Work with The Lord Chamberlain’s Men
Founded in 2004 The Lord Chamberlain’s Men have established themselves as one of the UK’s leading touring theatre companies. The Lord Chamberlain’s Men are the 21st century reincarnation of Shakespeare’s original company and present his work as he first saw it performed; in the open air with all male casts and Elizabethan costume, music and dance. We have brought our popular and authentic brand of Shakespeare to hundreds of venues and more than 500,000 audience members since the company’s inception. With an artistic focus based on the guiding principles of Authenticity, Excellence and Magic the company are renowned for high-quality productions that tour throughout the UK and internationally.
Periodically we look for new people to join The Lord Chamberlain’s Men both on stage and in the wider creative team. We will post those adverts here.
Company Stage Manager – Hamlet
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men are looking for a Company Manager for their 20th birthday production of Hamlet as it tours to some of the most beautiful and historically significant open air venues throughout the UK and mainland Europe. The Company Manager will support the Director/Producer and manage the cast, ensuring the efficient running of the tour. They will assist and support the actors in all aspects of the tour, including (but not limited to): get ins, get outs, maintenance of set, costume and props, driving of a company vehicle, liaising with venue managers etc. They will support the Director/Producer with elements of pre-production, during some of the rehearsal period (where available) and for all of the production week/technical rehearsal.
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men tour is extensive and demanding but incredibly rewarding. Performances take place in all weathers and at five/six venues a week. Visiting stunning locations across five countries, spending all summer outside, and working alongside and fully supported by an experienced producer and creative team this is a job like no other.
The production will rehearse in south London (within Zone 2) from 22nd April 2024 to 30th May 2024 and the tour (UK and International) will run from 31st May 2024 to 19th September 2024.
Start of contract – 24th May
Technical rehearsals – 29th – 31st May
First performance – 31st May
Final performance – 19th September
End of contract – 20th September
Ideally the successful candidate will be available to attend production meetings/rehearsals/assist with pre-production in May. These additional days can be fitted around other commitments and will be paid pro rata. More information can be found in the job pack below or, if you have specific questions about the role, please email email@example.com. We actively encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and from those who, whilst they may not tick every box on the application, feel that they have the passion, talent and skill to take on this role; please get in touch!
Actors – Hamlet
We post our call outs for actors on Spotlight in February. We believe in making our casting process as open and equitable as is possible and so our Spotlight breakdowns get posted to all agents and actors on that service and we are happy to accept submissions from those with or without agents. We will read and try to respond to any emails we receive about casting but the only way we will be able to call you for an audition is via Spotlight.