Wanted! Victorian footballers!



We are currently looking for performers to take part in a costumed performance at the big Weekend In Cambridge on Saturday the 6th of July.


The performance will celebrate 150 years of the Cambridge Rules (the rules upon which todays current games was founded) and the Football Association’s 150th anniversary.


The performance will be staged on parkers piece and will illustrate what football would have been like before the rules were implemented.


Actors will need to physically fit, as it will involve running about for an hour. Knowledge of football would be an advantage. We are looking for about 14 actors in total, males and females welcome, (you will be depicting men) Actors will ideally be based in Cambridge or willing to travel. The piece will work around key events, but a fair amount of devising and audience engagement is likely.


Rehearsals will take place on the Saturday morning from 10am and the performance will be between 2pm and 3pm


Reasonable travel costs will be covered, lunch will be provided and paid a small fee. There will be also photos and footage of the performance and we are expecting good press coverage.


Any interested actors should get in touch ASAP. Please feel free to pass this information on to any other groups who may be interested in taking part.




Image – Lindsey





About lholmes4keats

I have worked with Museums across the UK for the last ten years making costumes for exhibitions on everything from The Titanic to Tyrannosaurs. I have Run workshops and lectures on costume both nationally and internationally, my work has featured in exhibitions, films and theatre productions both nationally and internationally. In 2011 I curated The Needle is always at hand, an exhibition of dress based on Fanny Brawne's life while she lived at Keats House.
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2 Responses to Wanted! Victorian footballers!

  1. fractalangel says:

    How fit is fit? I’d be interested (I live and breathe football) and I guess you’ll need people for various different positions, some of which will be less physically taxing than others (midfield being the most rigorous). (Sorry, couldn’t find a way to contact you directly so have to do it via the comments box).

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