The Great Gatsby is your invitation to the best roaring 1920’s party ever!
Following the sold-out success of this immersive production in 2018, and working with lead creatives from the critically acclaimed West End production, Theatr Clwyd and Guild of Misrule are joining forces again to create a new production for Spring/Summer 2023, adapted and directed by Alexander Wright with set & costumes by Heledd Rees.
The play will take place in The Dolphin Pub in Mold town centre, as a site-specific installation and audiences are invited to dress sum and immerse themselves in the glamour of the 1920’s.
The immersive nature of this project means that the environment is designed to deliver an all-encompassing experience; from the moment audiences enter Gatsby’s Mansion, they will feel like they have been transported back to the roaring 1920’s. This is not a ‘standard’ theatrical lighting design job – everything is bespoke and responsive to the environment and we’re seeking a collaborative, experienced lighting designer to help us complete the team.
About Theatr Clwyd
Theatr Clwyd is a cultural hub, producing world-class theatre in the hills of North Wales. Since 1976 we have been serving our communities and delivering the highest quality theatre and arts experience for the people of Wales and beyond.
Our mission is fundamental to us in all that we do:
To make the world a happier place, one moment at a time.
We are fortunate to be one of very few theatres in the UK to build sets, make costumes, paint scenery and create props in-house. These essential theatre making skills ensure that we can push theatrical boundaries to create stunning shows from the seed of a writer’s or creative’s imagination. Since 2018 this has been recognised by the theatre industry with awards from UK Theatre, The Stage and the Olivier’s.
The development of theatre makers and artists is key to sustaining Wales’ and the UK’s cultural landscape. We hold residencies for writers and companies, alongside technical apprenticeships and traineeships for directors, to create a building which supports emerging creatives and craftspeople in developing artistic excellence.
We use our skills to underpin social transformation in our communities. We creatively address social and educational challenges such as youth justice while bridging social and economic divides. We recognise the immediate impact and long term benefits the arts can provide to aid psychological and physical wellbeing.
Role: Lighting Designer, Spring/Summer 2023
Contract Type: Freelance, Fixed term
- White Card – w/c 12 Jan 2022 (exact date tbc)
- Final Design – w/c 16 Jan 2023 (exact date tbc)
- Rehearsals – w/c 8 May 2023 in Mold / North Wales
- Fit Up – w/c 15 May 2023 – schedule TBC
- Technical rehearsals – w/c 5 June 2023
- Previews – from 15 June 2023
- Guest Night – 21 June 2023
Hours: The lighting designer will be needed for design meetings as agreed, regular rehearsal attendance per week and exclusive services from fit up to guest night.
Fee: £3,00 fixed fee plus £1,484 to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence.
Work Location: Theatr Clwyd and The Dolphin Pub, with preparation work from home.
- You should have designed three or more professional productions. In this instance, we are defining a professional production as a production of at least an hour’s duration, performed for a minimum of three nights with a paying audience.
- It would be desirable to have site-specific lighting design experience, or demonstrable transferrable skills.
- You should be a confident and distinctive lighting designer with a strong track record of producing creatively successful lighting designs across a range of projects.
- You should have strong collaborative skills and be used to working with a wide range of creative/production collaborators within a busy producing environment.
- You should be a confident, friendly, pro-active individual with excellent people skills and have a strong track record of working to agreed timescales and budgets
- You must have a demonstrable interest in the broadening of representation and diversity within theatre, including a clear commitment to anti-racism and a commitment to supporting collaborators from a wide range of backgrounds.
- We strongly encourage applications from artists from underrepresented communities, including but not limited to artists who are Black, Asian or from the Global Majority and/or artists identifying as Deaf or disabled.
- We strongly encourage applications from Welsh or Wales-based artists or artists with a demonstrable commitment to Wales or a connection with Theatr Clwyd. We are also particularly interested in artists from the North West of England.