COME TO WHERE I’M FROM: Northampton

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We are very excited to announce the four playwrights who will be performing their own short plays on the 27 September at Royal & Derngate Northampton!

Since 2010 writers from across the UK have returned to their home towns to pen plays about the places that shaped them. At theatres from Bristol to Belfast, Cardiff to Coventry and Nottingham to Newcastle, these plays have been performed by the playwrights themselves, coming home to tell their tale.

Now COME TO WHERE I’M FROM visits Northampton to invite four of the city’s finest playwrights to join this celebrated nationwide project by performing their own short plays about their home.

Come To Where I’m From is supported by GenerateRoyal & Derngate’s Artist Development.

SUBIKA ANWAR

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Subika is an Actor and Playwright. Subika studied Creative Writing and English Language. She has developed scripts with various theatre companies including Tamasha, The Roundhouse, Curve Theatre, Royal and Derngate and Paines Plough. Her play STATELESS was produced by Kali Theatre and her play PRINCESS SUFFRAGETTE was produced by London Grey and Green Theatre. Subika has also written and performed a solo show DIVIDED at the Camden People’s Theatre which received Arts Council Funding and went on a local tour.
Subika is currently performing at The National Theatre in JULIE and has previously worked with Soul City Arts, Phizzical Theatre, Bread and Roses Theatre and New Perspectives Theatre.

LOUISE BREALEY

HEADSHOT FOR AUTHENTIC 1Louise works as an actor and journalist. She is an alumnus of the Royal Court Playwriting course. Her first play, POPE JOAN, was commissioned and produced by the NYT in August 2013. She cowrote and produced The Charles Dickens Show, a children’s history chat-show for the BBC. Her work as an actor includes Molly Hooper in SHERLOCK, A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, CLIQUE, BACK, GOMORRAH, RIPPER STREET and BLEAK HOUSE. On stage she has appeared in CONSTELLATIONS (West End), HUSBANDS AND SONS (National Theatre), UNCLE VANYA (Sir Peter Hall for ETT), MISS JULIE (Citizens Theatre), THE HERD (Bush), TROJAN WOMEN (Gate) and ARCADIA (Bristol Old Vic).

DC MOORE

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DC Moore is a Northampton-born writer who wrote the 2015 BAFTA award winning comedy drama series, NOT SAFE FOR WORK (Channel 4 / Clerkenwell Films). He is currently working on an original series called CROMWELL for ITV (Playground Entertainment) and an adaptation of J.G.Ballard’s novel SUPER CANNES (Bonafide Films). He also recently worked on the second series of KILLING EVE (Sid Gentle/BBC America). In 2016 he won the Best Long Form Drama award at the Writers’ Guild Awards, and the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Writer for Not Safe For Work. He has also been nominated in the Breakthrough Talent category at the BAFTA Craft Awards 2016. For Theatre, DC MOORE was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2011 for THE EMPIRE for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre (Royal Court) and won the TMA Award for Best Touring Production for the same play. ANOTHER PLACE was nominated for Best New Play at the UK Theatre Awards. His plays include include ALASKA (Royal Court), THE EMPIRE (Royal Court and Drum Theatre, Plymouth), TOWN (Royal & Derngate, Northampton), HONEST (Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Edinburgh Festival & Soho Theatre), THE SWAN (as part of Double Feature – National Theatre, Paintframe), STRAIGHT (Sheffield Theatres and Bush Theatre), ANOTHER PLACE (Drum Theatre, Plymouth) and COMMON (National Theatre).

ROBIN SOANS

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Robin Soans is an actor, and a playwright specialising in verbatim and documentary plays and radio drama. These works include FROM A GREAT HEIGHT (2018); ONE TURBULENT AMBASSADOR (2012); ACROSS THE DIVIDE (2007); A STATE AFFAIR (2000) which looked at life on a Bradford estate, produced by Out of Joint theatre company; THE ARAB ISRAELI COOKBOOK (Gate Theatre 2004); TALKING TO TERRORISTS (Out of Joint theatre company and Royal Court Theatre); LIFE AFTER SCANDAL (Hampstead Theatre); and CROUCH, TOUCH, PAUSE, ENGAGE (Out of Joint theatre company, National Theatre Wales, Arcola Theatre, and Sherman Cymru). Other plays include BET NOIR (Young Vic 1986); SINNERS AND SAINTS (The Croydon Warehouse) and WILL AND TESTAMENT (The Oval House).

To book tickets call the box office on:

01604 624811

Or visit Royal & Durngate’s website.

160 previous COME TO WHERE I’M FROM plays are available in audio form, for free, on the App Store or Google Play. Just click here.

Hello Jo, Goodbye Jack!

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Sad times at PPHQ as we bid farewell to our Marketing & Audience Development Manager Jack who is leaving Team PP after two and a half years to join the National Theatre.

If you read our newsletters and social feeds, that’s Jack. If you’ve been to see any of our shows, Jack will have had something to do with enticing you there. Pretty much anything we put out into the world, Jack will have had a big hand in, as well as spearheading our strategic audience development projects nationwide. He has been an integral and invaluable member of Team PP. He’s also made some decent Taste Tuesdays and been magnanimous in heavy defeat in the PP Fantasy Football League, so we will miss him very much.

We’re thrilled, though, that he’s off to the NT to work on their Theatre Nation Partnerships project. All best wishes Jack. You can follow Jack on his new adventure on Twitter @JackHeat_On.

And as if by magic, hello to our new Marketing & Audience Development Officer Jo.

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Jo joins PP having worked as PR Assistant for Mobius Industries at the Edinburgh Fringe and at Leicester Square Theatre as Marketing and Administrative Assistant.

Jo is a member of the Poor Michelle creative team, and recently led as creative producer on their first community project, DECADE. She also produced THICK SKIN, which was performed as a Paines Plough LATER at Roundabout, Summerhall in 2017. Prior to this she acted as Production Assistant on The 42nd Theatre Company’s FOUR THIEVES VINEGAR.

Jo graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in English Literature and Theatre Studies (European) in 2016, having spent a year in Berlin, where she acted as Assistant Director for an international community theatre project. She regularly volunteers for Touretteshero, and has worked as a CSA in both House Management and in the Learning Department at the National Theatre.

Jo writes, is a keen cyclist and is trying her hand at intermediate-level vegetarian cooking (we look forward to her Taste Tuesday debut). She is also a self-professed Instagram addict.

You can keep up with Jo on @Jo_Langdon on Twitter.

Recruitment: Production Placement

Production Placement Application Pack

Here at Paines Plough we are always looking for ways to demystify the way we go about commissioning, producing and touring new plays in order to provide support for theatre makers at any stage of their careers through a programme called Insights.

As part of Insights we offer a flexible programme of work placements designed to support the study of students on university and drama school courses at MA or BA level with practical work experience of a busy touring theatre company. Please see below for information on how to apply for our Summer/Autumn 2018 programmes.

“There’s not really a better place to be… [It] allowed me to develop both my creative, logistical, and administrative skills. I read and read and read, and being surrounded by new work and the people and processes making it has helped me in astronomical ways.”
Hugo Timbrell, Production Placement, Spring 2016

OVERVIEW

Timeline
The Autumn period will run for 12 weeks from 10 September to 07 December.

You will be in PPHQ 3 days per week, although this can be flexible depending on the placement and your personal study requirements, 10am-6pm with a one-hour break for lunch.

Expenses
We pay for travel expenses within London, as well as occasional theatre trips and touring opportunities.

Content

As our Production Placement you will gain experience in: tour logistics, casting/rehearsal administration, audience development and day to day running of the office and productions we have on the road. This placement is suited to anyone looking to work in a producing role.

As well as the work experience and training specific to your placement (see below), there will be opportunities to participate in company-wide training. Previously Placements have received training in:

  • Office skills and time management
  • Consultative selling
  • Data management
  • Tone and style
  • Budgets and accounting
  • Tour-booking
  • Networking
  • Public Speaking
  • Captioning

Previous placements at Paines Plough have gone on to work for companies such as: Donmar Warehouse, National Theatre of Scotland, Lyric Hammersmith, Les Enfants Terribles and Young Vic.

“The passion for new writing and fostering new talent was there every single day  …  and it made the whole experience completely brilliant.”
Alice Rush, Production Placement, Spring 2018

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a CV and one-page covering letter detailing your experience, why you are interested in Paines Plough and what you hope to gain from the placement, as well as which placement period you wish to be considered for, to charlotte@painesplough.com.

Application deadline                                  12noon on Wednesday 29 August
Interviews                                                      Tuesday 04 September
Placement dates                                           10 September – 07 December

If these dates are not quite suitable for your course, please do send in your application anyway as we will be open to discussing alternatives.

We want to meet Stage Managers

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Open call for brilliant stage managers

Stage managers make the world go round. Everyone knows that. They are the all-knowledgeable, indefatigable, unflappable superheroes that make everything alright. 

We love stage managers. We work with some of the very best in the business like Caitlin and Wes and Carrie and Ben. And we’re always on the look out for more superheroes to join our team and help us tour new plays the length and breadth of the UK, everywhere from the Old Vic to the Isle of Eigg. 

As we’re sharing Edinburgh with half of the population of stage managers for the month of August, we thought we’d take the opportunity to meet some new people. 

If you’re here at the Fringe and you share our passion for new plays and touring, we’d love to say hello and hopefully find a way of working with you in the future. 

Whether you’re an ASM, CSM, DSM, TSM or all of the above, send your CV and a quick note to our Producer Sofia sofia@painesplough.com with the subject line STAGE MANAGER CALL OUT, and we’ll try to find time for a cup of tea.

We look forward to hearing from you. 

Roundabout @ Summerhall: LATER

Today we announce the first batch of LATER shows happening at 23.15 throughout August. We’ve got four cracking shows for you and they’re all £5.

LATER is a series of one-off shows from the hottest companies and artists on the Fringe. Round off your day in Roundabout with exclusive new theatre, comedy, music, spoken word and more.

Come on down. And yes, you can bring drinks in.

All tickets £5.

More shows to be announced soon. Watch this space.

Browse the full programme here.

4 Aug @ 23.15 – ITCH + SCRATCH : BIG NIGHT OUT

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After sell-out shows at Hackney Showroom and The Old Red Lion, Itch + Scratch are hitting the ‘Burgh for an almighty celebration.

 We’ve chosen 4 of our fave short plays from our back catalogue to bring to the Fringe in this ONE OFF show to, in the words of P!NK, get the party started.

Expect big laughs, tears, dancing, bucket hats, confetti, gunfire, Freddos, snogging, and people off the telly. 

Plays by: Luke Barnes, Aaron Gordon, Lucy May Rothwell + Jessica Burgess, David Hendon.

Cast: Sope Dirisu, Grace Chilton, Simon Lennon, Anna Spearpoint. 

Get tickets here.

 

9 Aug @ 23.15 – GOOD GIRL by Naomi Sheldon 

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Growing up in the 90s, GG and her mates obsess over music, vaginas and witchcraft. But there’s a problem. Living feels too extreme. To be one of the good girls, GG learns to make herself numb. But at what cost? Bold and provocative, Good Girl tells a darkly comic coming of age tale about learning to live un-apologetically.

Naomi Sheldon’s award-winning debut storytelling show returns to Edinburgh.  Chortle called it ‘an outstanding performance (of) the pressure young women are under to please other people and the vulnerabilities that exposes’.

This is for the people who burst at the seams.’

Good Girl is a winner of Funny Women’s Best Show and Voice’s Pick of the Fringe Award.

Get tickets here.

 

10 & 11 Aug @ 23.15 – NORTHERN SOULS by Toria Garbutt (presented by Not Too Tame)

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Award Winning Not Too Tame, deliver a raucous and raw night of lyricism, laughs and live music in the world premiere of NORTHERN SOULS.

NTT’s first one woman show performed by Louise Haggerty takes the autobiographical work of performance poet, Toria Garbutt (currently touring with Dr John Cooper Clarke) and blends it with the comedy, pathos and electrifying style of an NTT production. Big tunes, big heart and the true story of a voice that rattles with excitement and demands to be heard; beautiful and bold! Ladies & gents, lads and lasses, NTT are back so charge your glasses!

Get tickets here.

 

12 Aug @ 23.15 – DIRTY PROTEST PRESENTS… ON HEAT 

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Fancy getting dirty later?  Three Welsh writers. Three Scottish writers. Six short plays. One dirty late night extravaganza.

Come join the Dirty Protest gang as we shake up the theatre world with six new short plays from six of Wales and Scotland’s most exciting writing talent. Grab your beer, sit back and let us entertain you.  

Since 2007 Dirty Protest has been the company to follow to see the next big stars in writing and acting. Breaking down theatre barriers by performing in yurts, kebab shops, pubs and clubs they kickstarted a new writing theatre revolution in Wales.

Tickets on sale soon.

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More shows to be announced soon. Watch this space.

Free captioning workshops at EdFringe

Here at Paines Plough we’re passionate about bringing great theatre to everyone.

In 2015 we realised that there was a big gap in our programming for people who are D/deaf or hard of hearing. When we thought about programming captioned performances on tour we pictured transporting huge LED screens up and down the country. It felt like a daunting prospect.

So we did some research. We consulted with the teams over at StageText and Digital 4. The following year we fundraised to buy 15 portable individual captioning tablets. We went from 0 to 72 captioned performances in our first year captioning on tour, and have never looked back.

We wanted to make sure that others knew how achievable it all is so we’re running two Captioning on Tour Workshops in Roundabout @ Summerhall this Fringe.

As well as demonstrating everything that a portable closed captioning system has to offer, we will give you a chance to have a go at it yourself, followed by a Q&A looking at sourcing the equipment, integrating captioning into the creative process, communicating with tour venues, and finding the right captioning partner for you.

We’ll be running the workshop twice during the festival:

  • 10-11am, Friday 3 August, Roundabout @ Summerhall
  • 10-11am, Friday 24 August, Roundabout @ Summerhall

Please RSVP using this form but, in the meantime, please do let us know if you have any questions and feel free to pass this onto anyone else who you feel may benefit or who can share their captioning experience / knowledge.

We’re still learning and would welcome any thoughts on how we can improve this part of our work, we’d love to hear form you.

Throughout the festival Roundabout will host 66 captioned performances:

  • All 19 performances of Vinay Patel’s STICKS AND STONES will be captioned. Book here.
  • All 19 performances of Simon Longman’s ISLAND TOWN will be captioned. Book here.
  • All 8 performances of Georgia Christou’s HOW TO SPOT AN ALIEN will be captioned. Book here.
  • BLACKTHORN by Charley Miles will be captioned on 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 Aug. Book here.
  • TREMOR by Brad Birch will be captioned on 3, 10, 17, 24 Aug. Book here.
  • SUGAR BABY by Alan Harris will be captioned on 4, 11, 18 Aug. Book here.
  • DRIP by Tom Wells will be captioned on 22 & 26 Aug. Book here.
  • ONE LIFE STAND by Eve Nicols will be captioned on 8, 15, 22 Aug. Book here.
  • ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING by Luke Barnes will be captioned on 22 Aug. Book here.

You can find a full list of captioned performances at EdFringe here.

For more information on Roundabout’s accessibility you can check out an interview we did with the brilliant team at Euan’s Guide last year.

Roundabout embarks on a national tour this autumn with captioning offered for STICKS AND STONES, ISLAND TOWN and HOW TO SPOT AN ALIEN.

Our show POP MUSIC, co-produced with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, opens in Birmingham on 12 September before touring. POP MUSIC features integrated British Sign Language (BSL) and creative captioning. Full tour dates here.

Recruitment: Technical Stage Manager

We’re recruiting a Technical Stage Manager for ROUNDABOUT.

About Paines Plough

History

Paines Plough is the UK’s national theatre of new plays. We commission and produce the best playwrights and tour their plays far and wide. Whether you’re in Liverpool or Lyme Regis, Scarborough or Southampton, a Paines Plough show is coming to a theatre near you soon. Paines Plough was formed in 1974 over a pint of Paines bitter in the Plough pub. Since then we’ve produced more than 130 new productions by world renowned playwrights like Stephen Jeffreys, Abi Morgan, Sarah Kane, Mark Ravenhill, Dennis Kelly and Mike Bartlett. We’ve toured those plays to hundreds of places from Manchester to Moscow to Maidenhead.

Current

Over the last two years we’ve produced 22 shows and performed them in 180 places across four continents. We tour to more than 30,000 people a year from Cornwall to the Orkney Islands; in village halls and Off-Broadway, at music festivals and student unions, online and on radio, and in our own pop-up theatre Roundabout.

Our current season consists of new work by Zia Ahmed (I WANNA BE YOURS), Anna Jordan (POP MUSIC) and Isley Lynn (ALBATROSS). As well as these, there will also be some reprised work from Brad Birch (BLACK MOUNTAIN), Elinor Cook (OUT OF LOVE), Sabrina Mahfouz (WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK) and Sarah McDonald-Hughes (HOW TO BE A KID). The world premiere plays which will be performed in rep in Roundabout this year will be by Georgia Christou (HOW TO SPOT AN ALIEN), Simon Longman (ISLAND TOWN) and Vinay Patel (STICKS AND STONES).

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About ROUNDABOUT: The world’s first pop-up, plug-and-play theatre.

We built Roundabout because we’re passionate about new plays and we want as many people as possible to be able to see them. Many places in the country don’t have theatres. Now we can take a theatre to them.

Since its launch in 2014, Roundabout has toured the length and breadth of the UK from Brighton Festival to Edinburgh Festival fringe, to London’s Southbank Centre to the hills of North Wales. In 2016 we received three-year funding from the Arts Council’s Strategic Touring Fund to partner with eight national organisations and present a mini festival every weekend between September-October in Margate, Salford, Stoke-on-Trent, Kendal, Poole, Luton, Darlington and Lincoln.

In it we present a rep of three brand new Paines Plough plays, one specifically for young people, performed by a company of three actors. And in partnership with our hosts we programme a wider festival of local theatre, music, comedy and a range of activities in the space.

The aim is to use the Roundabout space as a resource for local communities to engage with its possibilities, with the ultimate aim to increase footfall from a wider audience and encourage theatre going. Now in 2018, we’re preparing for another epic tour and we’d love you to join us.

Up your street? Excellent. We can’t wait to hear from you. Details below.

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Guidance Notes for Applicants

Job Description and Person Specification
The purpose and main duties and responsibilities of the post are set out in the job description and the knowledge, skills and experience we are looking for in the successful candidate are listed in the person specification.

Application

To apply send us a CV and covering letter.

CV, Covering Letter & Equal Opportunities Form should be submitted by email only to charlotte@painesplough.com. 
The covering letter is your opportunity to tell us specifically why you wish to apply for the vacancy and what makes you a suitable applicant. It is important that you provide us with evidence to demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills and experience required as set out in the person specification for the role.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 18 July 2018 at 12pm

Please address applications to Sofia Stephanou, Producer and clearly mark the email subject: ROUNDABOUT TSM APPLICATION.

If you are unable to submit your CV, Covering Letter & Equal Opportunities Form by email, please contact Charlotte Walton on 020 7240 4533.

Shortlisting and Interviews

Shortlisting will take place as soon as possible after the closing date. When shortlisting we are making an assessment of how closely your application meets the selection criteria set out in the person specification.

You will be notified of whether you have been shortlisted or not via email.

Interviews: Friday 20 July 2018

If you are shortlisted, we will contact you by phone to invite you to interview and follow up with an email.

Offers
All offers are made subject to receipt of satisfactory references, proof of identity, address and eligibility to work in the UK.

For any more information email charlotte@painesplough.com.

We hope you find the above helpful and good luck with your application.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: TECHNICAL STAGE MANAGER

Responsible to: Producer

This is an exciting and varied role with strong prospects for skills development and career progression into the role of a Production Manager.

The Technical Stage Manager is a key member of the team, working closely with the Technical Director, Company Stage Manager and the Producer. The Technical Stage Manager will liaise with the Visiting Companies on tour and plays a crucial role in supporting on technical elements in absence of the Technical Director.

Dates: 03 September – 21 October 2018

w/c 3 September:       Roundabout @ Ordsall
w/c 10 September:     Roundabout @ Grasmere
w/c 17 September:     Roundabout @ Margate
w/c 24 September:     Roundabout @ Bournemouth
w/c 01 October:          Roundabout @ Lincoln
w/c 08 October:          Roundabout @ Stoke
w/c 15 October:          Roundabout @ Luton

The Technical Stage Manager Duties include but are not limited to:

SCHEDULES

  • To write and manage the TSM rota on tour.
  • To manage tech schedule for Paines Plough and Visiting Companies.
  • To deliver the rota to the Producer.
  • To strictly monitor and adhere to the weekly schedules as provided by the Producer.

VISITING COMPANIES

  • To send out and administrate technical questionnaires for all Visiting Companies in Roundabout and to report back to the Producer and Technical Director weekly.
  • To ensure that all known technical elements of Visiting Company shows on tour are signed off by the Producer and Technical director.
  • To be the first point of contact for all technical questions from Visiting Companies performing in Roundabout on tour.
  • Supporting Visiting Companies on tour.

HEALTH & SAFETY AND SECURITY

  • To be responsible for safe working methods within the Roundabout’s specific H&S procedures.
  • To ensure the safety of public in Roundabout at all times in line with Roundabout’s specific H&S procedures.
  • To ensure that Roundabout complies with regulation fire safety guidelines and is fire safe in line with Roundabout’s specific H&S procedures.
  • To report any issues which contravene Roundabout’s H&S procedures in a timely manner to the Technical Director and Producer.
  • In conjunction and liaison with the Technical team & Company Stage Manager, to ensure that all equipment, set, props, furniture and dressing is accounted for and kept securely at all times.
  • To adhere to the Health and Safety Policy of the company, undertaking such duties as are required, and ensuring that reasonable care is taken to ensure a healthy and safe working environment.

AUDITORIUM

  • To take joint responsibility with the Company Stage Manager on all aspects of the Roundabout Auditorium whilst on the road, including sole responsibility of all technical elements of the Roundabout Auditorium.
  • To support the Technical Director with fit-up and strike of Roundabout including lifting and crew work.
  • To be jointly responsible with the Company Stage Manager for the daily power-up and power-down of the Roundabout.
  • In conjunction and liaison with the Company Stage Manager, to ensure that all working and public areas are kept tidy and clear of waste material and that equipment is maintained to a safe and proper standard.

ACCESS

  • To communicate with Front of House daily on any audience access requirements.
  • To ensure the venue is accessible by restoring wheelchair spaces in a timely manner and supporting Front of House staff in quick turnarounds between shows.
  • To assist in setting up ROUNDABOUT captioning units for any captioned performances

ON TOUR

  • To be the first point of contact for all local technical departments whilst on tour.
  • Supervising local crew and local Technical Managers and train individuals in the use of Roundabout
  • To be the first point of contact for all local technical departments whilst on tour.
  • As directed by the Producer and in conjunction with the Company Stage Manager take responsibility for the Roundabout site whilst on the road including maintenance and site dressing.
  • Support the Company Stage Manager in the management of Venue Front of House as necessary

MAINTENANCE

  • To complete day to day maintenance-work as required and report any maintenance issues to the Producer and Technical Director.
  • To ensure that tools and all fit-up equipment is kept in a tidy, complete, adequately stocked and secure state at all times and to replace any consumable items within budgets and parameters agreed with the Producer.
  • In conjunction and liaison with the Company Stage Manager, to complete any day to day maintenance that may be required of the set, props, furniture and dressing for the production according to the Director’s and Designer’s requirements and within budgets and parameters agreed with Producer.
  • In conjunction and liaison with the Company Stage Manager, to ensure that all work undertaken on the set, props and furniture etc. is completed to the high standards agreed with the Producer.

BUDGET

  • To manage a petty cash budget within the parameters set out by the Producer and Technical Director.

OTHER

  • To send out a daily Roundabout Venue Report.
  • In the absence of the Company Stage Manager, cover the running and/or operating of all three Paines Plough productions within the Roundabout as per weekly touring schedule drawn up by the Production Manager & Producer and as mutually agreed.
  • To provide tours of Roundabout to industry and members of the public as requested by the Producer
  • To liaise and co-operate with all other departments and individuals within Paines Plough.
  • To attend production meetings
  • To act as a credible ambassador for the company at all times.
  • To undertake any other appropriate duties which may be allocated by the Producer.

Person Specification

Candidates need to possess the following attributes/skills to be considered for the position of Technical Stage Manager role:

Essential knowledge, skills and experience

  • Minimum of 4 years professional mid to large-scale touring experience, preferably with temporary, demountable structures.
  • Demonstrable ability to perform the duties listed above
  • Demonstrable experience of supervising crew during get ins and get outs.
  • Working knowledge of lighting control especially with regards to LED technology and pixel mapping
  • An organised yet flexible approach and calm under pressure
  • Dedicated and committed with excellent focus and organisational skills
  • Ability to be creative and resourceful in problem solving
  • Proven ability to work within allocated budgets
  • A working knowledge of the ITC/Equity Subsidised Repertory Agreements
  • Awareness and experience of health and safety legislation and practice.
  • Experience of and ability to operate QLab
  • Good team player
  • Bright, proactive and energetic, with an evident record in the delivery of productions at the highest technical level.
  • Good working knowledge of industry H&S regulations Experienced in monitoring and enforcing H&S regulations and ideally H&S trained (IOSH certified)
  • Rigging qualification
  • Able to demonstrate a recognisable level of credibility within the industry.
  • IT and AutoCAD literate.
  • Degree in technical theatre practice or equivalent qualification.
  • First Aid trained

Terms and Conditions

Salary:                         Buyout of £550 p/w plus subsidence of £297p/w on tour, in line with ITC minimum rates of pay.

Contract:                     Fixed Term.

Pension:                      3% employer contribution and 2% employee contribution to the pension scheme that you are enrolled in.

Holiday:                       Holiday paid at ITC rate.

Paines Plough strives to be an equal opportunities employer.

Registered charity: 267523.

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Download the application pack: Technical Stage Manager Application Pack

Download the Equal Opportunities form: Equal Opportunities Form 2018