leo&hyde are searching for a director for the forthcoming production of our Gogglebox-inspired musical mash-up, The Marriage of Kim K.
Returning after a critically-acclaimed UK tour in 2017, our award-winning debut has been re-developed into a full-length show, and we’re now looking for a director to join our team ahead of a Northern studio tour in November 2019.
Manchester Theatre Awards: "Breathtaking... this show is exceptional... an exciting example of what can be achieved in theatre."
A fight over the TV remote: 'Keeping up with the Kardashians' or 'The Marriage of Figaro'?
Three fractured relationships unfold simultaneously on stage, to a genre-defying soundtrack of slick electronic-pop, classical opera, and contemporary musical theatre:
We’re looking for a director to join our team, particularly someone who thinks they can contribute clear storytelling to an ambitious, multi-layered story; that can bring comedic timing, heart, and strong characterisations to an eclectic mix of interesting characters.
We welcome applications from anyone at all with a passion for the idea of the show, and are particularly keen to hear from female-identifying directors.
A director with experience working with music and singers is desirable but not essential.
Rehearsal dates: 15 days of rehearsal between 7-30th October, November 12-13th, in Manchester
The show will at this stage be performed in studio theatres in the North in November:
We are looking towards a longer run and further touring in 2020.
leo&hyde is an emerging musical theatre company based in Manchester. You can find out more about us here.
To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9AM on September 2nd, including a bit about you, why you'd like to be part of this show, and what you think you'd be able to contribute.
leo&hyde are casting 5 roles for their 2019 revamped production of their 5* award-winning opera-musical mash-up, The Marriage of Kim K.
“The musical genres mixed here somehow produce a match made in heaven" - Broadway Baby
"Breathtaking...this show is exceptional" - Manchester Theatre Awards
QUICK BRIEF (full breakdown below)
1) Kim Kardashian - pop mezzo-sop
2) Kris Humphries - pop tenor/baritone with strong falsetto
3) Mike - pop-MT baritone with strong falsetto & mix
4) Count Almaviva - Classical Baritone (The Marriage of Figaro)
5) Countess Rosine - Classical Soprano (The Marriage of Figaro)
This production is involves touring to studio venues across the North of England in October / November 2019, ahead of a projected longer run in 2020.
Cast would be required for:
Fee per performer: £1625
If you are interested in applying, please email email@example.com with:
If we are interested in taking your application further, we may ask you to prepare a self tape audition of a song or part of a song from the show. This will be sent out to you when we have registered our interested in taking your application further.
We welcome applications from anyone at all with a passion for the idea of the show.
If you don’t have any of: i) a vocal reel or ii) acting reel on your profile, please send us some examples in the same email.
Where vocal reels display acting through song, a separate acting reel isn’t necessary.
If you feel you are suitable for any roles but your vocal reel does not demonstrate the qualities we have described, please feel free to send a recording in addition to your profile.
If you do not have an acting profile, please email your performance CV, headshots, and examples of singing and acting in your email.
Detailed casting breakdown
1) Kim Kardashian
2) Kris Humphries
4) Count Almaviva
5) Countess Rosine
We are currently casting the workshops of our immersive coffee-shop pop musical, Queueue, and are looking for actor-singers to join us! Theatre Deli are kindly supporting the project and we will be based at their site in Broadgate for the duration of this workshop development phase. We are looking for 8 actor-singers (4M, 4F) to join us on the journey, working with director Wilson Smith. The workshops will involve a double cast of 4 actors attending 5 days of workshops each, culminating in an industry sharing with both casts.
The dates will be as follows:
Cast 1: March 4-8, 20 (industry sharing)
Cast 2: March 14-15, 18-19, 20 (industry sharing)
We hope to use this as an opportunity to explore the indie-pop score in depth, as well as meet a range of singers and actors across London.
Please note: At this stage in development, our funding won’t cover full payment, but we have received a stipend from Theatre Deli to contribute to the travel expenses of all of our actors. If you can't take part for financial reasons but are interested in working with us in the future, we completely understand; feel free to introduce yourself, and we'll keep you in the loop for any future paid opportunities.
Queueue is a cool indie coffee shop, pretty much like your local - and you’re invited to sit in on a 21st-century musical odyssey whilst eavesdropping on a typical day in the cafe…
The hipster barista, Jazz, will brew you the perfect coffee and play you the best new music - except today, something’s off: the customers are more interested in his WiFi than his artisan coffee-blends. After stalking his friends’ more successful attempts at adulting, Jazz is still unable to work out what he’s “doing in life” and begins drifting to the brink of a quarterlife crisis. There are a hundred reasons to change careers; all he needs is one good reason to stick it out.
The story seesaws between the sober world of the cafe and the eccentric world of the internet, using a score of contemporary pop sounds to paint familiar scenes from modern life. Somewhere between a 21st century Chorus Line and Rent, Queueue is a highly caffeinated snapshot of millennial culture as seen through a coffee-obsessed, money-anxious and internet-addicted generation.
Roles / Singer Information
We’re very broad-minded about who we’d like to be involved: you might be trained in musical theatre, you might be an actor who can sing, you might be a pop singer or singer-songwriter who wants to try their hand at acting. This is a modern musical with a contemporary pop score, and we have just as much interest in finding brilliant pop voices as brilliant actors.
The founder and barista of the coffee-shop, Jazz is fun, chilled and likeable. However, he’s growing bored of his job and its prospects, and is entering a quarterlife crisis.
Voice type: Baritone / Tenor
Demo song: “P’c’rastinate” (click song title to hear)
Jess is an aspiring music producer, and has come to the cafe to work on a new song. However, the anxiety of not being successful soon begins to creep in.
Voice type: Soprano
Demo song: “Chain Me To Your Wall” (click song title to hear)
Alice is a highly motivated freelancer who’s so focused on work that she barely notices the cafe she’s sitting in. She does, however, have a tendency for procrastination…
Voice type: Soprano
Demo song: “Power Thru” (click song title to hear)
Harry is unemployed. His PhD got him nowhere, and now he’s bored with life, and has literally no idea what he should be doing next.
Voice type: Baritone / Tenor
Demo song: “Hot Hot Not” (click song title to hear)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a little about you, and a recording / video of you singing. Please also indicate whether you would prefer the first or second session (note: all 8 actors must be available for the industry sharing on 20th March).
We're extremely excited to announce our next musical, GUY.
The production will take place at London's Bunker Theatre in June, as part of their Breaking Out Season. For more information, and for tickets, see here.
The 1st rule of dating apps: there are plenty more fish in the sea.
The 2nd rule of dating apps: there are plenty more catfish in the sea.
Guy, a shy and overweight millenial, is failing in the departments of mates, dates and fun - dating apps can be cruel if you don’t look like a model. When he’s ghosted by his Romeo, he tries to follow the latest 11-step listicle to get noticed: diets, exercise regimes, and a new wardrobe... but can he resist the temptation of being someone else when the chance is literally at his fingertips? In a reality of lonely binges, dirty sheets and unattainable bodies, you have to learn the hard way that the only person you need to be is yourself.
Sometimes sexy, always real, GUY is a game-changing gay rom-com for the 2010s: with nakedly honest characters; an unapologetically moving portrayal of the hook-ups and downs of 21st-century dating; and a thought-provoking glimpse behind the veil of modern masculinity, male beauty standards, and unspoken prejudices within marginal communities. Tied together with a pioneering and infectiously catchy electronic score, GUY channels floor-filling EDM anthems, indie electronica, queer hip-hop, and PC Music with the lyrical charm of Sondheim, and the earworm melodies of Schwartz.