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We are looking for four people to join our team for our new touring show, Around the World in Eighty Days. The closing date for all positions is Wednesday 6th October, 9pm. If you’d like to apply, or if you have any questions, email matilda@paperfinch.co.uk.

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We are seeking a capable Technical Stage Manager to join us on our Autumn 2021 family show: Around the World in Eighty Days. This is an exciting immersive adaptation, taking place in The Nest: a 6m decagonal in-the-round space that will pop up in venues around Sheffield.

It’s a choose-your-own-adventure show, in which dozens of different locations are created through sound, projection, light and performance at a moment’s notice. Featuring two live performers, recorded digital performances, greenscreen technology, music and games. It will tour local schools and community spaces in November 2021 with more dates TBC in 2022.


Dates

Rehearsals: 25th October – 7th November in the Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield

Previews: 8th November – 12th November in the Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield

Performances: 15th November – 26th November – touring

What you’ll be doing:

Essential:

  • Supporting the cast and creative team in the rehearsal room in the creation of this immersive and interactive production.
  • Working closely with the Production Manager to build an awesome non-linear QLab stack that means operating the show is stress-free
  • Unloading, erecting, taking down and maintaining The Nest (with help from two performers). This will include lighting, live video, projection and sound.
  • Operating cues for each show, prepping props and resetting between shows.
  • Looking after the cast and set on tour, communicating closely with the rest of the production team
  • Working with audiences of young people in schools and community spaces.

Desirable:

  • Driving the van (age 25+ with a driver’s licence).

Ideally we are looking for someone who is a great collaborator, with experience working on immersive, interactive and touring shows. A knowledge of basic electrics and carpentry would be useful. If you are skilled in programming lighting and projection, even better.

If this is you, and you’re available between 25th October and 26th November 2021, with capacity for some preparatory meetings before then, we’d love to hear from you.

Please send us:

  • A list of relevant credits in whichever format suits you best (this might be a CV, or a written list, or something else)
  • Up to a written page or a 2 minute voice note or video, on why you’d like to join our team and what you’ve done before that would suit this role

We’d like to expand our network of collaborators, and so we are especially interested to hear from individuals who are currently under-represented in our industry, due to their socio-economic status, ethnic background or disability.

If you know someone who you think would be right for this role, please share it with them.

Fee: £2750 for 5 weeks @ £550 pw

Relocation budget is available.

We are seeking to collaborate with an enthusiastic composer/sound designer to join us on our Autumn 2021 family show: Around the World in Eighty Days. This is an exciting immersive adaptation, taking place in a 360 degree playing space that will pop up in venues around Sheffield. First presented as a digital production as part of Migration Matters Festival 2020, we are looking for someone to expand on the show’s original score and create new soundscapes and compositions as we develop the production for an in-person audience.

This is a choose-your-own-adventure theatre show, in which dozens of different locations are created through sound, projection, light and performance at a moment’s notice. It will tour schools and community spaces in South Yorkshire in Autumn/Winter 2021 and into 2022.


Dates

Rehearsals: 25th October – 7th November in the Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield

Previews: 8th November – 12th November in the Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield

Performances: 15th November – 26th November – touring

What you’ll be doing:

  • Joining the cast and creative team in the rehearsal room to develop a sound design that is integrated into the action of the show.
  • Developing the show’s existing sound design and compositions.
  • Composing and recording evocative and playful original music placing us in countries around the world.
  • Creating vibrant and varied sound designs for defining locations and marking moments.

Ideally we are looking for someone who is a great collaborator, with a strong understanding and appreciation of world music. Additionally, experience of QLab programming of buildable/loopable soundscapes would be appreciated but is not required.

If this is you, and you’re mostly available between 20th October and 12th November 2021, with capacity for some preparatory meetings before then, we’d love to hear from you.

Please email matilda@paperfinch.co.uk between 3 and 5 examples of your work, a list of relevant credits in whichever format suits you best, and your availability. 

We’d like to expand our network of collaborators, and so we are especially interested to hear from individuals who are currently under-represented in our industry, due to their socio-economic status, ethnic background or disability.

If you know someone who you think would be right for this role, please share it with them.

Fee: £2200 for 4 weeks of work.

Relocation budget is available.

We are seeking to collaborate with two enthusiastic and bright performers on this exciting immersive adaptation, taking place in a 360 degree playing space that will pop up in venues around Sheffield. First presented as a digital production as part of Migration Matters Festival 2020, we are looking for skilled and confident performers to develop the production for an in-person audience.


Dates

Rehearsals: 25th October – 7th November in Sheffield

Tech Week / Previews: 8th November – 12th November in Sheffield at the Montgomery

Performances: 15th November – 26th November, plus 2022 dates TBC in South Yorkshire

This is an interactive choose-your-own-adventure theatre show, in which dozens of different locations and animal characters are created through sound, projection, light and performance at a moment’s notice. Improvisation skills are essential for both roles; you should be comfortable reacting to audience suggestions and provocations. Singing, use of props, character work, musicality and devising will also be important. Ideal applicants will have a good understanding of children’s theatre or TIE as well as some experience or understanding of Role Playing Games, escape rooms or LARP.

We will create the show together in rehearsals, with the cast and production team collaborating to create an interactive adventure with puzzles, games, music & songs. Therefore, we are looking for actors who are equally happy to generate material in rehearsals, as work from a script or score.


Role 1: PUSSPARTOUT 

Pusspartout is our feline companion and guide throughout the adventure. Loyal, optimistic, but sometimes a little naïve, they have a quick wit and easy charm. From bribing border guards, piloting flying machines, to navigating across oceans, Puss leads our crew across the globe – often escaping trouble by a whisker.

Due to the gamelike structure of the show, this part performs the role of a Game Master (GM) or facilitator.

Role 2: PHILEAS DOGG / MULTI-ROLE 

This multi-roling part plays every other live character that populates the world of the show, requiring a performer who can vocally and physically differentiate dozens of contrasting creatures – from parrot buccaneers and evil circus ringmasters to amphibian news reporters.

One frequently-recurring character is the pompous Phileas Dogg – an eccentric canine aristocrat who lays out the round-the-world challenge at the beginning of the show, and keeps in touch with us throughout our journey.


Please send us:

  • A bit about you, and which role you’d like to be considered for (could be written or video)
  • A list of relevant credits in whichever format suits you best (this might be a CV, or a written list, or something else). Showreels are welcome.
  • Up to a written page or a 2 minute voice note or video, on why you’d like to join our team and what you’ve done before that would suit this role.
  • Confirmation of your availability

Fee: £550 a week