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Date posted: 30 January 2017


Barbican Theatre seeks 3 professional actors for re-tour of Why Would You? by Jon Nash. This is a show with accompanying workshops commissioned by Devon Collaborative Outreach Network (Plymouth University, University of St Mark & St John, Plymouth College of Art, South Devon College, City College Plymouth, Strode College, PETROC). This Theatre and Education programme aims to support and encourage more young people to think about the benefits of higher education, student fees and funding.

TOTAL FEE PER ACTOR: £1790.00 (4 weeks @ £447.50 per week)

Person profile:
Actors must be of a playing age of between 16 – 22 years and be confident to lead workshops with young people 14 – 18 years.

The project aims to challenge attitudes, stimulate debate and overcome misconceptions around student fees and funding, resulting in the breaking down of finance as a barrier to young people’s views on going to university.

Target Audience:
The target audience will be Years 9-12 (14 to 17 yr olds) and their teachers.


  • In a public venue for approx 200 audience members tbc
  • At a maximum of 20 schools over two weeks 13th – 24th March

Extended delivery:
A teaching resource is available with accompanying trigger video.


Rehearsal Period: 2 weeks: 27th February – 10th March paid at £447.50 per week

Touring: 2 weeks: 13th – 24th March touring schools in Devon and Cornwall


To apply, please download and complete the below application form, and return by email to

Barbican Theatre – Application & Equal Opportunities Form (Jan 2017)

If you have any questions regarding this role, then please contact us on 01752 267131 or email

Closing date: 13.00, Friday 10th February 2017

Auditions: Week commencing Monday 13th February 2017