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Casting: NTW & Oily Cart - Splish Splash

29 November 2017

National Theatre Wales & Oily Cart are casting for SPLISH SPLASH, a complex needs show.

Oily Cart has an international reputation for its work with young people with complex learning disabilities. We are looking for wonderful performers for a new hydro-pool production. The show will be created in collaboration with National Theatre of Wales as part of NHS70, a month-long festival, inspired by some of the founders, staff and patients of this extraordinary institution.

SPLISH SPLASH is a multi-sensory, underwater production exclusively for children and young people with sensory impairments, performed in hydropools, in hospitals and schools across Wales. There will be three versions: one for those with profound and multiple learning disabilities, another for those on the autism spectrum, and a third for the deafblind. Our aim is to present a watery wonderland, a magical space where every sense is delighted. Hydro-therapy pools will be transformed by underwater lighting, clouds of bubbles drifting from below, curtains of perfumed spray, and live music played on floating pipes, with a sound that can be felt as much as heard.

We’re looking for performers with terrific singing voices, who are comfortable in the pool. Performers should be prepared to develop close-up communication skills.

We encourage applications from people of colour.

Salary: £525.30 per week, plus per diems and accommodation provided whilst on tour.


Rehearsals 26th Feb - 30 March 2018 with previews (London)

Bring back rehearsals in Wales: 18th June – 30th June 2018

Welsh tour from 1st - 29th July 2018

Re-rehearsals in London: w/b 10th September 2018

National UK tour taking place in 17th September – 7th October 2018

Further information

Further information on the role and how to apply can be found here