ENDED: Job Opportunity: Producer for MENTAL- performance and project

Strike A Light

Producer for MENTAL- a history of…

About the Role

Strike A Light are seeking a sensitive and experienced producer to work with them, Gloucester History Festival, Gloucestershire Archives and GUST on their exciting year long project about the history of mental health in Gloucestershire to create an ambitious immersive theatre performance MENTAL – a history of… in September 2019.

Project fee- £3500  – Freelance role from January -September 2019.


Please send your CV and no more than 2 pages of A4 explaining why you are interested in the role by 5pm on Monday 3 December  to Sarah Blowers at hello@strikealightfestival.org.uk

Interviews will be held the week commencing 10 December

The role will be offered subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check

For more details, including a job description and person specification please click here.

About the Project


GUST, Gloucester Archive and Strike A Light are delivering a year long project in Gloucester exploring the history of mental health in the City.

MENTAL launched at the History Festival on Thursday September 6th at Blackfriars Priory in Gloucester.

MENTAL: Gloucester’s History

This exciting and innovative year long project will work with research teams unearthing stories from the archives that reveal personal and professional tales of mental health through the ages. Alongside this research will be a gathering across the city of contemporary mental health narratives. A volunteer team, managed by the Community Gatherer, will run sessions across the city where community members are sensitively invited to share their personal experiences of mental health or tell hidden stories from within their family.

This gathered material will be used to create a delicate, moving and immersive piece of performance theatre in September 2019 where a cast of professional and community actors will bring these stories to life.

The aim of MENTAL is to bring issues of mental health into the foreground, by exploring our past treatment of mental health to enable us to understand our present.

The project team are actively seeking volunteers and performers with lived experience of mental health to work with us. We will work in a  mental health friendly way and through our creative process we will be inclusive and tell stories that need to be told.