Well, this is all VERY exciting! SYT Taunton Company are hiring! One of our favourite things to do at SYT is empower young people to be young Artists of the future – giving them agency and putting them in the driving seat. We are incredibly excited to announce that SYT Taunton company are recruiting! Read a bit more about the piece so far, and see below for how to apply…


SYT Taunton Company are looking to commission a Circus Artist for their latest piece ‘The Giant Man’.


 DEADLINE 10th January 2023


 Email: somersetyouththeatre@gmail.com


SYT Taunton Co. youth theatre that meet weekly at Arts Hub Taunton. Our work is Devised, original and puts us at the heart of the making. We have been through a period of R&D around the story of Joseph Sewell. Joseph was ‘The Giant Man’ of the 19th Century travelling fayres of Taunton. His best friend, of 38inches was a man named Farnham. We are looking for a circus Artist – (think sinister, macabre, twisted circus) to help us develop our work. We want to learn new skills that will help us to make an exciting piece of outdoor Theatre. We want to fly! We want to tell the story through new ways of performance – for example tightrope, acrobatics, fire breathing, contortion, stilt walking etc. You will be commissioned by us, the youth theatre company, and help us to lead the way and inspire us with new ways of working together. 

Project fee: £600

If this sounds like you, please send us an A4 application, or a 2min video, saying why you’re up for the job, and how you might work with us, as well as links to your work. Email: somersetyouththeatre@gmail.com. We will reply to everyone by 20th Jan 23. Thank you. Somerset Youth Theatre Co. – Taunton**

Huge thanks to Tyca Somerset West and Taunton Arts Hub Taunton Arts Council England for helping these young people to drive forward Theatre making in their community x