STAGING Four days left to join London 2012 performers - British Rowing

Four days left to join London 2012 performers


There are just four days left to sign up for a place in the London 2012 Opening and Closing Ceremonies, with applications scheduled to close on Monday (9 January).

The Organising Committee for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has announced that more performers – particularly males – are being sought to join a cast of 20,000 at the ceremonies in July and August this year.


Previous performance experience is not required to take part, though hobbies and sports that involve rhythm and keeping to time – such as rowing – are desirable.

‘Performers simply need lots of enthusiasm, personality, a positive attitude, huge amounts of energy and a willingness to perform in front of a stadium audience and to millions of people around the world,’ LOCOG said in a statement.

Successful applicants will be called to audition in East London in February, and will be required to attend up to two or three rehearsals a week from April 2012.

For more information, visit or watch this film about the audition process.