We are looking to cast two roles for an inclusive punk retelling of The Nutcracker. 

ROLE 1: A queer disabled or non disabled performer who is a natural host with the most. They will be:
A strong singer.
Have experience of movement
ROLE 2: A disabled performer who is a dancer and loves to sing

(Neither role is gender specific)

Moxie Brawl is a fresh award winning inclusive dance theatre company whose work has been described as ‘wholly absorbing’, ‘endearingly witty’ and ‘satisfying’. Moxie Brawl creates work for the outdoors, indoors and places where dance shouldn’t be.

The Nutcracker by Moxie Brawl is an exciting, all-inclusive show that takes inspiration from the original story from 1816 and cranks it up to 2022! Experience a high energy celebration with giant sweets, dancing nutcrackers and singing mice. This fun-filled Christmas extravaganza will leave you feeling full of holiday cheer with original music by Quiet Boy.


The Nutcracker will be created and performed at Cambridge Junction over Christmas 2022. The schedule will be:

w/c 7 Nov: rehearsals
w/c 14 Nov: rehearsals
w/c 21 Nov: rehearsals
w/c 28 Nov: rehearsals
w/c 5 Dec: tech into preview and press night

Performances run from 10 Dec through to 31 Dec, and run for a total of 37 performances. There will be 1 full rest day per week, and days off on 25 & 26 Dec.
Performers must be available for all dates.

The fee will be £625 per week + 12% holiday pay.
Per diems will be paid at £25 per night spent away.
A travel stipend will be available to travel home on days off.
Accommodation will be in shared Airbnbs with private bedrooms.

Access Support

There will be an Access Support Worker in the rehearsal room at all times to care for the needs of the people in the company. We can also support those who need to bring their own Personal Access Worker. Accommodation that is suitable for your needs can be provided. There is a swing role to cover people when needed.

Audition Date

We’ll be holding an audition at Battersea Arts Centre on Mon 10 Oct, 10am – 1pm.

For performers based outside of London we can contribute towards train travel costs in order to attend the audition.

To apply, please send:

  •  your CV
  • A paragraph about why you would like to be considered.  This can be also in video or audio format should that be your preferred way of communicating.
  • A *video of you singing if you want to be considered for ROLE 1.
  • A *video of you dancing if you want to be considered for ROLE 2.

*These can be done on your phone, it doesn’t have to be fancy.

Please send to by midday on Thu 6 Oct. We apologise for the short turnaround. If you would like to be considered but unable to attend the day of audition, please do still get in touch.

We will respond to all applicants by 6pm on Fri 7 Oct. All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, and be registered to pay their own tax and NI contributions. 

We are waiting to hear about funding from Arts Council England. Our funding outcome is scheduled to reach us by 7th Oct and will determine if we can hire 1 or 2 performers.

What to expect at the audition:

From Moxie, you will have Sarah Blanc (Artistic Director), Quiet Boy (Composer) and Neelam Saredia-Brayley (Access Support Worker) in attendance. There will be up to 8 people invited to audition. During the session you will be led through a physical and vocal warm up. We will then lead you through a creative task that will be movement and character based and finally you will learn a song where you will be asked to sing alone or in small groups. 

Any questions please do let me know.


  1. Hi Sarah,

    I’ve just seen this and I’m interested in role 2.
    I’m an older dancer (57yrs) with CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome but still love to dance & perform when I can.

    I last performed in Tom Hobden’s ‘The Vilage’ as part of Community Cast.

    I’ve got my Covid jab booked for 10th October though, but think I could re-book it!

    Where is the email address to send my CV etc?

    Best wishes,

    Helen Robertson

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