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Deputy Stage Manager - Last Easter

Job Title: Deputy Stage Manager

Responsible to: Company Stage Manager

Purpose: To support the Stage Manager and Production Manager in the effective running of the rehearsal process.   To run the rehearsal room and keep the Show Book up to date.  To operate LX, sound and AV cues as required for the run of the production.

Application Closes:  Fri 7th February

Interviews:                Mon 10th/ Tues 11th Feb

Production Details: Last Easter by Bryony Lavery, directed by Tinuke Craig

Notable dates:

Rehearsals Start Mon 2 March
Tech week Mon 30 March
1st Preview Fri 3 April
Press Night Tue 7 April
Final Show Sat 9 May


  • Fulfil all usual DSM responsibilities during the rehearsal period and technical rehearsals.
  • Along with the production manager and other members of the stage management team, liaise with the creative team and facilitate their requirements to the best standard possible.
  • Run the rehearsal room to a high standard, ensuring the needs of the company and the director are met.
  • Complete rehearsal notes and calls as agreed with the Company Stage Manager.
  • Keep the show book up to date and neat.
  • Operate LX, sound and AV cues as necessary during the run of the production.
  • To undertake shared laundry duties and props maintenance along with the rest of the stage management team as agreed with the Head of Production.
  • Complete show reports in a timely manner and maintain communication with the creative team throughout the run.
  • Attend & minute production meetings as required

Skills and experience:


  • Demonstratable experience in relevant professional roles.
  • A team player with the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels both internally and externally
  • Able to cope with the demands of working flexibly for the hours that a theatre inevitably demands


  • First Aid Qualification
  • Fire Safety trained
  • Contract and terms

Salary: £448 per week during rehearsals, £459 per week during show call (increasing to £468.18 as of Mon 6 April), plus holiday pay and overtime.  Contract in line with UK Theatre and Equity Commercial Theatre agreement.

Hours: This is a full-time position. Hours are dependent on agreed rehearsal times and show running times.

How to apply: Send a CV and covering letter to [email protected]

The Orange Tree Theatre is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 

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