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Job Opportunity: Violinist, Hero & Leander

We’re looking for a Violinist to perform in touring outdoor gig theatre show Hero & Leander 

ABOUT HERO & LEANDER

After a successful 2021 UK tour, Jack Dean & Company are back on the road for Summer and Autumn 2022 with Hero & Leander, the epic story of Ancient Greece’s doomed lovers. Developed using Jack Dean & Company’s signature style, Hero & Leander features six multi-instrumentalist performing a variety of folk, indie, sea shanties and choral music in this new cross between concept album and gig-theatre. Touring with its own bandstand Hero & Leander creates a unique atmosphere wherever it goes from music venues to festivals and village greens to theatre gardens.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

ESSENTIAL

  • Highly proficient (Grade 8-level or equivalent) in violin
  • Strong track record of live performance, and of working in a band or ensemble to create music collaboratively.
  • Comfortable working and collaborating with actors and directors in a theatrical context, including helping with set-up and take-down of show set & equipment.
  • Able to transport their own instrument to and from the rehearsal and performance venues.
  • Strong sight-reading ability, as well as ability to learn parts quickly by ear.

DESIRABLE 

  • Strong singing voice.
  • Moderately proficient in drums & percussion
  • Proficiency in instruments other than those listed.
  • Driving license and access to car.

KEY DATES

4th -7th July: Rehearsals at the Barn, Exeter

8th & 9th July: Performances at Wells Theatre Festival, Wells

30th July: Performance at Charles Causley Trust, Launceston

3rd & 4th August: Performances at Exeter Phoenix, Exeter

5 August: Performance at Garden Theatre Festival, Bath

13 August: Performance at Junction, Goole

27th & 28th  August: Performances in outdoor locations TBC, Torbay

11th September: Performances at South Bank Centre, London

21st October: Performance at Rotherham Civic Theatre, Rotherham

10th November: Performance @ Beadales, Petersfield

FEE

£122 per rehearsal day, £152 per performance day (Total of £2312) plus travel and accommodation.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send an CV, and links to any relevant recordings of your work, to jackdean1989@gmail.com .

Auditions will be held in Exeter on 8th June. 

Deadline for applications: 31st May at 5pm.

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