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Project Octagon – Final Call

Final call! Men needed aged 16 (not in school) to 41 for a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Be part of a one-off, UK wide, large scale event which marks a moment in national history. It’s currently top secret but all will be revealed!  On completion of the project, we’ll pay you expenses of £80. Recruitment session on Thursday 12 May 10am – 12pm at Oldham Coliseum Theatre.


Criteria for men taking part:

  • Aged between 16 (not at school) and 41
  • Prepared to have a haircut and shave off a beard – moustaches encouraged!
  • No larger than a 46” chest
  • No facial tattoos or piercings
  • Physically fit
  • Keen

If you fit these criteria we need you!

We’re aware that the time commitment could be putting people off, and this has been the case nationally too.  The national organisers have relaxed the rehearsal schedule so we’re able to offer a ‘fast track’ approach.

Participants need to be recruited and measured as soon as possible so there’s an additional recruitment session on Thursday 12 May 10am – 12pm at Oldham Coliseum Theatre.

If you’ve got questions before making the commitment to the project this is the ideal time to come and chat to us or get in touch with 0161 785 7026 or 0161 785 7001


Session 1 – Oldham Coliseum Group meeting and first rehearsal – the project revealed – Saturday 21 May 10am – 1pm

Session 2 – Two options – rehearsal –     Thursday 2 June 6pm – 9pm

Or Saturday 4 June 10am – 1pm

Session 3 – Two options – rehearsal –     Thursday 9 June 6pm – 9pm

Or Saturday 11 June 10am – 1pm

Session 4 – Rehearsal –   Thursday 16 June 6pm – 9pm

Session 5 – Sunday 19 June – Group trip to Manchester to rehearse with all the other people taking part in the North West.  Times tbc – most likely 10am – 6pm.

Session 6 – Thursday 23 June – 6pm – 9pm Debrief and final prep

Session 7 – Sunday 26 June – Full day – non-costume full rehearsal.

The Event – Friday 1 July – Full day – 6.30am – 7.00pm (approx.)     


The sessions in red are the ones which can’t be missed. You will need to attend three of the other four sessions. Please talk with us if you have queries about your attendance.

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