Notnow Collective is looking for a Parent Ambassador for our audience development programme in collaboration with Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester.

Notnow Collective specialise in the baby-friendly, baby-welcoming and baby-proof shows for adults. We welcome babies into our performances and want to enable our audiences to enjoy a great night out at daytime, without needing to spend money on the babysitter.

Parents of young children often feel isolated and found a great benefit in coming to theatre performances geared at them, but fully welcoming of their children.  At the same time, this is not something often seen or offered and therefore we need to find ways of letting our parent audiences know what is happening in their local venue.

We have now been awarded funding to engage with outside collaborators within the local community to help us develop future audiences for this work.

We are looking for an individual who is a parent/carer local to Leicester, and very well plugged into local parent-baby groups, activities and places and local parents network.

You don’t need to be from the art background, but should be curious about widening the ways parents of young children can engage in activities that are geared at them, not just the babies.

This is a paid opportunity on a freelance contract basis (£15 per hour) ideally suited to an individual on the parental leave, stay-at-home parent or a part-time/freelance worker. It will require about 10-12hrs of work over a period of 6 weeks.

To apply please write a cover letter introducing yourself and explaining why is this opportunity of interest and how you think you might contribute to this activity. Please email it to with “PARENT AMBASSADOR” in the subject line. Deadline for applications is 4th May 2018. The interviews will be held at Attenborough Arts Centre the following week and will be fully welcoming of children.


Call out: Performer

Notnow Collective would like to hear from male actors who can move, sing and/or play an instrument!!

We are looking for a male performer (25-50) to join DadMan: The Bathtime Warrior team and play the part of DAD #2. You will be required to work for 1 week on the final R&D phase, and then rehearse for 4 weeks before the show goes out on a national tour. All relevant dates are below.

We are looking for a  terrific team player, hard working and versatile performer, comfortable with devising and movement, plays an instrument and/or has a good singing voice. Ideally with a West Midlands base, as the tour will be based from Birmingham. Notnow Collective encourages people with caring responsibilities to apply, although you do not have to be parent to be considered. Stage combat training is a bonus, as well as the current DSB check.


Important dates:

R&D Week: 23rd-28th April 2018

Rehearsal period: 14th May-8th June (Birmingham)

Tour dates (still to be finalised):

9th June – The Quarry, Bedford

10th June – Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester

27th June – Stamford Arts Centre

21st Septmeber– Theatre Clwyd

25th October –  Cast, Doncaster

27th October – Derby Theatre

1st & 2nd November – Square Chapel Halifax

7th November – Wolverhampton Arena

January 2019 – 5 further UK dates dates TBC (between 25th January and 10th February 2019)


  • £458 per week for 4 weeks’ rehearsal
  • £150 per day for the 13 touring dates in total

To apply please send your CV, headshot and a cover letter (no more than 1 side of A4) outlining why you want to work on this project and with Notnow Collective by midnight Friday April 13th  to, with the “DADMAN PERFORMER” in the subject line. Auditions will be held on 19th OR 20th April in Birmingham.


The show:

Dadman: The Bathtime Warrior is show, created by two mums, performed by two dads.

DadMan is a warrior. He stands strong at the gates of an ideal Birth-Plan and sings the blues about Being The Only Man At A Parent And Baby Group. This show is partly quiz, partly story intertwined with live music and original songs, partly total fantasy where DadMan dives in and out of the bathtub, running into Trust, Breasts, Flexi –Hours, Soft Play Areas and Sex (not necessarily in that order, or at the same time!!).

Notnow Collective specialise in the baby-friendly, baby-welcoming and baby-proof shows for adults. We want to enable our audiences to enjoy a great night out at daytime, without needing to spend on a baby-sitter.

For more info browse our web. We look forward to hearing from you!