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| Niamh Hicks

Brighton People’s Theatre is casting our new show, Born and Bread, and we want you to be in it.

On the 24 May from 6 pm – 9 pm we’ll be running a fun casting evening at the Friends Meeting House on Ship Street where we will form a company of actors made up of Brighton people…if you have a postcode that starts BN, that’s you 🙂

We currently have parts written for and by people with lived experience and authentic voices from:

Whitehawk, Mexico, Bevendean, Jamaica, Portslade, Poland, Moulsecoomb, Kent, Ethiopia, Bevendean, Thailand, Lewes, Uganda, Scotland, India, Sussex, Palestine, London, Bristol, France, Zimbabwe, Hove, New Zealand, Manchester, Lithuania, Slough, Italy, Lancing…

But there will be speaking parts for everyone, from whatever region of the UK or the world you are from, whether you’re born and bred in Brighton or you’ve just arrived, there is a part for you.

What will we be doing at the casting?

Meeting people, playing games, reading from a script, playing with a few characters, eating some delicious food, having a laugh…

What won’t we be doing at the casting?

Memorising lines, sitting in a waiting room for your turn to read a scene in front of a panel of people behind desks…

The casting will be run by Tanushka Marah & Jack Parris, the writers and directors of Born and Bread.

There is no need to have attended any previous Born and Bread or Brighton People’s Theatre workshops to come to the casting, and no performance experience is required.

At the casting we will be providing a free hot meal served halfway through the evening. We are able to offer bus tickets for travel and there is a budget for childcare if needed. If you have any access requirements send an email to [email protected] in advance and we’ll do everything we can so you can attend.

After the casting, we’ll ask you to commit to being available for all rehearsals from 6-9 pm on Tuesdays

  • June 7, 14, 21, 28
  • July 5, 12.
  • Half-day on Sunday 17 July for the dress rehearsal
  • Performances will be on the evening of Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 July at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts in Falmer and will be open to the public

If you are interested in joining us, doing something creative, trying something new, meeting new people, having some laughs, and learning some performance skills, then register your interest below by Friday 20 May 2022.

We’d also like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been involved in the making of the project so far. We’ve heard stories from over 70 people across Brighton during our research period. It’s been a joy sharing in everyone’s experiences and stories about food. If you have attended a workshop, been interviewed by one of our team, or have sent your own story in, just know that it’s all had an impression on the show and the characters that we are casting now, so thank you!

See you on the 24 May at 6 pm.

Thanks to our funder Paul Hamlyn and the following organisations who have supported the project through the Culture ConneX Programme: