Casting Call – What Once Was Ours

Casting call for two talented and youthful Actors to join the national tour of What Once Was Ours, a new co-production between Zest Theatre and Half Moon; two of the UK’s leading companies creating work for young people.

What Once Was Ours is a new immersive show about identity and belonging. Created against the background of Brexit, the production has been developed in consultation with young people across the country and uses their direct words and opinions to explore how politics and national values impact on the complex lives of one family.


Mixed Race Male Spoken Word Artist / Actor – casting breakdown

Angry and disenfranchised, Callum arrives from the big city in urgent need of his Dad’s help. Determined not to be another urban stereotype, Callum’s story is one of resilience in the face of challenge and adversity. His constant striving has developed a lyrical wisdom about the world around him.

We’re seeking an incredibly talented and engaging actor with exceptional skills in both the writing and performing of spoken word.

Playing Age: 19
Must be aged 21+
A full clean driving license is an advantage.

Please note: Due to the political and racial themes of this production, we are only seeking Mixed Race applicants with White & Black heritage.


Female Actor – casting breakdown

On first impressions Katie is self-assured and confident. White British and from a suburban, middle class background; Katie has seemingly had a privileged and supportive upbringing. But the arrival of her estranged half-brother, Callum, soon unmasks an emotional story of financial difficulties and insecurity.

We are seeking a youthful and engaging performer to unpack Katie’s vulnerabilities with raw honesty.

Playing Age: 17
Must be aged 21+
Full clean driving license is an advantage

Please note: Due to the political and racial themes of this production we are only seeking applicants from White backgrounds.


Contract Details

Rehearsals: 11 September – 4 October 2017 in Lincoln and London
National Tour: 5 October – 24 November 2017

ITC / Equity Contract: £458 p/w plus per diems, accommodation and travel.

All candidates must be aged 21+
A full clean driving license is an advantage
Successful candidates must complete an Enhanced DBS Check 

Casting will take place on 26 June in London. Closing date for submissions will be 5pm on Friday 16 June. Please email a CV, headshot any examples of your work to

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