Producer/director roles and show applications

H.M.S. Pinafore at the MinackCUGSS

19:30, Mon 21st September 2020 - Fri 25th September 2020 at The Minack Theatre
14:00, Tue 22nd September 2020 at The Minack Theatre
14:00, Thu 24th September 2020 at The Minack Theatre
Summer Vacation

Applications to Produce, Company Manage, Assistant Direct and Assistant Musical Direct

We are unbelievably lucky to have an established annual slot at the beautiful Minack Theatre in Cornwall. Each year for over 40 years, Cambridge students have 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 H.M.S. Pinafore, a thrilling but lighthearted tale of love and class, and one of Gilbert and Sullivan's best-loved works.

The Minack show is a large-scale production, with a huge company. It will be the Producer’s job to oversee all aspects of the production, coordinate this team, and manage logistics, budgeting and publicity. For the three weeks in September, the cast, orchestra and prod team live in the Church hall in the picturesque village of Paul (life there is very wholesome!). It will also be the producer’s job to run this aspect of the show.
Excellent organisational skills are required. Paired as well as individual applications are therefore encouraged. Please include in your application why you are interested in the role, any relevant experience, and your availability in September 2020.
Applications should be sent to by 11:59pm on Monday 17th February

Company Manager(s):
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!). We are ideally looking for least two people to work together as Company Managers, but we will consider solo applications.
Please include in your application why you are interested in the role, and your availability in September 2020.
Applications should be sent to by 11:59pm on Monday 24th February

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!
Please include in your application any ideas for the show, any relevant experience (directing or performing), and your availability in September 2020.
Applications should be sent to by 11:59pm on Monday 17th February

Assistanst Musical Director/ répétiteurs:
The AMDs and répétiteurs will be expected to accompany blocking and music rehearsals. Strong keyboard skills are a must, but no previous G&S experience is required. An AMD will also be expected to lead some music rehearsals or do individual coaching with singers and assist in managing the orchestra. If applicants an also play an orchestral instrument and so play in the orchestra, this will also be a bonus.
Please include in your application your experience, and your availability in September 2020.
Applications should be sent to by 11:59pm on Monday 17th February

Deadline: Monday 17th February 23:59

The Lady Margaret Players Present: Female & Non-Binary Scratch Night!LMP

21:30, Wed 26th February 2020 at The Maypole
Lent Week 6

Submit some new writing Scratch Night 2!

SCRATCH NIGHT is BACK for a sequel! This time, The Lady Margaret Players are hosting a Female & Non-Binary night for performers across Cambridge who identify as such to platform their new writing. Whether it's a play, sketch, stand-up, poetry or a searing polemical speech - we wanna hear from you!

Email Jasper ( with your work and let us know what you'd intend your role to be (e.g. if you're sending in a play, do you want to direct/act in it?).

LMP Scratch Nights are a chill, low-maintenance way of performing new, work-in-progress writing to a budding audience of boozed-up pub-goers. Doesn't matter if you're an experienced thesp or a complete newcomer: if you've got something you're working on, send it in!

Deadline: Tuesday 18th February 23:59

Le Villi - MMS Opera

20:00, Fri 19th June 2020 at St Giles Church, Cambridge
20:00, Sun 21st June 2020 at St Giles Church, Cambridge
Easter May Week to Summer Vacation

Production Team Positions

Musical and Assisstant Musical Director

Magdalene College Music Society is looking for a talented, committed and enthusiastic musical director and assisstant musical director to lead our exciting production of Giacomo Puccini’s Le Villi.

Due to the nature of the music and the unique challenge of working with Puccini opera, this would particularly suit anyone who is excited about opera (especially of the romantic variety), is able to make a considerable commitment to the project and would like to add this fantastic opportunity to their CV!

What we are looking for:
· Experience with conducting/leading music of this repertoire (MD only)
· Experience working with singers (MD & assistant MD)
· Knowledge of orchestration (i.e. reducing/adapting scoring) (MD mainly)
· Availability during Easter period and May week (MD & assistant MD)

Make sure to include in your application why you are interested in the project, any relevant previous experience and, finally, what you think you can bring to the opera, from a personal and/or interpretive point of view.

Artistic Director

As one of Puccini’s least performed operas, here is your chance to make a unique artistic and creative contribution! Magdalene Music Society is looking for a director to take on the considerable challenge of bringing Puccini’s work to the stage. Therefore, we are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is prepared to commit fully to the project and work closely with the production team, instrumentalists and singers involved.

What to include in your application:

· Any experience directing a show (ideally an opera, but not necessary)
· Any knowledge or experience you have of Italian/romantic opera
· What you plan to bring to the opera and your interpretative view of the story
· How you would plan to work with a space like St Giles Church
· Your availability for the Easter/May week period

Assistant Producer

We are looking for organised and interested individuals to assist produce Puccini’s Le Villi. As the opera is planned for May Week, we are looking for someone who can commit to help with running the administrative and publicity side of things during that time period. This will involve helping out with liaising with St Giles church, managing our budget, developing our publicity material, coordinating ticket sales and any general administrative duties as they arise. If you are interested in the role, please consider sending an application detailing the following:

· Any relevant experience (ideally with producing operas, but not necessary)
· Any challenges you expect to face and how you would deal with them
· A brief overview of why you would be suitable for this role and why you’re interested in this project.

If you have any further questions, please get in touch with Sarah Crockford (

To apply please email

More information can be found at:

Deadline: Thursday 20th February 00:00


00:00, Sat 1st August 2020 - Mon 31st August 2020 at Edinburgh Fringe
Summer Vacation

Applications open to direct/produce

OTHER is looking for a DIRECTOR and a PRODUCER to take it to the EDINBURGH FRINGE 2020!!

Other is an original musical (written and composed by Iona Maragh-MacPherson) exploring what it means to be black and mixed-race. The show highlights the importance of friendship, solidarity, and empathy, whilst considering the journey of learning how to exist in an increasingly divided world when you always feel other.

Sound plays a big role in this show, and we’ve utilised a variety of musical styles - from reggae, to grime, to a more traditional musical theatre style - so there’s something for everyone!

All the application information can be found in the application pack below!

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me -


Deadline: Thursday 20th February 23:59

Survival Strategies @ FringeEggbox Comedy

00:00, Fri 7th August 2020 - Mon 31st August 2020 at TBC
Summer Vacation



We are so excited to be opening applications for the production team of 💥 Survival Strategies 💥, a brand-new musical comedy written by Georgia Rawlins and Katie Duggan, that will be headed to Fringe for a full run with the support of Eggbox Comedy!

There are a million ways we could die at any given moment – coronavirus, threats of nuclear war, and the impending doom of climate disaster that could wipe out humankind at any second. But either we can live in constant fear – or we can laugh at the absurdity of it all. This musical centers on the experience of a ragtag support group who call themselves Survivors Non-Anonymous, who have lived through more than their fair share of mystery illnesses and close brushes with death. But when the bunker they’re meeting in suddenly goes on lockdown, trapping them inside with no resources and leaving them with no idea of the cause of the lockdown, the group members are left to combine their talents and do what they do best: survive.

We are looking for a PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, and MUSICAL DIRECTOR to help us bring this show to life (and help us all survive the Fringe!) Take a look at our application pack for more details on the show and the roles available – and feel free to shoot us messages with any questions!



Please submit your applications / direct any questions to Katie Duggan and Georgia Rawlins at and We can’t wait to hear from you!

Deadline: Saturday 22nd February 23:59

Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Comic opera in May Week - Director/MD/Producer

The Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society are thrilled to return to the Fitzpatrick Hall at Queens' College for our 2020 May Week show! We're seeking an enthusiastic, capable production team to stage a comic opera. We are encouraging applications for the following operas:

  • Iolanthe
  • Ruddigore
  • Other works by Gilbert and/or Sullivan, or other works in a similar style, will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Works which have been recently performed in Cambridge should be avoided.

The Gilbert and Sullivan Society are pleased to be collaborating with the St Margaret's Society of Queens' College to bring a comic opera to life in May Week 2020. We're looking for a core production team capable of staging a production of Iolanthe, Ruddigore, or another comic opera to a high standard.

Performances will be on the 18th June 2020 at 14:00 and 19:30.

You may apply alone, or as a team. Individual applications will normally be from a director. Applications from a team should normally include a director, as well as one or both of a producer and musical director. If you apply as a team, each person involved should write their own section of the application, which should be sent as one combined application.

Applications should be sent by email to Isaac Barkway (, and include the following information:

  • Why you're applying and why you've chosen your show
  • Directors: your creative plans for the show, and any relevant theatrical experience
  • MDs: any musical plans you might have for the show, and any relevant musical or theatrical experience
  • Producers: your understanding of the challenges involved in producing a show in May Week, and any theatrical experience or other relevant experience
  • Applications without an MD and/or Producer: how you would go about recruiting an MD/producer and what you would look for in someone to fill that role (N.b. CUGSS can help advertise and interview for this if required)
  • All roles: your availability for an interview after 4pm between the 24th and 28th Feb

If you have any questions, or would like to informally discuss applying for a role, feel free to email Isaac (

Applications must be received by 6pm, Sunday 23rd February. Interview days/times will be confirmed that evening.

Deadline: Sunday 23rd February 18:00