Hammerpuzzle Theatre Co in association with the Everyman Theatre Cheltenham are looking to support TWO emerging theatre makers / theatre companies this winter.
Hammerpuzzle Theatre Co are about to begin rehearsals for their Christmas co-productions: ‘Tales of Hans Christian Andersen’ and ‘A Gloucestershire Midwinter’, at the Everyman Theatre Cheltenham. They are looking to support two emerging theatre makers / theatre companies linked to the Gloucestershire region throughout this winter period.
The support on offer is available FREE to the chosen recipients and provides the opportunity to observe the rehearsal process first hand, to receive one to one mentoring sessions with Hammerpuzzle’s directors, as well as with Paul Milton, creative director for The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham. On top of the observation and mentoring opportunities the recipients will receive practical masterclasses on getting initial ideas onto the page, ideas from the page to the stage as well as a session on producing your own work locally.
We will give tailored support, practical advice and observation opportunities at key points during our Arts Council England funded period; with the aim of helping the chosen recipients to further understand their own creative practice and development.
Fri 10th November
Closing date for the receipt of submissions
Tues 14th November
Applications are shortlisted and the chosen recipients are contacted.
Tues 21st November
We host our first day with the selected companies/artists at the Everyman Theatre Cheltenham.
Wed 22nd – Fri24th November
An open opportunity to observe rehearsals for both shows at the Everyman Theatre Studio
Tues 28th November
An opportunity to observe technical and dress rehearsals for ‘Tales of Hans Christian Andersen’
Friday 19th January
Final evaluation meetings with each artist/company as we look to their futures.
Recipients will receive complimentary tickets to see both shows in performance at the Kings Theatre Gloucester in January 2018.
All other workshops and meetings to be arranged in conjunction with the successful applicants.
Who can apply:
Hammerpuzzle aim to promote equality in the industry at all levels and at every opportunity. We value representation and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.
By using the term “Emerging”, we mean at the early stages of your career / development.
We are looking for either Gloucestershire based artists/companies or those who are able to demonstrate a strong commitment to creating work in Gloucestershire.
For more information please contact the Hammerpuzzle team by emailing
To apply for this opporitnity please send the following information by email to by 10th November 2017:
– Name of individual artist / Theatre Company / it’s members
– An explanation of your career of journey to date (Max 300 words)
– Why you would like to be a recipient of this opportunity and how the opportunity will impact on your development? (Max 300 words)
– Your availability for the dates indicated in the brief above.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The Hammerpuzzle Team
Hammerpuzzle Theatre Company