Walker Talk (Working Title)

by Lee Mattinson

Curious Monkey is looking to cast 2 young Geordie actors with a playing age somewhere between 14-30 years.  Please only apply if you are working as a professional actor and not in training/education. Walker Talk will be made in collaboration with students from Walker Technology College. It is a new play exploring Walker in the east of Newcastle now and in the past. Curious Monkey will be working in Walker Tech over the next school year to create a new play and put together a theatre company within the school, bringing together an award winning professional creative team with teachers and pupils in the process.

Role of actor

The actors will work with director Amy Golding and assistant director Toni McElhatton with a cast of pupils from year 8 and 9 to support the development of performance skills in the young cast through workshops in school. Actors will then take part in rehearsals and perform in the final production.

The role will involve:

  • 4 x 2 hour workshops in school between October and December 2016
  • 12 x 2 hour workshops between January and June 2017
  • 2 x full day rehearsals during summer half term – week beginning 29th May 2017
  • Full time rehearsals and production week (week beginning 5th June and week beginning 12th June 2017)

(Workshops will generally be on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning between 9.15-11.15am)



£60 per workshop

£100 per day for half term

£460 per week – rehearsals/production week.


Desired skills (not all essential)

–        Experience of working with young people

–        Singing/music skills

–        Knowledge of/have lived/are from Walker

–        DBS check (Curious Monkey will do this for you if you don’t have one already)


How to apply

To apply please email your CV and headshot to:

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 30th September. If you are invited to a casting it will involve a 1.5 hour workshop followed by an individual slot to share a contemporary monologue of your choice (no longer than 3 mins) and a quick chat.

Castings will be held on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th October.


This project is funded by the Sunday For Sammy Trust



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