Casting call for new Middle Child show by Luke Barnes

By 20 December 2019Uncategorised

A collaboration between Middle Child, Luke Barnes and the Beats Bus, THERE SHOULD BE UNICORNS pushes the apex of familiarity and innovation by being a young person’s story told via hip hop and dance for the outdoor circuit.

It’s set in Hull. It’s for Everyone. Mums. Dads. Nans. Grampas. Kids.  This is a family show which asks the question: “How can we be good when we’re so caught up in what’s bad?” It tells the story of a young girl who decides to overthrow capitalism armed only with a BMX and an unshakeable belief in Unicorns.

Formally it’s a concept album designed for large spaces. It is designed for movement to fill the space and storytelling to be the central form of communication. We are looking for an exciting company of collaborators who will dance, story tell, sing and play music. Occasionally they’ll speak lines.


We are looking for performers aged 18 and above who can play the following roles:

JASMINE (f) 10-years old. A thoughtful girl who is kind and peaceful. She’s family orientated and loves to work and play, with a curious zest for the world. To her it is huge and full of wonder.

ANITA (f) Also 10-years old. Best friends with Jasmine.

GEORGINA (f) Jasmine’s 17-year-old sister.

THE UNICORN (m) A dancing unicorn.

DAD (m) Jasmine’s Dad. Works hard.

MR POTTER / BIG DUNC (m) Jasmine’s Dad’s Boss / Georgina’s Boyfriend.

Auditions will take place in Hull on 4th February and in London on 6th February. All performers who audition will receive a yes or no answer.

For more details, including pay and accommodation, what to expect in auditions, rehearsal and tour dates download the full casting call (PDF).

UPDATE (5th JAN 2020): This casting call is now closed.