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The Time Traveller's Wife, Paid Assistant Director Internship (CLOSED)

July 12, 2022

We are inviting applications for a paid Assistant Director Intern to work on The Time Traveller’s Wife at Storyhouse Chester.

The successful candidate will work as an Assistant Director Intern, under award-winning Director Bill Buckhurst (Sister Act The Musical, Sweeney Todd).

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills and contribute to the commercial production of a brand new musical.

The role will be varied and will range from observing and assisting during rehearsals, to supporting the 'get in' at Storyhouse Chester. This opportunity is ideal for an early career director looking to make the transition from small-scale productions to larger, commercial, touring productions.

This will be the world premiere of this new musical, based on Audrey Niffenegger’s international sensation – The Time Traveller’s Wife – a best-selling novel and world-wide hit film. Brought to life on stage with music and lyrics by global superstar Joss Stone and multi Grammy Winner Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, and from the acclaimed West End producers of Back to The Future and Ghost, this is a heart-racing and devastatingly gorgeous theatrical journey like no other.

Criteria for Applying

Candidates should:

  • Have had some training and/or have worked as a Director on at least two productions (perhaps Fringe/pub theatre)
  • Have had experience working on a musical
  • Have a willingness to learn; a collaborative and enthusiastic attitude
  • Not have had an attachment to a mainstream theatre or production company (for example, as a member of The Old Vic 12)
  • Be a Masterclass Membership (click here for more info & to join for free)

How to Apply

Send a CV and covering letter (no longer than one side of A4) explaining how you would benefit from the placement. Please include your full name in the title of the documents, and make sure they are saved as PDFs.

Please send your application to with the subject heading: TTW - INTERNSHIP

Key Information

Period of Engagement:

22 August 2022 – 16 October 2022 

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 25 July

Interviews: Early August 2022

Rehearsals will take place in London for the first half of the placement. You will be based at Storyhouse Chester for the second half of the placement. For more information about the production, please see the Storyhouse website.

This is a paid placement. The rehearsal period in London will be paid at London Living Wage (4 weeks), and once the production moves to Chester, National Minimum Wage will be paid (4 weeks). The position advertised is in addition to any professional roles on the production.

With grateful thanks to InTheatre Productions for making this opportunity possible!

All candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

If you have any questions, please contact the Masterclass office by email:

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