The Hatchling – Company Stage Manager

Gemma Colley

The Hatchling – Company Stage Manager

Posted in Opportunities

The Hatchling is a ground-breaking outdoor theatrical performance that unfolds over a weekend of events leading up to an extraordinary finale, created and presented by the award-winning producers Trigger (PoliNations, TEABREAK).

A beautiful dragon hatches, builds herself a nest and then takes to the skies in a bid for her freedom. Along the way, she explores the city, and as she roams, she encounters a series of events from intimate interactions to city-wide performances, prepared especially for her majestic visit.

At the end of her journey our Hatchling undergoes an incredible metamorphosis, unfurls her wings, and takes flight! With a wingspan of over 20 meters, the Hatchling is the world’s largest human-operated puppet to fly.

The Company Stage Manager will form part of the communications hub for the daily running of the show. They will gather notes and feed into systems designed alongside the Senior Stage Manager. The ideal candidates will have experience and knowledge of the working practices of a large-scale outdoor show, and its attendant health and safety procedures.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience in stage management for our door events of similar productions
  • Strong organisational and multitasking skills
  • Excellent communication and leadership abilities
  • Proficiency in health and safety regulations and practices in outdoor event productions

Application deadline: 12 January 2024

Event dates:


Rehearsals, Wakefield
Rehearsals shall run as a 6-day week.
Monday 29th July – 23rd Aug

Show, Wakefield
Friday 23rd August – Sunday 25th August 2024

Get Out, Wakefield
Monday 26th August

Event taking place at: Wakefield

Fee: £3,000 + VAT

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