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This week

13 performances of 4 shows
are happening in 3 venues
involving 27 people


Get Involved
Publicity designer
This is a crucial role with a lot of creative potential, as you will help Greg and I explore the imagery of the show and how we want to advertise and visually convey its themes. Our sketch show will be set in a futuristic hotel, leaving a lot of space for creative input regarding how this place will look. Together we will share ideas, have a dive into the murky waters of the Internet and discuss potential visions for the poster and look of the show. We are open to a variety of different styles and look forward to reading your proposals and working collaboratively on this aspect of the sketch show. FOR THE ROLE OF PUBLICITY DESIGNER , PLEASE EMAIL US ANSWERING THESE QUESTIONS: .What interests you about the concept of the show? What are your favourite works of science fiction? In any medium, we should add. . Do you have any funky ideas for how a poster might look? What style of artwork to deploy? . Are there any examples of your previous work you would like to share? (absolutely not necessary, just nosy)
Stage Manager or Assistant Stage Manager
Unlike other sketch shows, we have prioritized the search for stage and assistant stage managers  from very early on, as we want the best Cambridge has to offer on board with us on this project (although no experience is required and we also welcome the opportunity to work with someone new to the stage managing business). As such, you will have the opportunity to share your thoughts early on about how you think the show should look on stage. As a late show, we will have to contend with the set of the mainshow, in our case the Michaelmas Panto. Also, when we are putting the show together, you will be sourcing props and making sure that everything is running smoothly on that end. We think it would be interesting to come up with creative ways of how to give our sketch show a sci-fi look efficiently, in a way that does not clash with the set from the mainshow but possibly adapts to and builds on it. For now, we would love to discuss ideas about sets and props so that we can give our sketches an original and consistent feel and look. If you apply for stage manager , you will be leading the charge in terms of all things set related. So if you are looking for a slightly important though still crucial role, as the stage manager  won’t be able to do everything on their own, assistant stage manager  is the ideal role for you. FOR THE ROLES OF STAGE MANAGERS , PLEASE EMAIL US ANSWERING THESE QUESTIONS: . What interests you about the concept of the show? . What are your favourite works of science fiction? In any medium, we should add. . How would you go about sourcing props and all that guff? Come on now, be honest. . How do you think it would be possible to depict a near future sci-fi dystopia set inside a hotel while remaining within the confines of a late show set and minimalistic prop list?
Producer
Bringer of order from chaos, vanquisher of disorganization, ruler of scheduling, guardian of welfare, and treasurer of the realm, this role is really important for the overall functioning of the show. By bringing you early on, we want to lay the groundwork for a well-organized show of the highest quality possible. Sketch shows are notorious for their disorganized nature. Therefore, we would like to avoid this as much as possible and discuss over the summer the overall schedule for the show’s production timeline. This is especially important given the fact that we will bring on most of our writer -performers at the start of next term, which means that most of the creative process of sketch writing and rehearsing will only commence once term has already started. That is why we would like things to run as smoothly as possible next term, so that we are not behind on production issues when the actual writing starts. FOR THE ROLE OF PRODUCER , PLEASE EMAIL US ANSWERING THESE QUESTIONS: . What interests you about the concept of the show? . What are your favourite works of science fiction? In any medium, we should add. . What do you think the best approach is to producing a show that’s on late in the term, but which will require frequent meetings and rehearsals throughout the first 7 weeks of term?
Director
For the role of director , you will be there in the first few meetings with Oscar and I, as we’re hashing out preliminary ideas for the show’s general structure and outline before we get writers  for individual sketches. Your creative voice will be crucial, therefore. You will be present in writer ’s room meetings, there as a CREATIVE soundboard. Then, after the sketches have been written, and we’ve done a few rehearsals, you will come in and be a crucial external eye, helping to stop us from becoming too self-indulgent or unfunny. You may also help us retool or finesse certain aspects of script and performance, if you so see fit. And you had bloody better, I’ll tell you. FOR THE ROLE OF DIRECTOR , PLEASE EMAIL US ANSWERING THESE QUESTIONS: . What interests you about the concept of the show? . Do you have any funky (or even funny) ideas for how it might look? . How do you plan on going about directing our sketch rehearsals, when you are brought in? . What are your favourite works of science fiction? In any medium, we should add.
The Marlowe Showcase is looking for two ADs!!
Assistant Directors  What does being an AD in The Marlowe Showcase mean? * An opportunity to learn from a professional director . A chance to gain insight into a professional rehearsal room. *A chance to focus on monologues rather than ‘making a show happen’. This is about working on rehearsal techniques and the actors process, and less about a vision of costumes, set etc. We need you to help aid actors to perform to the best of their abilities at a turning point in their careers. *Working in a London theatre provides a step outside of Cambridge theatre too :))
'What's wrong with Detective Thorgil?' Auditions
Actors needed for new, student written drama Week 2 Corpus Lateshow. Send in Self-tapes before the 30th of June, but we can extend the deadline if needed. Tomorrow we are also having in-person auditions at the Corpus Playroom so book a place. Audition pack: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18y658Pjzy31ALJrxyZNJ0ZBYdKkyHjLpARLmLkStEZc/edit?usp=sharing
FULL MARX Auditions
BME actors needed for a new student written musical! FULL MARX is perfect for actors who are new to musical theatre, or for those more experienced to try out some new music in a relaxed, bar night setting.
'What's wrong with Detective Thorgil?' is looking for a producer
Producer  needed for the Michaelmas Week 2 Late Show at the Corpus Playroom, the student-written play 'What's wrong with Detective Thorgil?' Contact fju22@cam.ac.uk before 30th of June to apply or request details
Masters of the Game needed for a crime investigation trail!
You will lead a group of Detectives investigating an Agatha Christie-style plot across the central Cambridge locations. Good storytelling skills and the willingness to engage with the audience are a must; full training will be provided. 1h 30 mins daytime slots on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer, fee £40 per slot, ASAP start.

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Our poster for #Kimprov at @Gildedballoon for @edfringe 2022.
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THE FIREFOLK IN THE AIR is a work of new writing about a university caught in scandal.

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New event: Schubert Octet & Beethoven Septet - Wigmore Soloists
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Help us celebrate 90 years of the Minack Theatre!
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