Technical and designer roles


9:55pm, Fri 3rd August 2018 - Sat 11th August 2018, at Greenside @ Infirmary Street
10:15am, Mon 13th August 2018 - Sat 18th August 2018, at Greenside @ Infirmary Street
10:05pm, Mon 20th August 2018 - Sat 25th August 2018, at Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Summer Vacation

Looking for

  • Lighting Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Set Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Stage Manager
  • Publicity Photographer

LUCKY, the CUMTS original musical @ the Fringe, is looking for a production team!

We're looking for passionate and creative people to join us on this amazing piece of new writing, about the nature of modern reality television and how we perform our own selves.

Check out the application pack below for more details and for details of how to apply!

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 25th April 8:00pm

Drifting Towers - CUADC

3:00pm, Thu 2nd August 2018 - Mon 27th August 2018, at C Aquila Studio, Edinburgh Fringe
Summer Vacation

Looking for

  • Technician
  • Stage Manager
  • Set Designer
  • Publicity Designer

‘Drifting Towers’ is looking for a wonderful tech team to join us on our noughties' video game- themed adventure up to the Edinburgh Fringe!

We have now opened applications for the roles of Technician and Stage Manager (who will both travel to Edinburgh with us) as well as for Set Designer and Publicity Designer.

For more information about these roles, please see our colourful applications pack here:

Please also have a look at our mood board (link) to see what ideas we have so far!

If you are interested in applying for any of the roles, please address the following in your application:
-Any initial ideas you have for your role
-Any relevant experience you may have (at the Fringe, in Cambridge Theatre or in other areas)
-Why you’d like to be a player on the Drifting Towers team.

Grab a controller.
Put on your headset.
Press START to continue.

And then please send your applications, as well as any questions or queries you may have, to Nick Ash on nja40 by Saturday 28th April at 11am.

Deadline for applications: Saturday 28th April 11:00am

The Trial - Pembroke Players

7:00pm, Tue 22nd May 2018 - Sat 26th May 2018, at Pembroke New Cellars
Easter Week 4

Looking for

  • Costume Designer
  • Stage Manager
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Set Builders

Looking for set builder(s), a costume designer, a stage manager, a photographer and a videographer (to film a short publicity trailer) for The Trial, Pembroke Week 4 Main! All of these would require relatively low levels of commitment, and it'll be a great chance to be involved with some laidback theatre and a lovely cast and crew.

To apply, just send us ( and a short paragraph about:
- why you are interested to apply
- any relevant experience you have (none required!)
- any initial ideas you may have in relation to your role

If you would like any additional information about the play, or about these roles, feel free to get in touch with us as well!

Contact: and
Deadline for applications: Saturday 28th April 11:59pm

How My Light is Spent

7:40pm, Fri 3rd August 2018 - Sat 11th August 2018, at Greenside @ Nicolson Square
7:40pm, Mon 13th August 2018 - Sat 18th August 2018, at Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Summer Vacation

Looking for

  • SET DESIGNER (non-Edinburgh)

We are looking for a dedicated prod team to help us bring this funny, hopeful play about loneliness, longing and being left behind, to life!

In your application you might want to include the following:

- Why you want to be involved with the production
- Any initial ideas you might have
- Any experience (not necessary)

Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions!

Deadline for applications: Sunday 29th April 11:00pm

Next To You I Lie - Madhouse

7:00pm, Tue 12th June 2018 - Fri 15th June 2018, at Murray Edwards Bar
Easter Week 7

Looking for

  • Set Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Stage Manager
  • Sound designer/op
  • Lighting designer/op
  • Publicity Designer

'Next To You I Lie' examines the glamour model industry of the 1980s and its potentially corrosive effects on human relationships. It was devised in 1989 by Trouble & Strife, a women’s theatre company founded by Cambridge students with the explicit aim of producing work ‘by, for and about women’. The play explores themes that are still worryingly relevant today, raising questions about self-image, objectification, masculinity, and the validity of relationships between men and women in a society that is inherently misogynistic.

If you're a fan of a late-80s aesthetic then apply for one of these roles! The roles can be high/low commitment depending on what you're looking for, and I urge anyone to apply regardless of past experience!

Pinterest board:

In line with the ethos of both Madhouse and Trouble & Strife, applications for this role are open to female and n/b people only :)

To apply, please send me (Alice) a short paragraph outlining:
- why the play/project interests you
- any experience you may have (absolutely none necessary!)

Deadline for applications: Monday 30th April

Rights of Passage: Edinburgh Fringe - Pembroke Players

5:00pm, Mon 20th August 2018 - Sun 26th August 2018, at C royale (Upper theatre)
Summer Vacation

Looking for

  • Stage Manager
  • Lighting Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Costume Designer (non touring role)

We're looking for a stage manager, lighting designer, sound designer and costume designer to help take 'Rights of Passage' to fringe! The play is about three LGBT asylum seekers and explores the problems they face in their home countries and when they arrive to the U.K.

To apply email by 30th April with why you're interested in the project and any experience you have (though none is necessary, just enthusiasm!)

Feel free to email if you have any questions! Look forward to hearing from you!

Deadline for applications: Monday 30th April

The Quest! A Fantasy Musical

1:10pm, Sun 19th August 2018 - Sun 26th August 2018, at theSpace@Venue 45, Edinburgh
Summer Vacation

Looking for

  • Costume/Make-up
  • Stage Manager
  • Technical Manager

Production team interviews will be held on Saturday 28th April, 11.30-2 at the Corpus Playroom. To sign up for an interview slot, please fill in this google form:

We will then send you more details about the show, and a interview slot time.

'The Quest: A Fantasy Musical' is a Tolkienian fantasy parody with a folk-y musical vibe. It'll be in Edinburgh 19-25 August.

Deadline for applications: Monday 30th April

Trouble in Tahiti - CUOS

2:30pm, Fri 15th June 2018 at Frankopan Hall, Jesus College
7:30pm, Fri 15th June 2018 at Frankopan Hall, Jesus College
Easter Week 7

Looking for

  • Set Designer

Get in contact with Lucy Roberts, our producer, at if you want to apply, or just have any questions about the role.

Deadline for applications: Monday 30th April

The Man Presents: Women (Edinburgh Fringe 2018) - Eggbox Comedy

9:20pm, Wed 1st August 2018 - Tue 28th August 2018, at Assembly Studio 4
Summer Vacation

Looking for

  • Technician

Man Presents is looking for a technician to look after the show at the Fringe!

This role will involve designing lighting and sound for the show, as well as setting up before each performance and operating the show. It's a fab opportunity to tech in one of the Big Four and experience the unique format of tech at the Fringe

We're looking for an enthusiastic and passionate person who will keep us all going throughout the Fringe and help us bring our character comedy to life!!

We especially encourage female and NB identifying people to apply ! !

Please send your applications to, and and include:

- Why you want to be involved with the show
- Any previous experience
- Any ideas/any challenges you envisage with doing a show or this show in particular at the Fringe!

much love xox

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 1st May 9:00pm

A Cat Walks By Itself

9:30pm, Mon 18th June 2018 at Corpus Playroom
Easter May Week

Looking for

  • Stage Manager
  • Publicity Designer
  • Trailer Director
  • Video Director
  • Photographer

STAGE MANAGER - the stage manager will be responsible for all the usual elements of the show (which shouldn’t be too tricky, as it’s a Corpus one-nighter), but will also be responsible for the cat when the cat is backstage during the performance.

PUBLICITY DESIGNER - cats, poetry, what more could you want for inspiration? Publicity will likely be solely online.

TRAILER DIRECTOR+VIDEO DIRECTOR - the prospective trailer will feature a cat, so if you’re a budding cinematographer looking for a relatively uncommon experience then this might be for you. There’ll also ideally be some video during the show itself (also featuring a cat), though with a different tone (think health and safety video clip parody), so feel free to apply for both roles or just one.

PHOTOGRAPHER - there will be a cat, and some actors. We’ll need the usual rehearsal shots and headshots.

Send questions and applications to, including why you want to work on the show, any initial ideas (for Publicity Designer, Trailer Director, and Video Director), previous relevant experience where available, and samples of previous work where available (for all except Stage Manager).

Deadline for applications: Friday 4th May 11:30pm

Deep Cut - HATS

7:30am, Mon 11th June 2018 - Wed 13th June 2018, at Homerton College, TBC
Easter Week 7

Looking for

  • Costume designer
  • Photographer
  • Publicity designer
  • Stage manager
  • Assistant stage manager
  • Lighting designer (will include light projection work)
  • Set designer/builder
  • Sound designer

VERY LOW COMMITMENT - we realise that this is exam term! This is going to be a very low-key production that won't require a huge amount of effort or commitment. The rehearsals will be concentrated in the two weeks before the play - at the beginning of June. We will work around your exams.

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Don't embellish. Don't exaggerate. Tell the truth. Stick to it.

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We are looking for enthusiastic creatives who are up for a challenge! If any of the roles below interest you, get your application in!!!

-Costume designer
-Publicity designer
-Stage manager
-Assistant stage manager
-Lighting designer (will include light projection work)
-Set designer/builder
-Sound designer

Feel free to email for more information, any questions and I will be impatiently awaiting for your applications!!

Please include any relevant experience (or any skills that may help in the role), any ideas you may have concerning the play and why you should have the role.


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Contact: Contact Zoe at or Charlotte at
Deadline for applications: Saturday 5th May 2:00pm

The Tempest - Madhouse

2:30pm, Wed 13th June 2018 - Fri 15th June 2018, at Orchard Court, Murray Edwards Gardens
Easter Week 7

Looking for

  • Assistant producer
  • Stage Manager

‘Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits, and Are melted into air, into thin air.’

The Tempest needs an assistant producer and stage manager! We are ideally looking for applicants from Murray Edwards college (as we are required to have at least one Medwards student on our prod team in order to be allowed to perform in the gardens), but we only need one, so applicants from all colleges are welcome!

Please send us an email including the following:

- the role you are applying for
- what interests you about the role/production
- what you can bring to the role/production
- any previous experience (totally not necessary - any level of experience welcome!)


Contact: Lucia at or Angus at
Deadline for applications: Sunday 6th May

Space Doctor - StraightUp

2:45pm, Sat 19th May 2018 - Fri 25th May 2018, at The Blockhouse // Brighton Fringe
12:15pm, Wed 1st August 2018 - Mon 27th August 2018, at Gilded Balloon // Edinburgh Fringe
Easter Week 3 to Summer Vacation

Looking for

  • Technician
  • Stage Manager

StraightUp Productions, a new company founded by Cambridge graduates, are looking for two crew members for upcoming runs of their new sci-fi farce, Space Doctor, at Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals.

Ideally applicants will be available for both Festivals, but we also welcome applications from those who can only do Edinburgh.

The technician will be helping to design the show and operate lights and sound on a day to day basis. We're heading to outer space, and need the tech to match.

The stage manager will be helping coordinate this very prop and costume focussed production, as well as being a key member of the production team on the ground in Edinburgh.

Both roles will be expected to flyer before the shows, to be remunerated with a 3.5% profit share.

Comfortable, spacious accommodation is arranged for Edinburgh and is very competitively priced.

This is a really relaxed way to get involved with a professional Fringe show. Most of the company have done the Fringe before and we're putting a big emphasis on making sure everyone is happy and comfortable throughout.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions.

Deadline for applications: Friday 11th May