We’re Looking for Young Musicians aged 16 – 25 years old to be part of Lost in Music.

Are you a young musician who would love to be part of an incredible new professional touring theatre show at the Theatre Royal Dumfries this September?

We are delighted to be bringing Magnetic North Theatre’s incredible new gig theatre show to the Theatre Royal Dumfries this September as part of our year-round Arts Live programme and we’re looking for young musicians aged 16 – 25 years old to get involved.  

Arts Live is our year-round touring performance programme. Our mission is to support, develop and deliver performing arts across Dumfries & Galloway in partnership with venues, artists and communities, enriching lives and inspiring people through our work.

Lost in Music is a gig theatre show inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice: the story tells of a talented musical couple’s journey to hell and back. It’s a tale about the power of music which has been told and retold for thousands of years. The show is told from the perspective of young musicians, exploring what music means to them and how it informs their lives, friendships and sense of self.

The show is filled with live music, spoken storytelling and micro-cinema and is performed by a multi-talented ensemble including  Alex Neilson (Trembling Bells, Alex Rex), Jill O’Sullivan (Sparrow and the Workshop, Jill Lorean, bdy_prts) and Robin Campbell.

The show is built around interviews with young people about what music means to them using live music telling their stories, interwoven with the show and performed by a multi-talented ensemble of 4 performer/musicians.

Magnetic North and the Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival are looking for up to 6 young musicians to be part of the performance at the Theatre Royal Dumfries on 22nd September. The musicians will learn a piece of music and will perform it alongside the professional cast as part of the performances. Musicians can be instrumentalists or singers.

The sessions will be led by their Music Animateur, Marie-Gabrielle Koumenda, an accomplished musician herself and singer/songwriter under the artist name Djana Gabrielle.

Young musicians will be paid for this incredible opportunity and gain experience working within a professional touring production and are urged to apply before the deadline on 19th August to be part of this opportunity.

This opportunity and show is made possible as part of Stage iT – our work with young people aged 14 – 25 years old engaging them in performing arts and creating opportunities for industry experience. Stage iT is funded by the Holywood Trust and The National Lottery: Young Start funds.

Our audiences will be able to support the young musicians taking part in the show on the night and get to experience the power of music first hand from the perspective of young musicians.

We have created an exciting Autumn/Winter programme with events right across the region. To check out our programme, head to our What’s On Guide.