If you are looking for the very latest Nutkhut news, you’ve come to the right place.

If you’re a seasoned stilt walker who loves playing exciting and energetic characters, we’d love to hear from you.

We’re expanding our team of Princesses, Maharajah’s and DJ’s and are looking for great character performers with oodles of enthusiasm.

We are looking for experienced stilt walkers but your own stilts and costumes are not required just a passion for outdoor performance and a love of characterisation.

Please send your CV, Showreel and covering letter to no later than 31st August.

Photo – Nutkhut’s Dr Blighty 2016


General Manager – Nutkhut is seeking to appoint a General Manager for a 4 day a week post, covering the day-to-day management of the company’s work including delivery of the various projects undertaken in its repertoire.

The successful candidate’s key responsibilities will be to provide efficient administration for the company, including overseeing budgets, payments, contracts, data collection and reporting to stakeholders evaluation, support for the Artistic Directors and project coordination.

The post start date: as soon as possible.

Nutkhut creates high quality performance work both indoors and outdoors. It takes unique stories and compelling narratives and presents them in the public realm, making them accessible to a wide range of audiences. Multi faceted, mixing media, mischief, humour and spectacle, Nutkhut’s work exists to delight all those who encounter it.

Nutkhut is a National Portfolio Organisation funded by Arts Council England.

To apply:

Please email your CV and covering letter of no more than two sides of A4, setting out your experience and why you are the right person for this post to with your name and ‘GM Application’ in the subject line of the email.

For a copy of the Job Description and Personal Specification for this post, please click here: Job Description & Person Specification.pdf

Please note the closing date for applications will be midday on 21st Dec 2016 and shortlisted applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview. Interviews will take place in the week beginning 9th January 2017.


Nutkhut is looking for two exceptional performers to take part in a paid two week R&D for our new family show,

The Princess and the Chickpea.

We are looking to develop the show in collaboration with selected performers over two weeks with a sharing at the end.


Audition 20th or 25th July 2017 TBC. Please indicate your availability for both of these dates.

R&D 18th-29th September (inclusive) 2017 TBC All applicants must be available for the full two weeks. We are looking for:

One female dancer / performer

The role will include playing Princesses from around the world as well as other parts that will be developed over the R&D period.

We are seeking people at a high level in:

Kathak Dance

Balinese Dance

And a secondary skill in at least one of the disciplines below:

  • Other South Asian dance (e.g. Bharatanatyam / Bhangra / Kuchipudi etc.)
  • Flamenco
  • Tumbling
  • Kathak
  • Balinese Dance

The Prince

For this role we are looking for a performer at a high level in Kathak dance who is open to working with comedy. The suitable candidate would ideally also have a secondary skill in one of the following disciplines:

  • Acting
  • Physical Theatre

We are strongly committed to diversity and encourage submissions from all backgrounds.

To apply please send a CV, headshot and video links of your work with “Princess & the Chickpea Auditions” in the subject line to:

Deadline for applications is 5pm Wednesday 12th July 2017

We are only able to reply to shortlisted applicants who will be notified by Friday 14th July. Any questions, please email

We look forward to hearing from you!

Casting Call

The Emperor’s Lost Gem

The Emperors Lost Gem is Nutkhut’s immersive theatrical experience on the streets of Luton, which dissolves the boundaries between audience and performance.

A magical promenade for schools, families, children and adults along Bury Park’s High Street. This bespoke production includes shadow puppetry, interactive story-telling/poetry, a short traditional Kathak dance workshop and craft workshop

Created by Nutkhut’s co-Artistic Director Simmy Gupta and based on the children’s stories of the Mughal Emperor Akbar (1542 – 1605) and his favourite advisor, Birbal (1528 – 1583).

Akbar and Birbal are travelling through time to find Akbar’s descendant on the streets of Luton!

Birbal was said to be the most wise, witty and intelligent of Akbar’s nine closest and best advisors known as Akbar’s Nine Jewels or Akbar’s Navrattans – the name also given to a piece of jewellery representing the universe.

We are looking for performers to work on a rolling performance schedule in Luton’s Bury Park on 8th & 9th December 2017 with rehearsals from 4th-6th December in London and 7th December in Luton.

  • Age range: 20+
  • Ethnicity: South Asian
  • Special skills: Street performance experience / strong audience interaction / strong improvisational skills / knowledge or understanding of South Asian languages.

Please contact with a showreel and biog/CV, head-shots by 22nd November 2017.

All applicants must be available from 4th – 9th December 2017.