|The Misanthrope, UK Tour 2013 (Co-produced with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse)||Thursday, Adelaide Festival & Canberra Theatre Centre 2013 (Co-produced with Brink, Adelaide)|
English Touring Theatre is the UK’s leading touring theatre company, touring high quality, large-scale drama across the UK and internationally. The company is about to celebrate its 21st birthday, and has been run by current director Rachel Tackley since 2008, making English Touring Theatre the only touring company in the UK to be producer-led.
The company tours a wide variety of work, from classic drama to new writing and imaginative new interpretations. Widely acclaimed for the quality of its work English Touring Theatre has won numerous awards including the UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production 2012, and Best Ensemble 2013 at the Adelaide Theatre Awards. The company frequently collaborates with leading producing theatres, and works with the country’s leading directors and creative talent.
Typically English Touring Theatre tours 3-4 productions per year, and last year performed to a total audience of 80,000 people.
To mark its 21st anniversary, English Touring Theatre announced the launch of My Favourite Play, a campaign to search for the UK’s favourite play, in September 2013. Over 1400 plays received votes in the online poll and the diversity was surprising and encouraging! After 3 months of voting, Alan Bennett's The History Boys has been named the favourite, followed by Michael Frayn’s Noises Off and then Shakespeare’s Hamlet. As part of its 21st birthday celebrations, a selection of the favourites will be included in the company’s 2014 programme!
With English Touring Theatre, our FAME fellow will be able to follow the entire autumn production from rehearsals to opening and, most excitingly, get to connect with different touring venues across the UK!
So, what are you waiting for? Apply for FAME now and grasp the precious opportunity to receive attachment at this renowned touring theatre company!
For more information, please visit http://www.ett.org.uk/
Internship period: 4 August 2014 – 7 November 2014 (Autumn production)