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The Paddington Bear Experience, Global Majority Call Out
Selladoor Worldwide

The Paddington Bear Experience, Global Majority Call Out
Selladoor Worldwide

  • Project Details
    Casting global majority performers, to act in their new family-friendly London attraction, The Paddington Bear Experience, based out of County Hall.

    All performers will learn two or more roles, as per the combinations outlined in the briefs. Performance-based front of house duties (in-character welcomes or ticket-checks) may also be required on a rotating basis. Light resetting duties will also be required between scenes and audience groups.

    The experience is scripted and kept to a tight run-time. You will be expected to use your improvisational skills to suitably field any customer questions/interactions while keeping scenes to their set length.

    Strong improvisation and hosting skills will be needed, to manage audience groups (up to 30 people at a time) through their journey and immersive experience is a plus.

    You will lead a new audience group every 7-15 minutes with requisite break times accounted for. You will also be scheduled to alternate in a swing capacity. The operation runs 7 days/week, with all actors guaranteed a designated rest day in their contracts. Working hours will normally fall between 8am and 8pm.

    Note; be advised performers are required to travel through backstage areas. Please only apply if you are comfortable with tight, low-light spaces. Audiences will be allowed to take photos in parts of the experience and you will have to be comfortable having photos taken in character with members of the public.

    Note: At this time we are only looking for performers from the global majority. Please only apply if you meet these criteria and you are available for an in-person audition on Tuesday the 20th February 2024.
  • Production Personnel
    Gamepath [Performers are General Managed by Selladoor Worldwide]
  • Contract Details
    Contracted 4 or 8-month terms, paid rehearsal period in advance of the performance period. Potential to extend at 4-month intervals (not guaranteed, based on the individuals’ performance). The first 4-month performance period is 3rd June – 29th September 2024 (inclusive). Note: there is no break-clause in the contracts and performers must see out their full contract term. Consider this carefully if opting for an 8-month contract. Note; there is a holiday embargo from start of character development up until (and including) 9th June 2024 – no requests for N/As will be accepted between these dates. Pays £13.75/hr, plus standard pension contribution, holiday pay and SSP, as PAYE employees. All contracts are based on minimum guaranteed hours over a set number of days. Additional hours available in peak periods. Guaranteed 5 days/per week (minimum 30 hour) and 2 days/per week (minimum 12 hour) contracts available. 5 day/week contracts - Monday-Sunday (Monday or Tuesday is a guaranteed rest day). 2 day/week contracts - Monday-Friday (Thursday is a guaranteed rest day). Additional shifts may be available. State your preferred contract when applying.
  • Production Type
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  • Location
  • Dates & Location
    Character development w/c 15 Apr. in London; Rehearsal 29 Apr. - 2 Jun. (minimum 30 hours); Performance dates dependant on contract. During the rehearsal period, performers are expected to be available Monday – Saturday working a guaranteed minimum 30 hours over 5 days per week.
  • Closing Date
    15th Feb 2024