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A promo photo for Hasbian, featuring 4 pairs of red shoes against a pink background and the following text: Now Hiring Set Designer, Stage Manager. Hasbian VAULT Festival 1-6 Feb, Supported using public funding from Arts Council England, Lottery Funded. The 4 shoes are: 1. A pair of shiny red jelly sandals; 2. A pair of Reebok Classic trainers (with a pair of legs standing in them, wearing red trousers; 3. A pair of Dr Marten boots with red and white laces and red gemstones glued to the toes; 4. A pair of red sequin stilettoes with quilted cushioned red insoles.


Seeking a set designer for Hasbian at VAULT Festival 1-6 Feb, with work taking place throughout January 2022.

Due to the nature of the project we are only considering applicants that identify as LGBTQ+ for this role - please do not apply if this is not you.


About the show

An autobiographical comedy about coming out as a lesbian, only to discover that boys are also appealing.

Hasbian is a solo show which uses real teenage diaries, music, and teen-movie actors from the early 00s to tell a story of growing up in Brighton (the UK’s Gay Capital) under Section 28 (a 1988 – 2003 law prohibiting the “teaching of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship”).

Hasbian will fill Millennials with buzzy nostalgia, while exposing queerphobia in the most liberal of cities.

Written & Performed by Beth Watson.

Creative Producer Josephine Shipp.

Funded by Arts Council England.


We're looking for an LGBTQ+ set designer to create and build a set for the show which will be suitable for the VAULT festival run and potential future touring.


Production meetings, rehearsals and set build throughout January, with an open dress rehearsal at Stanley Arts on Jan 28, and VAULT performances Feb 1-6. 

We will not be expecting full attendance across the rehearsal process, but some availability across this period is required.



Flat fee of £800 to include meetings, rehearsal attendance, and independent work.

We want the amount of work you put in to be reflective of the fee available and will be happy to discuss what this means about the level of work you can provide. 


To apply

Please email with your CV and website (if you have one), and a brief line or two about why you're interested in the project.

We only have a limited number of interview slots available so may not be able to speak to everyone depending on the level of response we have.


Applications close Mon Dec 20th.

Interviews will take place 21-22nd December.

We will reply to everyone whether or not you're offered an interview.

Looking forward to hearing from you! 

Beth stands on a black stage, holding a blue notebook and talking into a microphone with an excited expression. Beth is a short white person with dark hair in a high ponytail, wearing blue checked shorts-style dungarees, a white t-shirt and red Doc Marten boots. At the back of the stage is a projection split into 3 jagged-edged irregular shapes, showing a picture of the rock band Placebo playing a gig against swirling lights. There is also a white stage block, about the right size to sit 2 people bench-style.
Beth stands on a black stage, behind a plinth, making an aggressive expression with teeth bared, and gesticulating as though giving a political speech. Beth is a short white person wearing blue checked dungarees, and a white t-shirt. On the wall behind Beth is a projection split into 3 jagged-edged irregular shapes, showing the face of Margaret Thatcher with a skull outline visible, and glowing, flaming eyes. Instead of hands, she has talons like a giant bird of prey.

Image credits:

Promo photo (top) by Holly Revell.


Production stills (bottom) from a performance of Hasbian at Camden People's Theatre (2021) directed by Chloe Kennedy, filmed by Kristina Pringle & Milo Hutchings, featuring projections by Edalia Day, lighting by Harvey Nowak-Green, and dungarees by The Emperor's Old Clothes.

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