Casting: Happiness Ltd by Tom Nicholas

We’re currently casting for a new co-production with The Bike Shed Theatre, supported by Theatre Royal Plymouth and Arts Council England.

Happiness Ltd is a new play by Tom Nicholas and will be directed by Jo Newman (Associate Director, Salisbury Playhouse) and produced by Emily Souter Johnson (Artist Development Producer, The Bike Shed Theatre).

Happiness Ltd. Summary

When video game designer Vi broke up with Becky, she used what she knew. And she wrote herself a list. A list of the little things. The everyday things. The achievable things. She turned piecing herself back together into a game. Just for her.

When she shares this game with her rambunctious colleague Tyler, however, he sees an opportunity. Not just to make money but to save lives, to perhaps tackle the mental health crisis once and for all. But what if that only helps to suppress.

Happiness Ltd asks prescient questions about depression, ambition and success in the contemporary workplace. It asks whether we’re prepared to sacrifice happiness today for the potential of elation tomorrow and how we measure the success, or otherwise, of a life.

Production Details

Rehearsal Dates

Monday 25th – Friday 6th September 2017

Show Dates

The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter: Monday 9th – Saturday 21st October 2017

Theatre Royal Plymouth:  Tuesday 5th – Saturday 9th December 2017

Further dates in London and around the South West TBC.

Paid Equity minimum.


Casting Details

Audition Date: Tuesday 25th July 2017

Location: Bristol (Exact Venue TBC)

Roles Summary

Looking for 2 females and 2 male actors to be in this brand new play from exciting South West writer Tom Nicholas. Supported by The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter and Theatre Royal Plymouth this play will be the South West in the Autumn, with a view to a national tour in 2018.

We are looking for exciting actors, with great comic timing to be a part of the funny, contemporary play. We need you to be flexible, able to work as a part of a small and show commitment to the production.

Please send a link to Spotlight Profile or CV and headshots by July 17th.


Vi – female, twenties

Video game artist

Driven, Open-hearted, Thoughtful,  Funny

Needs to have great comic timing


Tyler – male, twenties

Video game technician

Restless, uncensored, funny

Needs to have great sense of comic timing


Daniel – male thirties

Director of independent gaming company

Idealistic, jaded, methodical


Jean – female, thirties

Creative producer at multinational corporation

Ruthless, Persuasive, Passionate


Send Spotlight Profile or CV to Emily Souter Johnson, by July 17th.