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CODE Artist Callout

The phone vibrates…a message…times, numbers, deals…and a warning. All in code. So young and so troubled. At home, in school, on the street. There’s no way out – is there?

CODE, Justice in Motion’s urban odyssey into County Lines and Knife Crime, is a spectacular blend of physical theatre, parkour and trials bike stunts with live rap and music. On an urban playground, skilled athletes and performers show what is happening to our young people exploited by organised drug crime gangs.

We are seeking 5 additional team members for our 2024 Tour across the UK and Netherlands this summer (June-September). We are looking for excellent performers and athletes with strong stage presence, who have an interest in social justice and community, to join the cast of CODE to cover existing roles, as well as a dedicated stage manager to complete the team.

Some of the roles may be covered by the same performer (e.g. Mother or JP, and Rapper), and additional roles may be available to double up in for the right candidate – e.g. stage manager, youth company director, chaperone, crew member. Please indicate what roles you want to audition for, and what additional skills you may have that could add to the team, and cover other roles. We work as a team, so however we can plug you in, we will give you an opportunity to work with us on as many gigs, even when not performing, in other roles that could play to your strengths as well.



Playing Age 12-14, any gender

Strong acting, and parkour skills required, as well as some skateboarding ability. Main character in the show, the young teenager that is being groomed, and gets involved in county lines.

Playing Age 25-35, male

Strong acting, and excellent parkour skills required. Gang Leader that grooms Nicky. Capacity to play both charming as well as controlling, violent.

Playing Age 30-45, female

Strong acting, dance and parkour skills required. Loving, nurturing, also concerned for Nicky. Emotionally strong actress needed to carry this role, and dive into dysfunctional memories at times.

Rapper / Teacher
Playing Age 30-50, any gender

Strong acting, and rapping skills required. This cast member narrates the story through live raps, and switches into various roles throughout the show (narrator, teacher, bouncer, drug dealer, train conductor). Has to carry the show, and command authority, with emotional depth and care towards Nicky.

Trials Rider / Ensemble
Playing Age 18-30, any gender

Excellent trials skills and proficiency on the bike, good acting skills required.


We are also recruiting a new Stage Manager to our team:

Stage Manager (male)

Together with the Production manager and crew member is responsible for the erecting and taking down of the set. Further responsibilities include safety, during the show on stage, props management, cast management and timekeeping.
The stage manager also appears on stage as a performer (at various points as drug addicts), and in the role of Nicky’s absent father, in memories. Good acting skills and movement quality required.

We encourage, and especially welcome applications from people of diverse ethnicities and backgrounds. Travel bursaries are available for selected applicants to make auditions as accessible as possible.

Successful applicants will be required to attend all rehearsal dates and be available for specified dates during the touring period. Details will be available during the audition workshop. Performers will be paid at Equity standard rates. Travel, accommodation and subs are covered during rehearsals and on tour.

Find out more about the production

Audition Workshop 

Dates: Sat 20th & Sun 21st April, by invitation only.

Venue: 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space, Communications Rd, Thatcham RG19 6HN, Newbury



Either w/c 6th or 13th May (location tbc) and w/c 20th May (101 Outdoor Arts)

Tour Dates

1 June – Bicester Town Centre
2 June – Whitelands Sports Ground, Bicester
15 June – Toll Bar Academy, Grimsby
16 June – Town Centre, Grimsby
29 June – Oakridge Estate, Basingstoke
30 June – Town Centre, Basingstoke
13 & 14 July – Deventer Op Stelten, Netherlands
20 & 21 July – Riverside Festival, Bedford
23 August – Greenbelt Festival
29-31 August, Freedom Festival, Hull
28 September – Portsfest, Portsmouth

Further dates are still being confirmed.


Deadline: Friday 12th April

To apply, please send your CV, headshot and any relevant links, as well as a covering letter, to let us know why you want to be on the Justice in Motion team, and why on this particular project / CODE to

Either written or alternative formats (video or audio) will be accepted.  


Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you!

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