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| Niamh Hicks

Casting Call Out! We’re staging Born & Bread

Born and Bread

Brighton People’s Theatre is casting our new play Born and Bread, and we’d love to meet you.

After listening to the stories of over 100 locals, 36 workshops, dozens of extra rehearsals, an R&D sharing and several re-writes of the script, we now have a finished script, songs and funding from the Arts Council to bring Born and Bread to life.

We have four shows planned at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts; a matinee and an evening performance on each date where we will feed our audience as part of the show:

  • Saturday 30 September 2023, 1 pm and 6 pm
  • Sunday 1 October 2023, 1 pm and 6 pm
  • Dress rehearsal will be all day on Friday 29 September 2023

Come and be a part of it.

New to BPT? Find out more about us here. Find out more about Born and Bread here.

Thanks to Arts Council England and Unity Theatre Trust for supporting this project.

“It made me feel like I’m alive again. It helped tremendously to build my confidence around people. It’s a huge progress for me and I’m so grateful and thankful to BPT who welcomed me and gave me this opportunity.”
Born & Bread R&D cast member

Born and Bread

The Casting Evening

In July 2022 we had a hugely successful sell-out run of the show during its research and development phase. We are now looking for new performers to join the original cast to take Born and Bread to full production.

To be a part of this joyous show, which has been written using the real stories of Brighton people, join us for a fun and playful casting evening.

There is no need to have attended any previous BPT workshops to come to the casting, and no performance experience is required.

“I have learnt that there is creativity in everyone. I know how fabulously diverse my town is, but this is the most diverse group of people I’ve ever worked/played with, and it’s been a great experience.”
Born & Bread R&D cast member

Who We’re Looking For

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

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

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.

And if you don’t want to perform but are interested in getting involved backstage in some way, for example helping out with props, costumes, and stage management, we’d love to hear from you too.

If you are cast in the show, we’ll ask you to commit to being available on the following dates for rehearsals, Tuesdays 6-9 pm:

  • 18, 25 April
  • 2, 9, 16, 23 May
  • 6, 13, 20, 27 June
  • 4, 11, 18 July
  • 5, 12, 19, 26 September
  • Friday 29 September (all-day dress rehearsal at ACCA)
  • Saturday 30 September (Matinee and Evening Performances)
  • Sunday 1 October (Matinee and Evening Performances)

It’s likely there will also be several other extra rehearsals in the run-up to the show.


The casting is free to attend. All rehearsals will be run on a Pay What you Decide basis to be accessible to all. All proceeds will go towards the costs of making the show.


We are able to offer free bus tickets for travel and there is a budget for childcare costs 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.

Register Your Interest

If you’re interested in joining us, looking to try something new and exciting, want a place to be creative, and want to have a laugh in an open, playful, fearless and respectful space, then sign up for the casting evening below.

We will close the sign up form at 9 am on Monday 20 March. 

We really look forward to meeting you.

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