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Tuesday 19 November 2019

Fair City wants extras to breathe fire into the show

The cast of Fair City during previous celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the popular RTE soap
The cast of Fair City during previous celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the popular RTE soap

Ever dreamed of appearing in your favourite Irish soap?

Well, here's your chance to take a saunter around Carrigstown and have a sit-down in McCoy's.

Producers of the long-running Dublin soap have put out a casting call for extras.

They're looking for people to take part in a special three-day shoot this week, but they only want people with very particular skills.

They require "experienced entertainers", namely jugglers, face painters, fire breathers and balloon artists for paid work.

Skills

"We're looking for entertainers to appear on an Irish drama series," the ad reads.

"You will be needed for next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday."

The producers will only accept applications accompanied by a good-quality head shot and details of the applicant's height and special hobbies and skills.

Meanwhile, preparations are under way to mark the soap's 30th anniversary.

The milestone event will be celebrated with a Fair City special.

The first episode of the soap aired on September 18, 1989.

Little did anyone know that it would go on to become one of the longest-running shows in Ireland.

Since its debut, it has spawned some much-loved characters.

It has also launched some of Ireland's biggest actors.

Cast and fans were shocked last month when Karl Shiels, who played Robbie, died aged 47.

The Dubliner also appeared as Ryan in the first series of Peaky Blinders.

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