White Horse Theatre

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    Hi, has anyone worked for the White Horse theatre co.? They're a T.I.E. co. in Germany.

    Thanks. Their tours are really long-like 11 months, so I'd love some info before accepting a job

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    Ive just been offered a audition with this company in about 2 weeks. I found this job opportunity through the equity site so should be easy enough to check with equity about them.

    • 1st Jun 2006
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    I too have an audition, does anyone know what money they are offering.

    • 1st Jun 2006
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    I Have just finished a production with someone who has worked for white horse a little while ago, and is looking to tour with them again.

    Aparrently the money is very good.. you get £500 per month paid into your german bank account, and also £500 per month paid into a British account, thus avoiding loads of tax. Your accommodation, breakfasts, and petrol money for the touring van (including a load of extra petrol for personal use) are provided..you also get flown home and back, and get paid, for two weeks holiday at christmas, and two weeks at easter.. you also get regular long weekends, which will allow you to travel around europe a bit, or fly back to blighty.. I think you also get £1000 bonus for learning your script before you hit germany, you also get £1000 bonus on completion of your full touring contract.. I think on average you end up with about £7000 saved into your english account and more money than you can possibly spend in germany!!

    Also, the guy's that did the league of Gentlemen did this tour, and most of the charachters from their programme are based on real people, teachers, and villages in germany, from this tour...

    good luck with the auditions..!!

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  • Gavin Dando

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    I have worked for White Horse. Its a hard job, theres not two ways about that. If you think that you can survive living in the middle of no-where, If you drive great, If you dont then you will be to the mercy of the other actors that you work with, Most of the time the places that you stay are the back end of beyond.

    Its your choice. Its a lottery really. If you get on with the others on your tour its a blast, if not its a living hell

    Good Luck

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    Cheers you two that's really helpful. Nice one!

    • 1st Jun 2006
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  • Jemma Lewis

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    Hi guys,

    Good Luck at the auditions. I'll confirm both of what Gavin and Tristan have said. I was over in Germany with Gav! It is very hard work but a great experience and yes you have to be able to get on with who you're touring with!! It helps to get to know the other casts too as you can visit them at weekends. As far as the money's concerned Tristan is pretty spot on it is very good especially as you can live on very little over there. Germany's great it's a beautiful country and it's easy to get to Holland, Chezch, Poland, France and Switzerland. If you're pretty confident you can put up with the same three people for 11 months then you should definatly do it.

    • 1st Jun 2006
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    Just wondering if everyone had to share a room in every place or do you get privacy as well. Also do you think it could help your career at all or would itjust be for experience. thanks

    • 1st Jun 2006
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    A small bit of advice - if you always have to share a room don't do it! I love people and am crap on my own but I realised during a 6 month tour that having some time alone is vital even if you get on well with people.

    Most good companies realise that, and know it is worth paying for the extra accomodation if the actors are not at each others throats for want of privacy.

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  • Jemma Lewis

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    You would normally have to share with the other girl in your group, sometimes there would be three rooms and so you take it in turns to have a single.

    As for helping your career, yes I think so, although it depends on how far ahead you view yourself career wise. It is basically TIE, but if this is something you don't have much experience in then I'd say do it as it's very good grounding for an acting career, don't knock it. If you think you've done enough TIE and it's time to move on then I'd say do it for the experience of a year in another country.

    I think it's a good thing to do anyway, you'll be meeting new people, working with new directors, maybe having the opportunity to play roles that you haven't yet done and it challenges you to keep these characters and pieces alive and exciting for 11 months, that's a tough call! So for personnal growth as an actor, yes worthwhile.

    I'll be honest I had some of the worst and most difficult times of my life over there, but also some of the best and whenever I look back on my time there I always view it as a very positive experience and remember alot of brilliant times!!

    Good luck!

    • 1st Jun 2006
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