A THEATRE company is on the hunt for singers, dancers, writers and set designers to help create a new show.

Brighton People’s Theatre (BPT) is launching a new show under commission from Brighton Festival.

The family-friendly musical, entitled The Songbird Café, will be performed in parks around the city in 2023.

The concept is for a magical café to transport the audience to other worlds, exploring storylines including mental health, loneliness and isolation.

During the day, the space will be used as an actual café while live music is performed before it transforms into the set for the new show at night.

The storyline, characters, set, music and costumes and not yet known, with BPT on the look out for locals to help.

The theatre company is calling on people with an interest in creative writing, performing, dancing, song writing, singing, set and costume design to be a part of bringing The Songbird Café to life.

Ideas for the show will be developed between January and June this year, with a creative team of artists working with local people in collaboration with BPT artistic director Naomi Alexander, who is directing the production.

Naomi said they are not just looking for professionals, but anyone with some experience and enthusiasm for an art form.

“We are really excited to be making our next show The Songbird Café in 2022. We have a cracking team of artists who are looking forward to meeting and creating the story, the set and costumes, the songs and the dances with local people,” she said.

“We’re looking for people who love to be imaginative and enjoy working with others. We are really grateful to Arts Council England for funding and Brighton Festival for commissioning the research and development of our show.”

Beth Burgess, Brighton Festival Executive Producer, said: “The Songbird Café builds on our valued partnership with Brighton People's Theatre, and the Our Place communities we have been working with for the past few years.

“This project puts community at the centre of its creation, and we couldn’t be more excited to see it develop over the next year.”

To register your interest, visit the Brighton People’s Theatre website.

Entries must be submitted by January 20.