Our Blue Heaven – Community Cast Wanted!

20 Dec 2017 Press Release

Would you like the chance to be part of a tailor-made programme of training and rehearsals leading to the chance to perform alongside the professional company at The New Wolsey Theatre?

We are looking for a group of young men aged 17- 26 to be part of an exciting new musical about Ipswich Town Football Club’s historic 1978 FA Cup victory!

In the spring of 2018 we will be staging Our Blue Heaven, a brand new musical production written and directed by Peter Rowe, Artistic Director of the New Wolsey Theatre, to mark 40 years since Ipswich Town’s FA cup triumph at Wembley.

Our Blue Heaven is a story built around the journey of Ipswich Town FC through the rounds of the FA Cup in Spring 1978 to their triumph at Wembley in May of that year. The show requires a number of football sequences and we are looking to recruit a community company of young actors/dancers/footballers to create these sections of the show. Each football sequence will be choreographed to a track from 1978 played live onstage by our house band – in a stylized way not involving a ball!

Members of this ensemble will need to be good movers but don’t need to be either football or dance trained. There will be a series of training workshops through February and March towards a more intensive rehearsal period in April and performances through May.

This will be a large scale project combining music, movement and naturalistic storytelling, mixing professional and non-professional actors of all ages to create a large celebratory event for the Town. The director is hoping we will achieve a group of footballers combining those from a dance, acting and football background. If you are interested in taking part in this one-off event please sign up for one of the taster workshops and see what’s involved.

Experience isn’t essential; we need young men who are committed, enthusiastic and are excited at the prospect of being on stage in this celebratory production.

To learn more about the project, the commitment required and rehearsal schedule, email info@wolseytheatre.co.uk to register your interest and come along to a taster session on:

Tuesday 9, 16 or 23 January at 8.00pm – 9.30pm

at DanceEast, Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Ln, Ipswich IP4 1DW