BAFTA and Oscar-nominated writer/director Martin McDonagh starts WORLDWIDE OPEN casting for new play

BAFTA and Oscar-nominated writer/director Martin McDonagh is debuting new play A Very Very Very Dark Matter this Autumn in London, UK – and the casting directors have opened up the opportunity to perform in the show to YOU!

4th February 2018
/ By Andrew Wooding

Martin McDonagh play open casting GETTY

Oscar-winning actor Jim Broadbent has already bagged a part in the play, which will open at London's Bridge Theatre and is directed by Matthew Dunster (The Seagull, Love Sacrifice).

Producers are looking for the following character types:

– Female, 20s to 40s, black, no taller than 4ft 8in. A brilliant and witty Black woman from the 19th Century Congolese Pygmy tribe. Leading Role. 

– No experience necessary.

–Worldwide submissions accepted.

Applicants must send their name, height, current location, picture and contact information (phone and email) to:

A Very Very Very Dark Matter follows The Little Mermaid author Hans Christian Andersen although plot details are being kept under wraps.

Rehearsals are set to take place in August.

This isn't the first open casting to take place this year.

Just last week, Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg put out an open casting for his re-boot of musical classic West Side Story.

Last year, DC announced a casting call for the lead in Nightwing, with director Chris McKay (The Lego Batman Movie) writing: "Don't leave your career up to chance. Believe in yourself.

"Be on yourself. Get an agent or a manager."

Stay tuned to Mandy News and for details of further open castings and paid jobs as and when they come through.


Elisa Ditta


I would be perfect for the role but...I am not black...

Deborah Caddick


I’m going to just start up my own agency I think I will call it something original like mmmm Debby !!
And never use the phrase “open casting call’ it’s tired and way off the mark when it comes down to specifics ... not to mention a huge time waster ..:::

J T Hiltunen


I think I am just right for the part wehere is the casting?

Carla de Wansey


I realise you were trying to "Big Up" the excitement quotia by saying Open Casting...but use a bit of nouse....It is a very specific role you are casting for....

Diana Brooks


Obviously very specific and rare. Hardly a case of "open" casting.

Eamonn Gallagher


more auld shite

Fra Gunn


That’s me out as well! I’m from Belfast though, would that help?

Belinda Blanchard


Indeed, when saying "Open Casting" in the title, they most certainly should have specified the narrow range they were looking for. Good luck to the short black female actor who gets it though!

Rosslyn Picton


I'm not black and a little taller than 4' 8" Oh well, that's me out! :(