Reimagining and redeveloping The Courts Imagine a place where a young person’s background, race, beliefs, gender, physical ability and economic status had nothing to do with how good they could be, what they could achieve. A space where they could fully explore their creative potential, receive support and mentoring, and find meaningful work. That place is the Old Bristol Magistrates Courts (The Courts). An enterprise centre to help young people set up their own creative businesses and develop their opportunities. A place where there are no barriers to their future, where the only things that count are their abilities and talents. Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund and Bristol City Council we are developing detailed business and architectural plans to reimagine and redevelop this historic city landmark as a place that will complement Bristol’s renowned and growing creative industries sector. To get involved and keep up to date with our progress, sign up to our newsletter. About us Blog Open call for actors Eclipse Eclipse is a small scale production that explores issues of gender, sexuality and relationships between young people. The first stage of the play's development took place last year following Alice’s residency within youth clubs in Bristol, which culminated in a rehearsed reading. This is the second phase of development with hopes of the piece going on tour in the Autumn. The show will be funny, challenging, moving and provocative. Alice Nicholas completed the Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writers Programme. Her recent work includes Christmas Turkey (2016) & Cinderella (2015) for Creative Youth Network, Sherman Swingers for the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff and Honest for Theatre 6 regional tour 2014 including Alma Tavern, Bristol, Salisbury Playhouse and New Wimbledon Theatre Studio. Rehearsals will take place for two weeks commencing 10th April 2017 at The Station, Silver Street, Bristol. Production week beginning 24th April with performances 26-28th April at The Station, Silver Street, Bristol. Equity rates apply We are looking for: 2-3 actors Aged late teens - early 20’s with playing age mid-late teens Male, female and transgender applicants welcome All ethnicities welcome to apply We welcome actors of all backgrounds for all of the roles, and encourage performers with experience / training in movement to apply. We are ideally looking for actors from Bristol or the surrounding areas, but will be open to all applicants. Apply now To apply please send CV and headshot to [email protected]. Deadline for applications Wednesday 1st March. We aim to send out invites to audition on the 3rd March. Availability You must be available for all of the following: Auditions will be held on Thurs 9th March from 11am to 1pm at The Station, Silver St, Bristol, BS1 2AG Rehearsals will take place for two weeks from 10th April at The Station, Silver St, Bristol, BS1 2A1. Some weekend rehearsals may be needed. The production week is 24th April and performances 26-28th April at The Station, Bristol. For more information please contact Alice by emailing [email protected].