London Casting: Lead Roles Available in New, Millennial-Focused Play ‘#Breathe’

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Hello and welcome to one of our shoutouts for projects casting around the U.K. As always there’s a mix of opportunities for all ages, abilities, and locations but do remember to check if you fit the bill before applying. Although we make every attempt to verify castings before we hit publish, please ensure that you do your own research before firing off those headshots and Backstage links.


Millennials are getting a chance to have their voices heard on stage. “#Breathe” is a technically innovative new play by Lucrezia Pollice exploring mental illness, uncertainty, and ideas of success. There’s a host of characters to explore for actors, aged 18-35.

The leads, female characters Sophie, Maria, and Rachel are open to all ethnicities, with international and BAME applications encouraged. Sophie is an Instagram blogger who doesn’t want to grow up, Maria is an aspiring writer fighting her demons, and Rachel is a primary school teacher buckling under the job.

The team is also looking for a black British man, aged 25-35, to play Eddie, a marketing guy who dreams of starting his own business.

The team will rehearse at The Young Vic and perform at new venue, The Workshop, in London. Rehearsals begin on Dec. 18, and the run lasts until the end of January 2018. The project is paid by a profit share, so confirm the details with the team before committing.

Read the full casting breakdown and apply here by Dec. 8.

Check out Backstage’s London audition listings!