Could Your Dog Be a Theatre Star?

If you think your dog could shine on stage, then here’s your chance to showcase their talents!

Staff at The Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Birmingham Repertory Theatre are looking for a senior dog to appear briefly on stage in the production of John Steinbeck’s classic ‘Of Mice and Men’ as ‘Candy’s Dog’ during the show’s tour at Curve Leicester from 23 to 28 May.

Their previous canine star, Badger, sadly passed away from old age before rehearsals began, the producers are seeking an elderly dog in each city on the tour.

Most breeds and sizes will be considered, but he or she should ideally look relatively elderly and have the appearance of a ‘working’ dog, and must have a calm temperament.

The dog will be on stage for around 5 minutes in total, alongside Dudley Sutton, playing ‘Candy’ and on a lead at all times. No previous acting experience needed.

The successful dog and owner will be required 6-9pm TUESDAY, 7-9pm WEDNESDAY – SATURDAY of the run, and 2.00- 3.30pm for the Wednesday and Saturday matinees. Interested parties should apply immediately to Janice Taylor Via email: or telephone 0844 5880 848.

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