Call-out from friends of Stockroom: Assistant Director

1st Jan 2024

From friends of Stockroom: A Call-Out for an Assistant Director for a rehearsed reading of a new play, written by Christopher York and directed by Debbie Hannan. 

Open Call: Assistant Director 

We are looking for Female Identifying artists from Yorkshire and The North East to be a part of a rehearsed reading for a new play.

The Play

Mary & Pam are newly widowed. Mary & Pam are ‘on the pull’. Grandmothers to the same grandchildren, our ‘grand-sisters’ in arms make a pact to ‘not go gentle into that goodnight’, drinking and dancing is on the agenda. However their adventures hit a speed-bump, when unbeknownst to one another, Mary & Pam begin dating the same man.

The play is based on the true story of writer Christopher York’s grandmothers Mary Dobson and Pamela White.

Set in Yorkshire, the rom-com celebrates the pair’s sisterhood and gives them the last dance they never had.

What We Need

Please email a copy of your CV to, as well as responses to the following prompts:

  • What Yorkshire means to me (250 words)
  • My relationship with theatre (250 words)
  • How I want to improve my creative practice (250 words)

DEADLINE: Friday 23rd February

DATES: 18th – 22nd March

LOCATION: Rehearsals will be taking place in North London, with the reading itself at New Diorama Theatre.

OTHER INFORMATION: You will only be asked to work a maximum of four days. Unfortunately we cannot offer travel or living expenses.

PAYMENT: £500.00


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