Dressers for The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe

Deadline: Friday 27 September
Salary: Competitive

London Theatre Company is a new theatre producing company founded by Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr, with an emphasis on the production of new work. It is a commercial venture, backed by a small group of senior venture capital investors. Our intention is to create a culture, ethos and economic model that supports writers, directors, designers and actors to work at scale in a space that is complementary to those of the subsidised theatre and West End. A new theatre in King’s Cross is due to open in winter, 2021.

The Bridge is London Theatre Company’s first new theatre, and the first wholly new commercial theatre of scale to be built in London for 80 years. It has a stunning riverside location on the south bank of the Thames, right by Tower Bridge and five minutes’ walk from the transport hub of London Bridge station. It is designed by Haworth Tompkins winners of the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize for Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre. It has 900+ seats and can be configured in end stage, thrust and promenade formats. The Bridge opened for the first time in October 2017, and since then has produced a variety of plays, including A German Life, a one-woman show starring Maggie Smith, and Julius Caesar, an immersive re- imagining of Shakespeare’s classic. My Name is Lucy Barton, performed by Laura Linney, will open on Broadway in January 2020.

The Bridge is looking for experienced Dressers to work on The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe. The successful candidate will join a freelance team working on a busy show over the Christmas period and into 2020. The Wardrobe team will work collaboratively with the Costume design team and all members of the show running team in achieving the smooth delivery of the production at the Bridge Theatre.

Responsible to: Head of Costume
Salary: Competitive
Contract type: Short term contract
Start date: 27 October 2019
Terms: Flexible working based around but not limited to a 46-hour average working week over 6 days to reflect production periods and performance schedules

Please note this production includes Tuesday to Sunday performances.


  • 2 – 5 years professional experience in theatre Wardrobe roles
  • A positive and solution-oriented attitude with excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well within a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Confident in taking initiative and working independently within the team parameters
  • Highly organised, approachable and friendly, with a firm understanding and enthusiasm for the production process
  • Calm under pressure and resilient in meeting new challenges
  • Good basic sewing and practical skills would be an advantage

Please email recruitment@bridgetheatre.co.uk with your CV and cover letter in ONE document.

The deadline for applications is 7pm on Friday 27 September.

Interviews will be held from the first week of October.

We are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity. We encourage applicants from different backgrounds and different experiences.