Apocalyptic Call Out

Apr 23 2018 | By More

Open auditions for immersive production

Newly formed Edinburgh company Immerse Productions has put out an open call for amateur performers for its first show, Year Zero, at the 2018 Leith Festival in June.

The site specific, immersive production will be staged in the Biscuit Factory and the company is looking for both stage managers and actors.

Leith is burning – but can you be saved in Immerse Productions’ pre-apocalyptic thriller?

Director Sean Quinn told Æ he is looking for “creative, versatile and skilled performers interested in working on this partly devised site specific experience.”

He added: “Year Zero is a site specific production where the United Kingdom is on the brink of a nuclear apocalypse. Political tension is at an all time high and time for a diplomatic resolution is over. A group of strangers gather in an abandoned Biscuit Factory and wait for further instructions.”

Using the latest technology in lighting, sound and special effects the company aims to transport its audience to a pre-apocalyptic world where confusion and panic is rife.

According to its website: “An Immerse Production is different from a typical theatre show. Instead of watching from a distance you will be involved in the plot.

“Not all of our experiences are appropriate for young people. We are currently advising Parental Guidance for Year Zero. It is not recommend for under 12’s and under 14s will not be admitted without an over 18 years responsible adult.”


Auditions for the production will be held in Edinburgh on Monday 14 May. Email hello@immerseproductions.org for details of time and place and to book an audition slot.

Rehearsals will take place in the evenings of the week beginning June 4 with a tech/dress rehearsal on Monday June 11. The show will run in the evenings June 12 – 16.

Listings and links

Year Zero auditions
Monday 14 May 2018
Email hello@immerseproductions.org for further details and to book an audition.

Year Zero
The Biscuit Factory, 4-6 Anderson Place, EH6 5NP
Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 June 2018.
Evenings: 7pm; Two perfs Fri/Sat 16: 7pm & 8.30pm.
Tickets: https://www.immerseproductions.org/boxoffice.

Immersive Productions website: https://www.immerseproductions.org.
Facebook: @Immerseproductions.
Twitter: @immerseonline.


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