Producer/director roles and show applications

The 2018 Arts Show - Marlowe

7:45pm, Wed 24th January 2018 - Sat 27th January 2018, at Cambridge Arts Theatre
Lent Week 1

Applications for Producer and Assistant Director

Applications are now open to produce and assistant direct the 2018 Arts Show.

The producer is the central point of contact for the show, handling all interface between the society, our professional director and designers, and the staff of the Arts theatre. We are looking for someone supremely organised, capable, self-motivated, tactful, unflappable, and creative. The producer's work will start at the beginning of Michaelmas term and continue until get out. They are responsible for assembling the student production team, coordinating logistics, monitoring the budget, and creating a publicity campaign.

The AD will work with our professional director from start to finish, auditions to closing night. They are involved in every aspect of the production as they shadow the director and take on their own responsibilities. Our professional director takes on a mentoring role that often lasts beyond graduation and into the professional world. ADing is both extremely demanding and remarkably rewarding. It requires organizational skills, self-motivation, and reliability, as well as directing ability.

The show will be announced officially in September, but we can confirm that it will be a Shakespeare play.

Auditions for this year's Arts Show will be held on Saturday, October 14, and Sunday, October 15. ADs must be available both days. Rehearsals will start in December, pause over the Christmas vacation, and continue fairly intensely until the show, with actors and AD remaining after the end of Michaelmas and returning before the start of Lent. The week of the show will require that the AD be present at the theatre all day for the majority of the week.

Anyone interested in applying for producer or AD should email with the following information by September 21:

-Your year
-Prior producing or directing experience
-What do you hope to get out of the Arts Show, and what makes you a good candidate?
-Theatrical CV, if available

Finalists will be notified via email, and Skype interviews will take place in late September. Any questions? Email Molly at

Deadline: Thursday 21st September 11:00pm

The Sorcerer - G&S

7:45pm, Thu 23rd November 2017 - Sat 25th November 2017, at Robinson College Auditorium
Michaelmas Week 7

Applications to Produce and AMD the Sorcerer!

The Sorcerer is a comic operetta about two lovers who commission a love potion from the Sorcerer J.W. Wells. It combines humour and wit with excitement and tension, all to the music of one of Britains musical greats!

We are looking for a Producer to bring this fantastic show to life in November! This Freshers' show is a brilliant way to gain experience and put on a wonderful show in the process!

To apply, email an application to Jonatan Rosten on as soon as possible, including what role you are interested in and why, as well as any relevant experience (you don't need to have produced before, but any experience acting/organising/orchestra is interesting).

If interested in being our Assistant Musical Director please send applications saying a bit about what attracts you to the show, why you would like to apply for this role and any previous experience you may have (none is necessary - though good piano skills will be beneficial!). Please send applications to Andrea, our Musical Director (

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us, via

Deadline: Friday 22nd September 11:45pm

White Guy On The Bus - Pembroke Players

7:00pm, Tue 21st November 2017 - Sat 25th November 2017, at Pembroke New Cellars
Michaelmas Week 7

Applications to Assistant Direct and Produce

White Guy on the Bus is looking for an assistant director and producer to help bring this challenging yet brilliant play to the Pembroke New Cellars!

If you're interested please send a short application to detailing why you want to be involved, what you envision the role of an ad and producer to be and any (although none is necessary) experience you may have!

We particularly urge BME individuals to apply, but applications are open to all!

Deadline: Friday 22nd September 11:59pm

Ruddigore - G&S

7:45pm, Thu 8th February 2018 - Sat 10th February 2018, at West Road Concert Hall
Lent Week 3


We are looking for a Producer for Ruddigore, the GnS society's lent term main show, our flagship show in Cambridge! The show is an operatic satire of Victorian melodrama, it combines funny and majestic, all to some fantastic music. This production will take place at the West Road concert hall in early February 2018 and will be a great experience for all involved!

We're looking for someone organised to take on a show on a greater scale in terms of organisation and budget than most shows in Cambridge. This is for someone who wants a producer challenge, and it's ideal experience for someone who want to produce shows within and beyond Cambridge.

Email your applications including why you think you're suitable and any relevant experience to Jonatan Rosten on as soon as possible (rolling deadline). If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us (same address).

Deadline: Wednesday 27th September 11:45pm

Cambridge Shorts - CFA

11:00pm, Tue 17th October 2017 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 2

Film Submissions

Cam Shorts are looking for films again! Drop Anastasia and me an email at if you have something you want to submit.

We really need at least a very rough cut by the end of September. If you have any questions, or are interested in making something for this or a future event but don't know where to get started, get in touch.

Also it'd would be great to hear soon from people intending to submit something, just so we can keep on top of how everything is going over the next couple of months.

Deadline: Saturday 30th September 11:59pm

The Marlowe Showcase 2017 - Marlowe

7:30pm, Thu 9th November 2017 Venue to be confirmed
Michaelmas Week 5

Applications to Assistant Direct

The Marlowe Showcase is looking for TWO Assistant Director's to support this year's professional director, Nicholas Barter.

Potential ADs will need to send an A4 sheet of their CV with a short covering letter - why they are applying and how free they will be in the period from 4th October to 9th November.

Interviews will be held on October 4th. Applications open to all final year students.

Deadline: Sunday 1st October 9:00am

Copenhagen - Brickhouse

7:30pm, Sun 5th November 2017 - Tue 7th November 2017, at Robinson College Auditorium
Michaelmas Week 5

Applications to ***produce***

'Copenhagen' is looking for an enthusiastic and committed producer!

The play is an exploration of uncertainty, friendship and the race for nuclear weapons in Nazi-occupied Denmark, running 5th - 7th November.

Please drop a short email to Ben Owen at, including:

- Your name and CRSid
- Why you want to be involved in the show
- Why you're suitable for the role
- Any experience, if applicable (though none necessary)

Deadline is Monday 2nd October, so get applying!

Deadline: Monday 2nd October 7:00pm

The Life and Death of Chuck Salmon - Queens' College Amateur Dramatics Society

7:45pm, Sat 4th November 2017 - Sun 5th November 2017, at Fitzpatrick Hall, Queens' College
Michaelmas Week 4 to Week 5


Love sketches? Love two men? Love salmon!?!

Then apply to be on the prod team of the newest two man sketch show: The Life and Death of Chuck Salmon! Whether you've had tons of experience or no experience, are a barrel of laughs or a solemn scoundrel, fresher or supervisor, we want you! If you feel like applying for one or more of the following roles:

-Light and Sound Designer/ Operator
-Publicity Designer

Or even have an idea for a brand new never before heard of prod team role, then send an email saying what you think you'll bring to either or (pick your fave). Feel free to talk about things such as why you want to get involved, any previous experience (although none is necessary!), artsy or edgy effects, publicity strategies or doodle polls you'd love to implement, or your favourite kind of bear (mine's the polar bear due to it's precocious nature).

Also the show's set in THE ROUND! Ikr!? Madness!!

Get applying!!!

Emails: or (again pick your fave)

Deadline: Friday 6th October 12:00am

The Dryden Society


The Dryden Society is on the lookout for new and exciting talent to fund for Michelmas 2017!!
Please apply writing NO MORE than 2 sides of A4 including answering the questions:

1. A brief synopsis of the play
2. Your ideas for staging the play
3. Your ideas for rehearsal and how you would tackle taking the show to the Fringe
4. A budget outline
5. Information about Fringe Venues


We look forwards to hearing from you!

Deadline: Friday 6th October 12:00am

1) The Marlowe Society Presents: HATCH - Marlowe

8:00pm, Mon 9th October 2017 at ADC Theatre (Bar)
Michaelmas Week 1

Write or Direct for The Marlowe Society's HATCH

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again.
Fail better. " - Samuel Beckett

This HATCH launches a brand new year-long program for writers that the Marlowe is running in 2017-18, offering a hub for the writing community with a biweekly writers' group.

The Marlowe Society’s Hatch is an event for the theatre community providing space for short excerpts of student new writing of any genre to be staged at the ADC Theatre.

This evening will be particularly useful to those looking to test audience reaction to a piece in development. It will be both for existing ADC regulars to reconvene at the beginning of the year and for freshers or newly inspired theatre-makers to meet the community. Our first writer's programme session will be Wednesday the 11th following the HATCH.

At a HATCH, we want you to feel like you can fail, succeed, slip up, try again, get it wrong, get it right... but most importantly, write.

Details for writers, directors and actors who would like to be involved in the night is below.

This night is in the ADC Theatre Bar on Monday 9th October at 8pm.
For tickets:

Doors open at 7. After the event there will be a chance to meet the new committee over drinks with others interested in theatre & writing.



We're contactable at (og262 cc'd)


Please submit your script, poem or piece of prose for performance by Friday 6th of October at 6pm.
This can be any genre and, for our programming purposes, should fit into one of three categories: 1 minute and under, 5 minutes and under or 10 minutes and under.

Directors & Actors -

Drop us a line by Friday October the 6th at 6pm to register interest.

Writer/ Actor/ Director teams are welcome to apply together and/ or writers can specify who they would like to direct or act in their pieces.

Teams will be allocated on Friday the 6th and will have three days (within which we recommend 2-3 hrs rehearsal) to prep for either script-in-hand or off book performances as suits the group.

Deadline: Friday 6th October 6:00am

1a) The Marlowe Writers' Group - Marlowe

7:00pm, Wed 11th October 2017 at Tbc
Michaelmas Week 1

The Marlowe Writers' Group

Following its conception last year, The Marlowe Writer's Group is opening its doors to writers and writer/performers.

The Marlowe Writer's Group was created to draw together students from across the university with a shared interest in writing to develop work together in a relaxed environment. Scriptwriting, poetry, prose and all forms of creative writing in all genres are welcome at the group.

What we primarily offer is space: time to think, space with peers, time to consider ourselves as authors both individually and as part of a community, space to listen and support one another as we explore our imaginations.

A theme such as: "exhilarate", "affliction" or "waffles" is set for each week. Though participants are invited to either use this as inspiration or just bring something they've been working on, and would like to develop, to share with the group. We each read aloud our work - often asking for an opinion on a specific piece of writing- and the group discusses it. In our successful Easter term group trials we workshopped everything from contemporary playwriting to Dickens inspired prose , sketches responding to the works of Alan Partridge, and short poems with Kate Tempest-esque riffs.

Sessions are drop in and as of Michaelmas '17 will be at 7pm on a Sunday evening. However, our first session in Michaelmas will be held 7pm on Wednesday 11th October. Location tbc.

Please keep an eye on Cambridge Theatre ( and Cambridge Theatre: Writers ( on Facebook in case details change.

Participants who would like to develop work for either our HATCH nights, a funding pitch to the Marlowe for an ADC play , or an OTHER PRIZE entry are also encouraged to regularly attend the group and use it as a development space.

Group Director: Mollie Semple
Marlowe Writers' Rep & Associate Director: Olivia Gillman

Email ms2389 & og262 if you would like to register interest with us in advance and/or ask questions.

Deadline: Wednesday 11th October 6:00pm

Smorgasbord - Fletcher Players

9:30pm, Mon 23rd October 2017 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 3


Smorgasbord is back this Michaelmas and we want your writing! This is your opportunity to see your writing on the stage of the Corpus Playroom and receive feedback. Pieces should be 5-10 minutes long but can be any format about any subject - if your piece is selected, we will (try) make it a reality.

The deadline is midday Friday 13th October and your submission to should include the following information:
- Rough run time of your piece
- Roles available (number of roles, whether gender and/or race blind etc)
- Whether you’d like to direct your piece if it’s accepted or would prefer someone else to direct your piece
- If you do not want to direct your own piece whether you’d be happy to direct someone else’s

Address your email to with the subject of your email as SMORGASBORD followed by the name of your entry.

If you have any questions at all or are looking for further info on the show, email Carine at

Deadline: Friday 13th October 12:00pm