Casting 2 Male Actors for Bird’s Nest Billy 2019 Tour

2 Male Actors Required for Fidget Theatre Bird’s Nest Billy

Fidget Theatre love to take the familiar and make it fantastical. We specialise in playful and imaginative work for young children and family audiences. Our shows merge the recognisable with the magical and the adventurous. We love participation and welcome audiences who enjoy a good fidget!

Our latest show BIRD’S NEST BILLY features puppetry, playful interaction, and original sound design, a magical adventure for 3-7 year olds and their families.

Molly’s Marvellous Moustache indicates that Fidget Theatre’s future will be…marvellous”–Children’s Theatre Guide

We are looking for 2 Male actors for the roles of BILLY and his big brother BO for a national studio theatre tour Spring 2019.

The actor playing BILLY will be a playful, thoughtful and engaging performer, able to convincingly play a child and interact naturally with a young audience.

The actor playing BO will be able to convincingly play a child. He will double as the adult characters Billy meets on his adventures and will have the ability to multi role, and lead young audiences through the participatory story telling.

Experience of children’s theatre, participatory work and puppetry would also be desirable. Fidget Theatre actively encourage applications from BAME performers.


W/c 28 Jan – Rehearsal week 1 (Leeds)

W/c 4 Feb – Rehearsal week 2 (Leeds)

W/c 11 Feb – Rehearsal Week 3 (Leeds, including tech and preview with schools group)

18 Feb – Final tech and dress at The Carriageworks, Leeds

19 – 20 Feb – performances at The Carriageworks, Leeds

23 Feb – Performances at Otley Courthouse

2 March – Performance at Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

9 March – Performance at Harrogate Theatre

16 March – Performance at Cranleigh Arts Centre

17 April – Performance at The Lights, Andover

18 April – Performance at Helmsley Arts Centre

20 April – Performance at Junction, Goole

26 April – Performance at CAST Doncaster

4 May – Performance at Canada Water Arts Space, London

11 May – Performance at ARC, Stockton

25 May – Performance at Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

31 May – Performance at The Witham, Barnard Castle

1 June – Performance at the Library Theatre, Luton

Wages: £471 per week / £150 per day

To apply please send your CV or including photograph to 

Deadline for applications: Noon 3rd January

Auditions will be held in Leeds: Monday 7th January