Budding actors set for Convict Escapades

 

Two actors dressed as convicts in guardhouse.
Convict Escapades actors, 2018. Photo Emma Heath © Sydney Living Museums
We’re extremely excited to work with theatre production company Action Atelier to provide teenage actors the opportunity to develop their skills and perform to a public audience, alongside professional actors in Convict Escapades at Hyde Park Barracks Museum these holidays.

Through an open call out, the budding actors were invited to audition to be a part of Convict Escapades. Brianna Harris and Iris Simpson (pictured) were two of the successful applicants who have come on board as part of the teenage acting troop this year.

In the weeks leading up to Convict Escapades, Brianna and Iris will take part in intensive acting workshops; they will learn their scripts and develop their convict characters to debut their acting skills for families at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

Brianna participated in the event last year and enjoyed it so much that she has returned for another year!

Iris is a budding actress and keen history buff, and these two interests led her to successfully audition for a role in the Convict Escapades production.

For Sydney Living Museums, Convict Escapades provides an exciting opportunity to work with Action Atelier to foster a new generation of actors and to provide families with a unique and creative way to engage with the convict story of Sydney.

Convict Escapades, an immersive theatre experience runs from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 April at Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Bookings are essential at slm.is/escapades

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