London rehearsals: Monday 17th July – Saturday 5th August 2017
Company arrive at KHT : Monday 7th August 2017
Technical rehearsals: Monday 7th August – Tuesday 15th August 2017
Opening performance: Wednesday 16th August 2017
Last performance: Sunday 17th September 2017 A total of 41 performances:- (Saturday & Sunday matinees plus matinees on Wednesday 23rd August &
Wednesday 6th September / No Monday performances)
Fee: PLEASE SEE FOOT FOR DETAILS OF CONTRACT AND FEE INFORMATION.
A stunning open air theatre in the heart of the thirty-eight acre Kilworth estate, this 540 seat theatre, now in its 10th season, is dedicated to large scale professional productions of musical theatre. The theatre is the brainchild of Celia Mackay, owner of the award-winning and luxurious Kilworth House Hotel, beautifully situated amidst the rolling countryside of South Leicestershire. The 540 seat theatre is protected against the elements by a magnificent sail-like canopy, as is the stage area, so that no performance need ever be cancelled because of adverse weather. Indeed their motto is “Kilworth House Theatre – where rain won’t stop play”. A state-of-the-art lighting and sound system has been installed in keeping with Celia’s intention to present professional productions and entertainment of the highest quality.
Following the huge success of the productions of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (2 seasons), OKLAHOMA!, CRAZY FOR YOU, GUYS AND DOLLS, THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, THE OPERA SHOW, ME AND MY GIRL, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, MY FAIR LADY, ANYTHING GOES, SOUTH PACIFIC, SISTER ACT, SINGING IN THE RAIN, LEGALLY BLONDE, WEST SIDE STORY and THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, the musicals at Kilworth House Theatre in the 2017 season will be KISS ME KATE and TOP HAT.
Winner of no less than 3 Laurence Olivier awards including Best New Musical, ‘Top Hat’ brings the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age and the glorious, tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the stage in one of
the greatest dance musicals of all time. Based on the 1935 movie of the same name, ‘Top Hat’ is packed full of Irving Berlin’s greatest hits including ‘Cheek to Cheek’, ‘Top Hat’, ‘White Tie & Tails’, ‘Let’s Face the Music & Dance’ and ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’ and tells the story of Broadway sensation Jerry Travers who dances his way across Europe to win the heart of society girl Dale Tremont. In a riotous mistaken-identity plot, Dale Tremont believes that her ardent pursuer Jerry Travers – who is about to open in a big London show – is married to a friend of hers. Add in a bumbling Producer, a meddling English valet and a lovelorn fashion designer and the fun begins! An uplifting and hilarious romantic comedy celebrating the very best of 1930s song, style and romance.
To complete the company, we are looking for the following :
2 MALE ENSEMBLE DANCER/SINGERS: Extremely proficient technical dancers with EXCELLENT TAP – versatile, with excellent professional training, attractive and with a good energy. Very good singers and actors. Traditional musical theatre/legit voices, all ranges. Age range 21 -35. One will also cover Alberto Beddini – the flamboyant Italian fashion designer, who has a secret desire for Dale, and is consumed by jealousy when he discovers a rival for her affections. Excellent comedy. High Baritone.
1 FEMALE ENSEMBLE DANCER/SINGER: Extremely proficient technical dancer with EXCELLENT TAP – versatile, with excellent professional training, attractive and with a good energy. Very good singers and actors. To cover Dale Tremont – A young American society beauty, a model, who enjoys her single life. She has a dry wit and enjoys sparring and flirting in equal measures with Jerry. Playing Age early 20’s early 30’s?Legit mezzo soprano.
TOP HAT – FEES AND CONTRACT DETAILS
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Kilworth House Theatre, Lutterworth Road, North Kilworth, Leicestershire
Fees are all inclusive – no overtime, push and pull, Bank Holiday or holiday
pay on top of amounts.
Ensemble £375 per week pro rata – rehearsals
£450 per week pro rata – performance
£150 subsistence per week pro rata 7th August – 17th September
£78 travel expenses
Extra £20 per week for understudy
Extra £20 per week for understudy responsibility
Understudy performance fee of £24.79 per perf up to ceiling of £74.40 per
a.. Week comm. Monday 14th August will be a seven day week and company
will be paid an additional £108 Principals / £90 Ensemble for the seventh
a.. Weeks comm. Monday 21st August & Monday 4th September will be 9 show
weeks and therefore an additional £108 Principals / £90 Ensemble will be
paid for performing 9 shows each week.
a.. The Artists are responsible for any Tax or National Insurance
liability that may arise on or in respect of the fees payable above.
a.. Please note – unfortunately they are NOT able to pay
subsistence/travel for rehearsals in London, even if the artiste lives
a.. If their home address is more than 25 miles from Kilworth House
Theatre they will be paid a fee of £78 to cover travel expenses to and from
Leicestershire at the beginning and end of their engagement.
a.. PLEASE NOTE: Kilworth House Theatre is located in the heart of the
countryside. There is NO public transport to the venue and transport (owned
or shared) is a must unless you are willing to pay taxi fares to and from
the venue. As with other venues, it is the responsibility of those
contracted to arrange their own accommodation – they do supply a
comprehensive digs list.