The Library Theatre Company is recruiting a Community Company of actors to support the forthcoming production of Charles Dickens’s HARD TIMES.

HARD TIMES is Dickens’s wonderful story of dramatic events in a nineteenth century mill town and, most excitingly, will be played in the atmospheric Murrays’ Mills in Ancoats. It will be directed by the Company’s Artistic Director, Chris Honer.

Rehearsals will start on May 3 and performances will be between June 4 and July 2

We want to hear from anyone who would like to take part in the project and will be holding two informal information meetings for people for those interested:

7pm Thursday 31 March FULL
2.30pm Saturday 2 April FULL
11.30am Saturday 9 April – a few places left

The meetings will be held at the Zion Arts Centre, 335 Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester, M15 5ZA. You only need to come to one of these meetings.

We are looking for anyone over the age of 16. All welcome! The work is unpaid but some expenses will be offered per performance. This is an amazing opportunity to experience life at a professional theatre. No previous experience is necessary – just enthusiasm and commitment.

People should be able to commit to a certain number of rehearsals and performances; complete availability is not essential.

Please note: We can’t consider professional actors for these roles.

We understand that many of those involved will have work and home commitments so rehearsals will be scheduled with this in mind.

Please let us know if you’re coming by calling Rebecca Jenner on 0161 234 1913 or by e-mailing her at r.jenner@manchester.gov.uk