Competition: brand new Rob Grant script

Holly Hop 2021

01-Dec-2020 Update: This competition is now closed. For all of the latest information about Holly Hop, see Holly Hop 2021.

Red Dwarf Co-Creator, Rob Grant, has written a brand-new Red Dwarf script exclusively for Holly Hop 2021, and we are looking for four budding actors to take on the roles of Lister, Rimmer, Kryten and Cat in a live Zoom read-through directed by Ed Bye.

Anyone is eligible to apply for any role, regardless of gender, age or ethnicity, and applying couldn’t be simpler: we want to see your audition tapes!

You may choose any scene from Red Dwarf to showcase your acting talents, but performances must be no longer than 60 seconds. Entrants can only audition for one character, so choose the character that will play to your strengths. You can ask your family and friends to help with filming and speaking other characters’ lines, but remember the focus needs to be on your performance. Costumes are not essential but are certainly encouraged!

How To Enter

To apply, please send your audition videos via WeTransfer to [email protected], making sure you use a valid email address so that we can get back in touch. The closing date for submissions is 11:59pm on Monday 30th November 2020. The winning entrants will be selected by Rob, Ed and Paul Jackson and will be notified before Thursday 31st December 2020. Winning entrants will be required to sign an agreement with Grant Naylor Productions.

The certain sensible pre-set parameters:
  1. Please start your videos by clearly stating your full name, age, and the character you are auditioning for.
  2. Performances must be no longer than 60 seconds (this does not include your introduction).
  3. Only one entry per person so choose the character that will play to your strengths.
  4. You can act out any scene from any episode of Red Dwarf. Please do not write your own scene.
  5. You can ask other people to help with filming and speaking other characters’ lines, but the focus needs to be on your performance.
  6. If filming on a mobile phone, please film in landscape and not portrait.
  7. Videos should be sent via WeTransfer to [email protected] using a valid email address so that we can get in touch.
  8. Costumes are not essential but are certainly encouraged!
  9. The closing date is 11:59pm on Monday 30th November 2020.
Terms and Conditions:
  • Entries submitted after the deadline date and time will not be counted.
  • The competition is open to all and free to enter. Purchase of a ticket to Holly Hop 2021 is not necessary to submit an audition video.
  • The four winners will be notified via email once judging has taken place.
  • The four winners must be available for the live Zoom performance during the afternoon of Sunday 7th February 2021 (as well as a rehearsal date TBC). The winners will be expected to have a Zoom account so that they can participate in the event.
  • The four winners will be required to sign an agreement with Grant Naylor Productions. Any breach in confidentiality will result in the prize being rescinded.
  • The script and recording of the performance will be the sole property of Grant Naylor Productions and no duplicating or sharing is permitted.
  • Prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.
  • The competition is being run by TORDFC in partnership with Grant Naylor Productions. Please do not contact anyone other than TORDFC about this competition.
  • By submitting an audition video, you give consent for TORDFC to use the video for marketing and promotional purposes.