Work With Us

Work? Yes. Get paid? Yes, but very little.

With a track record of critically successful productions, we offer experienced actors exposure in one of the world's greatest theatre festivals and experience for those setting out on a career onstage or backstage. We offer cast and crew guaranteed but minimal payment, with the possibility of additional profit share if the plays are successful.

Stagehands / Understudies

We need stagehands for both Casanova Dreaming and Volpone for the Edinburgh Fringe for most of August. Responsibility is primarily moving sets and props on and off stage, but may extend to assisting with costumes, lights and all the last-minute issues that arise in a Fringe production. We are looking for energy, enthusiasm, adaptability and reliability. Stagehands with some acting experience may be asked to understudy but there is no guarantee of appearing in a performance.

This is a great opportunity, particularly for those with little or no stage experience, to become involved in all aspects of theatre in one of the world's greatest drama festivals. Arbery Productions has a track record of critical and commercial successes and we expect this year to be no different. Crew members will also benefit from membership of Fringe Central - the hub of information and activity for the Fringe - and privileged access to other shows.

Casanova Dreaming is one-act drama with seven performers and a small set. It is on at theSpace on Niddry Street (venue 9), a popular venue just off the High Street. Get-in is Wednesday 1st August between 2pm and 5pm. The run is Friday 3rd* to Saturday 25th August (not Sundays); cast and crew are required from 1.45 to 3.30 pm. We offer £8 per performance to cover expenses.
* Publicity currently states from 6 August, but there will be additional performances on 3rd and 4th

Volpone is a two-act comedy with thirteen performers, several costume changes and a small set that requires shifting up and downstairs each performance. It is on at Paradise in Augustines (St Augustine's - venue 152) on George IV Bridge. Get-in is either 1st or 2nd August (to be confirmed). The run is Friday 3rd to Sunday 26th August (not 12th, 19th) 5.30 to 9.30pm. Cast and crew are required from 6pm to 9.15pm. We offer £10 per performance to cover expenses; a potential profit-share will also be available.

We understand that three weeks is a significant commitment, and will consider applications from candidates who can only be available for part of either run. However priority will be given to those who can do the full run.

Wardrobe Manager

We are looking for someone to source / create the costumes required for Volpone. Set in the late 19th century, with 13 actors (m/f) wearing more than 20 costumes from that time. A limited budget is available for materials and labour and support will be given by the production team. Contact us (email / phone below) if interested.

Actors / Understudies

We are not currently looking for actors for our 2018 Fringe productions. However, with 19 actors (m/f) appearing in two shows, it is possible that someone may have to drop out. We are putting together a list of understudies and will give priority to those who will double as stagehands (see above). Contact us (email / phone below) if interested.

Arbery Productions is based in Edinburgh, with most rehearsals and all performances taking place in the centre of the city. Occasional meetings and rehearsals take place in the suburbs. We do not pay travel expenses but we do provide tea, coffee and the occasional Tunnock's cake.

we are looking for
wardrobe manager

for 2018 Edinburgh Fringe
some pay

Ben Jonson's Volpone adapted by Martin Foreman

All Edinburgh Theatre

Playscript of the new adaptation
of the classic comedy, with
Mosca and Corbaccia now women

This production company has signed up to the Protecting Actors Fringe Charter, helping to ensure all cast and crew involved operate under safe and fair working conditions.
Protecting Actors : SHIELD:9899

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