Producer/director roles and show applications

The Bacchae

22:30, Sat 3rd August 2019 - Sat 17th August 2019 at Paradise Green: The Vault
Summer Vacation

Applications to AD/AP

'You will acknowledge me and love me because I am Dionysus.
I am the scream'

Help us bring the scream to Edinburgh this summer!! After a successful run with 5 star reviews and labelled as one of the 'top five shows of term' by The Tab, THE BACCHAE is BACK for a two week fringe run from 3-17th August at 10:30pm at The Vault, Paradise Green, and we want YOU to join our production team/Bacchic cult (delete as appropriate)

(also yes, you read correctly, the timing of our slot will allow plenty of lie ins. I for one am very pleased with this.)

WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN ENTHUSIASTIC AND CREATIVE PERSON TO ASSISTANT DIRECT/PRODUCE THIS SHOW. We are advertising this as an assistant director/producer role, as we really want the entire team to be involved in the creative process. This role will be a combination of being present as a director in the rehearsal room, as well as assisting Russell in the production side. (Do not fear, this is a relatively low commitment role)

To apply, please send an email to Including:

⁃ Why you want to be involved in the project
⁃ Any experience you may have (none necessary!)
⁃ Any ideas you may have for the production, in particular any difficulties you think may come with taking a show to the fringe and how you would overcome them.


As well as being free for the fringe run, we would also expect you to be available for the 10-14 day rehearsal period in Cambridge in July (likely latter half of July). We are open to a level of flexibility with this, depending on your schedule.

We understand Fringe is expensive and want to support our cast and crew wherever possible. For transparencies sake we want to make it clear from the off that accommodation for our fringe flat is currently £188 per person, and accommodation for rehearsal will be free. Equally we are here to support cast and crew through any bursary scheme they may choose to pursue, as well as offering consistent support and understanding with financial matters and any stress they may cause.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us by email at or send us a message! We look forward to hearing from you !!

Deadline: Wednesday 24th April 23:59

Trowel and Error

21:30, Tue 18th June 2019 - Fri 21st June 2019 at Corpus Playroom
Easter May Week

Director and Assistant Producer

Trowel and Error (Week 8 Corpus Late Show) is looking for an ASSISTANT PRODUCER and DIRECTOR for this revue style sketch show.

We're looking for an experienced and committed director with an interest in silly/absurd revue-style comedy.

We're also looking for an enthusiastic and organised Assistant Producer with good availability in Week 5/6. This is a relatively low commitment role involving laminating and distributing posters/flyers as well as promoting the show online.Applications from Freshers and those who've completed exams in the first half of term are particularly encouraged!!

If you are interested please email Alex (Producer) at aw827 by 11pm on the 18th of April with the following:

For Director

  • Why you want to be involved
  • Availability during Easter term
  • Any experience (desirable but not necessary)
  • Your favourite style of comedy
  • Any creative vision for the show
  • Frosties or Sugar Puffs

For Assistant Producer

  • Why you want to be involved
  • Availability during Easter term
  • Any experience (not necessary!)
  • Frosties or Sugar Puffs

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Alex x

Deadline: Wednesday 24th April 23:59

Master of Tasks

23:00, Wed 19th June 2019 - Thu 20th June 2019 at ADC Theatre
Easter May Week

Assistant Producer

ASSISTANT PRODUCER wanted for Master of Tasks - a Week 8 Easter ADC Late Show) in which comedians will be pitted against each other to perform a series of obscure and meaningless challenges as ranked by our host, the Master of Tasks.

We're looking for an enthusiastic and organised Assistant Producer with good availability in Week 5/6. This is a relatively low commitment role involving laminating and distributing posters/flyers as well as promoting the show online.

Applications from Freshers and those who've completed exams in the first half of term are particularly encouraged!!

If you are interested please email Alex (Producer) at aw827 by 11pm on the 18th of April with the following:

  • Why you want to be involved
  • Availability during Easter term
  • Any experience (not necessary!)
  • Your least favourite chore and why

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Alex x

Deadline: Wednesday 24th April 23:59

Northanger Abbey @ Edinburgh Fringe

16:30, Mon 12th August 2019 - Tue 13th August 2019 at Institut Français Écosse, Edinburgh
16:30, Fri 16th August 2019 - Sat 24th August 2019 at Institut Français Écosse, Edinburgh
Summer Vacation

Applications to Assistant Produce

Northanger Abbey is looking for an assistant producer to help us take the show to the Fringe, and the majestic venue that is St. Giles Cathedral!

The role is flexible and specific tasks can be tailored to suit your skills and experience. It may include helping to organise accomodation, travel, food and general support for the company in Edinburgh, finding rehearsal venues in Cambridge, and publicising the show at the Fringe, as well as more usual production admin. You'll travel to Edinburgh with the company and be full member of the team.

No previous experience of the Fringe is necessary, but experience with the production side of theatre, or similarly responsible organisational roles in another sphere, is desirable.

Please email an application with the following info:
• Why you want to be involved
• Any relevant experience
• Your availability over the summer
• What aspects of the production you'd be particularly keen to get involved in


Deadline: Saturday 27th April 12:00


19:45, Thu 13th June 2019 - Sat 15th June 2019 Venue to be confirmed
Easter Week 7

Applications to Produce

Need that hit of Easter term theatre? Cadence Ware has written a fabulous new play set in no less a place than the dressing room of a theatre and we want YOU to produce it!
Shameless aestheticism, female empowerment and copious amounts of wine all feature, and if that doesn’t instantly draw you to apply, have a look at our luscious Pinterest for further dazzling!


Tell us:
Why you’re interested in producing this show
What skills you have that will help us put on a top-notch production
Availability in Easter term, the show will be week 7 (we’re flexible on your availability so don’t worry)
Any past experience that would be beneficial for this role (though none is required! - Enthusiasm and organisation are key).

Send an email to
Don’t stress about formatting and formality, write however best conveys your interest.
Looking forward to hearing from all you talented folk!

Deadline: Sunday 28th April 11:59

Magnet Rose: Experience a Story with Tech and Art – TEA INN

16:00, Wed 12th June 2019 - Fri 14th June 2019 at ADC Theatre (Larkum Studio)
Easter Week 7

Produce/Manage the 1st Interactive Art-Tech Show!

A unique and rare production for people who want to pioneer the future of entertainment and do something that has never been done before in ADC, Cambridge or even the world!

For people who has a background in science or engineering are highly encouraged to apply!
This will be the best project to learn about the integration of art and tech!

It not only enriches your artistic journey, but can also be a great entry on your CV since this project is a prototype for a future art-tech startup!

Magnet Rose is based on a narrative surrealist feature film script written by the director Joy, a finalist at Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab for this story. The script is currently being produced into a feature film. Anyone interested in the film industry/video art (contemporary art) is also welcome to apply.

The show will go to Edinburgh's Fringe Festival as well in August!

Show description:

Magnet Rose is the first immersive narrative mixed-reality experience in the ADC Theatre, blending new-frontier technologies, installation art, special soundscapes, dynamic lighting designs, and interactive theatre performances, in a cinematic story setting. By becoming a character in the show, you will live in a surreal world of magnets and roses, exploring human feelings, dualities, attractions and love, in a linear narrative. A universal story, the show's messages also speak about gender equality and non-binary. With a rare combination of Eastern and Western aesthetics, technology and art, traditional and experimental storytelling, you will take home with one of the most unique memories with the shortest time spent.

For more details and visuals, please click the link below:

To apply, please email director Joy at to briefly talk about:

  1. Why are you applying for the show and the role, and why you might be good to fit the role.
  2. What is your favorite music, art, play or/and film?
  3. Your name, major, degree, college, where are you from.

Also feel free to ask any questions you have through the email

We will arrange an interview at some point to discuss the role as well if possible.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

(all roles will be involved with key decision making and highly creative processes to design a new genre of shows in this experience)

Deadline: Sunday 28th April 11:59

Christ's Amateur Dramatic Society

CADs May Week show

May Week Show

CADS are now accepting applications for a May Week production in Christ's beautiful Fellows Garden, 20-22 June! This is a great opportunity for anyone who hasn't directed before, or wants to get involved in something post-prelims/exams.

If you are interested in directing please drop an e-mail to Isobel and Katie at and detailing the play you would like to put on, any plans for a concept and an approximate budget, as well as how you plan on abridging the show (to roughly 90mins). We're open to any play out of copyright, Shakespeare or otherwise! Deadline is Sunday 28 April.

Deadline: Sunday 28th April 23:59

La naissance d'OsirisG&S

13:00, Fri 21st June 2019 at On Punts on the Cam (St John's)
18:00, Fri 21st June 2019 at On Punts on the Cam (St John's)
Easter May Week

Applications to Produce / Assistant Produce

Looking for:
• Producer
• Assistant Producer

We are looking for a producer and assistant producer for Rameau’s ‘La naissance d’Osiris’, a virtuosic 50 minute opera. This exciting production will be staged on punts during May Week inside St John’s. Please send applications to CCing in listing any previous experience, what you envision your role as a producer to involve and what attracts you to this particular opera.

Deadline: Monday 29th April 22:00


23:00, Fri 21st June 2019 at ADC Theatre
Easter May Week

Applications for Bamebridge


BAMEBRIDGE is a brand new production celebrating the rollercoaster lives of the BAME community within Cambridge. This carefully curated variety show will feature stories told through spoken word, poetry, music, dance, visual arts and theatre.

Be prepared for an unforgettable night never before seen in Cambridge as we celebrate our identities and tell the stories we want to tell.

We are looking for acts by anyone identifying as BAME - these can really be anything - spoken word, dance, visual arts, theatre, an instrumental performance, part of a video, vlog, animation, magic, comedy - literally anything!!

Particularly interested in scenes from BAME plays that have been previously performed at Cambridge or if you want to create a scene from a play.

The act can be either be 3min, 5 min or 10mins.

Please drop an email to
with a couple of sentences about
-what type of piece you want to perform
-what it's about
-If you would require props/lighting etc.

BY 2nd May

Thank youu :)

Deadline: Thursday 2nd May 23:59

CUADC/Footlights Pantomime 2019CUADC and Footlights

19:45, Wed 27th November 2019 - Sat 7th December 2019 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 7 to Week 8

Applications are now open for the writing team of the CUADC/Footlights Pantomime 2019!

The CUADC and Footlights committees are excited to announce that applications are now open to write the biggest and most exciting show of 2019: the Pantomime!

This is a fabulous opportunity to let your creative juices run wild, culminating in a sell-out, two-week run at the ADC Theatre. Writers can apply as individuals or in teams, and director and producer applications will be opened at a later date.

You can find more information about what we're looking for in an application here:

And a handy guide to streamlining your application and actually writing the show here:

Please email and with your applications – you have exactly 2 weeks… GO GO GO!

Deadline: Friday 3rd May 19:00

Princess Ida at the MinackG&S

19:30, Mon 23rd September 2019 - Fri 27th September 2019 at The Minack Theatre
14:30, Tue 24th September 2019 at The Minack Theatre
14:30, Thu 26th September 2019 at The Minack Theatre
Summer Vacation

Applications for Choreographer, Assistant Musical Director, and Hair and Makeup Artist

At Cambridge, we are unbelievably lucky to have an established annual slot at the beautiful Minack theatre in Cornwall. Each year for over 40 years, the CUG&S Society has mounted a production of one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operas in this unique and breathtaking open-air theatre carved into the cliffs at Porthcurno. This year, we will be putting on Princess Ida, which was inspired by the founding of Girton College and contains some of the most loved music in the whole G&S repertoire.

The Choreographer will work closely with the director in creating the movement world of the show, taking charge of certain scenes or sections of the show. We are particularly interested in anyone with experience of stage combat or stunt work. This is an opportunity to gain experience in directing a large production and to hone skills in bringing a show to life.

The Assistant Musical Director will work closely with the Musical Director to rehearse the show and manage the orchestra. Part of the work involves acting as a repetiteur/trice for some rehearsals, so being able to play the piano is a must for this role. You will also be able to play in the orchestra on another instrument if you want to and there are lots of opportunities to put your stamp on the music of the show.

The Hair and/or Makeup Artist is an important part of the preparation for each show, transforming the large cast into exciting characters. This production will involve transforming the women’s chorus into fantastical Valkyrie-inspired warrior women and so there is an opportunity for lots of creativity as well as more conventional makeup and hair work. We are open to applications from individuals or pairs for this role/roles.

To apply, please send a short email to us at, with any experience relevant to the role you want to apply for (deadline is Sunday 5th May at 10pm). Applicants need to be available 6th-28th September and the company fee (accommodation, food, etc.) for these positions is about £100. We don’t believe money should be a barrier to participation, so there are bursaries available for travel and accommodation.

Deadline: Sunday 5th May 22:00