Casting Call – Waiting for Godot

Closing Date: 19 February 2018

Hackney Showroom

Location: East London

Remuneration: £687 performers fee £458 towards any performers assistance £300 towards travel costs


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Hackney Showroom and Culture ​D​evice ​have been awarded Arts Council ​England funding ​to continue our research and development of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot.

We are looking for experienced male performers with Down’s syndrome with a playing age of 25 +. We are seeking performers who are confident learning small amounts of text and comfortable with movement and improvisation.

We will be asking performers to work with us on two short sections for the characters of Vladimir and Lucky.

He’s a thinker with a good heart. Light on his feet and full of ideas but with a serious and responsible side.

Downtrodden by a harsh master. Unpredictable. Has a way with words. His physicality reflects his poor treatment.

Auditions 22nd Feb 11am – 4pm – Hackney Showroom, E8 2BT

Waiting for Godot – R&D

This next phase of development will see us working with 4 performers, a sound designer, set and costume designer and a film maker. We will be selecting some sections of text from the play and exploring how movement, clowning, sound and film technology can help us unlock the play.

The R&D will be directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay, co-director of Hackney Showroom and Daniel Vais, Director of Culture Device.

Introductory sessions
These will give us a chance to try out some of the technology and techniques as well as work on some of the text and give actors time to learn some short sections of text before our full R&D week.

5th March 11.30am – 5.30pm
12th March 11.30am – 5.30pm
19th March 11.30am – 5.30pm

Followed by
26th – 29th March 11.30am – 5.30pm

These four days will allow us to try out some of our ideas in more depth. There will be an informal sharing of our work for industry guests on the 29th at 4pm.

All of these sessions will take place at Hackney Showroom.

For further details contact Sam Curtis Lindsay on 0203 095 9747 or email