The Murder

Trial Live Casting Call

Touring Acting Crew

Salary: £18,200

Contract: Temporary or Permanent

Start date: 25th July 2020

Location: Midlands base but national tour


Job description 

We are seeking touring acting crew to join our team for our exciting run of touring shows. We are looking for experienced actors to play leading roles in The Murder Trial Live. The Murder Trial Live is the brain child of our CEO Samuel Piri and places the audience at the heart of a murder trial. As the audience become the jury they must watch the case, hear the evidence and decide the facts. Is the defendant guilty or not guilty on the charge of murder? The script and story has been produced by some of the UK’s top barristers and the courtroom and costumes completely authentic. The show was featured on BBC Dragons Den in 2019 and has international interest with planned tours across the US and Europe later next year.

What does the role require?

All of the team will join us as touring acting crew. The events is delivered in a state of the art Big Top Tent which is touring the UK from mid-July. We have a ground crew who will undertake most of the heavy build but you will be required to assist with loading and unloading of flight cases, install of the set, setting up chairs and tables, setting up of merchandise stands and stocking the bar. You will play a role in the show from the cast list below which will be offered based on a successful audition. You will also undertake other wider duties as part of the crew including bar work, merchandise sales, meet & great as well as cleaning and resetting the auditorium between shows. 


What is a week on tour like?

We undertake the build up of the site on a Thursday and Friday with shows Friday night, two shows on a Saturday (matinee and evening show) and two shows on a Sunday (matinee and evening show), with a derig and tear down on a Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday are days off on tour therefore you may be on or between locations. Accommodation is provided on our recently refurbished modern tour bus which is comfortable, it has tow lounges, games consoles, a toilet, wifi and kitchen area. There are 12 bunks so you will be living in close proximity with other people. As with any full time travelling show being on tour is challenging, no two days are the same, we choose hard working, proactive and outgoing people to join our team. All of our Big Top Shows sell out with a capacity of 300 people the atmosphere during the trial is electric. We strongly encourage actors to inject their personality and passion into the character to create as a real as possible experience for the jurors. Being a prominent production company we receive a lot of applications for our roles, our links to BBC Dragons Den and shareholders Deborah Meaden & Peter Jones means we  often have casting agents and producers from BBC, ITV & Channel 4 for high profile shows in our audiences. 


About ITAE Productions

ITAE Productions specialise in the production of live shows and television. We tour a variety of live experiences and have worked on projects with a number of television production companies producing shows for the BBC and Discovery Channel in the USA.

Roles available (cast list)

The current shows has the below roles:

  • Keeper of the jury (host)

  • Judge

  • Prosecution Barrister

  • Defence Barrister

  • Defendant (must be able to play a male of mid 40’s)

  • Mother of the murdered boys (must be able to play a Caucasian female of 60+)

  • Father of the defendant (must be able to play a male of 60+)

  • Detective Chief inspector

  • Forensic Scientist


If you are an actor looking to get involved with touring shows please send an actors CV, headshot and link to a showreel on one  email Please only apply if you are prepared to undertake the variety of tasks required of a touring crew and are comfortable with touring and being away from home for a prolonged period of time. Full training in all roles will be provided.

Telephone interviews will begin week commencing 4th May 2020 with auditions following shortly.


The tour is scheduled to start from the end of July with rehearsals and training taking place 14 days prior. The tour is scheduled to run until the end of 2021 and the roles will remain open for this period. Start dates and the tour dates may change subject to government advice.

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