Commonwealth Games organisers have launched a search for around 3000 voluntary cast members to take part in the opening and closing ceremonies at the Glasgow 2014 Games in six months time. Organisers are looking for enthusiastic individuals to represent Glasgow and Scotland at the ceremonies to be held at Celtic Park and Hampden Stadium. The ceremonies will be seen by live audiences of more than 40,000 people and a potential global television audience of more than one billion.
Applications to be part of the cast, which covers both ceremonies and some elements that will be pre-recorded, opened yesterday (23 January) and will be accepted until 14 February with auditions due to take place in March.
Those interested in auditioning must be:
• Aged 18 or over by 1 March 2014
• Available to attend auditions in Glasgow
• Available to rehearse and attend the performance
All mass cast places are voluntary and no previous experience is required.
Eileen Gallagher, independent director, Glasgow 2014 Board and Chair of the Ceremonies, Culture and Queen’s Baton Relay Committee said:
“The opening and closing ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games are a huge opportunity to showcase on a global stage our culture, creativity and character. It’s Scotland’s biggest ever sporting and cultural festival, and we’re planning an unforgettable party – an ambitious celebration to welcome the world to Scotland’s liveliest city.
“For this to be a success it’s really important that ordinary people are front stage both in Celtic Park and to audiences across the globe as they can demonstrate more than anyone the passion and enthusiasm the city and the country have for hosting the Games.”
For more information, visit the Glasgow 2014 website.