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The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre is looking for 10 16-21 year old performers to take part in ‘MAYBE WE’RE MORE’, a creative response project to FANGIRLS.

Over two weeks, led by director Grace Gibson, you will creatively explore the themes of our upcoming Main House show, the UK premiere of the multi-award winning, pop musical phenomenon FANGIRLS. You will work as a company to create a brand new short musical in response to the show, and you will get the chance to perform this to an invited audience on Saturday 24 August at 6pm at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre Studio!

What are we looking for?

  • 16-21 year olds who feel confident singing, dancing and acting. You do not need to be able to read music or have a dance background to do this project, just the confidence to perform in front of an audience
  • You should have a passion for musical theatre! We are interested in your creativity, passion and imagination, above formal experience.
  • This opportunity to open to anyone and the group will be selected by audition.
  • We are particularly interested in hearing from those who are, part of the LGBTQ+ community, those from low-income households, those in care, are care leavers, or are carers. This is not a definitive & complete list, you may belong to none, one, or several of these groups, and we highly encourage you to apply if you feel interested in the project.
  • Is this a paid opportunity?
    o No, this is a free participatory project for young people in West London

In order to apply, you must fulfil all of the following criteria:

  • Be 16-21 year old at the time of application
  • Currently live in one of the 10 West London Boroughs
    o Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Richmond Upon Thames, Wandsworth and Westminster
  • Be available for an audition on Friday 26 July
    o You will be invited for a short slot between 10am – 1pm in person at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
  • Be able to commit to all sessions at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre:
    o Monday 12 – 24 August 11am – 4pm
    o Monday 12 August 11am – 4pm
    o Tuesday 13 August 11am – 4pm
    o Wednesday 14 August 11am – 4pm
    o Thursday 15 August 11am – 4pm
    o Friday 16 August 11am – 4pm
    o Saturday 17 August 11am – 4pm (TBC)
    o Monday 19 August 11am – 4pm
    o Tuesday 20 August 11am – 4pm
    o Wednesday 21 August 11am – 4pm
    o Thursday 22 August 11am – 4pm
    o Friday 23 August 11am – 4pm
    o Saturday 24 August 11am – 4pm

If you feel unsure about your eligibility for the project, we highly encourage you to get in touch with us via Please also contact us if you have any questions, or would like to apply in an alternative format (such as video or audio application).

FANGIRLS Response Project Application

This is the application form to fill if you're hoping to take part in the Young Lyric's Response Project to FANGIRLS. Applications for this project close on Tuesday 23 July at 10am. Thank you for applying!

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Do you consider yourself to be d/Deaf, disabled, or with a long-term physical or mental health condition?*
Which West London Borough do you live in?*
Are you able to complete the entire programme?*

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21. Are you available to attend an audition on the morning of Friday 26 July?*

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Pick ONE of the below questions to respond to. You can respond to this in any way that you would like - you can write something, link us to a video or picture, etc.