Jobs & Opportunities


Registration deadline & audition dates:
Fri 30 Aug 2019 5pm: deadline for applications
Mon 16 - Tue 17 Sep 2019: workshop audition at Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth PL1 2NJ.

About A Grimm Christmas

A Grimm Christmas is an adults-only alternative Christmas show, co-produced by The Wheel and Barbican Theatre.Following on from last years production An Evening With Krampus, this new production is billed as ‘a dark spin on those fairytales you thought you . . . before Hollywood sprinkled sugar on them!’

We envisage there will be some devising during the rehearsal process, from a draft script.We would like to explore comedy (double-act), live music/song and horror, so any experience with any of the above would be desirable but not essential.

Please note - alongside the professional company there will be a small number of actors in training.

A Grimm Christmas Timeline

Fri 30 Aug 2019 5pm
Deadline for applications

Mon 16 & Tue 17 Sep 2019
Auditions at Barbican Theatre

Mon 18 Nov 2019
Rehearsals for A Grimm Christmas begin (may include some evenings and weekends

Wed 11 - Mon 23 Dec 2019
Performances of A Grimm Christmas at Barbican Theatre

Casting Breakdown

Title: A Grimm Christmas

Producers: Barbican Theatre & The Wheel

Director: Kevin Johnson

Production Type: Theatre

Casting Description: 2 actors to play The Brothers Grimm (roles to be played as male)

Playing age: 24 - 38

We welcome applications from actors of any  race/ethnicity, and from non-disabled or disabled actors.


This role is a 5 week contract (3 weeks rehearsal, 2 weeks production) paid at £483 per week, in line with Equity guidelines. Please see the A Grimm Christmas timeline for details of dates

All rehearsals and performances will take place in Plymouth; no expenses or relocation costs are offered, so we are looking for actors who will be able to be based in the Plymouth area for the duration of the contract.

How To Apply:
Please download an Application Form from the link below, and complete as instructed*

Barbican Theatre ACTORS Application Form

*Where stated on the form we are happy to receive alternative/additional information - however, we require contact details and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Forms to be completed for all applications 

Completed forms should be return to one of the addresses below:
Post: Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth, Devon PL1 2NJ
If you have any questions about this role, then please contact Kevin Johnson (Director) on

Work Experience

Barbican Theatre can support week-long Work Experience placements every November and July, and on occasion we are able to support longer-term placements from students and graduates. If you are looking for a placement of this type, then please email us at  – please be aware that we receive a high volume of requests, and cannot accommodate every placement.