Elen Benfelen / Goldilocks Designer Call Out

Theatre Makers
Set and costume designer Opportunity for Sherman Theatre’s Under 7’s Christmas Show

We are looking for a Designer who is passionate about family theatre to design our Under 7’s Christmas Show.

Our Studio Christmas shows are the perfect introduction to theatre for little ones ages 3 – 6 and this year we are proud to present Elen Benfelen / Goldilocks written by one of Wales’ most exciting writers, Elgan Rhys.

Featuring a cast of 3 Actor Musicians, this new adaptation will be a fresh and contemporary look at the traditional tale, full of magic and mayhem.

Elen Benfelen / Goldilocks will open in the Sherman’s Studio before heading out on a 3 week tour to venues across South Wales, before returning home to the Sherman for the rest of the festive season.

Design deadlines

  • Design Concept: Mid July 2022
  • Preliminary designs for set and costumes: Early August 2022
  • Final designs for set and costumes: Mid August 2022
  • Dates

  • Rehearsals Monday 10 October, 2022
  • Fit Up Monday 24 October, 2022
  • Production Week Monday 31 October, 2022
  • First Preview Friday 4 November, 2022
  • Press Performances Saturday 3 December, 2022
  • Final Performance Saturday 31 December, 2022
  • The Designer will be on first call from Monday 10 October 2022 until the end of Monday 7th November 2022.

    The Designer will then also be on first call from the morning of Saturday 26 November 2022 until the end of Saturday 3 December 2022, as your services may be required once the production returns from tour, during tech rehearsals and ahead of press performances in the Sherman Theatre Studio.

    The Set Designer will be expected to create a tourable set and costume design which can be constructed and dismantled in one day, for both morning and afternoon performances.

    A fee of £3000 will be paid in instalments during the project. Model box and white card expenses will be covered in addition to the fee.

    How to apply
    Please send a CV and covering letter to artistdevelopment@shermantheatre.co.uk by midday on Friday 24th June

    Please detail:

  • Why you are interested in working on the production.
  • Why this is the correct opportunity for your professional development.
  • Your relevant experience and what you can bring to the role
  • Please also include a link or photograph of the piece of your design work that you are most proud of and tell us why that is
  • We are looking to add to the diversity of our workforce and would therefore particularly welcome applications from communities who are currently under represented in our team. Our building is accessible both Front of House and backstage.

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