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Assistant Stage Manager - The Solid Life of Sugar Water

To support the Company Stage Manager and Production Manager in the effective running of the rehearsal process, the technical rehearsals and during the show run.

Job Title: Assistant Stage Manager

Responsible to: Company Stage Manager

Application Closes: 10am on Wednesday 24th August

Interviews: Thurs 25th & Fri 26th August (via Zoom)

Production Details: The Solid Life of Sugar Water by Jack Thorne, directed by Indiana Lown-Collins (winner of the JMK award 2022). 

This play touches on emotive themes, and audience members will be provided emotive content guidance before attending. This includes themes of loss, and miscarriage. 

We will be working with a team that will include d/Deaf and disabled members, some of whom will have access requirements.

Notable dates:
Rehearsals Start – Monday 12th September 2022
Tech week – Monday 10th October
First Preview –  Saturday 15th October
Press Night – Wednesday 19th October
Final Show – Saturday 12th November

ASM – Responsibilities:

  • Fulfil all usual ASM responsibilities during the rehearsal period, technical rehearsals, and during the run of the show.
  • Prop sourcing, making, purchasing as required
  • Keep appropriate paperwork pertaining to props, show cues, and expenditure, in liaison with CSM
  • 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.
  • Support the DSM in running the rehearsal room to a high standard, ensuring the needs of the company and the director are met.
  • Support the CSM in the running of the technical rehearsal to a high standard, ensuring the needs of the company and the director are met.
  • Assist in the technical set-up, running, and power down of the show where required
  • Manage the props and costume setting during the run, and carry out maintenance where necessary in collaboration with the CSM
  • To undertake shared laundry duties along with the rest of the stage management team as agreed with the CSM.
  • 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


  • Prop making skills
  • Some technical competence/ experience
  • First Aid Qualification
  • Some knowledge of British Sign Language (BSL)
  • Experience working on productions with variety of access requirements
  • Fire Safety trained

Title of post: Assistant Stage Manager

Salary: £445 per week plus holiday pay and overtime. Contracted under the UK Theatre/ Equity Commercial Theatre agreement.

Hours: This is a full-time position. Hours are dependent on agreed rehearsal times and show running times. 43 hours per week during rehearsal weeks, and 46 hours per week during show weeks.


If you would like to apply, please do the following:

STEP 1 - please send your CV as a word or PDF document, and please provide a brief description of why you would be suitable for the role. Please provide this description in one of the following ways: 

  • As a short written description in the body of your email
  • As a short written description in a word or PDF attachment
  • Or in the form of a short video (no longer than 2 minutes please).

Please send your application to our Company Stage Manager, Jenny Skivens ([email protected]).

In the email subject heading please put:

ASM Application – The Solid Life of Sugar Water

STEP 2 – Please also complete the Equal Opportunities Form. Please only fill this form in once.

Failure to complete both steps will make you ineligible for this role.

The OT is an equal opportunities employer, and actively encourages applications from groups currently underrepresented in the industry irrespective of gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, disability or age.

If you are invited to interview, please let us know about any access requirements you may have.

The application deadline is Wednesday 24th August at 10am. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Interviews will be held via Zoom on THURS 25th & FRI 26th AUGUST.

If you have any questions about the role, application process or if you have any access requirements for completing your application please do let us know – [email protected]

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