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Lady Margaret Players: The Lady Margaret Players - Applications for Funding
Deadline: Friday 15th December, 6pm

After a quiet few years, the Lady Margaret Players, the drama society of St. John's, is back and keener than ever to receive and fund YOUR show applications.

Please send us a publicity blurb (150 words), show synopsis, creative ideas for the production, unique aspects of the production, how do you attend to associate with other societies in Cambridge relevant to the production, budget and amount requested from LMP. Responses should be as in depth as possible.

Applications will be dealt with on a rolling basis - apply ASAP.

Please email for more information or to apply.

We can't wait to see your show applications!

Deadline: Friday 15th December, 6pm

The Fletcher Players Society: MCCRUM COMEDY CLUB - OPENING LENT 2018
Deadline: Sunday 17th December, 5pm

Corpus owns a very comfy lecture theatre right next to the Eagle pub and The Fletcher Players need ***YOU*** to make use of it with the best comedy acts/shows/stand-up you got!!

We are looking for groups/stand alone performers who would like one or two nights in our state of the art McCrum Lecture Theatre! To quote Corpus’s website: ‘tucked away on Bene’t Street and just hidden behind the Eagle Pub it offers conference organisers [read funny thesps] a 150 seated auditorium along with foyer space and in-built audio visual equipment.’ More info on the specs here:

Lent will be a trial term for the MCC so we are looking to program 2-3 shows for our inaugural season. A small budget will be provided to cover publicity and any props, however we ask that your show requires minimal set. Please email me at with a document no longer than 1 side of A4 with the following:
-Title of show + names of writers/performers
-Summary of concept + approx. runtime
-Why you are passionate to put it on
-Expected tech + budget requirements
-Relevant experience

If you have any questions at all do not hesitate to email!

Deadline: Sunday 17th December, 5pm

Lucy Amateur Dramatic Society: LADS Lent Term Applications
Deadline: Wednesday 20th December, 11pm

Ready and keen for 2018, LADS is opening submissions for Lent! For this term we are looking for student written or devised theatre, so if you have a piece that yearns to be staged or an exciting idea for a production that is just waiting to be fleshed out - now is your chance. Writers are welcome to apply just with a text if they fancy giving the reins of directing to someone else. This is also a wonderful opportunity for someone who is looking to develop their play in dialogue with the rehearsals. Even if you think you are not completely ready with your idea, don’t worry. Just send us as much as you can.

To apply please complete this form and email it to both jks64 and ad847:

If you have a text/extracts of a text please attach them to the email alongside with the proposed show week. If you have any questions the people behind said emails will be more than happy to answer them!

***DEADLINE 20.12. at 23:00***

Deadline: Wednesday 20th December, 11pm

Shows seeking core production team

Back on the Air: An Hour of Comedy Songs
11pm, Thu 15th Mar 2018 @ ADC Theatre

Applications for COMPOSERS and LYRICISTS

Further information:

Got an idea for a comedy song but don't have the musical ability to make it a reality? Got the music flowing inside of ya, but don't fancy yourself a Michael McIntyre? Got BOTH, and looking for a platform to flaunt it?? Get on in here you skilled Simons and talented Tabithas !!

We have the ADC for one night in Lent week 8 for an hour of songs, smiles and silliness ! ! Our aim is to create a platform for involvement in musical comedy without the pressures of being an ‘all rounder’, which we believe is the main reason people are often put off. Comedians can find musicians and create musical comedy without needing to be musical; musicians can get involved in comedy without needing to write funny lyrics; performers can do what they do best without having to write/compose.

✰✰✰✰✰ Anyone and everyone can do a mix of anything and everything. Collaboration collaboration collaboration ✰✰✰✰✰

With a large cast made up of both performers and writer/performers, the aim of the show is variety. As well as the whole-cast opening and finale, we will have solos, duets, and bigger group numbers ranging in size and scale. We are open to any application ideas and don’t want to constrain it to any particular style of music. It can be ballad, rap/spoken word, dance, musical mime, nursery rhyme, pop parody, barbershop, acoustic; anything and everything, so long as it’s MUSICAL, FUNNY and ORIGINAL. Get creative, try something new and surprise us!!

Please email & with your ideas and questions. Please fire as many ideas as you want our way; they absolutely don't need to be fully formed or written (that's the idea!) and we will shape the show together and team people up soon after the application deadline. Register interest NOW - the sooner you get on our radar the more we can shape the show around your ideas!

COMPOSERS: if possible, send us a little bit about your experience, and ideally some music you have written. Also let us know if you would be up for working on more than one song!

LYRICISTS: no experience necessary, but it would be nice to see some of your ideas described in as much detail as you like, and maybe an example of some funny lyrics you have written.

(Auditions for performers will happen at the start of next term, but let us know in your applications if you are keen to perform your own stuff - it should be entirely possible!!)

Deadline: Saturday 6th January, 11pm

CAST 2018
noon, Mon 27th Aug - Sat 6th Oct 2018 @ Venues Across America and the UK

Applications to Direct

Further information:

The Cambridge American Stage Tour (CAST) is pleased to announce that we are opening applications for this year’s Director!

Founded in 2000, CAST tours the USA with a Shakespeare play for 4 weeks in September after rehearsing in Cambridge in August. We visit numerous schools and universities across the USA. A major aspect of the tour is the educational workshops we provide to schools, helping students with their understanding of Shakespearean English, acting technique and stagecraft.

We are accepting applications for The Tempest, All’s Well That Ends Well and Antony & Cleopatra

Applications should be no more than 4 sides of A4 and contain the following:
- Why you want to direct CAST and go on tour
- Your suitability for the role
- Any relevant previous experience
- Concept and vision for the tour show
- Ideas for staging and design
- Ideas for casting/multi-roling given a maximum cast size of 9
- Ideas for how education workshops can be linked to your vision for the show
- Your age at the 1st September 2018 and whether you hold a driver’s license (although not necessary!)

Applicants should be free over the summer of 2018 for the whole of August and September (please note that this rules out taking part in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe). All touring company members pay a company fee, which last year was £750.

Please send all applications or enquiries to Nick and Charlotte at

Deadline for applications is 1pm Saturday 16th December 2017. We will be in touch with all applicants shortly after the deadline passes to arrange a time for an interview.

Deadline: Saturday 16th December, 1pm

Footlights Spring Revue 2018: Judi's 40th

Applications to Produce and Direct

Further information:

Footlights Spring Revue 2018: Judi's 40th is looking for a prod and directorial team to help make Judi's birthday one to remember.

We're currently looking for:


To apply, please RSVP with a few lines to Ash and Ruby at and including:

- Any relevant previous experience you might have had with shows (or gazebos, Gavin's struggling...)
- What interests you about the show/any initial ideas you might have

No previous experience required, if this sounds up your street and you fancy having a hand in one of the biggest comedy shows of the year, we'd love to hear from you! Teams are welcome, but it's BYOB, and deadline for applications is **15th December** so that we can get the ASDA order in for the BBQ nice and early.

Deadline: Friday 15th December, 6pm

Preapplication Show (not associated with any society or venue)
Pirates of Penzance at the Minack
7.30pm, Mon 17th - Fri 21st Sep 2018,Venue to be confirmed

Director, Producer, Musical Director

Further information:

This September, we'll be taking Pirates of Penzance to the beautiful Minack theatre in Cornwall (near Penzance)! We have opened applications for Director, Producer, and Musical Director. Deadline is January 15th, so get applying - we'd love to know what traditional or absolutely unusual ideas you have for what will (and has been for the past 45ish years) an incredible show!

Send your applications, with information about who you are, your ideas for the show and any relevant experience to by January 15th to be part of this fantastic show!

Deadline: Monday 15th January, 11.45pm

Cambridge University Queer Players presents
Snow Orchid
7.45pm, Tue 6th - Sat 10th Mar 2018 @ ADC Theatre

Applications to Assistant Direct

Further information:

Week 7 ADC Mainshow - Snow Orchid by Joe Pintauro, is looking for an **ASSISTANT DIRECTOR**

Please send us an application via email including the following:

- What is it about this production that interests or excites you - why do you want to be involved in this particular production?
- Any initial thoughts about the show, the staging, publicity or general ideas you might have (not neccessary - hit us with your ramblings if you'd like to!)
- What experience, if any, do you feel makes you good for this role? Either exp in the theatre, or exp in life
- How do you see the role of an assistant director?
- Your availability for next term

Snow Orchid is the 3rd project of Cambridge University Queer Players, who have previously staged Certain Young Men by Peter Gill and What's Wrong with Angry? by Patrick Wilde. We have prided ourselves in creating space in theatre for queer creatives, and as we such strongly urge those who identify as LGBTQ+ to apply for this role. No need at all to state your identity in your application, however if you do feel it is relevant, feel free!

We are looking for someone who is passionate about the project, who is dedicated and creative and willing to work closely with the director to bring this to the stage.

I can direct you to a copy of the script if you'd like to have a readthrough before applying, just pop me a message or an email.

Email me at

DEADLINE: Friday 22nd December at 5pm.

Deadline: Friday 22nd December, 5pm

Spring Awakening
7.45pm, Tue 20th - Sat 24th Feb 2018 @ Robinson College Auditorium


Applications for Musical Director, Assistant Director, Assistant Producer and Choreographer/Movement Director

Further information:

We are searching for a dedicated, hard-working and passionate executive team to put on this breath-taking musical. The show is an ambitious one, and we are looking for an equally ambitious and talented production team to bring the musical to life. Please consult the application pack for all of the essential information about the key executive roles including Musical Director, Assistant Director, Assistant Producer and Choreographer/Movement Director. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch.

Please send your completed forms to by 10pm on the evening of the 16th of December, 2017. You may be invited to be interviewed over Skype in the week beginning the 18th of December (if you are away during this period, please do let us know).

Please know that we are open to applications from anyone – regardless of experience. Be bold and daring. Hold your head high, Herr Stiefel – and good luck!

Deadline: Saturday 16th December, 10pm

Total Eclipse
7pm, Tue 6th - Sat 10th Mar 2018 @ Pembroke New Cellars


Applications to Produce

Further information:

Paris in the late 1800s: the place for artists and romantics. Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine, two of the greatest French poets, embark upon a near fatal affair that sparks questions about love, poetry and the importance of present experience. From Oscar-winning playwright Christopher Hampton, this is a challenging yet exciting show, requiring an enthusiastic cast and crew.

Looking for someone to help me produce this fabulous play next term. Role will include biscuits. Previous experience is helpful but by no means necessary. Preferably a well-organised person, good at admin. First jobs will be budgeting and helping to fill other roles in crew and later cast.

To register your interest, apply for the role, or simply ask further questions please e-mail me at, before midnight on the 25th of December.

If you wish to peruse the play before applying, here is a link to an online version which you can access with your CRSid.

Looking forward to hearing from you!


Deadline: Monday 25th December, 12am

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