Exceptional, Bristol-based performer for a short Christmas run

Salary: GBP Over Equity Minumum

Application Deadline: August 22, 2019 9:00 am

Company: Soap Soup Theatre

Job Details

Job Details

Tessa Bide Productions and Soap Soup Theatre are looking for an exceptional, Bristol-based performer for a short Christmas run for 2019 of their new co-production, The Selfish Giant. 

The role:

Grinter the giant

Grinter is an enormous woman, who’s passionate about her garden and keeps herself to herself. The world pushed her out for being different, so she, in turn, pushed them out of her garden. She is a comic character, but has a depth of emotion, so the successful candidate will be adept at conveying pathos as well as making us laugh.

Specification for the role:

  • Tall in height, at least 5’10”
  • Physically fit and confident working with ladders
  • Confident singer
  • Puppetry experience essential
  • Experience of working with children/in children’s theatre desirable
  • For a female-identifying performer (we welcome applications from trans women)
  • We are particularly interested in hearing from BAME performers


Auditions will be held in Bristol on August the 26th.

Rehearsals in Bristol: 11th – 15th November and 14th of December

Christmas run dates:

Get in 20th of December

Performances: 21st-24th December

We have been accepted onto a rural touring scheme in Scotland for 2020, and are still tour booking, so more dates are likely to be added, and they will be shared between the existing cast (Tomasin Cuthbert Menes and Tessa Bide) and the new cast, to suit everyone’s availability.



Fees are higher than Equity minimum, with per diems and accommodation paid for when staying away from Bristol.

See www.tessabide.com and www.soapsouptheatre.com for more information on the companies work.

To Apply

Please send your CV or Spotlight link, plus any links to video, to [email protected] with the subject title TSG PERFORMER: GRINTER. Closing date is 22nd August at 9am.




Contact Details

Ms Tomasin Cuthbert Menes
[email protected]

Job Posting title: Exceptional, Bristol-based performer for a short Christmas run
Closing Date: 2019-08-22T09:00:00+01:00