Elders Company 2021

Our LEAP (Learning, Education and Participation) department are seeking participants for our 2021 Elders Company community project.

Our intention is to recruit 10 individuals aged 55+ who will work towards writing and performing an original piece inspired by CFT’s upcoming production of Home. The piece will be shared in a performance at CFT on Saturday 30 October 2021.

Participants will be invited to attend a performance of Home on Friday 15 October, and to take part in an initial day of devising on Saturday 16 October. There will then be an intensive week of devising and rehearsals during the week commencing Monday 25 October. Practical and discussion-based exercises will be led during the sessions, and there may be some tasks set as work to do between sessions. There will be support from LEAP Team members and wider CFT staff.

If you are interested in being involved in the project, please ensure you have done the following:

  • Checked you are available to attend the open audition workshop from 2.30-4.30pm on Saturday 2 October
  • Completed an Audition Application form and checked you are available to attend all of the session dates – details are within the application form
  • Submitted your application form by 12noon on Friday 24 September

You do not need to be a current member of a LEAP programme to audition.

We will confirm receipt of all application forms after the deadline, and give further details regarding the audition workshop itself. Following the audition, we will aim to inform all auditionees the outcome of the audition by Friday 8 October at the latest.

If you have any further questions about the project or the application process, please contact

Please note: The Elders Company forms part of our Community strand of work, managed and co-ordinated by our LEAP department and is for non-professional actors. There is no payment for being involved in the project.