London Casting: Female Talent Needed for New West End Short Play ‘Getting Rid’

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“Getting Rid”

Campaign group Actor Awareness is back with their celebrated scratch nights at Spotlight Studios in the West End. All their opportunities are paid and attended by agents and other top industry figures. Next month, the theme is intergenerational stories.

“Getting Rid” by Glenda Cooper is one of the four pieces to be performed on Aug. 12. It follows Inge, a woman in her 70s as she performs the Swedish custom of döstädning or “death cleaning.” Too frail to do it herself, she employs Sasha, a skint 20-something student.

The role of Inge is for female talent, aged 60–75. She is an old woman with secrets.

Sasha, for a female actor, aged 18–30, is a student in need of extra cash that has secrets of her own.

“Getting Rid” will be performed on Aug. 12 in the West End and pays Equity minimum. Head over to the casting notice for more information and to apply now.

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