Deputy Stage Manager

Role Summary

The Deputy Stage Manager is responsible for keeping cast and crew safe on stage, deputising for other stage management roles in the event of absence.

Job Specification

• Deputising for other stage management roles in the event of absence • Keeping cast and crew safe on stage • Creating the prompt book where movements of all cast and crew on stage at any time so that a complete record of the show is kept in the event that a cast or crew member needs to be replaced • Sending daily rehearsal reports to all creative team members communicating significant changes from the rehearsal room and points to be aware of • Sending daily show reports to all creative team members communicating how that performance was received and any errors made during the show by cast or crew • Working with the resident creative team on understudy rehearsals • Ensuring that ‘get ins’ go smoothly and accurately replicate the show • Assist the stage management team with rehearsal requirements including copying scripts, stage mark up, rehearsal prop and furniture requests. • Call each performance, noting any issues and inconsistencies in the performance. Please note you must be able to cue to music. • Write a fully comprehensive show report with the Company Stage Manager after each performance and distribute to the relevant teams. • Deputise for the Company Stage Manager where necessary. • Create accurate production related paperwork and ensure the prompt book is up to date and concise for archive upon completion of the run. • Other duties as required by the Company Stage Manager and Production Manager.


Shakespeare North Playhouse

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Specific location

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Weekly Paid

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Fixed Term, Full Time

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