Dido & Aeneas: Research & Development Casting Breakdown Released!

NMT Automatics is seeking four actors/dancers (2 male, 2 female) for our forthcoming two week Research & Development period on our next project: Dido & Aeneas. A theatre-dance adaptation of Virgil’s tragic story from The Aeneid, underscored by a fusion of Purcell’s music and an electric, industrial soundscape.

The culmination of which will be a free public and industry sharing on Saturday 12th September.

In association with The Redbridge Drama Centre, Greenwich Theatre and Deptford Lounge, workshop material will be performed by a cast of four alongside members of two youth groups – who we will work with to generate material during the research period, thus rooting the piece in its community.

NMT Automatics’ contemporary, dynamic retelling of this ancient story explores conflicts between old morals and current attitudes, creating haunting resonances with cultural intolerance in the 21st century.

The R & D will take place from Tuesday the 1st of September everyday until the sharing on the 12th.

Audition Date: Thursday 27th August

1st– 4th Redbridge Drama Centre 10 – 6

Also Wed 2nd workshop at The Rebridge Drama Centre with RYTW 7.30 – 9.30pm

5th-6th Greenwich Theatre 10 – 6

7th-11th Deptford Lounge 4.30 – 9.30pm

12th Deptford Lounge 12.30 – 4.30pm Inc. Sharing at 3pm

Expenses fee only of £100 each.

Actors/actresses 20-35 Who are both excellent actors and great movers who can pick up choreography quickly. All ethnicities welcome to apply.

Please email nmtautomatics@outlook.com with your Spotlight CV.

Quiz Fundraiser on the 13th of August!

Quiz night hosted by Jennie:  Thursday 13th August, 7.30pm

Leytonstone & District Ex-Servicemens Club 2 Harvey Rd, London E11 3DB
£10 or Free with Crowdfund perks. RSVP

We will be taking money on the door 🙂

Yes! This is expensive for a quiz…but this isn’t any quiz…We promise to make it the most entertaining quiz you have ever experienced, there will be fab prizes (keep your eye on this group for prize updates), there will also be finger food for all (sandwiches, cheesy nibbles and crudités guaranteed), AND we really believe it is a worthy cause…

…So, we very much hope you are able to join us for some quiztastic fun and maybe a cheeky raffle too (tickets at £2 with even more fab prizes!).

Of course, if you are unavailable, there is also the opportunity to support this project by donating as little or as much as you like on our Crowdfunding Site:


Jennie, Jonathan, Holly and David