Performer Call Out: Never Better, Strike A Light


Never Better
A mental health stories project

Created by Strike A Light in partnership with Gloucestershire Archives, GUST and Gloucester History Festival.



Never Better will launch at Gloucester History Festival on 6 September 2019. This performance piece will be the result of an exciting and innovative year-long project where research teams have unearthed stories from Gloucestershire Archives that reveal personal and professional tales of mental health through the ages. Alongside this research we are gathering contemporary mental health narratives from local communities across the city.

More information here



3 actors to devise and perform in the final performance. Actors are required to have:

  • strong singing voices and musicality
  • able to learn text within a relatively short rehearsal period
  • comfortable performing in an immersive setting / among audience members, and touring to unconventional performance locations
  • inclusive spirit and willingness to support the community choir and their role in the project

2 instrumental musicians with confidence performing and potentially improvising. Instruments: 1 cellist and 1 violinist.

We are open to all genders, ethnicities and backgrounds, particularly those who feel underrepresented within the arts. We are particularly interested in hearing from performers with lived experiences and/or an understanding of ill mental health.

Timescale information here


Actors: Equity minimum
Musicians: MU Casual Stage Rates

(Plus agreed expenses)


3 or 4 June 2019 in Gloucester. More info here 

Please send an email by 5.00pm on 24th May 2019 to with the subject line: PERFORMER CALL-OUT ACTOR or PEFORMER CALL-OUT MUSICIAN.

This email should include the following:

  • Your current performer’s CV
  • A link to a show reel or footage of you performing (with singing example for actor roles)
  • Confirmation of your availability for audition, rehearsals and performance dates