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Showtown's Funny Bones Residency

Showtown is looking for a ‘funny person’ who will research, develop and stage a new performance inspired by our 15-metre seaside panorama film in Showtown.

This 19-minute long film celebrates the people and events that have played a part in the story of Blackpool’s beach, it’s longest source of entertainment. This funny visual feast showcases familiar seaside situations, well-loved seaside archetypes, significant events, recognisable people and quintessential components of Blackpool’s beach. From circus elephants bathing in the sea to shipwrecks and chiropody as entertainment, this snapshot has it all.

Taking inspiration from this piece of Blackpool history we would like the residency to explore these stories and, working with a Blackpool group, create a performance for the Blackpool Comedy Festival in July 2024. The format of this performance, the group and how you work with them is up for grabs!

Residency dates: May 2024 - July 2024

Residency allowance: £9,200

Closing date: Tuesday 23 April 2024

Interview date: Friday 26 April 2024

How to apply

View full details of the brief and how to apply here

The Funny Bones Residency is part of Showtown’s Laughter Programme, funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.