Job Opportunity: Keyboard Player, Jeremiah

Critically acclaimed spoken word artist and theatre maker Jack Dean is looking for a keyboard player to perform in his new production ‘Jeremiah’, which will premiere at Exeter Phoenix in Autumn 2018.



Jack Dean is an Exeter-based writer, performer and theatre maker who has carried his love of weird and wonderful arrangements of words to many places, from the Bowery Poetry Club in New York, Latitude Festival and the South Bank Centre. Previous productions include ‘Grandad and the Machine’, ‘Horace and the Yeti’, and ‘Nuketown’ which is currently touring across the UK.

‘Artists like rap storyteller Jack Dean make us excited about what they might do next’ // GUARDIAN

‘Incredibly innovative… Writer Jack Dean enthrals his audienc’ // REVIEWS HUB

‘Impressive poetic, musical and narrative skills…  undoubtedly a performer with an exciting career ahead of him’ // EXEUNT


Jeremiah is a loud, rambunctious new show with live music by rap storyteller Jack Dean. Featuring a live band of three musicians and an original score, it will tell the incredible true story of the much misunderstood Luddite rebellion – a movement that spanned the whole North of England, had more British soldiers fighting it than Napoleon, and made the destruction of machinery a capital offence. The story will be told through the lens of the life of Brandreth, the instigator of the Luddites’ final gambit, the Pentrich Rising, and the last man to be beheaded in the history of Britain, weaving alongside it the parallel tale of William J. Oliver, the government spy that betrayed him.

Jeremiah has already undergone a period of research and development supported by Unlimited, who support ambitious, creative projects by outstanding disabled artists and companies.

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  • Strong track record of live performance
  • Experience of working in a band or ensemble to create music collaboratively.
  • Able to transport their instrument/s to and from the rehearsal and performance venues.
  • Basic sight-reading ability 


  • Proficient with other instruments
  • Some singing experience
  • Experience of working with MainStage 3 or other live looping equipment



09 July:  Deadline for applications

16 July:  Auditions at the Barn, Exeter

Monday – Friday weeks of 27th August, 3rd, 10th & 17th Sept: Rehearsals at the Barn, Exeter

25th September: Technical Rehearsal at Exeter Phoenix

26th September: Technical Rehearsal and 1st performance at Exeter Phoenix

27th September: 2nd Performance at Exeter Phoenix

28th September: Travel day

29th September: Performance at Barnsley Civic


FEE £2625 (based on 25 days at £105 per day), plus travel and accommodation.



Please send an application to, consisting of the following:

  • C.V. detailing relevant experience
  • Examples of work such as video or audio recordings.

Live auditions will be held at The Barn in Exeter. You must be able to attend the audition in order for your application to be considered.


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