Stage is set for non-actors to shine

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a RENOWNED theatre director is looking for nine people to work on a new project at the West Yorkshire Playhouse – the catch is, it would help if you’re not really interested in theatre.

Chris Goode, one of the country’s leading directors, wants to recruit nine people from Yorkshire to take part in a project that will see them perform solo on the stage of the Playhouse. The ideal people to take part in the performance will have little or no experience and quite possibly have never been in a theatre.

The chance to work with award-winning Goode, called by a national newspaper “one of the most exciting talents working in Britain today” is a rare opportunity.

The nine people chosen will create their own short performance pieces between January and April and perform at the Playhouse on April 20 and 21.

To take part you need to be over 16 and available for rehearsals between January and April.

Producer Amy Letman said: “This important, exciting project offers individuals from the general public the opportunity to work with a team of acclaimed, professional theatre makers. Applicants should have little or no experience performing, and we are excited to hear from individuals who might never have been to the theatre or the Playhouse before.”

For more details on how to apply email amy.letman@wyp.org.uk