Calling All Cosplayers: Be in a BBC Sitcom!

uktv-count-arthur-strong-6Are you a cosplayer with “a really cool, elaborate costume” of a character that is entirely your own creation? Are you able to come to London on 4th July? If the answer is to both of these questions is yes, how would you like the chance to be in a BBC TV sitcom?

In a blog post this weekend, sitcom writer extraordinaire Graham Linehan (Father Ted, Black Books, The I.T. Crowd, The Walshes, Big Train) called on British cosplayers to come and be a part of one of his shows, understood to be the second series of Count Arthur Strong.

The series, which was adapted from Radio 4’s Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show!, is co-written by Steve Delaney, who stars as the title character – an eccentric, semi-senile, retired variety star whose memory loss, malapropisms and self-aggrandizement get him into all kinds of trouble. Rory Kinnear also stars as Michael Baker, a writer and the son of the Count’s former comedy partner. Michael is drawn into Arthur’s antics after approaching him to help with a biography about his late father.

The blog post states that applicants must be free for the whole of Friday 4th July, and must also be able to come to Fulham for a half day at some point between Monday 30th June and Thursday 3rd July.

All costumes must be of original characters, or at least British characters that the show may be able to acquire rights for. Given that it’ll be broadcast by the BBC, though, going with your own creation is probably a safer bet.

If you’re interested, email pictures of yourself both with and without your costume to cas.uk@retort.tv, along with anything you’d like to say about your character.

Good luck!

Sources: Why, That’s DelightfulBleeding Cool

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