Designer Wanted for New BOP Production

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company is seeking a Designer for its next production, touring Scotland autumn 2020

Image from Purposeless Movements (2019) – photo by Mihaela Bodlovic

What we are looking for: 

We are looking for a set & costume designer who will collaborate with the production team to create a main-house design that is suitable for touring.  The designer will also be required to work with BOP to ensure the design allows for us to creatively embed captioning and is accessible to the full cast & company. 

We are looking for a designer with a strong track record in touring theatre. 


What the project is:

Following an exciting 25th anniversary year and Edinburgh fringe and festival sell-outs in 2018 & 2019 respectively, Birds of Paradise Theatre Company (BOP) is excited to have commissioned the award-winning Rob Drummond to write a new full-length play that examines the welfare state through the examination of a benefit assessment that goes awry.  Very awry. Are you fit for work if you can kill someone and dispose of the body? Darkly comic, this new BOP production will once again leave audiences laughing and thinking in ways they were not expecting.

  • Directed by Robert Softley Gale (BOP’s Artistic Director)
  • Written by Rob Drummond
  • Touring Scotland and UK.
  • Mainhouse scale production.
  • Suitable for 16+

All BOP productions creatively embed BSL, captioning and audio description. 


When you will be needed:

  • The production will open the week of 5th October in Edinburgh. 
  • Rehearsals location is TBC but will be central Scotland. 
  • Dates of rehearsals will be from 14th September until opening. 

The Designer will be required to attend production meetings in either Edinburgh or Glasgow during & prior to rehearsals.

The Designer is required to have their own studio workspace. 

The fee is negotiable


How to apply:

Please apply by sending a CV, covering letter and links to examples of your work to Michelle Rolfe, Producer via michelle@boptheatre.co.uk by 11th February 2020

If you would like to talk about the role or apply over the phone please call Michelle on 07967 181 227. 

We actively encourage applications from those who identify as disabled*

*BOP uses the term ‘disabled people’ or ‘disabled artists’ to refer to anyone who self-identifies as disabled. This can include D/deaf people if they identify as disabled as well as others living with impairments (physical, sensory, learning, cognitive, mental health, etc) that identify as disabled. BOP uses the Social Model of Disability and recognises that people with impairments can experience disabling barriers.