CASTING - University of Derby Graduates 2020 and 2021

Derby Theatre understands that graduating into a pandemic is hard!  It’s even harder when you want to be an actor and theatres have been closed for over 12 months!

Therefore, we're looking for TWO actors (any gender) who graduated in 2020, or who will graduate in 2021, from a creative course at the University of Derby, to take up a paid acting contract.

Deadline: Wednesday 6 May, 12pm

Dates: (including rehearsals and performances) will be from Monday 24 May – Saturday 11 July (You need to be fully available for the full date range)

Pay: £489.85 a week (this is the Equity minimum rate) 

If your home address is over 25 miles to Derby Theatre, you will be paid a relocation allowance of £181.05 (this is the UK Theatre Equity minimum rate)

Any additional payments will be explained at contract stage.

Auditions: Saturday 8 May

More information:

You will undertake the role of “ensemble” in our next professional production, a family show that will be performed at an outdoor venue in the city. The production will be a physical one, so you must possess good movement skills. You will be part of the professional cast and play a variety of roles (mostly non-speaking).

This is a full-time professional acting job.

How to apply:

Please send one side of A4 – or you can apply via BSL video or in an audio format (including voice note) - which states:

- Your name, address, email address and mobile number

- The University of Derby course you attended and the date/year you graduated

- A brief summary about your experience at University and prior

Send to: Elizabeth Fermor at: – with CASTING - University of Derby Graduates 2020 and 2021 in the subject line of the email.


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Image: Wish You Were Here  by the University of Derby Theatre Arts Students 2020 © Chris Webb