Rapper/MC required for HIPPITY HOP, Oily Cart’s interactive hip-hop show for young children

Are you a rapper with a passion for children’s theatre? Oily Cart want to hear from you!

Oily Cart has an international reputation for its work with early years audiences. We are looking for a brilliant rapper for an interactive hip-hop show for young children aged 2-5.

After its sell-out success over a decade ago, HIPPITY HOP is back to meet a new generation of hip young things. Experience the poetry, puppetry, music and movement of the first ever interactive hip hop show for young children aged 2-5.

With graffiti-based designs, hip hop flavoured beats and the twinkling lights of the city, HIPPITY HOP celebrates street culture. Join the Hippity Hoppity baby for a multi-sensory musical – it’s a hip hopera!

We’re looking for performers who can rap and have some beatboxing and movement skills. Experience with puppetry is desired but not essential. You should be comfortable with interactive theatre and must be skillful at improvisation.

Oily Cart champions and promotes diversity and access. We are committed to equality of opportunity and encourage applications from all sections of the community and in particular those including BAMER and disabled candidates.

All company members are required to help with theatre get-ins, fit-ups and get-outs. Performers with disabilities should not be deterred, as we will make reasonable adjustments.

Salary: £535.80 per week, plus per diems and accommodation provided whilst on tour.

How to apply:

Have a look at www.oilycart.org.uk for further details of the company and our work then apply by email to Alison Garratt at oilies@oilycart.org.uk by enclosing your CV and photograph, an equal opportunities form [download this from the company’s profile by reading news item “Hippity Hop”] and a covering letter outlining why you are interested in working for us and describing what skills and experience you would bring to this role.

Audition Dates:

First round: Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th September
Possible Second Round: Tuesday 11th September

Contract dates:

Rehearsals 5th Nov – 10th December 2018 (London)
Artsdepot, North Finchley: 11th – 31st December 2018
National Tour: 7th January – 10th February 2019 (with possibility of extension to 17th February 2019).

Candidates must be available for all dates.

Deadline for applications: Friday 24th August at 5pm