Currently Casting

Oddsocks Productions is looking to cast a company of actors to research, devise and perform a fascinating new piece of work to be performed at Chatsworth Estate throughout the summer months of 2017 on a daily basis.

Oddsocks are looking to form a company of male actors only between the ages of 25 and 65 of all types who have experience and are comfortable with improvising to a family audience and are happy to able to work in the open air in all weathers. The applicants should be physically robust and fit and able to be on their feet each day from 11am to 5pm.

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from actors who have a base in Derbyshire and access to their own vehicle. We are also keen to hear from actors who have a knowledge of horticulture.


Sir Joseph Paxton (Male, 40 - 65)

Authoritative, warm, well-spoken, physically fit and able. Charming and passionate about horticulture. A knowledge of horticulture would be of benefit the applicant.

James White (Male, 24 - 55)

Assistant to Joseph Paxton. Head Gardener, physically strong, confident, personable and pleasant. Warm and yet business like. Enthusiastic about all things horticultural. Possible Derbyshire accent.

Under Gardener (Male, Age not specified)

Physically agile and strong, weathered, relaxed, warm, enthusiastic about horticulture, naturally low status and with a cheeky glint. We are looking for actors of all ages for this role who are at home with improvisation and interaction with audience.

Dates: Rehearsals from Monday 10th to Saturday 15th July. Performances 7 days per week to be scheduled from the company from 17th July to 31st August 2017.

How to apply: Please submit and CV, Covering Letter and headshot to or alternatively apply via Spotlight (Paxton's Estate)


Theatre Work

We audition and cast specific to the requirements to each production and do not hold open auditions.
Casting breakdowns feature on Casting Call Pro and Spotlight and we accept submissions to

We will next be holding auditions for actor-musicians in Autumn 2017 for ‘The Wizard of Oz’.

Please note we receive hundreds of applications and it isn’t possible to respond individually to these.