Winner of a UK Theatre Award and a Critics Circle National Dance Award, COAL is a riveting piece of dance theatre which takes a nostalgic look at the hard hitting realities of life at the coal face.

Described by The Times as ‘Outstanding,’ the production involves a company of professional dancers, live brass bands, community participants and a strong design and production team.

For more information on the production please visit

COAL is funded through Creative Scotland and is co-commissioned and supported by: DanceXchange, Dance City, CAST Doncaster, Yorkshire Dance, The Place, Dance4, Nottingham Playhouse, The Barnsley Civic, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, The National Union of Mineworkers and The National Coal Mining Museum of England.

Job Role

Successful applicants will be required to:

Successfully learn the repertoire from COAL from an existing role.

Perform COAL at various mid-scale theatre venues in Autumn 2017 (6 shows in total).

Perform certain sections of COAL at site-specific locations linked to each venue and area.

Deliver COAL workshops at schools, colleges and universities nation-wide.

Work with and alongside groups of women from Scottish working class communities.

Project Dates

3rd to 8th September 2017

Rehearsals in London 9th to 30th September 2017

Scottish tour to Edinburgh, Greenock and Sterling

Further tour dates in spring 2018 (UK and International) will be added with the offer of extended contracts


£500 per week x 4 weeks engagement (£2000) plus holiday pay, additional travel, accommodation and per diems covered.

Gary Clarke contracts performers using ITC / Equity Agreements and has a House Agreement with Equity.

This is an audition for male dancers only and interested applicants should demonstrate:

A very strong contemporary dance technique, strong floor work technique, a strong physical build, strong physical theatre skills, experience in highly physical work, good contact and partnering skills, very good stamina, good improvisation and creative skills, good musicality, confidence in text work, the ability to connect with very emotionally driven work, a willingness and openness to work with the community / non-dancers, a good working attitude, a good sense of humour, the ability to collaborate and work well as a team, the ability to work well under pressure, confidence and experience in delivering education and outreach work, a full DBS check

Please consider that you are appropriate for the role before applying to audition.

Recent graduates are welcome to audition

Audition Details

Saturday 5th August 2017

Re-call – Sunday 6th August 2017

The Place / London Contemporary Dance School, 17 Dukes Road, London, WC1H 9PY

9.30am to 6pm on both days

Deadline for applications – Friday 4th August 2017

Please Note: Individuals that do not apply, will not be allowed to audition

If you wish to audition, please send a current CV, recent head shot and a short clip of relevant footage to

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