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Plop! In the Ocean: we are casting.

May 3, 2022

We are delighted to announce that we are seeking two performers for our next school touring production, PLOP! IN THE OCEAN. We are looking for performers with a passion for children’s theatre, who are skilled movers.


Plop!” is an ancient Greek slapstick comedy for children ages 4 – 8 to help them learn about plastic pollution, based on the popular myth of Poseidon and Demeter. It’s designed for first time theatre goers to support children’s wellbeing and confidence in participating in arts and cultural activities. It brings sustainable design practice so that we can work and support its own environmentally friendly message which performers will utilise to create these eco landscapes.


This casting is open to performers with or without formal training. Although, experience of school touring or working with children is desirable, but not essential.


The following roles are available; 


Playing age: 20-35 years.

Gender: Open to any gender. 

Description: Demeter is the Goddess of Earth and Queen of the harvest. They are on a mission for much needed peace and quiet, but that is difficult with Poseidon around!



Playing age: 20-35 years. 

Gender: Open to any gender.

Description: Poseidon is God of the sea, storms, earthquakes and horses! Poseidon means well but is a bit of a distraction and doesn’t quite stick to the plan that Demeter sets.


 We are looking for performers who are interested in developing their skills working and touring theatre for young audiences. We are casting for fourteen performers to work across the above two projects. 

Applications are welcome from performers who we have not met before and we welcome applications from people who identify as; global majority, LGBTQI+, disabled or neurodiverse, working-class and/or marginalised in the arts.

 All applicants must be over 18 years old and have the right to work in the UK.


Casting will take place over two stages. These are; 


We are inviting self-tapes from performers which include; 

– A one minute extract from the downloadable text of your chosen role.

– A one minute rock/pop song of your choice. This can be with backing track and/or acapella. 

Downloadable text and the submission form can be found below.

Please choose a song that you feel shows off your vocal abilities and is preferably in character.

You will also be asked to submit a CV and Headshot at this stage, and complete our equalities monitoring form.

If you require any help or have any questions, please contact us via info@hopscotchtheatre.com or visit Spotlight: helpful tips for self-tape! 

Deadline: All self-tapes must be submitted no later than 23rd May 2022, at midday.



A shortlist of candidates will be invited to a group workshop audition at our rehearsal studio in Govan on Monday 6th June with members of the Hopscotch Theatre team and PLOP! IN THE OCEAN director Calum Moore. The workshop will last no longer than 2 hours. Availability for this workshop is essential.

All shortlisted candidates will be notified on 30th May, 2022 if they have been invited to the in-person workshop audition. Any additional information will be provided at this stage.



Applicants will be notified by email no later than 13th June, 2022 if they have been successful.

If unsuccessful, Hopscotch would like to retain your information on file should further casting opportunities arise. We will ask for permission to do so at this stage and will comply in line with GDPR.


If you have any questions or would like to have an informal conversation, please do not hesitate to contact us via email on info@hopscotchtheatre.com and one our team will arrange an opportunity to speak with you.

Plop! In the Ocean by Sarah Mooney is a Scottish premiere touring between August and October, 2022.


Blog post written and edited by Hopscotch Theatre.



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