Sweet Dreams by Mike Kenny

for children aged 3+


Production Company: tutti frutti productions

Deadline to apply: 21st February 2020

Auditions – workshop: 9/10/11/March 2020 (London)

Recall workshop: 11th March 2020 (London)

Rehearsals: 20 April – 16th May 2020 (Leeds)

Open at Leeds Playhouse: 16th May 2020

National Tour: 17th May – 27th June 2020 (incl 1 week in Ireland)


Writer: Mike Kenny

Director: Wendy Harris

Designer: Catherine Chapman

Composer: Christella Litras

Movement Director: Sandrine Monin


tutti frutti productions is funded by Arts Council England and is an ITC Ethical Manager.

The play will be rehearsed in Leeds and the base for touring will be Leeds. All touring teams are DBS checked as part of normal employment procedure.



We are currently seeking 2 professional performers aged over 18.

Sweet Dreams is a new play researched with partners the Sleep Charity and Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Trust about the fears, challenges and beauty of sleep.


One female performer to play: Ivy a young girl who cannot sleep

Ivy is a young girl who is unable to sleep. She sings and talks to her toy rabbit Bun Bun (who is played by an actor for most of the show).The production has songs and is movement based and this performer must have a good singing voice and movement skills with physical comedy. The ability to play an instrument is desirable but not essential.

One female or male performer to play: Bun Bun – a rabbit

This character is neither identified as female or male rabbit and has an androgynous quality.

Bun Bun on this particular night has changed from being a toy fabric rabbit to being in human form. Performer must have good movement skills; a good singing voice, be playful with good physical comedy skills.  The ability to play an instrument is desirable but not essential.


We actively encourage applications from BAME performers.

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Deadline to apply: 21st February 2020



tutti frutti is an exciting and dynamic touring theatre company specializing in work for children aged 3-7 years and their families. We tour newly commissioned plays regionally, nationally and internationally. We work with artists that are specialists in making work for children and creating visually exciting, engaging and meaningful theatre for children. We have recently developed our touring profile abroad and are currently on our first tour of the US.


To delight children with meaningful, imaginative, visual, story-based theatre.


We are a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and funded by LCC. We are a charity and a company limited by guarantee and we have reserves of eight months operating costs.

We are seeking new Trustees to complement the experience of our existing Board and to work closely with the core team to realise tutti frutti’s artistic programme and determine the development of the company over the forthcoming years. We are looking for passionate, individuals who are willing to share their energy and skills to help us navigate a challenging climate and come on an exciting, creative journey. We are particularly keen to welcome as Trustees individuals who represent the diversity of modern Britain and who can support the company in better creating work for diverse communities and audiences. Board members are required to champion fundraising and diversity.


What will you get out of it?

  • A rewarding experience – helping a creative company prosper and be successful.
  • Being ‘at the centre of the action’, helping to support strategic decisions about the things that matter and enable the company to thrive.
  • Putting your skills and experience to good use by supporting the company’s mission and vison.
  • The personal learning and satisfaction that comes from applying your skills and experience in a new context.
  • Attendance at tutti frutti performances and events.
  • Training to be a Trustee


If you would like to find out more, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Emma Killick 0113 3880027 for an informal discussion.