EXTRAS are being sought to be part of a dramatised documentary about one of the great composers.

Part of the film is to be shot at the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond on February 24 and 25 and the producers are seeking local people to take part.

The film is based on the life of the renowned George Frideric Handel and the extras are needed to make up an audience at a musical performance on the theatre’s stage. There will also be specific roles for choral singers and classical musicians.

“The Georgian Theatre provides the perfect location for this section of the filming,” said Steve Bache of Two Productions.

“It is an absolute gem of a setting and its stage and intimate auditorium re-create beautifully the colourful world of 18th-century musical performance.

“We are really looking forward to being in Richmond and would encourage people to get involved with what promises to be a very exciting couple of days.”

Historical costumes will be provided and participants will be paid between £60-90 per day. Not everyone will be needed for both days, which will run from 8am - 6pm.

No experience is required to be in the audience although applicants should be over 18 years old. Familiarity with the works of Handel would be an advantage for the choral singers but it is not essential and the musicians should be able to play one of either the violin, horn, bass and harpsichord. Singers and musicians will be required to mime to pre-recorded tracks and sheet music will be provided.

Anyone interested can pick up an information sheet at the theatre’s box office or contact Mr Bache at Two Productions via email steve@twoproductions.co.uk