HALLOWSCREAM 2022
Casting for NEW Performers

PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY


OVERVIEW

Winner of Best UK Scream Park, Hallowscream at York Maze is a terrifyingly entertaining night of fear and fun with 5 separate live-action haunted house attractions and over 100 actors. But be warned the frights aren’t limited to the haunted houses, roving characters and live stage shows add to the atmosphere.

Based on a farm where a terrible tragedy occurred back in 1873, and the restless souls who died on that night return each Halloween to torment those who dare to visit.

2022 is 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.

PERFORMING STYLES

The Flesh Pot, 2073, Barnaggedon 3D, Corny’s Cornevil and The Singularity

There are five attractions and a Street Theatre team at Hallowscream, all with different styles of performance.  Barnaggedon 3D, for instance, requires very physical performers who can respond and adapt quickly to the ever changing environment within a high impact maze, whereas 2073 requires actors with great improvisation skills who can interact and engage with the up-close audience.

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 event with some of the UK’s most experienced and well known Scare Practitioners
  • A professional acting contract
  • £60 per night (£9.50p/h +) for all ages.
  • Paid rehearsals
  • Up to 18 Nights work.
  • 2 free tickets to allow friends and family to come to the event

THE AUDITION

DATE: Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th September 2022
VENUE: York maze, Elvington Ln, York YO19 5LT
TIME SLOTS: 10.00am, 12.30pm, & 3.00pm.

Each session will last approximately 2 hours.

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 audition on FRIDAY 26TH AUGUST)
  • UNDER 18 Signed Permission form (If applicable) This will also be emailed to you.
  • Proof of Age document (e.g Passport)
  • Make sure you are wearing comfortable clothes and shoes that will not restrict movement.
  • A bottle of water.

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE AUDITION 

The audition is in workshop style.  There will be games, exercises and activities that will help us to identify whether you are suitable for our team and also which sort of Scare Performance style suits you best.  The workshop is energetic, hard work, but most of all, fun!

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

The designs of the attraction spaces mean that we only have limited scope for people with certain mobility restrictions.  However, still contact us and let us know the requirements you may have for auditions or if you were to be offered a position, and we will try our hardest to realise a solution so that you can perform if you pass the audition stage.

SCREAM TRAINING

If you are successful in your audition, you will be invited to attend one of the ‘Scream Training’ days. This is the second and final round of the audition process.

DATE: Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd October 2022
VENUE: York maze, Elvington Ln, York YO19 5LT
TIME: 9.30am – 5.00pm (ALL DAY)

IMPORTANT: SCREAM TRAINING IS MANDATORY. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND 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.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

10th & 11th September: Auditions
1st & 2nd October: Scream Training
10th October: H&S Training (5pm -10pm)
11th October: Rehearsal (5pm -10pm)
12th October: Rehearsal (5pm -10pm)
13th October: Hallowscream
14th October: Hallowscream
15th October: Hallowscream
16th October: Hallowscream
19th October: Hallowscream
20th October: Hallowscream
21st October: Hallowscream
22nd October: Hallowscream
23rd October: Hallowscream
25th October: Hallowscream
26th October: Hallowscream
27th October: Hallowscream
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30th October: Hallowscream
31st October: Hallowscream
4th November: Hallowscream
5th November: Hallowscream
Hallowscream Call Times: 5.30pm – 11.30pm (Haunts open at 6.30pm)

WHAT DO I DO NOW

Complete the ONLINE Application Form at the bottom of this page

DEADLINE 26TH AUGUST

Complete the online application form by the 26th August to request an audition place. Please read the form carefully to ensure you provide us with all the necessary information. On successful submission, you will receive an email from hallowscream@screampark.co.uk.

We will email you on FRIDAY 26TH AUGUST to confirm your audition day and time slot. 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 UNDER 18 Permission Form including their full name and their address. This form will be emailed to you and you must bring it completed to your audition.

The form will include the following statement:

“I hereby give full permission for [your name] to take part in the Hallowscream event as a performer for Scream Park Entertainments Ltd & York Maze”

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 hallowscream@screampark.co.uk