Workshops

CASTING

 

Ginny has been Casting Director for the RSC, Chichester Festival Theatre, Rose Theatre Kingston, English Touring Theatre and Soho Theatre and has been freelance since 2001.
Rick Laxton is a freelance Casting Director and member of the CDG.
THIS WILL NOW BE CONDUCTED ONLINE VIA VIDEO CALL

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Workshops with Casting Directors are educational and should never 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.

 

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

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 or refund 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.

 

IMPROV COURSE CANCELLATIONS

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)casting-workshops.co.uk

If your booking name differs from your Spotlight Name, or if you are booking on behalf of someone else, please notify us of their Spotlight name by dropping us an email.

Workshops, Courses + Events

 

Online Workshops

COVID-19: All in-person workshops have been put on hold until further notice.

We are currently doing a series of online sessions. These will be announced a maximum of 7 days in advance via our twitter account and are bookable here.

Free Events

Acting can be a lonely, isolating career and often it feels like there's no one to turn to for help and guidance - especially at the moment.

 

Our FREE Actor's surgery, offers actors the chance to seek 1-to-1 guidance and advice in a supportive and confidential setting. Whether you have a specific problem you need help with or you're looking for advice on agents and casting directors, more practical thoughts about your CV, Showreel and headshots or emotional support dealing with the highs and lows of the industry, you can come and spend time with us for an honest, open chat.

 

Book your 20minute slot for the next surgery now!

 

The £1 booking fee, taken to secure your slot, will be refunded after your attendence.  

This is a 100% free service.

Date: TBC

Time: 20 min slots between 5:30pm - 7:30pm

 

THIS WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLINE VIA A ZOOM VIDEO CALL

Ginny has been Casting Director for the RSC, Chichester Festival Theatre, Rose Theatre Kingston, English Touring Theatre and Soho Theatre and has been freelance since 2001.

 

As one of the most prolific Casting Director's working in the UK Theatre, Ginny has worked with Directors such as Michael Longhurst, Rupert Goold, Robert Icke, and on many shows for the West End and No.1 touring circuit as well as for venues and theatre companies including the Almeida, Arcola, Bath Theatre Royal, Birmingham Rep, Bolton Octagon, Bristol Old Vic, Menier Chocolate Factory, Regents Park Open Air, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Frantic Assembly, Hampstead Theatre, Headlong, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.

 

This workshop for a small group will help you prepare for and learn how best to pitch a live online audition (Zoom etc).  We'll examine issues such as eye-line, camera position, physicality, lighting, background, location etc.  Time allowing, there will be an open Q&A at the end.  The workshop will provide a safe and enjoyable space to practise and experiment with material and the format, and a chance to get up to speed with all the little adjustments actors can make not only in creative choices but also with the practical considerations which can enhance an online audition and bolster your confidence in the process.

Date: Tuesday 29th September 2020

Time: 10:00am - 11:30pm

 

THIS SESSION WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLINE

VIA ZOOM VIDEO CALL. 6 PEOPLE MAX.

Online Castings

Rick Laxton is a freelance Casting Director and member of the CDG.  

 

During his career he has cast over 800 hours of TV content for major broadcasters such as BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Amazon Prime, Disney, History and Nickelodeon.  Before going freelance, Rick was Head of Casting at Lime Pictures from 2010 to 2015, a position he took after working in the ITV Casting Department for 7 years.  

 

Rick's TV credits include Comedy like Peter Kay's Car Share & Scarborough, Soaps Hollyoaks, Coronation Street, Drama including The Case, The Road to Coronation Street and Children's Drama such as The Evermoor Chronicles, Rocket's Island.

 

During this practical online workshop Rick will be working with everyone on sides, sent out a few days before. He will offer direction and advice on how best to approach audition material, with a focus on self-tapes in the current climate. The session will end with an informal Q&A.

Date: Thursday 24th September 2020

Time: 17:30pm - 19:30pm

 

THIS SESSION WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLINE

VIA ZOOM VIDEO CALL. 10 PEOPLE MAX.

TV+Film Castings