Calling all Leather Marys - can I just point out at this juncture I have no real idea what a Leather Mary is, but I can have a pretty good guess - I'm passing on this call for extras cos it looks like fun and I know some of my & the Sitcom Trials' Twitterati may be up for it. Please reply to the contacts shown, not to me.
Join us part of a select crowd of supporting artists for a new television drama (TOMORROW: FRIDAY 3rd FEB!)
A series of high profile, low budget shorts are currently being produced for television and broadcast on SKYARTS this year. We need an enthusiastic fun crowd for the finale of one of the shorts which is being shot at the Vauxhall Tavern between 3 and 7pm on Friday 3rd February (but those of you in shows in town could be released by 6pm if necessary).
The period is mid 1970s and the audience are a mix of flamboyant drag queens, leather Mary types and assorted 70s hip and stylish patrons (Male and Female). It’s all very camp and fun. Paul O'Grady and Sheila Hancock star in this often touching and hilarious mature coming of age story.
We aren't able to pay but it should be a fun few hours with two of the UK's biggest television stars. You will be required to be part of a small raucous crowd and there may be some improvised moments whilst you are watching Neville (Paul O’Grady) & Melba (Sheila Hancock) perform their finale.
You are asked to bring your own outfits so if you have any mid 70s gear (polo necks, period jackets, hats etc.) or period drag queen outfits: please let us know what you have (if you can attach any pictures that would be most useful). We will have a few costumes for those without their own but if you require something please could you email through your measurements. Please bring dark shoes. Long hair is useful and long sideburns or moustaches for men is a preference, long undyed and without highlights for women is preferred. Please make sure your pictures are current for hair and make up department reference.
WE WOULD ASK YOU TO PLEASE REPORT TO THE 2ND AD ALEXANDER HOLT IN THE PRODUCTION/ MAKE UP AND COSTUME TRAILER IN GODING STREET NEXT TO THE TAVERN AT 3PM. THEN WARDROBE AND MAKE UP WILL SEE IF ANY ADJUSTMENTS ARE NEEDED. BEFORE WE MOVE YOU ONTO SET WE WILL NEED TO CONGREGATE IN THE PRODUCTION DINING TRAILER AND BE GIVEN A PREP CHAT BY ALEX AND GEORGE AND HANDED A BASIC SUPPORTING ARTIST RELEASE FORMS TO SIGN. PLEASE DO NOT GO DIRECTLY TO SET AS IT MAY DISRUPT FILMING. WE WOULD HOPE TO WRAP AS MANY OF YOU BY 6PM, BUT WILL NEED TO HANG ON TO SOME KEY PEOPLE FOR CONTINUITY FOR THOSE THAT COULD STAY TILL WRAP AT 7PM.
ANY QUERIES SHOULD BE SENT TO NELLIEANDMELBA@GMAIL.COM. WE WILL SEND A CONFIRMATION EMAIL TOMORROW NIGHT.
IF YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED PLEASE DO FORWARD THIS INVITE TO THEM. IF YOU CAN ATTEND PLEASE LET US KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Next Sitcom Trials show March 30, Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol
Script deadline Feb 29 - enter here.