Freelance Assistant Director, Theatre Royal Plymouth


Theatre Royal Plymouth is looking for an Assistant Director for our next Young Company production, Influence by Andy McGregor. 

Does free will exist?

Who influences the choices you make?

Do you know?

Do you care?

When a local boy goes missing, a group of extraordinarily ordinary teenagers are drawn into an adventure that is as exciting as it is unexpected. They enter a world of illegal data-collecting, mind manipulation and there's also quite a lot regarding supermarkets too.

Inspired by modern TV hits such as Stanger Things, this is an adventure story about technology, standing up for what you believe in and always expecting the unexpected.

This new Play has been commissioned by Derby Theatre, Dundee REP, Leeds Playhouse, Northern Stage, Royal & Derngate and Theatre Royal Plymouth. 

The assistant director will work closely with Lucy Hirst, Director, in creating this production. The assistant director will need to be available for all rehearsals leading up to the performances. Please see rehearsal schedule here.

Alongside the Director, you will be responsible for maintaining a productive and safe environment during the rehearsal process. The cast will be made up of 16-20 young company members aged 14-21.  You should be comfortable working alongside a group of young people from a variety of backgrounds and with differing levels of experience. Applicants should be interested in fostering a collaborative and supportive approach to developing work.

For further details and to apply for the role, please visit our TRP Careers website.