ABSENT is a piece of theatre being created in the Winter Gardens, in and around the Pavillion Theatre, by internationally acclaimed company dreamthinkspeak, led by Tristan Sharps. ABSENT takes you on a theatrical journey along a maze of rooms and corridors that are inexplicably transforming before your very eyes. Mixing film, architecture and vast model-making installations with a haunting soundtrack, you will enter a kaleidoscopic world that shifts between Blackpool?s past, present and future to create a beautiful and unforgettable experience.

We are recruiting front of house clerks to be part of ABSENT. Front of house clerks are a crucial and integrated element of the performance, ensuring that the installation looks and feels authentic. You will be operating in the foyer areas of the building, which will be dressed as a hotel reception. You will help collect tickets, direct the audience and ensure that the performance runs smoothly. ?Most importantly, you will be ?in role? as hotel staff. You will be provided with a costume and full training will be given. There will also be a workshop with the Artistic Director to familiarise you with the performance, your role and the set.

There is no script to learn and prior acting experience is not necessary, however, it is integral to the success of the performance that you are able to fully commit to the role and assume the identity of the Usher whilst participating.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with an internationally acclaimed company, renowned for producing ground breaking and evocative theatre. Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in theatre, enjoy acting, or would just like to do something exceptional and exciting; this is an opportunity not to be missed.


  • 4 hour shifts
  • Full training and costume provided
  • Applicants must be over the age of 18
  • Training is on 13th and 14th of August, 2pm to 7pm. You must be able to make one of these dates.

Show dates:
Please apply even if you are only available for some of these dates.
19 to 25 August
12-16 September
25 to 29 September

For more information or if you would like to participate, please email info@leftcoast.org.uk.


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