Casting call for new Teesside musical

Published: 21 May 2021
Reporter: Peter Lathan

Amal Bhat casting call
Steel and Iron

Middlesbrough-based Twenty Seven Productions is looking to cast a leading female role for its new musical Steel and Iron.

Producer and co-writer Katie (Victoria) Gibson from Twenty Seven Productions has got together a creative team featuring chart-topping Alistair Griffin, writer John Hoggarth and home-grown family group Cattle and Cane with support from local authorities and additional writing from Paul Smith of Maximo Park to produce a Teesside musical which asks the question, “what happens to a place that is defined by its heritage and industry, when those are taken away from it?”

Twenty Seven is now looking to complete the casting for Steel and Iron, and wishes to audition suitable candidates for the part of Amal on 2 June at ARC in Stockton.

The actor should be female (20s), of South Asian heritage with a Teesside accent and a good musician with a strong singing voice.

The character is Amal Bhat: born and brought up in Middlesbrough, her dad came to the town in the early '70s as a very young child. She has become an expert at "fitting in", constantly needing to adapt her behaviour to whatever surroundings she is in. The constant adaptation has left her resentful and charged. Doesn't suffer fools and is ready to have her voice heard. Fierce intelligence, coiled spring and dry wit.

Anyone who fits the brief should e-mail [email protected] by 29 May with a performance CV, preferred time (AM or PM) and confirmation of availability for rehearsals from (approximately) 12 July and for performances until 15 August.

This is a paid role.

Should performers wish to bring their own instruments, they may do so, but a drum kit and other percussive instruments will be available on the day.