Script Advisor for Situation Comedy, Open Theatre Company

Are you a TV scriptwriter? Do you have comedy experience? Would you like to mentor an emerging artist?

Open Theatre are looking for a freelance script advisor to support our emerging artist Rob Bate with his new situation comedy – Ronnie and Johnny!

We’re looking for an experienced TV comedy scriptwriter that would be excited about supporting the artistic development of an original comedy voice.

The ideal candidate would also have stand-up comedy experience.

As script advisor you would support emerging artist Rob Bate to develop his individual comedy voice.

You would also work with Rob to fine-tune the scripts for Ronnie and Johnny. The scripts have already been written, but Rob would very much appreciate an extra pair of expert eyes to enhance the work he has created.

The role is for three days work at a rate of £300 per day – inclusive of:

  • 4 meetings over Zoom
  • 2 half days of script development in-person

In-person work will be in Birmingham once lockdown measures permit it.

Interested? Visit our website for find out more information about Rob Bate and the Ronnie and Johnny series.


How to apply:

To apply, send a short letter outlining your interest and CV to Marlien at and fill out the equal opportunities form, which can be found out our website.

Conversations with potential candidates will be held w/c 15th March to establish whether there is a chemistry between writer and advisor.


Open Theatre recognises the long-term systemic barriers which have prevented black artists & cultural workers from thriving in the industry.

As part of our commitment under the More than a Moment initiative to combat these barriers, we are operating a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for any applicants from black* backgrounds who meet the Essential Criteria in the Personal Specification.

*We have adopted the Black Ticket Project‘s definition of ‘Black’: as of Black African, Caribbean, Afro-Latinx and African-American heritage, including those of mixed-Black heritage who identify as such (More Than A Moment).

Deadline: 3 March 2021

Source: Arts Jobs

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