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CALL OUT for North West based BESEA Actors!

Updated: Dec 14, 2022

Isabella Leung and Papergang Theatre are looking for a number of actors for the production of A BOUFFON PLAY ABOUT HONG KONG. This play is the finalist of The Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2021, and we are delighted to bring the play to HOME Manchester in February 2023.


There is a silent disco over Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour tonight. The bouffons emerge to tell us something - a story perhaps - just for a laugh.

Remember, in this absurd world where politicians are comedians and the soldiers and police are troubled poets; none of us are the main characters.

So don’t take this too seriously, will you?

Looking for:

Any gender, any age

Must be North West based

Must have East Asian heritage

Passionate about storytelling & ensemble work

Experience in movements and devising

Experience in comedy and clown is a bonus but not essential

Cantonese and/or Mandarin speakers are a bonus but not essential

This is a paid opportunity. The performers day rate is £120, and the engagement is 20 days, so the fee is £2400 in total.


Deadline for interest: 19th December 2022

Audition workshop: 21st or 22nd of December at HOME, Manchester

The audition will consist of an 1hr 30mins devising workshop with some text work. Please let us know your availability between the hours of 10am -5pm across the two days and we will confirm your slot.

* If you are a NW based BESEA actor, who cannot make the audition dates: please get in touch on our email to receive instructions for a self tape:

Production dates:

Rehearsals: 23 Jan – 10 Feb 2023

Performances: 16-18 Feb 2023 at HOME Manchester Theatre 2

How to apply:

Email your spotlight/ CV, headshot and a short Cover Letter to

Successful candidates will be sent their invitation to audition within two days of submission.

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