We are looking to work with charities, NPO's or community groups with an interest in teen mental health and the risk of suicide in the young.
Tyne Music Limited in partnership with North East composer Dennis Westgate are bringing a series of exciting new musical projects to the north east. Specifically aimed mainly at the 18-30 year age group who are looking to further their experience in musical theatre.
For the first of these projects we are currently seeking talented young females to take part in Broken Doll a new musical to be performed later this year.
|Dennis Westgate Photo: Carliol Photography|
Broken Doll deals with the controversial issue of suicide in young people. Set in Heaven, the musical tells the story of a group of recently deceased young women looking down on a teenage girl who is contemplating suicide. The role of the group is to persuade the girl's spirit to reconsider its decision to choose life over death and return to its host.
Broken Doll has a wide range of characters within the piece. Although they all have one thing in common, (they are all female), their outlooks and life experiences are naturally all very different, so each has an opinion on the cause of the young girl's demeanour and a proposition as to the cure. This is presented through music and dialogue. Vocally therefore, the cast have different capabilities and timbres which provides an interesting angle to this musical. This diversity of styles in each character and the musical content will make it interesting enough keep the audience engrossed right up to to the closing scene.
Broken Doll addresses a wide range of emotions young women may face, including anger, hate, fear, sorrow, yet also hopelessness and love. Due to its nature and content, this musical will appeal to the younger generation and would be an ideal vehicle to present as part of an educational programme, as it approaches this very difficult subject from a new
angle and its unusual musical content and lively dialogue should hold the interest of the younger as well as the older audience.
Broken Doll’s storyline covers the many different traumers that may drive any young person to contemplate suicide (i.e. bullying, drugs, pregnancy, sexual abuse) so it will hopefully engender some spirited group discussions after the show, or encourage an individual with any kind of emotional problem to either seek professional help, or encourage them to find
someone of their own age with a sympathetic ear. Also under consideration is the potential to film the show and thesubsequent DVD being made available to anyone working with young people. You must be in the 17- 21 years age group, have a good singing voice with acting experience. We are only considering performers who wish to further their career in musical theatre and are looking for suitable projects to showcase their talent.
Auditions for Broken Doll will be taking place in July/August, Anyone interested should contact us for an audition form.
P.S. There are several more projects in the pipeline for both sexes and anyone interested in joining this enterprising new Musical Theatre Group, can submit their interest and experience with a contact number and/or your email address. Note:- You must be committed, dedicated, hard working and arrive on time for rehearsals.