Callout for a young performer for Nosedive

SUPERFAN (Pete Lannon and Ellie Dubois) are seeking a young performer ages 16-20 to perform in a new contemporary circus show in 2019.

Nosedive work in progress performance. Photo credit: Ludo des Cognets.

Nosedive will be a new intergenerational circus show, and is the winner of the 2019 Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award. The show will be performed in Glasgow and London in November. The cast will include three young performers working alongside professional circus performers, directed by Ellie and Pete. The show will be created by the company throughout rehearsals.

Nosedive will explore fear, hope, and recklessness, and how our relationship towards them changes as we get older. Young and adult performers will play side by side and push themselves to the physical limit – the risks and challenges of the circus trick becoming a metaphor for how we consider age and youth, and what we view as acceptable levels of risk at different stages in life.

If you are a young person with an interest contemporary circus, gymnastics, free running, contemporary dance, martial arts, street dance or breakdance – we want to hear from you. We also encourage performers with disabilities and can discuss your access and support needs.

No performance experience is needed.

W/C 1st July
W/C 8th July
W/C 14th Oct
W/C 21st Oct
W/C 28th Oct
W/C 4th Nov
W/C 11th Nov

We will cover all travel, accommodation in London and food expenses relating to the project. Should any of the rehearsals or performance clashes with school commitments, these will be discussed with parents / guardians to organise the necessary arrangements with your school regarding any missed work.

Deadline: 26th April 2019

To apply please email putting ‘Nosedive Performer Application’ in the subject line, and let us know the following info:

  • Name:
  • Age:
  • Contact details:
  • 150 words on the sort of physical movement you do
  • 150 words on why you are interested in taking part

If you have any images/videos of you moving please also send them.

If you have any questions or would like to talk more please call Ellie on 07789067936 or email