Two Actors - CLOSED

Fixed term contract, 20 weeks, 14th January 2019 to 31st May 2019

£22,126 pro rata (£8510 for this 20 week contract)

Big Brum, an internationally renowned Theatre in Education Company, is seeking to appoint two Actor/Teachers; to take part in our upcoming theatre in education tour of Jekyll & Hyde, a new adaptation written by Chris Cooper;

As an Actor/Teacher in this production, you will have a key role performing in a play and delivering accompanying workshops for children and young people aged 11-18.

The Company has a commitment to developing new talent, so although professional experience of acting, touring and working with young people is desirable all applications will be considered.

This is a full time post for 20 weeks, 14th January 2019 to 31st May 2019. Holiday pay is included. The successful candidates will be required to pass an Enhanced DBS check. The standard working week is 37 hours, but hours and timings are variable whilst touring and during the final production period.

Primarily touring through the West Midlands, our main base is at Sheldon Community Centre, Sheldon Heath Road, Birmingham B26 2RU.


more information about the project

How to apply

Send the following to  with ‘Actor Application’ in the email title:

· A letter explaining what it is about Our work that has inspired you to apply for the post.
· An up-to-date CV
· Your contact details

Deadline for applications: 5pm on  Monday 26th November 2018
Interviews and Audition will be held on: Tuesday 18th December 2018 with possible call backs to take place on 19th December 2018

Rehearsal and Touring: January 2019 to May 2019

Big Brum TIE is an equal opportunities employer.
If you would like to find out more about what might be involved please contact our Artistic Director, Richard:


New Writer Commission - CLOSED

Due to high demand, our workshop for writers is now fully booked! We are very sorry for any disappointment.

If you have contacted us and have not yet heard back, please do keep an eye on your emails as we will be in touch; in the meantime, we apologise for the delay in response.

Fee of £2,981.00, for a play under 30 minutes in length

Big Brum Theatre in Education Company, is seeking to commission a new play. We hope to give an opportunity to a talented writer at the start of their career, to write a play that Big Brum will tour to educational settings within the West Midlands and beyond. The successful candidate will be mentored throughout the process by Big Brum and established writers, who will offer insight about writing for young people and in particular the requirements for working in TIE.

We are also looking to meet writers who we will be able to work with on future projects.

Big Brum has delivered Theatre in Education (TIE) programmes for over 35 years, working with thousands of children and young people across all age ranges and abilities. The Company’s approach involves using theatre and drama to explore deep questions and relevant concepts with young people, to help them make meaning of their lives and the world around them.

 We have a clear set of guidelines for our requirements regarding this commission:

·         The commission will be for an audience of young people between ages 11 and 18

·         The commission will be for a play between twenty five and thirty minutes in length

·         The play will be for a cast of three

·         The play will have staging requirements suitable for touring to schools

·         The first draft of the commission will be completed and presented to Big Brum by Friday 15th March 2019

·         The final draft of the commission will be completed and presented to Big Brum by Monday 3rd June 2019


The ideal candidate for this commission will be a writer willing to seek inspiration from Big Brum’s artistic approach, whilst bringing new ideas to the Company through their own imaginative interpretation of a chosen text. As ever with our work, we are not interested in a play that will tell our young audiences what to think, or to teach them a “moral”; the writer will have the skills to open up a gap in the story, an imaginative space that young people can step into and explore.

Big Brum is holding an Open Workshop for potential applicants on:

20th December 2018, 11am to 4.30pm

Sheldon Community Centre, Sheldon Heath Road, Birmingham B26 2RU

To reserve a place please contact Judy Woodford via email; by 5pm on Friday 14th December 2018.