Men Needed to Mark Special Moment in Time

Project Octagon

LeftCoast is on the hunt for fifty men between the ages of 18-40 to take part in an exciting, UK wide, performance project in summer 2016 called Project Octagon.

Working with partners in England, Scotland and Wales, young males are invited to be part of a special one-off, large-scale event alongside hundreds of other people, directed by an award winning team that will mark a moment in national history.

Participants need to be able to attend rehearsals throughout May and June with the final performance taking place in July; all sessions will be held in Blackpool.

Due to the nature of the performance, all participants will require a good level of physical fitness and need to be comfortable performing in a public space however, no previous experience is required!

To be part of this historical event, participants must attend one of four initial workshops:

  • Thursday 14 April 6-8pm (Upstairs room at The Layton)
  • Saturday 16 April 1-3pm (Brunswick Room at Blackpool Central Library)
  • Monday 18 April 7-9pm (Upstairs room at Raikes Hall)
  • Tuesday 26 April 6-8pm (Lounge room at St Kentigern’s Parish Church)

To book a place visit the LeftCoast website.

Julia Turpin, Executive Director of LeftCoast, said: “Project Octagon is an incredibly exciting opportunity for young men from all kinds of backgrounds to take a step into the world of theatre and performance. Blackpool and Wyre are very lucky to have been selected to be part of marking this moment in national history.”

“We cannot reveal too much about the project at this stage but we can say that the team behind it is an outstanding one. We’re sure that the experience for participants will be just as powerful as it will be for the audience itself.”

For more information about Project Octagon or to book a place on a workshop visit the LeftCoast website. You can also like LeftCoast on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @LeftCoastUK.

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