Hi I am Sophia. 

At my experience with November club, I have done a variety of jobs here to help out and to gain work experience. I also gained knowledge about arts and cultural organisations, and how many jobs there are to put a show on a stage smoothly, acting is not the only key role. The jobs I have been lucky enough to do here are collecting vital data from events, going on a site visit, and taking photos to help Joe (Artistic Director) with production location ideas. I also helped Kathryn (Marketing Manager) with some research she needed to be done. I also contributed to a team meeting which was incredibly interesting.Red carpet laid out up an empty hallway

I think after everything, my absolute favourite thing I got to do here was being part of a team meeting because I was exposed to what team meetings are normally like in everyday work life, which is not what I usually see at school. I also loved going to Seaton Deleval Hall, I thought it was super fascinating with all the amazing history and beautiful gardens.

I went with everyone for a site visit to get themes and ideas about where they are going to perform next.  

Theatre stage set up

It was genuinely incredible because I had never been before which meant it was all new to me. The garden was utterly beautiful and everything inside was just spectacular. 

Personally, I think November Club performing and bringing to life Seaton Deleval Hall’s history is an amazing idea. I am curious how it turns out because I was honoured to shadow a meeting and I can already tell it is not just going to be a boring, old performance. It is going to be incredible.  

To be honest, being in an office environment for a week is not what I expected. I thought it would be super boring and just dull staring at the clock, counting down minutes until you can go home, but no. That is the exact opposite of what it felt like. It was an amazing experience, to the point where I can’t even find the words to describe how amazing it was.

I think the one thing that surprised me most was that November Club is the only site-specific theatre in Northumberland. Did you know that?

My experience might have given me inspiration down the marketing route for my future career. Kathryn has told me all about it and it seems super fun, but you never know do you? We will just have to wait and see.

Thanks for joining us for the week Sophia, we're glad you had fun! If you would like to know more about work placements (at whatever stage in your career) at November Club, or if you have an interest in volunteering please drop Louise an email [email protected]