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Actors Wanted for The Polar Express Train Ride

Actors Wanted for The Polar Express Train Ride

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The Polar Express is a child’s book written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg that later was adapted into the 2004 Motion Picture featuring Tom Hanks. Our Polar Express Train Ride starts like the film, where The Polar Express will arrive at the platform to collect guests to take them to the North Pole.

Passengers will get to meet the characters from the film including the conductor, the singing chefs, the hobo and of course the main man himself Father Christmas. Families are encouraged to wear PJ’s as they experience the fun filled theatrical adventure and drink hot chocolate and eat cookies as they make their way to the North Pole.

Once at the North Pole, Santa will arrive on board to meet with each guest (young and old) and give those on the nice list the first gift of Christmas, a silver sleigh bell just as he does in the film.

We are seeking actors and musical theatre performers for this live, interactive theatrical show. In addition to talent, we are looking for actors who can speak in an American accent, that are team players, enjoy working with children, who have good improvisation skills and who can embrace the interaction between themselves and passengers to create a fun, entertaining and heart-warming experience.

Venues: Leeming Bar station, Wensleydale & South Devon Railway, Buckfastleigh.

All cast members need to be able to:

• React quickly to changing circumstances
• Sing (Christmas carols mostly!)
• Dance (able to follow a basic routine)
• Be 18 years or older (except Hero)
• Available in November & December

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

21st November- 23rd December

Job payment

£80 per day

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Male character aged between 25-60. The Conductor is strong and stern, he has a task to complete and he can’t be late. This role does include Christmas carol singing and must be able to follow a basic dance routine. The conductor must talk in an American accent, and ideally can grow a moustache.

Male, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 17 August 2020.


18yrs+ all ethnicity. Good all-rounders who can sing, dance and entertain in a tight space. Individuals will also be required to clean and serve hot chocolate and cookies during performance. The chefs must talk in an American accent.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 17 August 2020.


Hobo 18+yrs (male identified) all ethnicity. A ghost individual who can make you question your belief in the big man. Must be a strong actor as they have 2 key monologues within in role. The hobo must talk in an American accent.

Male, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 17 August 2020.

Chef/ Elf

18+yrs all ethnicity. This role is a shared role. The individual will be a chef throughout the performance until we get to the North Pole were, they will be expected to go and change and collect Santa. As an Elf you will be assisting Santa, you will be carrying the box of bells and will help him give these out. The chef and elf must talk in an American accent.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

Applications closed 17 August 2020.


Male-identified character actor all ethnicities to play 40+, warm, sincere, full of real joy, non-singing. Natural beard is a must.

Male, aged 40 and over

Applications closed 17 August 2020.

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Listing created: 24 July 2020
Applications closed: 17 August 2020
Casting #1081649
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