Exciting Opportunity to be part of a professional theatre production at Omnibus Theatre.

Calling all London-based theatre and drama students!  Join the Chorus of our new show, Joe Carstairs, as we bring the Greek chorus tradition to life through movement, music, and speeches.

Performances at Omnibus Theatre (London) from June 4 to June 22, part of the 96 Festival.

Work alongside a cast of 5 professionals, collaborating with the directors to bring the play to life. This unpaid position offers invaluable experience and exposure at a high-profile festival. Lunch provided during rehearsals, plus access to production photos and trailers for your showreel. References available upon request.

Interested? Attend our workshop with the Directors:

Date: Saturday, May 11th , 2024 Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm Venue: Theatre Deli Satellite – 28 Leman St, London, E1 8EW. Look for a team member at the entrance!

Confirm your presence by May 9th, 2024, to carstairs.chorus@stonecrabs.co.uk. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to showcase your talent on stage!

Keys Dates and more information below:


  • W/c 13th May: 2 x 3-hour sessions (days/times flexible)
  • W/c 20th May: 2 x 3-hour sessions (days/times flexible)
  • W/c 27th May: 3 x full day session (all day likely to be from 10am to 6pm)


  • Tech / Plot / Dress: 3 June 2024 (all day likely to be from 10am to 6pm)

London run

Tuesday – Saturdays evenings plus a Saturday matinee:

  • 3 Week run from 4th to 22nd June including:
    • Previews: 4 June to 5 June 2024 (All day likely to be from 2pm to 10pm)
    • Press night: 6 June 2024 (All day likely to be from 2pm to 10pm)
  • The run will be from Tuesday to Saturday with matiness on Saturdays.
  • You will be required for a minimum 3 performances a week, depending on your availability.


“It is the world that must change, not I.”

See: https://www.omnibus-clapham.org/joe-carstairs/ 

About Joe Carstairs:

Presented by StoneCrabs Theatre

Written by Franko Figueiredo and Krysia Mansfield

Directed by Selwin Hulme-Teague and Robyn Lexi

Venues: Omnibus Theatre (London)

In the midst of the roaring twenties, Joe Carstairs emerged as a rebellious force, defying societal expectations to become a war hero and the fastest boat-racer of her generation. But steering against the expectations of her class and culture came at a cost, with the tides of destiny propelling her in unexpected directions.

Cut to present day, when Hik, a tenacious young playwright from humble origins, grapples with their own defiant spirit. After meeting strong-willed Tee at a writing workshop, they are presented with the opportunity to craft a play about Carstairs, but find their own identity questioned when tradition collides with progress. It seems their societal norms are not all that different from their idol’s 100 years earlier.

StoneCrabs Theatre’s new drama Joe Carstairs unleashes a highly charged fusion of movement, words and music that brings one of the 20th century’s boldest queer figures into sharp relief. This unforgettable show will challenge conventions, spark inspiration, and leave you pondering the meaning of personal freedom in a world determined to conform.

Joe Carstairs  will headline Omnibus’ 96 Festival – A glittering celebration of queerness and theatre. Before transferring to The Isle of Wight for 3 nights at Quay Arts.


About StoneCrabs:

StoneCrabs Theatre is a Global Majority & LGBTQ+ led organisation shining a light on untold stories. Based on The Isle of Wight, the company produces high quality projects and performances locally, nationally and internationally. StoneCrabs Theatre creates socially engaging work that represents the diversity of the world we live in.