Wanted: 10,000 performers… must like singing and dancing in the rain
Ten thousand actors, dancers and singers will be recruited to perform at the London 2012 opening and closing ceremonies.
London Mayor Boris Johnson said he wanted volunteers to impress billions of people around world who will be watching next July’s extravaganza in the Olympic Park in Stratford.
But the would-be stars must be hardy enough to put up with the unpredictable British summer weather.
The Mayor’s office said volunteers do not need to be accomplished actors but must possess “commitment, passion and lots of energy, as well as the desire to rehearse through wind and rain”.
They will have the chance to perform alongside some of the biggest names in British showbusiness in front of 80,000 people in the stadium. The performers will set the stage for the introduction of the world’s athletes.
by The House of Punjapit