The Howl @ Mead Open Farm 2019
Casting for RETURNING Performers

PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY


OVERVIEW

The Howl is a multi award-winning Halloween Scream Park with five scare attractions, stage shows, and street theatre. This year it’s going to be bigger and better than ever and Scream Park Entertainments are at the helm. We need over 100 actors to perform in the attractions and on the street theatre team and we’re looking for the best of the best.

The Howl

PERFORMING STYLES

The Shed, Toppers Twister, Squealers Yard, The Attic, & Red

There are five attractions and a Street Theatre team at The Howl, all with different styles of performance.  The Shed for instance requires very physical performers who can respond and adapt quickly to the ever changing environment within a high impact maze, whereas The Attic needs actors with great improvisation skills and can interact and engage with the up-close audience.

All attractions run in the evenings, though The Attic, Toppers & Shed all have daytime sessions starting at 10.00am.  So some actors will be required earlier than others.

It’s hard work, and on some of the attractions it’s also cold and wet.  You may be working outdoors, but shelter is always nearby.

PERFORMERS WILL RECEIVE

  • Full training and guidance from Scream Park Entertainments ‘Scream Training’
  • The opportunity to work on an award winning Halloween event with some of the UK’s most experienced and well known Scare Practitioners
  • A professional acting contract
  • £50 per night (12 Nights)
  • Paid daytime performing work also on offer (12 Days)
  • 2 free tickets to allow friends and family to come to the event

SCREAM TRAINING

As a returning performer, you will already have the knowledge and experience to go straight through to Scream Training.  This is the second stage of audition and you are not guaranteed a position even if you worked on previous years.  Scream Training will be for casting purposes and you need to let us know that you want to be considered.

DATE: Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd  September 2019
VENUE: 
Mead Open Farm, Stanbridge Road, Billington. LU7 9JH
TIME: 
9.30am – 5.00pm (ALL DAY)

IMPORTANT: SCREAM TRAINING IS MANDATORY. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND AT LEAST ONE OF THE SPECIFIED DAYS. IF YOU CAN NOT, DO NOT APPLY

There are NO circumstances that would allow a performer to be cast without attending Scream Training. This is still an audition – please do not be complacent, the training must be taken seriously and is a requirement for our insurance and health and safety. Please remember how many people are keen to work at The Howl. Competition is fierce!!

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME

  • Completed ‘personal details & availability’ form with inserted digital photo (This will be emailed to you with confirmation of your Scream Training place, on SUNDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER)
  • Make sure you are wearing comfortable clothes and shoes that will not restrict movement.
  • A bottle of water.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

21st & 22nd September:         Scream Training

1st October:                              Rehearsals (Evening Only)
2nd October:                             Rehearsals (Evening Only)
3rd October:                              Rehearsals (Evening Only)
4th October:                              Rehearsals (Evening Only)
5th October:                              Event Open (Evening Only)

11th October:                           Event Open (Evening Only)
12th October:                           Event Open (Evening Only)

18th October:                           Event Open (Evening Only)
19th October:                           Event Open (Evening Only)

21st October:                           Event Open (Daytime Only)
22nd October:                          Event Open (Daytime Only)
23rd October:                           Event Open (Daytime Only)
24th October:                           Event Open
25th October:                           Event Open

26th October:                           Event Open
27th October:                           Event Open
28th October:                           Event Open (Daytime Only)
29th October:                           Event Open (Daytime Only)
30th October:                            Event Open

31st October:                            Event Open
1st November:                          Event Open (Daytime Only)
2nd November:                         Event Open (Evening Only)

– Daytime call time: 10.00am – Evening call time: 5.30pm –
NB: Daytime calls are only for The Attic, Toppers, & The Shed Actors.

WHAT DO I DO NOW

Complete the ONLINE Application Form at the bottom of this page

DEADLINE 6TH SEPTEMBER

Complete the online application form by the 6th September to request a Scream Training place. Applications received after this date will NOT be accepted. Please read the form carefully to ensure you provide us with all the necessary information. On successful submission, you will receive an email from thehowl@screampark.co.uk.

We will email you to confirm your Scream Training day on SUNDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER. PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK MAIL.

UNDER 18 YEARS OLD

We do not employ performers under the age of 16.  If you are under 18, then a parent or guardian must sign the back of your ‘personal details’ form and include a hand-written letter of permission including their full name, their address, your full name and your address (if different)

They must also include the following statement:

“I hereby give full permission for [your name] to take part in The Howl Scream Park Event as a performer for Scream Park Entertainments Ltd & Mead Open Farm”

THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM WILL TAKE APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES TO COMPLETE. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO GIVE US SOME PERSONAL DETAILS, YOUR AVAILABILITY, AND A RECENT PHOTOGRAPH OF YOURSELF.

These details will then be stored on our secure database. Check out our Privacy Policy for full details on how we protect and manage your submitted data.

Need help? If you have any questions or problems completing the application form, please email thehowl@screampark.co.uk

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