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'Extras' are required for film production at Theatre

Posted on 04/02/2014 by Helga Pearson in georgian theatre royal handel choral singers musicians

The Georgian Theatre Royal is going to be used as a film set on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 February and the production company is looking for a number of 'extras'.

The drama documentary is based on the life of the renowned German-born composer George Frideric Handel and local people are being invited to make up an audience at a musical performance on the theatre’s stage. There will also be specific roles for choral singers and classical musicians.

Historical costumes will be provided and participants will be paid between £60-90 per day. Not everyone will be needed for both days, which will run from 8am - 6pm.

No experience is required to be in the audience although applicants should be over 18 years old. Familiarity with the works of Handel would be an advantage for the choral singers but it is not essential and the musicians should be able to play one of either the violin, horn, bass and harpsichord. Singers and musicians will be required to mime to pre-recorded tracks and sheet music will be provided.

“The Georgian Theatre provides the perfect location for this section of the filming,” said Steve Bache of Two Productions. “It is an absolute gem of a setting and its stage and intimate auditorium re-create beautifully the colourful world of 18th century musical performance.

“We are really looking forward to being in Richmond and would encourage people to get involved with what promises to be a very exciting couple of days.”

Anyone interested in being a film extra, can pick up an information sheet at the Theatre’s Box Office or contact Steve Bache at Two Productions via email steve@twoproductions.co.uk

 

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