Fuel is seeking two experienced Technical Managers for The Hartlepool Monkey creation, premiere and regional tour 2017. Core members of the team, the Company Technical Manager will specialise in props, set and team management, whereas the Technical Manager will have a particular focus on lighting and sound.
The Hartlepool Monkey is a brand new show we are developing for families, schools and adults which will tour the UK from September 2017. Told using bewitching puppetry, thrilling physicality, and evocative sea shanties, Gyre & Gimble's imaginative take on the infamous coastal myth will appeal to sea dogs and landlubbers, children and adults alike.
Set during the Napoleonic Wars, The Hartlepool Monkey tells of a French cabin girl and the ship’s mascot, a chimpanzee, washed up on the shore following a shipwreck. The adults of the town panic at the arrival of these foreigners and mistake the military-uniformed monkey for a French spy, condemning him to a brutal life-or-death trial.
This timely piece explores xenophobia - its causes and consequences – whilst celebrating mankind's innate ability to overcome prejudice.
Founded by Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié, Gyre & Gimble places puppetry at the heart of storytelling. They create compelling characters that lead audiences through fantastical, improbable stories. Recent collaborations include Michael Morpurgo's Running Wild at Chichester Festival Theatre/Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and Dr Seuss's The Lorax at the Old Vic. You can find out more about the company here.
The deadline for applicants is 5pm on 30th June, head to our jobs page for more information.