Technical and designer roles

Spring Awakening - Brickhouse

7:45pm, Tue 20th February 2018 - Sat 24th February 2018, at Robinson College Auditorium
Lent Week 5

Looking for

  • Stage Manager
  • Deputy Stage Manager
  • Publicity Designer
  • Set Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Head of Props
  • Lighting Designer
  • Sound Designer

We are searching for a dedicated, hard-working and passionate team to put on this breath-taking musical. The show is an ambitious one, and we are looking for an equally ambitious and talented production team to bring the musical to life. Please consult the application pack to read the essential information about the production team roles which you can apply for. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch.

Please send your completed application forms to and and by 10pm on the evening of the 16th of December, 2017. You may be invited to be interviewed over Skype in the week beginning the 18th of December (if you are away during this period, please do let me know).

Application Form:

Please know that we are open to applications from anyone – regardless of experience. Be bold and daring. Hold your head high, Herr Stiefel – and good luck!

Deadline for applications: Saturday 16th December 10:00pm

Boys Will Be Boys

11:00pm, Wed 21st February 2018 - Fri 23rd February 2018, at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 5

Looking for

  • Lighting Designer/Technician
  • Sound Designer/Technician
  • Set Designer/Builder
  • Stage Manager
  • Deputy Stage Manager

The different settings and scene transitions which distinguish them are vital for Boys Will Be Boys to be visceral in the way it needs to be for the writing to have its desired impact.

As well as separating the spaces, there are also opportunities for creating satisfying parallels between the scenes; a central thread which articulates these spaces as ones which have been made to serve powerful men (The City office, the strip club, the high-end Hotel bar etc.).

If you have found yourself observing these dynamics and becoming frustrated by them, then getting involved with the technical elements of this show might be your way to expose them in a physical way; to stand up creatively to sexism in the built environment. If you'd like any more information about the play or have any ideas, please get in touch.

I'm accepting applications in lots of forms so if you'd feel more comfortable meeting up in person to describe your ideas, then just drop me an email. (I am dyspraxic so totally get it can be rlly difficult to translate spatial ideas into a linear written email). If you'd prefer to write your application or send me drawings with annotations or have a typed conversation, those are all options too.

Deadline for applications: Monday 18th December

STORMFACE (This As Well)

11:00pm, Wed 28th February 2018 - Fri 2nd March 2018, at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 6

Looking for

  • Stage Manager
  • Deputy Stage Manager
  • Lighting Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Set Designer
  • Technical Director
  • Publicity Designer

Week 6 ADC Late ★ STORMFACE (This As Well) ★ is looking for a prod team.

E is struggling to come to terms with her changing body, R is obsessed with a 1920s movie star, and O and J are doing a parental practice run. As the action unfolds, their stories intersect and these disparate threads become interwoven by common themes so that, by the end, they have each grown into themselves a little more. Ultimately, it explores femininity, love, and how it feels to know the world wasn’t quite made for you.

Want to be involved in bringing this incredible piece of new writing to stage? Applications should include:

SM // DSM // TD
- Why you'd like to be involved
- Any relevant experience (not necessarily in the specific role)

Lighting // Sound // Costume // Set // Publicity
- Why you'd like to be involved
- Any initial ideas you may have (feel free to ask for more information about the play)
- Any relevant experience (not essential!)
- Any evidence of previous work (again, not essential)

((As always, we would especially like to encourage female, NB, LGBTQ+ and BME applications, but anyone is welcome!))

Email Francesca (fic21) with applications before midnight on 18th December, and feel free to ask any questions you might have about the show/any of the roles x

Deadline for applications: Monday 18th December 11:59pm


7:00pm, Tue 16th January 2018 - Sat 20th January 2018, at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 0

Looking for

  • Lighting Designer
  • Set Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Stage Manager

Corpus Week 0 main NSFW is on the hunt for an enthusiastic tech team to help bring this biting black media satire to life!

For all roles please send a brief application to Kim (ka460) and Maia (mb2152) roughly outlining:
-- Why are you interested in being involved
-- Any relevant experience (although none at all necessary!)

If you have any questions feel free to message us.

Contact: Maia at and Kim at
Deadline for applications: Tuesday 19th December

Ruddigore - G&S

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

Looking for

  • Production Manager
  • Technical Director
  • Chief Electrician
  • Set Builders
  • Hair/makeup Designers

The G&S main show Ruddigore is looking for a team to bring this show to West Road! Send in applications as soon as possible (rolling deadline), briefly outlining why you'd like to take part and any relevant experience.

Deadline for applications: Saturday 23rd December 11:45pm

Snow Orchid - Cambridge University Queer Players

7:45pm, Tue 6th March 2018 - Sat 10th March 2018, at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 7

Looking for

  • Publicity Designer
  • Deputy Stage Manager
  • CLX
  • Lighting Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Technical Director
  • Set Designer
  • Cinematographer
  • Costume Designer
  • Composer

Week 7 ADC Mainshow - Snow Orchid by Joe Pintauro, has many many exciting opportunities for YOU.

If any of these tickle your fancy, please send us an application via email including the following:

- What is it about this production that interests or excites you - why do you want to be involved in this particular production?
- Any initial thoughts about the show (not necessary - hit us with your ramblings if you'd like to!)
- What experience, if any, do you feel makes you good for this role? Either exp in the theatre, or exp in life

Snow Orchid is the 3rd project of Cambridge University Queer Players, who have previously staged Certain Young Men by Peter Gill and What's Wrong with Angry? by Patrick Wilde. We have prided ourselves in creating space in theatre for queer creatives, and welcome those of any/all identities to the team!

We are looking for people who are passionate about the project, who are dedicated and creative and willing to work closely with the production team to bring this to the stage.

If you'd like to read the script just pop Sophie an email at:

See application pack for more details on each role:

Deadline for publicity designer: 22/12/17
Deadline for all other roles: 29/12/17

Email Ellie and Gaia to apply.

Deadline for applications: Saturday 23rd December

Empty Nest

9:30pm, Mon 22nd January 2018 at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 1

Looking for

  • Lighting Designer
  • Sound Designer

Empty Nest: A Comedy Show is looking for some TECHNICIANS to bring light and sound to Corpus for ~one night only~ in week 1.

As well as your average light and sound, there’s also potential for the use of a projector to spice things up and project things onto the back of the Corpus stage. Other than the projector, lighting/sound should all be pretty basic so no need to have previous experience of any part of teching shows, and the show will be v low commitment as it’s a one night stand.

To apply email detailing why you would like the role, any experience you have (absolutely none necessary) and your favourite bird.

Deadline for applications: Monday 25th December 9:00am

Team Building Conference (Attendance Compulsory For All Employees)

9:30pm, Tue 13th February 2018 - Sat 17th February 2018, at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 4

Looking for

  • Lighting Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Projectionist

Hello Students of Cambridgeshire University!

We’ve been told that most of you have gone home for the winter break (happy holidays!) but the corporate world never sleeps, eats or passes fluid, and so we are delighted to announce that we are offering CHRISTMAS INTERNSHIPS to a few lucky students!

Our new bosses Emmeline and Bella (along with Ruth from HQ) have threatened to dock our pay if we don’t source some high-achieving students for the following roles:

We’ve been told that the Corpus Playroom Lecture Theatre only has two windows (alas!), and that our conference will have to take place after the watershed at 9:30pm for legal reasons. We therefore need a young technical whizz to shed some light on the situation (literally and biblically!) and help us avoid any lawsuits related to personal injury. Marko’s son Cathanial is also terrified of the dark, so finding someone to take on this role is vital.

“Bang!” “Boom! “Lawsuit!” - that’s right, we’re talking sound. Our team building activities revolve around listening to one another, and what (we ask you) is vital in order to listen? That’s right: Sound. We’re looking for a young technical whizz to shed some sound on the situation, and help those ears do what they do best - listen!

Steve from IT is on leave until April, so we need a young technical whizz to help us run our nationally acclaimed Powerpoint presentations. You will be given your very own “clicker” in order to navigate the PoPoPre (Power Point Presentation !) No experience necessary, but you must gain at least half marks in a written examination on fonts and slide transitions before we can offer you the role. (If you’d like to have a look at some practice papers, please contact our secretaries Ania and Ruby)

To apply for any of these internships, please send a written application to Ruth from HQ at detailing your suitably for the role and any O Levels you think might come in handy.

Looking forward to hearing from you (via email)!
Larry and Marko
Larynx “Larry” Smyth and David “Marko” Jones,
Co-founders of Together™

Deadline for applications: Monday 25th December

Neural Notwerks - Eggbox Comedy

11:00pm, Fri 19th January 2018 at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 0

Looking for

  • Stage Manager

Neural Notwerks (week 0 ADC one-night-stand) is looking for a stage manager to make sure nobody dies! It should be a fairly relaxed one-night-stand with one or two rehearsal-like workshops the week before the show, so the main things to do are source props, complete the risk assessment, and manage the stage during our get-in, tech/dress, and performance on the 19th of January.

Contact: and
Deadline for applications: Thursday 28th December

Lover Boy

12:00pm, Tue 16th January 2018 - Fri 16th March 2018, at TBA
Lent Week 0 to Week 8

Looking for

  • Director of Photography

Lover Boy needs a Director of Photography!

Consisting of six short episodes to be aired online, Lover Boy will chart the exruciating course of one Cambridge student's search for intimacy, set upon the all too familiar backdrop of essay deadlines and terrible parties. The plan is to film all six episodes (approx 8 minutes in length each) during Lent Term 2018 for distribution in Easter Term 2018.

If you're interested in the role, send an email to Elliott (elw60) or Gaia (gfl23) detailing any past experience (a few samples of previous work would be good) and any ideas you have about how the show should be filmed. The plan is to shoot it in a 'realistic' style (think The Office or Peep Show), but by all means feel free to suggest otherwise! Episode details available on request.

Applications close on 2nd January, but the sooner you can get your applications in the better!

Contact: and/or
Deadline for applications: Tuesday 2nd January

The Road to Nowhere

8:00pm, Thu 8th February 2018 - Fri 9th February 2018, at ADC Theatre (Larkum Studio)
9:00pm, Sat 10th February 2018 - Mon 12th February 2018, at TBC
Lent Week 3 to Week 4

Looking for

  • Set Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Stage Manager

Are there any cynics in paradise?

Production roles are now open for The Road to Nowhere (week 3 - Larkum and TBC Black Box)

Through this irreverent ideological examination, things turn for the worse as we begin to question trust, faith and mortality.

We will be working with RTC to ensure the show is as accessible as possible; they will be providing support for implementation of Relaxed spaces and technical modifications, among other aspects.

We are looking for Techies who are interested in engaging with a new piece of student-writing:

A set Designer who wants to explore the oppressive enclosure of a cult.
A sound Designer who wants to pierce through the silences of the piece with sonic pertubation.
A lighting Designer who wants to engage with the text and illuminate its tonality.
A costume Designer who wants explore the visual representation of individuality under threat.
A stage Manager able to organise, delegate and liase between Cast and Crew.

Feel free to use these in your application:
- Why would you like to be involved?
- Any previous experience / How would you begin your approach?
- How do you percieve your role?
- Anything you wish to add

Feel free to email us for any extra information

Contact: / / / (Alfred, Isobel, Amara, Jake)
Deadline for applications: Tuesday 2nd January


7:00pm, Tue 6th February 2018 - Sat 10th February 2018, at Pembroke New Cellars
Lent Week 3

Looking for


The White Rabbit Red Rabbit website says:


The actor about to perform has never seen it. In fact, there is a new actor every performance, and they’ve only been told what is absolutely necessary:

Do not Google this play.

Prepare to impersonate a [blank].

Once you start, you must finish...


WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT has been called a play. But it’s a lively, global sensation that no-one is allowed to talk about. Its award-winning playwright, Nassim Soleimanpour, is Iranian. His words have escaped censorship and are awaiting your audience. Slyly humorous and audaciously pointed, this ‘theater entertainment meets social experiment’ is unlike anything, and will make you question everything. Have fun!




Please help us bring this strange project to life with some publicity shots!

Let us know your experience and why you are interested in the show!

Deadline for applications: Friday 5th January 11:00pm

Piranha Heights

7:45pm, Tue 23rd January 2018 - Sat 27th January 2018, at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 1

Looking for


Piranha Heights is still looking for a costume designer!!

This is a hugely energetic play with a cast of 5 incredibly unique and crazy characters. In particular, we're looking for a costume designer who can help create the image of our Medic and Lilly - two teenage squatters who live in their own fantasy world, following a religion that worships Elvis.

We imagine that all their clothes are scraps and bits and pieces found from skips and the remains of Mr Samuel's flat (their squat) - collated together from the debris of society to form their new identities.

Email with any questions / applications! Just drop me a line with any previous experience and what excites you about this play. Thank you!

Deadline for applications: Saturday 6th January

The Footlights International Tour Show 2018 - Footlights

5:45pm, Wed 1st August 2018 - Fri 31st August 2018, at Edinburgh Fringe Festival
7:45pm, Tue 2nd October 2018 - Sat 6th October 2018, at ADC Theatre
Summer Vacation to Michaelmas Week 0

Looking for

  • Technician

***DEADLINE 20th JANUARY 2018***

The Cambridge International Tour Show is looking for a technician to embark on an ambitious tour of the UK and North America.This will include a two week Cambridge run at the end of Easter term, selected UK dates at the beginning of July (during which we aim to run workshops at various state schools), a month-long run at the Edinburgh Fringe during August, and a fun-filled trip across the US and Canada through September. We will be finishing up with a home run at the newly refurbished ADC Theatre at the beginning of Michaelmas 2018.

We are looking for someone both competent in lighting and sound design who is able to bring creative ideas to the table. Though we are looking for an all-rounder, it is worthing noting that we are particularly interested in finding someone who is happy to work creatively with sound.
In your application, please state:
Any experience you have in teching shows
Any initial thoughts about how sound could be used in a sketch show
Why you’re interested in joining the tour show.
Please email your application, or any questions you may have, to Applications for technicians will close on 20th January, with interviews to follow shortly after.

Things to know:
As ever, all travel and accommodation across the tour, including the writing week during the Easter holidays, will be covered. In addition, some living expenses will be provided. Therefore, if you have ever been put off from tour shows/the Fringe because of concerns about expenses, this might be for you. Please do contact Tour Managers Katt and Anna with any Qs you have about funding.
Everyone is welcome to apply, regardless of previous experience. No previous affiliation with the Footlights is needed.
Whilst this is a demanding tour requiring a large time commitment, it should ultimately be considered a fantastic opportunity to hone your skills as a technician and gain valuable experience in a supportive environment.

Deadline for applications: Monday 15th January