The Howl @ Mead Open Farm 2022
Casting for NEW 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.

PERFORMING STYLES

The Shed, Toppers Twister, Squealers Yard, The Attic, Red, & A NEW HAUNT FOR 2022!

There are six 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 & Red 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
  • £10.64 per hour (inc Holiday Pay) for all ages
  • Paid rehearsals
  • Up to 14 nights work
  • Paid daytime performing work also on offer (10 Days)
  • 2 free tickets to allow friends and family to come to the event
  • Invitation to end of season wrap party!

THE AUDITION

DATE: Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th  September 2022
VENUE: Mead Open Farm, Stanbridge Road, Billington. LU7 9JH
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 19TH 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 17th & Sunday 18th September 2022
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 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
3rd & 4th September: Auditions
17th & 18th September: Scream Training
3rd October: Rehearsals (5pm – 10pm)
4th October: Rehearsals (5pm – 10pm)
5th October: Rehearsals (5pm – 10pm)
6th October: Rehearsals (5pm – 10pm)
7th October: The Howl
8th October: The Howl
14th October: The Howl
15th October: The Howl
16th October: The Howl
21st October: The Howl
22nd October: Daytime Event & The Howl
23rd October: Daytime Event & The Howl
24th October: Daytime Event ONLY
25th October: Daytime Event ONLY
26th October: Daytime Event & The Howl
27th October: Daytime Event & The Howl
28th October: Daytime Event & The Howl
29th October: Daytime Event & The Howl
30th October: Daytime Event & The Howl
31st October: Daytime Event & The Howl
Daytime Event Call Times: 10am – 5pm
The Howl 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 19TH AUGUST

Complete the online application form by the 19th 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 thehowl@screampark.co.uk.

We will email you on FRIDAY 19TH 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.

They form will 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”

IMPORTANT: Unfortunately, due to changes in the law, we are unable to employ anyone who is currently studying for their GCSE examinations.

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