General Manager role – Fishbowl

Position: General Manager
Production name: Fishbowl
Accountable to: Executive Producer and Associate Producer
Responsible for: Production Assistant and Street Team Manager
Terms: Freelance Fixed Term April-September
Type: Part time April-July then full time in August
Salary: £4,500 for the whole period
Location: London, Edinburgh
Expenses: Accomodation at Edinburgh and transport to and from Edinburgh provided
Application deadline: Sunday 14 April 2019 at midnight

© Fabienne Rappeneau

About Fishbowl

Winner of France’s Molière Award for Best Comedy Play 2017, Fish Bowl now makes its UK premiere, bringing its farcical antics to one of the largest venues at Edinburgh Fringe. In perfectly choreographed pandemonium, it follows the hilarious misadventures of three eccentric and lovable anti-heroes as they spectacularly fail at life in their tiny rooftop bedsits.

Fishbowl is a non-verbal play, so there will be no recast, the company’s crew is coming from France: 3 actors, 2 technicians, 2 stage managers.

Trailer for the French production:

About Stories in Theatre Productions

Stories in Theatre Productions (SiT) specialises in bringing new and original international theatre productions to the UK and vice versa.

In August 2015 SiT took their very first production to Edinburgh Festival Fringe, it was the UK premiere of the French show ‘Fills Monkey: Incredible Drum Show’. The sell-out show won the ‘Pick of the Fringe’ Award, received eight five-stars reviews and national press coverage, it launched the international careers of the performers with tours being booked in Asia, Europe, Australia, and South America.

Le Fils du Grand Réseau.

SiT is producing the show in association with the Molière Award-winning French Theatre Company Le Fils du Grand Réseau (LFDGR). LFDGR’s Artistic Director Pierre Guillois directs, performs and co-wrote Fishbowl (original French title is Bigre). LFDGR is supported by France’s Department for Culture and the Region of Brittany.

Edinburgh venue

The play will be presented at one of Edinburgh Fringe’s largest venues (400+ seats, in one of the big 4 venues) for 25 or 26 performances.

About the role

The General Manager will organise the Edinburgh Fringe run of Fishbowl.

Main duties

  • support the Executive Producer in overseeing the production in the lead up and for the duration of the Edinburgh Fringe, reporting back to the Producer(s)
  • deputise for the Executive Producer(s) whenever it is required
  • be the first point of contact on all matters relating to the production and maintain a clear level of communication within the company and external partners
  • draft, adapt and issue contracts
  • lead on all production and Edinburgh Festival administration and scheduling, including the booking of transport, accommodation, comp tickets and box-office administration
  • daily reporting to the Producer(s) on box office sales, show reports and any events
  • create a payment schedule for the Executive Producer
  • oversee the booking of all travel and accommodation. Communicate the details to the Company and make sure provision is sufficient
  • liaise with the Company’s Production Manager and the venue’s production team over storage and adaptation of the physical production to meet turnaround requirements
  • liaise with Production Manager & LX team over lighting plan amendments
  • liaise with host Theatre, ensuring venue contract obligations are followed & good relations are maintained
  • work closely with the Associate Producer on marketing strategy for Edinburgh: includes generating audiences, industry, invites, street teams, and distribution of marketing collateral
  • supervise the Production Assistant and Street Team Manager
  • manage & control budget with the Production Assistant & Production Manager (PM), reporting to the Producer(s)
  • keep record of all expenditure and receipts as agreed with the Executive Producer, reconcile petty cash as necessary.
  • create and distribute a contacts sheet and schedule in agreement with PM
  • liaise closely with and support stage managers and technicians on running the show for the duration of Edinburgh Fringe
  • organise all Venue passes for the Company
  • attend Company and production meetings as required and make sure all actions are communicated to the entire Company
  • attend tech and get-in sessions and previews in Edinburgh ensuring the production is up and running and supervise the pack down
  • reconcile and evaluate the project as required
  • set up the production office at Edinburgh
  • make sure that all artwork is sent to press / advertisement within the deadlines
  • liaise with the Associate Producer to organise interviews or other requirements
  • greet all press and industry people at the Fringe in the absence of the Producer(s)
  • attend to all performances and write the show report
  • attend a wash-up meeting in London/Edinburgh post Fringe.

Person Specification


  • General Managing/Producing experience at Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • strong organisational and people management skills
  • excellent communication, negotiation, influencing and networking skills
  • financial accuracy & budget management experience
  • self sufficient and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • proactive and ability to use own initiative
  • creative problem solver
  • marketing skills and experience

Recruitment process

Please send a CV and cover letter before midnight Sunday 14 April explaining how you meet the person specification and job description.

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Stories in Theatre Productions welcomes and encourages applications from everyone regardless of their age, sex, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, disability or nationality.