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Call out for storytellers for Christmas Tale in the Dales

The social enterprise Citizen Songwriters is seeking actors / storytellers to deliver a story piece on a festive railway carriage at Stanhope Station on the Weardale Railway. The role involves performing a new Christmas story themed around communities in the Dales, written by local communities in Weardale with Citizen Songwriters. The piece is for 4—9 year old's and their families.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, warm spirited and engaging individual who has experience delivering stories to young audiences. We are looking for someone who can commit to at least 5 of the dates below. Each day 15 minute performances of the piece take place at 12.30pm, 2.45pm, 5pm and 6.45pm.

We are particularly interested in actors who are able to sing or perform a simple-to-learn song as part of the performance (this is optional however). Actors/storytellers applying for the role must be based in the North East and be able to travel to Stanhope Station (DL13 2YS).  We particularly welcome applications from people from communities underrepresented in the arts, including global majority heritage backgrounds, people with disabilities and those from low income households. 

December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 21, 22 & 23 (12.30—7pm)

£150 per day (4 x 15 minute performances taking place between 12.30—7pm) 
+ contribution towards travel

How to apply:
Please email with your CV and a short video introducing yourself and a sample of a children’s story of your choice in no more than 2 minutes. You can either email or WhatsApp the video to 07854 261787. If you need help recording a video, or have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on

Application deadline:
Please apply before 5pm on Friday 11 November 2022.
We’ll notify successful actors/storytellers by Wednesday 16 November 2022.

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