Call for Set and Costume Designer

We are looking for a Set and Costume Designer for our next show ILLEGALISED.  ILLEGALISED is the first play in a cycle denouncing the British State’s dehumanising of people from colonial times to today. ILLEGALISED is informed and inspired by interviews with migrants, refugees and those seeking asylum, investigates the Home Office’s inhumane practices and questions the ethics of immigration laws in the UK. This piece is the result of the fully funded R&D conducted Sept-Nov 2018 My Name is Other.

Rehearsals will take place 25 March - 18 April at Applecart Arts in London. Minimum attendance required is 1-2 days a week during the first three weeks of rehearsals, then for 15-25 April plus a meet and greet and pre-production meetings.

Tour dates are:

Theatre Deli, Sheffield, Friday 19 & Saturday 20 April;

Applecart Arts, London, Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 April;

Camden People’s Theatre, London,  Tuesday 30 April – Thursday 2 May;

Slung Low, Leeds, Sunday 5 May (pay what you can);

Royal Exchange, Manchester, Thursday 9 – Saturday 11 May;

Northern Stage, Newcastle, Wednesday 22 – Friday 24 May (on sale soon).

We are looking for someone who:

  • has an interest in politics & social justice;

  • thrives in an open, collaborative environment;

  • is not afraid of taking risks;

  • has a contemporary aesthetic;

  • has experience in working in fringe theatre;

We welcome applications from designers who identify as BAME.

If you are interested and available please send your CV to with the subject ‘DESIGN CALLOUT’.

We will be meeting people 28 Jan - 1 Feb, please let us know in the email when you can meet and whether it is via Skype or physically in London. 

We are presenting two rehearsed readings for ILLEGALISED in January 2019. Come along to either:

Monday 28 January 6:15pm Camden People’s Theatre, NW1 2PY (reading followed by panel discussion) Tickets available here.


Tuesday 29 January 6:30pm Bookmarks Bookshop, WC1B 3QE. (Email us on to reserve a seat. There is a £2 donation on the door which supports the bookshop.)

This is a paid opportunity.