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The Gender Agenda

We are looking for volunteers to be part of an innovative new music theatre commission; The Gender Agenda by Philip Venables, which turns Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall into a gameshow and the audience into contestants in an irreverent exploration of gender (in)equality. This concert on 12 April is part of our Europe-wide Connect series and is a fantastic opportunity to play a vital part of a world premiere performance. 


We are looking volunteers to form a speaking choir for the piece. The parts are rhythmic and are written as a fundamental element of the music, so some musical experience will help, but you don’t need to have any musical training or experience and all parts will be learned by ear. The Sprechchor will be on stage throughout The Gender Agenda, so this is a great opportunity to be a part of an exciting world premiere. There is also the opportunity to record voice over parts, which will be pre-recorded in advance of the performance.


Your role will be to help facilitate the show, welcoming audience members and finding those who are willing to take part in the game show and helping them to the stage. You will also need to keep an eye on audience members whilst on the stage, keeping them on track during the game and watching out for their safety. We are looking for six assistants, plus two camera operators for this performance.

Participants must commit to:

  • Saturday 7 April – 11.00-13.30 – Price Studios, SW11 3RD
  • Tuesday 10 April – 18.30-21.30 - Saw See Hock Centre, WC2A 2AP
  • Wednesday 11 April – 18.30-21.00 - Saw See Hock Centre, WC2A 2AP
  • Thursday 12 April -
    • 15.00-18.00 – general rehearsal.
    • 20.15 – performance


To volunteer for any of the above roles, please contact our Participation & Learning Officer, Sean Watson.
Email or call 020 7239 9340