Physical performers with excellent tumbling/acrobatic/parkour skills required for street theatre performance

Salary: GBP £1700 - Project Fee for 17 Days Engagement

Application Deadline: May 6, 2018 5:00 pm

Company: Hubbub Theatre Company

Job Details

Hubbub Theatre Company is an exciting integrated physical theatre company working with actors with moderate learning disabilities. Hubbub creates original devised work for indoor and outdoor performance. The company is delighted to be the recipients of the Derby Festé Commission 2018 to create a new piece of street theatre for Derby Festé, an international outdoor festival which will take place on the last weekend of September.

The (not so) Quiet Revolution of Kindness has been inspired by the company’s research into the impact of Random Acts of Kindness (RAKtivism). It will be a military clown operation to spread kindness with a ‘pay it forward’ message.

The piece will be directed by Hubbub’s Artistic Director Jen Sumner, with movement direction from Catherine Boot (Can’t Sit Still, Circomedia) and an original soundtrack composed by Matt Marks.

Hubbub is looking to work with 2 physical performers with excellent skills in tumbling, acrobatics or parkour. These performers will also need excellent devising and improvisation skills, bucket loads of playfulness and mischief, and experience or an interest in working collaboratively with actors with moderate learning disabilities who are part of the company’s first year of actor training programme, LaunchPad.

The 2 performers will work alongside the learning disabled trainee actors in 2 stages:

  1. R&D process culminating in a scratch of the work on 22 June 2018 at Hubbub’s LaunchPad event at Déda, Derby. This event will share the approaches to devising and the training process of the first year which has involved working with Gecko, Told By An Idiot and Can’t Sit Still, who will be part of the event.
  2. Rehearsal process to develop the work for performance at Festé on Saturday 29 September 2018.


R&D and scratch: (10 days)

Tue 05 – Fri 08 June

Tue 12 – Fri 15 June

Thu 21 – Fri 22 June

Rehearsal and performance: (7 days)

Thu 13 – Fri 14 Sep

Thu 20 – Fri 21 Sep

Thu 27 – Sat  29 Sep

Total fee for the project £1700

Reasonable travel costs can be covered and support with accommodation where needed. This will need to be discussed at interview. Performers must be available for all days.

Please apply with a CV and a short video introducing yourself and stating why you would like to create this piece of street theatre with Hubbub Theatre Company. Please also send a short video that demonstrates your ability in movement, particularly tumbling, acrobatics or parkour. This doesn’t need to be glamorous – training videos are fine.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 06 May

Audition /interview: Wednesday 09 May in Derby

Shortlisted applicants will be informed on Monday 07 May.

Send your application to: Jen Sumner, Artistic Director |


Contact Details

Jen Sumner
01332 742 587

Job Posting title: Physical performers with excellent tumbling/acrobatic/parkour skills required for street theatre performance
Closing Date: 2018-05-06T17:00:00+01:00