Can you help us? We’re looking for someone to play the character of Horse in our April 2019 production of The Full Monty. Playing Dates: 15-20 April 2019, George Lawton Hall.
More about the character:
Noah “Horse” T. Simmons is a retired African American mill worker. A gnarled, depressing and seemingly arthritic 50+ man (can be aged) who seems to fulfil a certain kind of fantasy (Song – “Big Black Man”). He has a gentle demeanor. Seemingly, his “break-dancing” days are over until he breaks out. Excellent mover or someone who can sell it with great dead-pan comedy.
Body type: Used to be pretty good back in the day, but now…
Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor
If you would like to audition for this role, you need to be very comfortable with your body; enough to perform on stage in your underwear and eventually a g-string. “Will we go all the way?” You must be prepared to do so and must agree to such to be considered for those roles. Trust is a key word for our production – you will be taken care of respectfully and our final moment (The Full Monty), will be powerful. You will not need to undress at auditions.
Rehearsals will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7.30-10pm and eventually Sunday mornings at our Studio at Woodend Mill Mossley OL5 9RR.
If you are interested in being considered, please contact Claire Egerton on 07870562376 as soon as possible!
About the Show
Show dates: 15th to 20th April 2019
The Full Monty is an Americanised musical version of the 1997 British hit film. While spying on their wives at a “Girls’ Night Out,” a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo see how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold way to make some quick cash. In preparing, they find themselves extremely exposed; not merely physically but emotionally. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness and prejudices, the men come to discover that they’re stronger as a group, and the strength that they find in each other gives them the individual courage to “let it go.”
You won’t want to miss this one, with its funny, touching storyline, great songs and – of course – the most highly anticipated closing number of any show!
This production is directed by John Wood, choreographed by Jane Wood, with musical direction by Paul Firth.
It is based on the Motion Picture released by Fox Searchlight Pictures and written by Simon Beaufoy, produced by Uberto Pasolini and directed by Peter Cattaneo.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.mtishows.co.uk