Technical and designer roles


19:45, Tue 5th November 2019 - Sat 9th November 2019 at ADC Theatre
14:30, Sat 9th November 2019 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 4

Looking for:

  • Assistant Producer
  • Costume Designer
  • Assistant Sound Designer
  • Photographer


We are so so so excited to bring this to the ADC stage and we now need some more killer prod team to make it happen. We're looking for enthusiasm over experience so if you think you'd fancy taking part in any of these ways PLEASE apply!

Check out the prod team application pack here:

and apply by 5pm on the 18th September. We can't wait to hear from you! Also don't hesitate to send any questions my way!

Contact: (Isobel)
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 18th September 17:00


19:45, Tue 12th November 2019 - Sat 16th November 2019 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 5

Looking for:

  • Technical Director

We are re-opening applications for the role of TD for our 70s comedy-thriller set in Cambridge. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an ADC mainshow with a cracking team.

You will be responsible for leading the construction of the set in the workshop (but you'll have help!). You'll be working closely with the set designer to ensure that the set plan is reasonable, that it gets built on time, and that it is safe for the actors when on stage. The plan is currently to use many existing flats in the ADC to build something resembling a mix between a drawing room and study - this will reduce your workload significantly! Your main responsibility, however, will be leading the get-in and get-out in the days leading up to, and on the last day of, the show. Finally, there will also be some safety-related paperwork involved.

To register your interest, email Connor ( and Jacob ( with a summary of your previous experience, and any ideas you have in mind for your particular role.

Contact: and
Deadline for applications: Monday 23rd September 23:59

The Last HotelCUOS

20:00, Sat 30th November 2019 - Mon 2nd December 2019 at Fitzpatrick Hall, Queens' College
Michaelmas Week 7 to Week 8

Looking for:

  • Filmmaker / videographer
  • Choreographer
  • Publicity Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Sound Designer

'The Last Hotel', a unique and singularly powerful work that combines theatre, opera, recorded music, and film is looking for a prod team to help bring this electric show to life. All of the production roles for 'The Last Hotel' will involve a much greater involvement in the creative process of developing a show, and will allow for artistic freedom to showcase creative skills. It is an exciting and challenging opportunity to help craft a subtle and poignant work that reaches the heights of what modern opera can achieve.

Please email any applications to describing any relevant experience and what excites you about working on 'The Last Hotel'.

Videographer / Filmmaker

‘The Last Hotel’ is a truly exciting opportunity for a student filmmaker to explore collaboration with theatre and opera. As a true multimedia work, the opera will have film projected onto the stage during the drama. These films are a crucial part of the work, creating and reinforcing a sense of being constantly watched: a feeling that adds to the spiralling mental state of the characters and comments on a media culture where the private life has become public. The videographer on ‘The Last Hotel’ will work with the director and actors to create short films that create and add to the claustrophobic atmosphere on stage. Along with this they will also work to create a series of trailers for the opera that will be released as publicity. It is a unique chance to use film to interact with other art forms, melding their work with the music and drama to create an integrated whole.

Lighting Designer

The chief lighting designer of ‘The Last Hotel’ will play an essential role in interpreting communicating the themes of the opera. We plan on mixing the fantastic lighting capabilities of the Fitzpatrick Hall with dark onstage lighting which the characters interact with to explore the themes of death and love in the opera. The lighting will be paramount to our interpretation and communication of the opera’s narrative, and so is a brilliant chance for a lighting designer who wants to be more involved in the interpretation and creative process of a work.

Sound Designer

Part of what makes ‘The Last Hotel’ such a singular and electrifying work is its blend of live music and recorded sounds. Whether it is voicemails from character’s family members that intensify the tragedy of certain scenes, or cuts of jarring pop music that shatters the operatic soundworld, the use of recorded audio in this opera is deeply affecting and requires a committed and passionate sound designer. They will work to record audio and will then spend time with the musical director to coordinate recordings with live music. The sound designer will also have the opportunity to create a soundscape that creates atmospheric tension as the audience walk into the theatre.


The choreographer will work one-on-one with the dancer playing the silent role of the Caretaker in the opera, crafting movement and dance sequences to Dennehy’s viscerally rhythmic score that blends minimalist writing with influences from rock and Irish folk music. The aim is to create a form of unsettling and unpredictable movement that contrasts moments of deathly stillness with more demonic and contorted dancing. This is an exciting opportunity to delve into choreography for contemporary music that challenges genre boundaries and to meld dance with modern opera.

Publicity Designer

The publicity for ‘The Last Hotel’ will be an innovative and exciting part of the production. We are looking for anyone with experience in the visual arts, be it photography, painting, or graphic design. The publicity designer will work with the director and prod team to create an artistic and captivating aesthetic for the opera’s publicity. They will also blend their art with publicity headshots, and work with the videographer to create a coherent artistic vision for the media in the show. Like many of the prod team roles in ‘The Last Hotel’, the publicity designer will be greatly involved in the creative process of the show and in helping to craft its aesthetic.

Deadline for applications: Monday 23rd September 23:59

Mary Stuart

19:45, Thu 21st November 2019 - Sat 23rd November 2019 at The Round Church
Michaelmas Week 6

Looking for:

  • Production Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Publicity Designer
  • Stage Manager

‘If right was honoured, you would be sprawling in the dust before me. Because I am your Queen’

Fireside Theatre, the team behind Northanger Abbey (Selwyn Chapel; 5 stars – Varsity) and Wild Honey (ADC Theatre; 4 stars – The Tab) present Friedrich Schiller’s great historical tragedy in Oswald’s epic modern translation. The play will be brought to life in Cambridge’s historic Round Church, and accompanied by live period choral music.

Production Designer

We are looking for a dedicated and imaginative Production Designer to help create a coherent production aesthetic in this beautiful venue. In particular, we are looking for someone who can help us make the most of the space by designing and sourcing the various minimal set pieces we will need; tackling costume design and hire; and helping design a court entertainment set piece alongside the directing team. Experience in set and/or costume design is desireable.

Lighting Designer

We are looking for a Lighting Designer who feels comfortable arranging the hire of lights from the ADC; taking responsibility for this equipment in the space; and designing the show itself, likely incorporating some of the venue's own lights. Technical experience is necessary.

Publicity Designer

We are looking for someone who can design publicity materials for the show, ideally with an eye on attracting some audience members who might not necessarily be attracted by a conventional period drama. Experience is desirable.

Stage Manager

We are looking for a Stage Manager to organise the sourcing of props; to take responsibility for the health and safety of the cast and crew while in the venue; and to run the backstage during the show. Experience desirable.

Applications should include:

  • Why you'd like to be involved
  • Your initial ideas for the production
  • Any relevant experience you have
  • Any examples of your previous work you think might be relevant (optional)

Feel free to get in touch with any questions and to peruse the company Pinterest:! We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact: ampt4, bk396
Deadline for applications: Thursday 26th September 23:00

Two By Two: Here We Go AgainCUMTS

23:00, Tue 22nd October 2019 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 2

Looking for:

  • Publicity Designer
  • Stage Manager
  • Lighting Designer
  • Sound Designer


You’ve heard of Mel and Sue, Fry and Laurie, Mitchell and Webb. You know Danny and Sandy, Elphaba and Glinda, the Sherman brothers. But what happens when the world of comedy collides with all things musical theatre?

It’s time to send in the clowns. Come down to the ADC for one night only to see what happens when Cambridge’s finest comedians team up with the best musical performers to create a unique, feel-good, hilarious evening of laughter and song, hosted by Cambridge Footlights Harriet Fisher and Will Owen.

In this show, anything goes! But one thing’s for certain: you’ll want to be in the room where it happens...

This is a one night stand so won't be too much work but what it will be is FUN and we want YOU to apply! This is a night of original comedy songs featuring a live band and we need a prod team to bring the night together

If you want to apply (why wouldn't you) send an application just saying why you want to be involved and any experience you may have (no necessary!) to Isobel ( by 5pm on the 27th September

Can't wait to hear from you!

Contact: (Isobel)
Deadline for applications: Friday 27th September 17:00

Giulio Cesare in Egitto – TCMS

20:00, Fri 15th November 2019 - Sat 16th November 2019 at Trinity College Chapel
Michaelmas Week 5

Looking for:

  • Hair and makeup artist
  • Choreographer

To apply for hair and makeup artist, please email detailing any previous experience and your ideas for hair and makeup for the show. If you have any photos of your work from previous shows, we would love to see them!

To apply for choreographer, please email detailing any previous experience. The genres of dance for this show would ideally include a courtly dance as well as ballet/contemporary/musical theatre some of which with an Egyptian flare!

Deadline for applications: Friday 27th September 23:00


21:30, Tue 15th October 2019 - Sat 19th October 2019 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 1

Looking for:

  • Stage Manager
  • Lighting Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Technical Director


Am I a virgin? I think I am. I mean it went in her but it was floppy and it wasn’t very nice so I think I am a virgin. I’m going to say I am. Will look better on me uni applications.

Greg is 14. Liverpool FC are everything. But one day, everything changes forever.

For this introspective, tenacious and gritty one-man show, we want YOU to be part of our production team! We are planning on hiring an original 80s TV to play historical clips and also use experimental, funky lighting. We aim to make this as collaborative as possible. We’re open to suggestions and would love to hear from you if this sounds like your thing!!

To apply, write an email to Jade (jf639) and Shameera (sn521), stating any ideas you may have for the show and why you’d like to apply. No interest in football required, and no prior experience necessary!

Deadline for applications: Monday 30th September 01:00

Big Boys Don't Cry

21:30, Tue 5th November 2019 - Sat 9th November 2019 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 4

Looking for:

  • Lighting Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • (Can apply as both or separately - please specify)

Ben and Oscar have been best friends since the first day of school. They have grown up together, experiencing all the trials and tribulations of childhood and puberty by each others sides. Now, as young adults, they meet again for the first time in years. Their history may remain unspoken, but how long can they go before their past catches up with them? New writing exploring manhood and puberty, and how we try to convince ourselves that we’re doing just fine.

This project has been in the making now for several months and I’m so excited to get a team together and the wheels moving. This play will also be taken to the EDINBURGH FRINGE 2020 for a four week run, and whilst at this stage you don’t have to commit to that, if that sounds like something you’d be interested in please consider getting involved!
It’s a great project exploring male mental health at a time it’s most needed, and it’s really close to my heart. I’m hoping that people will also feel passionate about this and we’ll get a really strong group together.
I’m looking for a production team that will work really nicely together and make this project a reality, as well as sharing in my passion for the project. Applications for a sound/lighting designer are now open. You may apply for either role or both as one, just please specify in your application! Below each are the questions to answer in your application, which should be sent to – these are just to get to know you a bit!

You can apply as any of the three above.

  • What has interested you about Big Boys Don’t Cry, and why do you want to apply?
    • Do you have any experience (none needed!) but if yes, please give some details.
    • This is a play with multiple scenes across timelines that would need clear differentiation, particularly supported by tech – how might you achieve this?
    • Would you be interested in Ed Fringe 2020 (again, if not that’s okay!)

Contact: tcf29
Deadline for applications: Tuesday 1st October


19:00, Tue 29th October 2019 - Sat 2nd November 2019 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 3

Looking for:

  • Stage Manager
  • Production Photographer
  • Lighting Designer and Operator
  • Sound Designer
  • Set Designer
  • Costume Designer

Debris, Week 3 Mainshow at the Corpus Playroom, is looking for a prod team!!!

We need YOU to fill the following positions…

  • Stage manager
  • Production photographer
  • Lighting designer and operator (this can be separate people or one amazing person)
  • Sound designer
  • Set designer (super fun but low commitment role)
  • Costume designer (likewise)

If you're interested, drop an email to both and with an application explaining the following:

  • Why you think you could be right for the role and what you see it to entail
  • What interests you about Debris
  • Your availability throughout the rest of September/ October
  • Any relevant experience (though none needed!)
    Debris is the debut play of Dennis Kelly – a gritty, dark and disturbing two-hander that we want you, yes YOU, to apply for!
    Debris centres around siblings Michael and Michelle as they try and make sense of their dysfunctional childhoods. Michelle is fascinated with the death of their mother and Michael has found a baby in a dumpster which he names Debris. Both Michelle and Michael are struggling desperately to survive in an emotionally grim world. Darkly comic and intensely unsettling.
    Pinterest >>>

Contact: email AND
Deadline for applications: Tuesday 1st October 01:00

The ConvertCUADC

19:45, Tue 22nd October 2019 - Sat 26th October 2019 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 2

Looking for:

  • Lighting Designer

We are reopening applications for the role of LIGHTING DESIGNER This is a great opportunity for anyone to get involved in an exciting ADC mainshow, and there will be lots of support for anyone wanting to give it a try.

It’s 1896 in Rhodesia and Jekesai has just been given her new, Catholic name. Chilford, the only black Roman Catholic teacher in the region, has decided she’ll now be known as Ester, wear European clothing and speak only in English. She’s torn away from everything that she knows by her fellow African who earnestly believes the promises of the White man.

In your application, please include:

  • Why you want to be involved in this particular production
  • Experience (none needed!)
  • Any ideas you have for the lighting

If you want to get involved, please message Dami ( and Charissa ( and feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have!!

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 16th October