Contact Twitter


Date: Thursday 20th September 2018
Date: Thursday 27th September 2018
Date: Saturday 29th September 2018
Date: Mon 30th July

Workshops with Casting Directors are educational and should not be considered a job interview or audition. Attending workshops is not a way to obtain employment as an actor. The presence of a Casting Director is neither a guarantee nor a promise of employment. Contact with a Casting Director at a workshop rarely results in any further contact with that Casting Director or any company affiliated with that Casting Director.



We are happy to offer full refunds on all standard 3hr workshops, provided we are given a full working 72hrs notice.

If only 24-72 hours notice is supplied a credit note will be issued, valid for 6 months and redeemable once.

A credit note will not be issued for cancellations made inside 24hrs.


IMPROV COURSES (When Available)

You can book and pay in full immediately or alternatively secure your space by selecting the £50 deposit. (Non-refundable but deductable from total cost). Final payments to confirm attendance must be paid by (See course details). If full payment has not been made by this date we reserve the right to re-allocate your space.



We will be able to offer a refund of the full fee (minus £50 deposit) on any cancellations made on or before (See course details).

We regret we cannot offer refunds after this date unless your space is filled.


For more details about the improv courses email: info(at)

If your booking name differs from your Spotlight Name, or if you are booking on behalf of someone else, please include the attendee's Spotlight name & email on the 'notes' section of the

paypal payment page or send us an email notifying us.

Current Workshops + Courses


Career Development

As well as running Casting Workshops for 5 years, Ollie has been working as an Actor, Writer and Producer for 10 years - producing & acting in both award nominated theatre productions, and also working in TV & Film production.


Ollie recently appeared in Taboo alongside Tom Hardy, Lovesick on Netflix and in 2017 wrapped on 2 studio features out early in 2018. He also has a sitcom in development with a BAFTA winning production company. During his career he has amassed a huge amount of knowledge about the inner workings of the industry which he'll be sharing.


In this 3hr session aimed at graduates and more experienced actors alike, Ollie will be looking at how to best present yourself when approaching Casting Directors and Agents; using both positive/negative examples of approaches gathered from you in advance, to fine tune your letter writing. He will also explore the many platforms you can use to promote yourself and the dos & don'ts when it comes to social media and how to find out about upcoming productions on stage and screen.

Date: Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Time: 18:00 - 21:00


Venue: Jerwood Space, Union Street, London, SE1

Nearest Tube: Southwark/London Bridge

TV & Film Castings

Laura has over 10 years' experience casting film, television and commercials for the UK, America and Australia. She began casting commercials, working with Sasha Roberston and then moved into film and television casting, working with Lucinda Syson and Elaine Grainger on projects such as Stardust, Batman: The Dark Knight and the Emmy winning House of Saddam


Laura now works as a Casting Associate and Co-Casting Director with Suzanne Smith. Recent projects have been Lucky Man Series 3 for Sky. New series Origin for Left Bank to be launched on YouTube Red, Nightflyers for Syfy to be shown on Netflix and Carnival Row for Amazon and Outlander for Starz.


During this session Laura will use a selection of sides, sent out a few days before, to explore the choices you make when preparing for a TV or Film casting. She will offer feedback and advice to help you maximise your time in a casting before ending the session with an informal Q&A.


Date: Thursday 20th September 2018

Time: 19.00pm - 22.00pm


Venue: Diorama Arts Centre, Drummond Street, London, NW1

Nearest Tube: Warren Street/Euston Square

Theatre Castings - Director Session

Stephen's one of the most experienced and respected theatre and opera directors, writers and teachers working in the UK.  For most of the 1980s he worked at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. He founded ETT (English Touring Theatre) in 1993 and, in 2008, opened the Rose Theatre, Kingston where he was artistic director until 2014.  Stephen's directed a large number of leading actors and actresses, at all stages of their careers, and his productions have been seen in London and across Britain.


As well as directing plays and operas, he's written eight books on theatre and drama, and four original plays. He's also translated twelve foreign language plays and written articles in books and newspapers. Teaching is important to him and he's taught in drama schools, colleges and universities in Britain and the USA, and consistently championed the training and development of young actors, directors and writers.


What is an experienced Theatre director looking for in a casting meeting?  What are the pitfalls to avoid?   How can you be your best and land the part?  Stephen Unwin will help you through the casting process and give you some useful tips on how to land the part.  Bring a favourite piece and an open mind.  It'll be fun.

Date: Thursday 27th September 2018

Time: 18:30pm - 21:30pm


Venue: Diorama Arts Centre, Drummond Street, London, NW1

Nearest Tube: Warren Street/Euston Square

TV & Film Castings

Emma is currently working at Julie Harkin Casting.


Before joining Julie, she worked alongside Theo Park as casting assistant on the upcoming ITV adaptation of Vanity Fair and movie The Hustle. She also previously worked for Kate Rhodes James on projects such as Line of Duty and Rellik and Lucy Bevan's on films such as Beauty and The Beast, Tarzan, Miss You Already, Grimsby and Jungle Book.


Before Emma started casting she worked at Jane Hollowood Associates, two years after finishing drama school at The Arden School of Theatre.


During this workshop Emma will work with the everyone on sides, sent out a few days before the session to explore how you might approach a TV or Film casting. The session will end with an informal Q&A


Date: Saturday 29th September 2018

Time: 10:30am - 13:30pm


Venue: Diorama Arts Centre, Drummond Street, London, NW1

Nearest Tube: Warren Street/Euston Square