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Though we tend to prefer groups of artists we have worked with before, we strive to create a rolling pool of theatre professionals, working with groups of them at a time on each project.
Below is a list of areas we are specifically recruiting.

Campaigns

We support the #metoo and #nogreyarea movements
We support the #yesorno campaign
We support the ERA50:50 movement
We support the Prevention of Sexual Harassment

Since our founding, we have supported cross-casting to increase female roles and looked for diverse casting and hiring practices.

Since 2016 we have employed a 50/50 female/male casting policy in all our productions .
Since 2017 we have employed a 50/50 female/male design-team policy
Since 2018 we have employed a 50/50 female/male management policy

We are now looking to increase diversity and disability in the same manner.

Our next major production will feature a diverse cast representative of the UK population.

Kickstart Programme! 
Four spaces, government funded for Fundraising Assistant, Website Developer, Social Media Officer, and Education Officer

Love theatre? are you aged 16 - 24, unemployed and claiming Universal Credit? If yes, then this job could be the perfect match for you and help you kickstart your journey into the theatre industry.

Applicants only accepted if referred by your DWP work coach.  Please visit your local JobCentre for more info.

If interested go to your work coach at your local jobcentre and ask them to see if there are any Assistant Producer jobs at any theatre companies, and/or if Icarus Theatre Collective have anything available that they may suit.

To read more on the Kickstart Scheme set up by the government, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/kickstart-scheme


We are particularly interested in hearing from and would like to encourage applications from; African Diaspora people, people of South, East and South East Asian heritage, and Middle Eastern & North African heritage, to correct an imbalance in the cultural sector. Applications from trans and non binary artists are also highly encouraged for the same reason.

Number of hours per week: 25
Working pattern and contracted hours (including any shift patterns): Flexible
Hourly rate of pay: NLW or NMW, depending on age

The postholders will be required to work from home during lockdown and requires access to a computer from home during work hours. After lockdown, a mixture of home and office working where company laptops can be used may be required.

Office Location: Icarus Theatre Collective 3-5 Elephant Lane London SE16 4JD

Positions available
:

Web Designer/Developer or combined PA and Web Developer:
This role will be structured around the successful applicant, either as a predominately Web Design role, or as a combined Web Development/PA role. If the successful applicant is fulfilling the combined role, then an outside designer may be hired to oversee the project.

This position is for someone who wishes to gain experience in Web Design and/or office management.

Education Officer:
The successful applicant will work closely with the Outreach Manager, Creative Producer, and Company Manager to prepare for delivery of our Education Programme alongside our upcoming touring play, The Lesson by Eugéne Ionesco.

This is an administrative position for someone in the early stages of their career who wishes to gain experience in education work for theatre.

Fundraising Assistant:
This position is for someone who wishes to gain experience in Fundraising and theatre production.

Social Media Officer
This position is for someone who wishes to gain experience in Social Media management.

Closing date for applications: 10th of July 2021

More information on individual roles below.

Web Designer/Developer or combined PA and Web Developer (Kickstart)

Love theatre? are you aged 16 - 24, unemployed and claiming Universal Credit? If yes, then this job could be the perfect match for you and help you kickstart your journey into the theatre industry.

Applicants only accepted if referred by your DWP work coach.  Please visit your local JobCentre for more info.

If interested go to your work coach at your local jobcentre and ask them to see if there are any Assistant Producer jobs at any theatre companies, and/or if Icarus Theatre Collective have anything available that they may suit.

To read more on the Kickstart Scheme set up by the government, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/kickstart-scheme

This role will be structured around the successful applicant, either as a predominately Web Design role, or as a combined Web Development/PA role. If the successful applicant is fulfilling the combined role, then an outside designer may be hired to oversee the project.

Description: This position is for someone who wishes to gain experience in Web Design and/or office management. The postholder will be required to work from home during lockdown and requires access to a computer from home during work hours. After lockdown, a mixture of home and office working where company laptops can be used may be required.

We are particularly interested in hearing from and would like to encourage applications from; African Diaspora people, people of South, East and South East Asian heritage, and Middle Eastern & North African heritage, to correct an imbalance in the cultural sector. Applications from trans and non binary artists are also highly encouraged for the same reason.

Number of hours per week: 25
Working pattern and contracted hours (including any shift patterns): Flexible
Hourly rate of pay: NLW or NMW, depending on age

Office Location: Icarus Theatre Collective 3-5 Elephant Lane London SE16 4JD

Key Responsibilities and Skills Developed
:

The successful applicant will work closely with the Creative Producer and CEO to prepare for our purchase of a new pub theatre. This will involve radical updates to our current website as well as developing a brand new website for the new venue. The combined PA & Web Developer role also work under the Web Designer and will field emails and oversee diaries, booking meetings, calling and sending emails, taking messages, etc while undertaking an extensive redevelopment of the company website (currently at www.icarustheatre.co.uk) and inputting data into the new theatre pub website.

The goal is to help provide a promotional tool for the company and take the load off the two senior staff members, so that we can prepare for post- pandemic Britain more easily. This will be a valuable opportunity to gain experience in producing for theatre and seeing how a touring company operates. As well as administration skills and gaining experience of using IT packages such as Microsoft Word and Excel, the postholder will gain skills in other web design, software, budgeting, and time management, along with communciation, while working remotely or at the office.

It is important the candidate has some basic web design experience
. A qualification in web design is not required but would be beneficial. They will have an enthusiasm for theatre as well as a proactive character and strong communication skills. What is important are excellent organisational skills, a keen intellect, and a willingness to learn.


Closing date for applications: 10th of July 2021

Education Officer (Kickstart)

Love theatre? are you aged 16 - 24, unemployed and claiming Universal Credit? If yes, then this job could be the perfect match for you and help you kickstart your journey into the theatre industry.

Applicants only accepted if referred by your DWP work coach.  Please visit your local JobCentre for more info.

If interested go to your work coach at your local jobcentre and ask them to see if there are any Assistant Producer jobs at any theatre companies, and/or if Icarus Theatre Collective have anything available that they may suit.

To read more on the Kickstart Scheme set up by the government, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/kickstart-scheme

Description: The successful applicant will work closely with the Outreach Manager, Creative Producer, and Company Manager to prepare for delivery of our Education Programme alongside our upcoming touring play, The Lesson by Eugéne Ionesco.

This is an administrative position for someone in the early stages of their career who wishes to gain experience in education work for theatre. The postholder will be required to work from home during lockdown and requires access to a computer from home during work hours. After lockdown, a mixture of home and office working where company laptops can be used may be required.

We are particularly interested in hearing from and would like to encourage applications from; African Diaspora people, people of South, East and South East Asian heritage, and Middle Eastern & North African heritage, to correct an imbalance in the cultural sector. Applications from trans and non binary artists are also highly encouraged for the same reason.

Number of hours per week: 25
Working pattern and contracted hours (including any shift patterns): Flexible
Hourly rate of pay: NLW or NMW, depending on age

Office Location:
Icarus Theatre Collective 3-5 Elephant Lane London SE16 4JD

Key Responsibilities and Skills Developed:
With the support of the Creative Producer and Company Manager, the Education Officer will prepare the databases and make contact with schools to network for an education programme we are planning in 2022, along with coming to rehearsals, learning about how we put a show together, learning what the career trajectory of artists is in post-pandemic Britain. The goal is to help the cultural and economic community around us, so that we can prepare for post-pandemic Britain more easily.

We are also hiring an “Outreach Manager” in the coming months. This could simply be a promotion for the Education Officer if they show they have what it takes and pass a subsequent interview, though we will be advertising for the role over the summer, in which case the position of “Education Officer” would possibly stay beyond the grant. Overall, the Education Officer would be preparing the company so that the Outreach Manager can hit the ground running when it comes time to actually create and deliver workshops post-pandemic, and at the same time develop other community links, including for a large knife crime prevention project towards which we are currently applying for funding. To that end, there will be a great deal of time-intensive admin that an experienced “Outreach Manager” wouldn’t find appealing to have to do themselves, but is an absolutely vital skill for someone to learn who wants to be an Outreach Manager one day. This will be a valuable opportunity to gain experience in producing for theatre and seeing how a touring company operates.

As well as administration skills and gaining experience of using IT packages such as Microsoft Word and Excel, the postholder will gain skills in budgeting, time management, along with communication, while working remotely or at the office. It is important the candidate has an enthusiasm for theatre as well as a proactive character and strong communication skills. Experience of working in Theatre in Education would be beneficial but not necessary.

What is important is this person has a friendly and welcoming attitude with excellent organisational skills, a keen intellect, and a willingness to learn.

Already having the capacity to operate IT software is not essential but would be helpful, though this will be learnt throughout employment. No particular educational experience necessary although a qualification in theatre, drama or English would be beneficial.

Closing date for applications: 10th of July 2021

Fundraising & Production Assistant (Kickstart)

Love theatre? are you aged 16 - 24, unemployed and claiming Universal Credit? If yes, then this job could be the perfect match for you and help you kickstart your journey into the theatre industry.

Applicants only accepted if referred by your DWP work coach.  Please visit your local JobCentre for more info.

If interested go to your work coach at your local jobcentre and ask them to see if there are any Assistant Producer jobs at any theatre companies, and/or if Icarus Theatre Collective have anything available that they may suit.

To read more on the Kickstart Scheme set up by the government, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/kickstart-scheme

Description: This position is for someone who wishes to gain experience in Fundraising and theatre production. The postholder will be required to work from home during lockdown and requires access to a computer from home during work hours. After lockdown, a mixture of home and office working where company laptops can be used may be required.


We are particularly interested in hearing from and would like to encourage applications from; African Diaspora people, people of South, East and South East Asian heritage, and Middle Eastern & North African heritage, to correct an imbalance in the cultural sector. Applications from trans and non-binary artists are also highly encouraged for the same reason.

Number of hours per week: 25
Working pattern and contracted hours (including any shift patterns): Flexible
Hourly rate of pay: NLW or NMW, depending on age

Office Location: Icarus Theatre Collective 3-5 Elephant Lane London SE16 4JD

Key Responsibilities and Skills Developed:
The successful applicant will work closely with the Fundraiser and Grant Writer to make applications for our production of The Lesson by Eugene Ionesco, for core staff costs, for access costs, and also towards our expected purchase of a London Theatre Pub. They will also research potential celebrity patrons and support office admin or production activities where necessary.

The Lesson is both hysterical farce and riveting tragedy; an extraordinary and intimate one act play. An affectionate and optimistic professor teaches his vivacious student the rudiments of mathematics. He finds himself awestruck by her vast intellect; the young woman can not only combine one and one without prompting, but correctly identifies the capital of France from memory. But when the innocent pupil outwits him, mania spirals out of control. Written as a stark warning against fascism, The Lesson is seen in a new light in today’s nebulous political climate and growing fascist intolerances.

This will be a valuable opportunity to gain experience in Fundraising for theatre & Charity activities, and seeing how a touring company operates. As well as administration skills and gaining experience of using IT packages such as Microsoft Word and Excel, the postholder will gain skills in time management and communication, while working remotely or at the office.

Essential: It is important the candidate has some basic essay-writing/admin ability. Community fundraising experience and/or qualification in fundraising are not required but would be beneficial. They will have an enthusiasm for theatre as well as a proactive character and strong communication skills. More important than experience are excellent organisational skills, a keen intellect, and a willingness to learn.

Closing date for applications: 10th of July 2021

Social Media Officer (Kickstart)

Love theatre? are you aged 16 - 24, unemployed and claiming Universal Credit? If yes, then this job could be the perfect match for you and help you kickstart your journey into the theatre industry.

Applicants only accepted if referred by your DWP work coach.  Please visit your local JobCentre for more info.

If interested go to your work coach at your local jobcentre and ask them to see if there are any Assistant Producer jobs at any theatre companies, and/or if Icarus Theatre Collective have anything available that they may suit.

To read more on the Kickstart Scheme set up by the government, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/kickstart-scheme

Description: This position is for someone who wishes to gain experience in Social Media management. The postholder will be required to work from home during lockdown and requires access to a computer from home during work hours. After lockdown, a mixture of home and office working where company laptops can be used may be required.

We are particularly interested in hearing from and would like to encourage applications from; African Diaspora people, people of South, East and South East Asian heritage, and Middle Eastern & North African heritage, to correct an imbalance in the cultural sector. Applications from trans and non binary artists are also highly encouraged for the same reason.

Number of hours per week: 25
Working pattern and contracted hours (including any shift patterns): Flexible
Hourly rate of pay: NLW or NMW, depending on age

Office Location:
Icarus Theatre Collective 3-5 Elephant Lane London SE16 4JD

Key Responsibilities and Skills Developed:

The successful applicant will work closely with the Creative Producer and Associate Producer to market our upcoming production of The Lesson by Eugene Ionesco through our Social Media channels as well as general company publicity. We hope to purchase a Theatre Pub in the next few months for which negotiations are ongoing. If successful, the postholder will also be able to promote the purchase, advertise for funders, etc.

The Lesson is both hysterical farce and riveting tragedy; an extraordinary and intimate one act play. An affectionate and optimistic professor teaches his vivacious student the rudiments of mathematics. He finds himself awestruck by her vast intellect; the young woman can not only combine one and one without prompting, but correctly identifies the capital of France from memory. But when the innocent pupil outwits him, mania spirals out of control. Written as a stark warning against fascism, The Lesson is seen in a new light in today’s nebulous political climate and growing fascist intolerances.

This will be a valuable opportunity to gain experience in Social Media for theatre and seeing how a touring company operates. As well as administration skills and gaining experience of using IT packages such as Microsoft Word and Excel, the postholder will gain skills in all social media channels, time management, and communication, while working remotely or at the office.

Essential: It is important the candidate has some basic social media experience.

A qualification in marketing is not required but would be beneficial. They will have an enthusiasm for theatre as well as a proactive character and strong communication skills. More important than experience are excellent organisational skills, a keen intellect, and a willingness to learn.

Closing date for applications: 10th of July 2021

Work Placements / Internships


We are always looking for young professionals or university students to join our team, working with us for a term or more. You can learn about the production process, administration of a young company, and be an active part of a team that brings a play from conception to actualisation.

For more information about internships, please click here.

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The Lesson by Eugène Ionesco

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The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

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in 15 of 17 reviews

Out of all productions with a star rating in the last 3 years:

starstarstarstar or better
in 36 of 45 reviews

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"Max Lewendel's production succeeds by the strength of its acting and the steadily increasing tension."

Jeremy Kingston, The Times

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The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"Directed so specifically that the beast of chaos that charges through Ionesco's work like his own rhinoceros is safely routed through the play."

Rebecca Banks, Ham & High

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The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"A daring production by an energetic new company, the London-based Icarus Theatre Collective, it pulls no punches in its visceral pursuit of pure absurdism."

Daniel Lombard,
South Wales Argus

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The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

Premiul special al juriului
Special Jury Prize:
Cash prize from Romania

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

Premiul pentru cea mai buna actrita ín rol principal
Best Actress in a Leading
Role: Amy Loughton

Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert

"Scarlet, a wild 12-year-old, like a coyote bitch on heat".

John Thaxter, What's On

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Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

starstarstarstarstarRemotegoat
starstarstarstarstarCarrick Biz
starstarstarstarstarStage, Screen, & the Mystique
starstarstarstarThree Weeks

Journey's End
by R.C. Sherriff

starstarstarstarThe Times

starstarstarstarThe Scotsman
starstarstarstarManchester Eve News

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

With sword, axe, spear and bare fist fighting it is an impressively energetic and dynamic production.

Victoria Claringbold, Remotegoat

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The Trials of Galileo
by Nic Young

Icarus Theatre fly into London on waxen wings, which, after this compelling production, show no sign of melting any time soon.

Edwin Reis, Remotegoat

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Spring Awakening
by Frank Wedekind

Nigh-on Faultless. The cast are, one and all, magnificent.

Roderic Dunnett, Behind the Arras

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Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

"Max Lewendel’s production is fast-paced and pulls the audience straight in... Outstanding".

Von Magdalena Marek, Newsline

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

"Particularly haunting is the piece because of the use of music and sounds, designed by Theo Holloway. The effect is outstanding".

Von Magdalena Marek, Newsline

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

"Max Lewendel’s production is fast-paced and pulls the audience straight in... Outstanding".

Von Magdalena Marek, Newsline

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

"The play explodes into action with a high-powered fight sequence using real swords, axes and spears that superbly captured the intensity of battle".

Robin Strapp, British Theatre Guide

Journey's End
by R.C. Sherriff

"A powerfully emotive production."

Julie Watterston, The Stage

Albert's Boy
by James Graham

"Theatre at its best."

Aleks Sierz, The Stage

Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert

"The five-member cast fill the dim confines of the theatre like a desert storm".

Le Roux Schoeman,
Church of England Newsletter

Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert

"This sexy, steamy drama really hits home, especially after delivering the scorpion sting in its tail".

Philip Fisher,
British Theatre Guide

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"Comedy, tragedy, fear, mystery, sex, violence, disturbance: The Lesson has them all".

Eleanor Weber,
Raddest Right Now

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"It is impossible not to enjoy Icarus Theatre Collective’s production of Ionesco’s one-act play".

The Stage

Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert

"The cast navigates the perilous emotional terrain with aplomb".

Visit London (Totally London)

Coyote Ugly by Lynn Siefert

"Sizzling bursts of desire and hate among the North American sands".

Timothy Ramsden,
Reviews Gate

Albert's Boy
by James Graham

"Extraordinary...
Victor Spinetti is outstanding."

Cheryl Freedman,
What's On in London

Albert's Boy
by James Graham

"A beautifully crafted piece."

Joanna Bacon,
Rogues & Vagabonds

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"The Icarus Theatre collective's production of Eugène Ionesco's absurdist masterpiece is brilliant. A fast-paced, sixty-five minute screaming journey from a bare classroom into utter chaos."

Kevin Hurst, Extra! Extra!

Many Roads to Paradise
by Stewart Permutt

"You would pay a lot of money in the West End for a class act like this, so why not pop along to the Finborough and find out what great nights are made of."

Gene David Kirk,
UK Theatre Web

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The Time of Your Life
William Saroyan

"Book as soon as possible!"

-Claire Ingrams,
Rogues & Vagabonds

The Time of Your Life
William Saroyan

"This is the kind of consoling play we need right now."

-Jane Edwardes, Time Out

Romeo & Juliet
William Shakespeare

"A rollercoaster rendering of the play that dragged the audience on a fast-paced soul-stirring ride for two heart-rending hours."

Team Locals

Romeo & Juliet
William Shakespeare

"An excellent take on a globally-renowned tale of true love."

Take on the Road by Lauren Razavi

Romeo & Juliet
William Shakespeare

"Props to Icarus Theatre Collective for putting on such a fantastic show."

 

Team Locals

Romeo & Juliet
William Shakespeare

"A fresh and invigorating version of this time-honoured romantic tragedy."

Darlington & Stockton Times - Christina McIntyre

The Time of Your Life
William Saroyan

"Fine performances from the 26-strong cast."

-Michael Billington, The Guardian

The Lesson Eugène Ionesco

"You can reach out and touch the emotional atmosphere."

-Julienne Banister,
Rogues & Vagabonds


       
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