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Theatre Director (freelance contract) for Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Date posted: Monday 6 March 2017

“What a fantastic experience… Set in the garden of Residence One at Plymouth’s Royal William Yard it was the best performance of the play that I have ever seen, even topping visits to Stratford!” (A Midsummer Night’s Dream 2015)

“Fabulous – full of movement and energy! Attention to detail and organisation so well thought through – a pleasure to attend and be enthralled.” (Romeo & Juliet 2016)

AMSND & RJ pics combo

The cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream perform in the Residence One Garden in August 2015 and the cast and audience of Romeo & Juliet performed in Residence One Garden in August 2016

Barbican Theatre (Plymouth) seeks an experienced Theatre Director for its summer 2017 outdoor production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.   We seek a Director with experience of creating accessible, inspirational and engaging Shakespeare productions. We will prioritise candidates with a strong regional / local connection.

Twelfth Night will be the third production in our extremely popular annual ’Bard in the Yard’ programme, running outdoors at the extraordinary Royal William Yard site, adjacent to Plymouth’s historic waterfront. Our two previous productions, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015) and Romeo & Juliet (2016) were hugely successful and played to an average of 85% houses.

The ensemble company of actors (maximum nine) will be a mix of experienced regionally based professionals and recent graduates/current students of theatre. The production is part if our commitment to creating high quality, accessible work and to supporting and developing local talent.

Key dates:

Production dates: 2 – 20 August (18 performances)
Rehearsals from: 3 July (4 weeks)
Actor auditions: week ending 5 May

Director’s fee:

Equity / ITC guidelines apply.
Contract includes prep and six weeks delivery.

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To apply please download and complete an application form from the link below and return to us (in Word or PDF format) before the deadline, along with a cover letter describing how you might approach this production – we are also happy to receive examples of previous work.

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

Please send by email to info@barbicantheatre.co.uk or by post to Dan Baker (Creative Producer), Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth, Devon PL1 2NJ

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 5pm, Friday 24 March 2017

INTERVIEWS: Tue 11 / Wed 12 April 2017

If you have any questions regarding this role, then please contact us on 01752 267131 or email info@barbicantheatre.co.uk

Call For Actors: Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (Summer 2017)

Date posted: Monday 13 March 2017

“What a fantastic experience… Set in the garden of Residence One at Plymouth’s Royal William Yard it was the best performance of the play that I have ever seen, even topping visits to Stratford!” (A Midsummer Night’s Dream 2015)

“Fabulous – full of movement and energy! Attention to detail and organisation so well thought through – a pleasure to attend and be enthralled.” (Romeo & Juliet 2016)

AMSND and R&J pic collage

Following our two previous productions, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015) and Romeo & Juliet (2016), Barbican Theatre (Plymouth) is producing an outdoor production of Twelfth Night in summer 2017. We are seeking professional actors with a strong local connection for this highly visual, unusual and accessible ensemble production.

Auditions: week ending 5 May

Rehearsals from: 3 July (4 weeks)

Production dates: 2 – 20 August (18 performances)

Twelfth Night will be the third production in our popular annual ’Bard in the Yard’ programme, running outdoors at the extraordinary Royal William Yard site, adjacent to Plymouth’s historic waterfront. Our two previous summer productions were hugely successful and played to an average of 85% houses.

The production is part if our commitment to creating high quality, accessible work with a commitment to supporting and developing local talent. We are particularly interested in performers with excellent physical skills. Musical ability will also be an advantage.

Fees: Equity / ITC rates of pay apply. 7 week contract.

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To apply please download and complete an application form from the link below and return to us (in Word or PDF format) before the deadline, along with a recent headshot:

ACTORS Application & Equal Opportunities Form (Mar 2017)

Please send by email to info@barbicantheatre.co.uk or by post to Dan Baker (Creative Producer), Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth, Devon PL1 2NJ

Deadline for applications: 5pm Wednesday 5 April 2017.

Auditions: week ending 5 May 2017