We’re on the lookout for a friendly and dedicated Company Stage Manager on the book to go on tour with BROKEN BISCUITS and team PP this year. Must be able to drive a van. Could it be you? Details below:
COMPANY STAGE MANAGER on the book
BROKEN BISCUITS by Tom Wells
To apply please email a CV and brief cover letter to
Application deadline: Tuesday 2 August at 10am
About the play:
A Paines Plough and Live Theatre Newcastle production
BROKEN BISCUITS by Tom Wells
“The point is: we’re losers. Nobodies. Carry on like this, we’re losers forever. And we don’t have to be. Fresh start, two months to completely one hundred per cent reinvent ourselves. And I know exactly how we can do that.”
Megan, Holly and Ben are definitely not the cool kids. But Megan has a plan. One long summer holiday to change their lives. One sure path to coolness. One amazing transformation, through the power of song.
Holed up in Megan’s garden shed, three old friends try to change their fortunes in a beautiful, heart-warming, laugh-out-loud coming-of-age story for our times. Rock on.
Dates: 5th September – 3rd December
5 – 24 September: Rehearse, London
26 September – 1 October: Rehearse, Newcastle
3 – 5 October: Tech, Newcastle
6 – 10 October: Previews, Newcastle
11 October: Press, Newcastle
12 – 24 October: Run, Newcastle
25 October – 3 December: Tour
To support the Director and manage the BROKEN BISCUITS company during rehearsals and on tour ensuring the efficient running of the rehearsal room and productions in tech and performance and the well-being of the company. To call and operate all performances on the BROKEN BISCUITS tour.
Key Responsibilities (including but not limited to):
– To source and buy any props and costume for the productions as requested by the Director and Designer, within the budgets and parameters agreed with the Producer.
– To manage the petty cash budget within the parameters set by the Producer.
– To strictly monitor and adhere to the weekly schedules as provided by the Producer.
– To ensure that all set, costume and props are kept in a tidy, clean and orderly manner and to replace any consumable items within the budgets and parameters agreed with the Producer.
– To drive a van on tour.
– To support the TSM with the fit-up and strike at each venue
- In conjunction with the TSM’s 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.
- In conjunction and liaison with the Technical 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 Technical Stage Managers, to ensure that all work undertaken on the set, props and furniture etc. is completed to the high standards agreed with the Producer.
– Cover the running and/or operating of the production whilst on the road.
– To liaise and co-operate with all other departments and individuals within Paines Plough.
– To act as a credible ambassador for the company 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.
– To undertake any other appropriate duties which may be allocated by the Producer.
– Be in attendance at post-show discussions, press/photo calls and interviews for the Insights programme as notified
– To deliver rehearsal and show reports for the production to the co-producers and the creative team.
– To support and manage the company during rehearsals, production, in Edinburgh and on tour
Previous experience of the role, preferably within a similar-sized venue or production company
– Able to drive and hold a full UK Driving License
– Demonstrable ability to perform the duties listed above
– 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
– First Aid trained
£447.50 p/w plus relocation allowance of £95 p/w in Newcastle and subsistence allowance of £282.70 p/w on tour, in line with ITC minimum rates of pay.
To apply please email a CV and brief cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading: BROKEN BISCUITS CSM APPLICATION
Application deadline: Tuesday 2 August, 10am
Interview dates: Skype interviews w/c 1 August 2016. Let us know if you are up in Edinburgh this week as we may be able to meet you there.
Please note you must be available on one of the interview dates.