ensemble
To play a young boy, excellent physical skills and a good singing voice are essential. The ability to play a musical instrument is essential.
One male performer to play: the Grandfather and ensemble
Good physical skills and a good singing voice are essential. The ability to play a musical instrument is essential.
For more information see our jobs page here.
As an equal opportunities employer we encourage applications from artists that reflect our culturally diverse audience.
Send a CV & Photograph by 5.00pm 8th September 2014 to: Casting Director: Jo Adamson-Parker. Email:email@example.com. No phone calls please
Rapunzel on now sale
Following our hugely successful visit to the 18th Assitej World Congress in Warsaw, Poland in May 2014 and then KidsFest Hong Kong in June. Our production of Rapunzel is now available to book for Spring 2015.
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For more information or to book, please contact Alison Povey, Tour Manager on 0113 388 0027 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BBC Performing Arts Fellow
BBC Performing Arts Fellow
As part of the BBC Performing Arts Fellowship, tutti frutti is seeking an individual who has shown dedication towards a career in theatre for children and who demonstrates potential to take the next step towards a professional career as a playwright for children’s theatre. tutti frutti is a national and international touring theatre company, funded by Arts Council England, who creates theatre for children aged 3-7 years.
The fellowship will provide:
- A tailor-made programme to develop your skills
- Guidance and mentoring provided by experienced staff and leading children’s writers
- An opportunity to explore your writing and experience working on a selection of projects
- Attendance at children’s theatre festivals
- Performance or readings of your work
The fellowship will take place between January and December 2015 through an agreed flexible programme.
Please note that this fellowship is subject to tutti frutti being chosen as a host organisation (confirmation to be received in November 2014). The BBC Fellowship is not a salaried post, but provides funding to cover expenses, time and resources needed to properly support and nurture a developing writer.
If you are interested in this opportunity, email Wendy Harris with a CV and covering letter (1 sides of A4 maximum) detailing:
- some of your experience in creating theatre for children
- how this fellowship will benefit you in your career and support your professional goals
If you have any queries please contact Wendy Harris 0113 3880027
Deadline for applications: 5pm Monday 4th August 2014.
If selected, you must be available for an interview on 14th August 2014 in Leeds. Please note that as detailed in the BBC’s guidelines, if you have previously worked for tutti frutti in any paid capacity, you are not eligible to apply. For more information on the Fellowship, see www.bbc.co.uk/performingartsfund/grants/paf-fellowship
Individuals from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds are actively encouraged to apply for this training opportunity as it is widely recognised that there is a lack of diversity in the sector.