Toy Mic Trev A New Musical By Alan Harris – Trainee Producer/Writing Apprentice CALLOUT

Are you based in or near Cardiff? Are you a musical theatre lover? Always wanted to try Producing, or curious about what a theatre Producer does? Chippy Lane Productions Ltd. are offering an opportunity for an individual to spend three days as a Trainee Producer on the development of new musical ‘Toy Mic Trev’, written by the BAFTA and Bruntwood Prize winning writer Alan Harris and composed by Hannah Noone.

“Plastic-microphone-busking legend Trevor Rees was a profound part of the cultural fabric of Cardiff; until he went missing. This production tells the story of a journalist’s mission to find him, as she uncovers a local story of love, loss and the wonder in the everyday – a million miles from the cynicism of the newsroom.”

Chippy Lane are undertaking five days of Arts Council Wales funded R&D (Research and Development) to further develop the show between 28 October and 4 November 2021, at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay. The Trainee Producer and Writing Apprentice will both  have the opportunity to spend 3 days shadowing the Producer on the show, before and during the R+D. They are offering a fee of £100 per day, £300 in total.

Please be aware that Chippy Lane cannot cover travel or accommodation, and that you will need to be based within commuting distance of Wales Millenium Centre in Cardiff Bay.

They are actively interested in hearing from people we haven’t met or engaged with before as a company. They are not expecting applicants to have had a background in theatre producing but we are interested in hearing from individuals who are interested and passionate about making new musical theatre. The Writing Apprentice  role is for an early career writer who has never had anything professionally produced, published nor is represented by a literary agent.



Midnight on 24 September 2021.

They will be shortlisting applicants, and then holding informal interviews on Zoom. Please let Chippy Lane know when you apply if you have any access needs for attending the Zoom call, or if you have any questions about the role.


To apply, please send answers to the following questions to Please also fill in this monitoring form: This is anonymous and will in no way be linked to your application.

1. Tell us a bit about your work experience to date. (150 words or 60 seconds audio or video)
2. What do you hope to get out of this role? (150 words or 60 seconds audio or video)
3. If you were a musical, what would it be and why? (150 words or 60 seconds audio or video)



Published on:
8 Sep 2021
Opportunity deadline:
24 Sep 2021


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