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Physical Theatre Performer vacancy

Hubbub Theatre Company is looking to recruit a physical theatre performer for the Creative Development of their next touring production The Drum working with Gecko’s Associate Director, Helen Baggett who will be the Movement Collaborator.

Funded primarily by Arts Council England and The Garfield Weston Foundation, The Drum explores themes of sharing, building stronger communities and reducing isolation, particularly amongst people with learning disabilities.

The successful performer will work with Hubbub Theatre Company in an integrated physical theatre ensemble.

It is essential that the performer has:

Excellent physical theatre/movement skills
Experience in devising as part of a physical theatre ensemble
A genuine interest in devising work with a social agenda
Experience, or a keen interest in working with actors with learning disabilities in an integrated ensemble
A willingness to work in new ways
An openness and acceptance of others and different ways of communicating
A sense of humour and the capacity to be a key part of a supportive and creative ensemble
Any additional music, vocal, circus skills would be an advantage.

Terms and Conditions

A fixed fee of £1,000, with £500 for travel and accommodation.

You will need to be available for the following 10 days:

Thursday 14 November – Saturday 16 November 2019
Thursday 6 February – Saturday 8 February 2020
Tuesday 23 June – Friday 26 June 2020
There will be a second phase of work in Autumn 2020 with touring in Spring 2021. It is hoped that the successful performer would join us for this phase of work too, funding permitting.


Deadline for Applications | Friday 18 October 2019 – 12.00pm, noon to Emma Fowler –

Successful applicants will be notified about receiving an interview and attending the workshop on Monday 21 October.

Workshop & Interviews | Friday 25 October 2019 – Déda, 19 Chapel Street, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 3GU

Full details about the position, job description and all relevant forms are available here:

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