Night Watchman sought for Arts Theatre

Theatre tomb cr Judy DarleyThis may not seem like the kind of job I would normally mention on, but in fact, it’s less a job than an opportunity to step into your very own ghost story.

The applicant search, launched by playwrights Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson, is for a new role at the Arts Theatre created to explore spooky incidents at the theatre.

The theatre is currently hosting a production of West End play Ghost Stories, by afore mentioned playwrights, and has been best by curious happenings since the run began.

‘Whilst neither of us believe in ghosts, there is no doubt that there have been a couple of very odd occurrences at the Arts theatre,” say Jeremy and Andy (presumably in unison). “Whilst we are sure there is a perfectly rational explanation for them, neither of us would be prepared to spend the night alone in there.”

The successful applicant will work the 8pm to 4am night shift on Friday 13 June, required due to the reluctance of any members of staff to be there overnight on that date. If chosen, you will be expected to record and attempt to explain any supernatural occurrences that might take place.

Applicants must be over 18 “and brave”.

Publicity stunt? Quite possibly, but also a great opportunity to become part the legends of a living, (or possibly ‘undead’) theatre world.

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The deadline for submissions is 6pm on Friday 23 May 2014.