An actor and accordion player (ideally one who is also a multi-instrumentalist, violin/upper strings especially welcome) is wanted to perform as part of a small band of musicians and acting ensemble for ‘Hidden Spire’ – an exciting theatre project featuring professional artists and homeless people, which is being staged at the Old Fire Station in Oxford, in October.

Must enjoy performing live, be versatile/adaptable, able to improvise and open to working with vulnerable adults.  You need to be available for 9 weekday rehearsals between 25 September – 10 October and four performances on 11, 12, 13 and 14 October. Plus a musician only rehearsal on Weds 20 September.

Dates needed:

20 Sept musicians’ rehearsal

25-27 Sept x 3 days with whole company

2, 4, 5 &6  Oct x 4 days with whole company

9-14 Oct x 6 days (including shows on 11-14th Oct) with whole company

The music is likely to include circus-cabaret-vintage styles, but is currently in development!

The piece will be set backstage at a circus and has been written by a professional writer in response to a collaborative research and development process.

Fee: £1260 + travel expenses if travelling from outside of Oxford

Application deadline: 10am Friday 7 July.

Audition date: 17 July in Oxford

Please submit the following to

  • A covering letter about why you would be suitable for this job.
  • CV
  • Showreel
  • Headshots
  • Links to any performance work online
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