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Company Managers, Assistant Director

H.M.S. Pinafore at the MinackCUGSS
19:30, Mon 20th September 2021 - Fri 24th September 2021 at The Minack Theatre
14:00, Tue 21st September 2021 at The Minack Theatre
14:00, Thu 23rd September 2021 at The Minack Theatre
Summer Vacation

We're looking for a dedicated production team for HMS PINAFORE at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall this September. Applications have opened for: - COMPANY MANAGERS - ASSISTANT DIRECTOR  Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most famous comic operettas to a beautiful venue carved into the Cornish cliffs overlooking the sea.

    Contact robert.e.nicholas@outlook.com before 9th Mar 2021 23:59 for more details.


    The Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society are privileged to have an annual slot at the prestigious Minack Theatre, a beautiful outdoor venue carved into the cliffs and overlooking the sea.

    One of the highlights of the Cambridge theatre calendar, the Minack show brings together some of Cambridge’s finest technicians, musicians and performers. The production is put together on site as the cast, crew, and orchestra live and work together in the idyllic village of Paul in Cornwall (a short drive from the theatre).

    For more information, please see our application pack:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yssMk88OYpQ8EZ6otWJ1kDakN-jWBrtPeVAAhQlctZA/edit?usp=sharing

    COMPANY MANAGERS

    The Company Managers are the lifeblood of the show. They plan all of the meals for our three weeks in Cornwall, order the food for our daily Sainsbury’s delivery, and do the cooking. They also have a responsibility for group cohesion, welfare, and social events. (It sounds scary, but it’s actually a lot of fun!). Paired applications for this role are encouraged, but we will also consider solo applications.

    Please include in your applications:

    • Why you want to Company Manage HMS Pinafore at the Minack
    • Any relevant experience you have
    • Your availability for interview from 10-11th March 2021 (inclusive).

    ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 

    The rehearsal process occurs over the two weeks running up to the show. This, combined with the unusual set-up of the Minack stage presents many demanding, but exciting challenges for the directional team. Some rehearsals will be split, and the assistant director  will ideally be prepared to lead some minor rehearsals, particularly on dialogue and character work. Previous experience involving straight acting is desirable, but not required. Any previous dance or choreography experience would also be a bonus. Previous experience at the Minack or of G&S is by no means required!
    If you want to get to know the show a bit better...
    Libretto: https://gsarchive.net/pinafore/pf_lib.pdf
    Vocal score: https://gsarchive.net/pinafore/pinafore.pdf

    Please include in your applications:

    • Why you want to Assistant Direct HMS Pinafore at the Minack
    • Any ideas you have for the show
    • Any relevant experience you have
    • Your availability for interview from 10-11th March 2021 (inclusive).

    Please email your applications to robert.e.nicholas@outlook.com by midnight on Friday 5th March 2021. Do also feel free to get in touch with any questions!

    PLEASE NOTE: Due to ongoing uncertainties caused by COVID-19, CUG&SS can make no guarantees at this stage that the show will definitely be able to go ahead (though with the roadmap announced on 22nd February we are optimistic!). We will remain in close communication with the venue and continue to monitor the situation.


    Created at 23rd Feb 2021 13:17
    Last updated at 23rd Feb 2021 13:19