If you are are interested in a career in theatre, but not necessarily on stage, this is the event for you!
Global Creatures, Producer of Moulin Rouge! The Musical announces that they will be opening the doors of the multi award-winning production at the Piccadilly Theatre in London on Thursday 10 August 2023, to give anyone aspiring to a career in theatre a glimpse behind the curtain. Get Technical! is presented in partnership with the Piccadilly Theatre and Ambassador Theatre Group Creative Learning.
Get Technical! offers the chance to meet members of the production’s backstage and technical teams, see live demonstrations and learn more about what goes into the making of the West End’s leading musical Spectacular!
From wigs to wardrobe to sound to stage management, the event aims to motivate and inspire young people to consider a career in backstage positions in the performing arts industry. Attendees will be shown how the different technical departments work together to create the production and be given a sneak peek of some of the stage secrets and magic behind the show.
Backstage and technical team members will share stories from their own career journeys and tips for getting into the industry. The event will round off with a live Q&A.
Get Technical! was first staged by Global Creatures in December 2022 in Sydney as part of the Bohemian Project, an initiative which aims to give back to the community and share the Bohemian Values espoused in Moulin Rouge! The Musical by supporting emerging artists and creatives through arts education and work force training and development. Get Technical! has been staged in cities alongside the Australian tour of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, including events in Perth in March 2023 and Brisbane in June 2023.
From Producer Carmen Pavlovic (Global Creatures):
“Backstage is where all the magic happens. We, and all producers, are constantly on the lookout for great crew and backstage company members. We’re after stage managers, lighting technicians, hair, wig and makeup artists, wardrobe assistants, set automation and mechanists to name a few. We hope Get Technical! will encourage young people to consider the many potential career pathways into working in live theatre.”
From ATG Creative Learning Producer Conor Hunt:
“We are facing a huge demand in the theatre sector for new talent in backstage and offstage roles and it’s more important than ever to inspire the next generation to see these roles as viable career opportunities. We are so proud to be working with Global Creatures and Moulin Rouge! The Musical on this incredible event, opening up the doors to all the roles that people may not even know exist.”
Presented by Global Creatures in partnership with ATG Creative Learning and the Piccadilly Theatre.
GET TECHNICAL EVENT INFORMATION:
THURSDAY 10 AUGUST 2023
Start 2pm (Doors open from 1.30pm)
Running time: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes
Registration is essential as seats are limited.
There are a number of free bursary places available, please indicate on the form if you’d like to be considered for a free space.
Please register your attendance by 21 July 2023 here
Suitable for ages 14+
Anyone who wants to sit in the auditorium to watch the event must purchase a ticket (including parents, carers or guardians). Those under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult.