Deputy Stage Manager

Deputy Stage Manager


Peter Pan Goes Wrong

UK Tour with West End Christmas Season

Kenny Wax Ltd is one of the leading Production Companies operating in the West End and on Tour. Peter Pan Goes Wrong is one of its big successes both on stage and screen and will soon be opening on Broadway. We are a company that offers a work culture that nurtures and encourages personal and professional development. We encourage diversity and inclusion across all our shows and welcome applications from all backgrounds and levels of experience.

Deputy Stage Manager

Salary: £800 per performance week plus touring allowance & travel

Benefits: Employee Assistance Programme, First Aid Training if needed, Wellbeing and Resilience programmes, access to physiotherapy

Contract: Fixed Term 32 weeks

Show schedule: performances are 6 days per week either Monday – Saturday or Tuesday – Sunday depending on each venue’s schedule.

Holiday: 28 days per year

Start Date: August 2023

Location: Various UK Touring venues & the West End

Personal Attributes: We are looking for applicants with previous Deputy Stage Management experience. The role requires someone who has exceptional people skills and can work in a highly pressured environment. Knowledge and experience of the working practices of a touring production are highly desirable. Last minute cast changes are normal on this production, so applicants must be able to adapt quickly.

Job Description

  • To call each performance;
  • To create and maintain up-to-date prompt copy, to include blocking, any script changes, all technical cues and any other relevant information (such as contingencies);
  • To work closely with the Company Manager and Assistant Director to schedule and co-ordinate rehearsals and ensure the rehearsal room or stage is set-up appropriately prior to their commencement;
  • To provide admin support for the production;
  • To deputise for the Company Manager and Stage Manager where necessary;
  • To teach the book to the book cover;
  • To assist the Company Manager and Stage Manager in compiling show paperwork including but not limited to rehearsal calls, rehearsal / show reports, cue sheets and other paperwork relative to the prompt copy;
  • Any other reasonable duty that would normally fall within the remit of a Deputy Stage Manager based on industry norms and practice.

Person Specification

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written with excellent attention to detail;
  • A proactive and flexible attitude;
  • Previous experience of UK Touring;
  • Previous experience of working in a team;
  • The ability to work well with actors and creative team;
  • The ability to work under pressure and effectively prioritise;
  • Awareness of current health & safety legislation;
  • Experience with performer flying is desirable.

Please send a CV to [email protected] with PPGW DSM in the subject line. Deadline is 5pm Friday 7th April.