Actors wanted for play


Presented as part of Film Oxford’s Shadowlight Artists Project, Singles Night is the new play by Russell Highsmith, a hemiplegic writer with learning disabilities.  His 2016 play The Big Shock was performed at the Cornerstone in Didcot.  Russell’s particular situation gives him a wry, sideways perspective on life but it’s a view that is always extraordinarily upbeat and optimistic. 

Singles Night will be performed at the Old Fire Station in Oxford. Once again, Russell has teamed up with writer and director Mark Ralph-Bowman (With You Always, OFS 2016). With Singles Night Russell is exploring the comedy and pain of finding love.  

“Russell is remarkable. He writes from the heart and that is why his work is so touching and true.” – Paul Mayhew-Archer (writer of Vicar of Dibley, comedian and former BBC editor)


Russell’s looking for local actors. He would particularly like to hear from actors with disabilities or from marginalised communities.

We are looking for 2f and 2m actors with playing age of late 20s/early 30s. Auditions will take place on 15th August in Oxford. Rehearsals are in Oxford on Sept 3rd, 4th, 5th, 13th, 14th, 17th, 18th. Performances on the evenings of Sept 19th & 20th.

There is a day rate payment of £90 per day, equivalent to the Equity minimum. Please send theatre CV’s and if available links to theatre showreel (or links to videos of performances) to Richard Duriez Film Oxford

We keen to hear from interested actors as soon as possible.

Synopsis – Singles Night

Life is happening – love is all around.  Emma and James are good mates.  With friends Pat and Beth, they are hunting for fairy tale princesses and princes.   Amber rocks up with her Dating Agency, “Friend’s ‘n’ Lovers.”  

What can possibly go wrong?

Singles Night on Old Fire Station site

Russell Highsmith - Writer
Russell Highsmith
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