Belfast’s exciting, new theatre company Commedia of Errors is off on the road this Autumn. Fresh from its barnstorming debut at the Young European Theatre Festival in Milan, Italy, ‘The Tain’ is touring venues across Northern Ireland. Medb, Queen of Connacht is on a mission of vanity, she’s gone all the way to Ulster to steal the prized Donn Cúailnge, the Brown Bull of Ulster. With the men of Ulster sick with the curse, only one man stands in her way, the mighty Cú Chulainn – ‘Hound of Ulster’. It’s a shame he hasn’t got two braincells to rub together.

Luckily his trusty servant stands by his side to save the hero from his own stupidity. With the stupid leading the stupider, in a fight against the idiots, who will prevail? Can the Ulstermen fight off the lurghy? Will the forces of Connacht reign supreme? Or can Cú Chulainn send the marauders home? There’s only one way to find out…
Rehearsals run from the 14th September to 25th September in Belfast city centre, with a
small bite size performance at Culture night Belfast on 18th Sept.
The tour dates are then as follows:
26th Sept Culturlann Belfast
28th Sept Schools Perf Newry
29th sept Schools Perf Downpatrick
1st Oct Island Arts Centre Lisburn
2nd Oct Playhouse Derry
3rd oct Strule Arts Centre Omagh
8th Oct The Belfast Barge
9th Oct Riverside Theatre Coleraine
10th Oct The Belfast Barge
As things stand we can currently offer each actor a flat fee of £150 plus a share of any profits made.  Any profits made will be allocated to cast and the technician first and foremost as we endeavour to pay Equity minimum. If the actor is based outside Belfast then accommodation can also be arranged.
On top of this, we have been offered a small amount of funding but it is conditional and will not be confirmed until early September. This would add another £165 to the fee.
We have requested Arts Council funding to increase the cast fee, but unfortunately have not had any confirmation of this and will not know until closer to the time. If our application is successful then the fee will increase instead to an Equity minimum wage.
TUESDAY 18th August, Belfast.
Casting Breakdown
Actor 1: Male 20-40
Amadan, Queen Medb’s endlessly suffering servant. Comic character, the fool but endearing and the audiences friend. Multi-roling required.
Actor 2: Female 25-55
Queen Medb, ambitious, vain and hideously competitive. Comic character, Medb barks and bosses everyone who gets in her way. Multi-roling required.
To put yourself or your clients forward for the audition as per the date above, please send headshots and CVs to Company Manager Clare McMahon by Friday 16th August


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