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Seth is currently working as casting associate to both Victor Jenkins and Andy Brierley.
Jonny's career in casting started at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Further casting work on UK theatre tours and West End productions paved the way for a move into TV and Film casting.
Emily has been working in casting for film, TV and theatre for 7 years, for Casting Directors including Nina Gols and Lucy Bevan, where she is currently Associate. Projects she has worked on include Disney's live action films Cinderella and Maleficent, and The Legend of Tarzan for Warner Bros.  She has also worked on independent films such as Mr Holmes, Testament of Youth, and Snowden.
Vicky is freelance Theatre casting director. Her credits include: The Box of Delights (Wilton's Music Hall), Of Kith and Kin (Sheffield Crucible/Bush Theatre); Desire Under the Elms (Sheffield Crucible); Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, I Want My Hat Back (National Theatre), Breaking the Code (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Run the Beast Down (Finborough Theatre); Henry IV (Donmar Warehouse/St Ann's Warehouse, New York); Constellations (Singapore Rep Theatre); House and Amongst the Reeds (Clean Break); Dinner with Friends (Park Theatre)
achel has been working in casting for 10 years, 7 of which were spent as Associate to Rachel Freck before recently going out on her own earlier this year.  Recent credits as a casting director include: Flack (Hatrick for Channel W), Tim Vine Travels Thru Time (Baby Cow for BBC), In My Skin (Expectation Entertainment for  BBC), The Left Behind (BBC) and she is currently casting a new comedy series for Netflix & E4.
Sonia recently left Gary Davy's office to go freelance. During her 18 months as Gary's associate Sonia worked with him on The Spanish Princess, Baptiste and The Elephant Man. Before this she worked with Catherine Willis where recent projects included Cuckoo (BBC 3), Drifters (E4), Obsession, Suspicion (Discovery ID), Hetty Feather, Wolfblood (CBBC), Upstart Crow (BBC), Flowers (E4), Detectorists (BBC 4), Plebs (ITV 2) and many more.
Molly Roberts is a professional Actor and Artistic Director of multi-award winning new writing company Poleroid Theatre.

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.

 

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 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.

 

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Current Workshops + Courses

 

TV & Film Castings

Seth is currently working as casting associate to both Victor Jenkins and Andy Brierley.

 

He recently worked on Troy: Fall of a City (BBC), Silent Witness (BBC), Unforgotten III (Mainstreet Pictures for ITV1) and The Tunnel III (Sky). Upcoming projects include Cleaning Up (ITV), World On Fire (Mammoth), The Rook (Starz/Lionsgate), Deep Water (Kudos), Dark Money (The Forge) and the feature films Crawl (Paramount) and See You Soon. Seth was also casting director on the Offie-nominated Homos, or Everyone in America at the Finborough Theatre in 2018.

 

Seth previously worked as casting assistant at Catherine Willis Casting, on a range of projects from Flowers (Channel 4) and Upstart Crow (BBC Two) to Hetty Feather (CBBC) and Plebs (ITV2). He has also worked with Daniel Edwards on Mr Selfridge (ITV) and Born To Kill (Channel 4). Prior to this, he also worked for Gary Davy and Julie Harkin.

 

During this session Seth will work with everyone on scenes sent out a few days before the workshop to explore the choices you make when preparing a TV or Film casting and help you maximise your time in the room when you get auditions. The session will end with an informal Q&A.

Date: Tues 15th Jan 2019

Time: 18:30pm - 21:30pm

 

Venue: Diorama Arts Centre, London, NW1

Nearest Tube: Warren Street

TV & Film Castings

Jonny's career in casting started at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Further casting work on UK theatre tours and West End productions paved the way for a move into TV and Film casting.

 

His move into TV started as a casting assistant to Kate Rhodes James. Over the next 3 years Jonny worked on some of the most notable British TV Dramas including Line of Duty, The Missing, Sherlock and Ripper Street.

 

Jonny is currently working as a casting associate at Shaheen Baig Casting (Peaky Blinders, Three Girls, Electric Dreams and Damilola, Our Loved Boy, Ghost Stories, and Strike).

 

Recent credits include Amazon TV series Hanna and Shane Meadows' new TV show The Virtues.

 

During this session Jonny will work with everyone on scenes sent out a few days before the workshop to explore the choices you make when preparing a TV or Film casting and help you maximise your time in the room when you get auditions. The session will end with an informal Q&A.

Date: Weds 16th Jan 2019

Time: 19:00pm - 22:00pm

 

Venue: Diorama Arts Centre, London, NW1

Nearest Tube: Warren Street

TV & Film Castings

Emily is currently casting associate/casting director in Lucy Bevan's office; she has also worked with Nina Gold, Robert Sterne and Liz Lewis in New York.

 

Projects she has worked on include Disney's live action films Artemis Fowl, Cinderella and Maleficent. She also worked on Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express and his upcoming movie All is True. Other big studio films are Ready Player One for Steven Spielberg, Christopher Robin, and the upcoming film adaptation of Cats.

 

Independent projects include Atomic Blonde, David Hare's Collateral and Lily Cole's film Balls and upcoming film The Good Liar.

 

During this session Emily will work with everyone on scenes sent out a few days before the workshop to explore the choices you make when preparing a TV or Film casting and help you maximise your time in the room when you get auditions. The session will end with an informal Q&A.

Date: Saturday 19th Jan 2019

Time: 10:30am - 13:30pm

 

Venue: Jerwood Space, London, SE1

Nearest Tube: Southwark

Theatre Castings

Vicky is freelance Theatre casting director. Her credits include: The Box of Delights (Wilton's Music Hall), Of Kith and Kin (Sheffield Crucible/Bush Theatre); Desire Under the Elms (Sheffield Crucible); Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, I Want My Hat Back (National Theatre), Breaking the Code (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Run the Beast Down (Finborough Theatre); Henry IV (Donmar Warehouse/St Ann's Warehouse, New York); Constellations (Singapore Rep Theatre); House and Amongst the Reeds (Clean Break); Dinner with Friends (Park Theatre)

 

Co-casting director credits include: The Producers, Death of a Salesman, Queen Margaret, Frankenstein, The Almighty Sometimes, Guys and Dolls, Our Town, Persuasion, (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Parliament Square (Royal Exchange, Manchester/Bush Theatre); Wonderland, Holes (Nottingham Playhouse) The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Donmar Warehouse); Shakespeare Trilogy (Donmar Warehouse/St Ann's Warehouse).

 

During this workshop the group will look at contemporary classics and new writing. Each actor will be assigned a section of text in advance to present to the group, either a monologue or a short scene.  We will look at a variety of different texts so we cover a wide range of topics and the audition questions that arise from them. If there is time there will be an informal Q&A at the end of the session.

TV & Film Castings

Rachel has been working in casting for 10 years, 7 of which were spent as Associate to Rachel Freck before recently going out on her own earlier this year.  Recent credits as a casting director include: Flack (Hattrick for Channel W), Tim Vine Travels Thru Time (Baby Cow for BBC), In My Skin (Expectation Entertainment for  BBC), The Left Behind (BBC) and she is currently casting a new comedy series for Netflix & E4.

 

Previous credits with Rachel Freck include: Howards End (BBC), Quacks (BBC), Tin Star (Sky Atlantic), The Collection (Amazon), Peter & Wendy (BBC), The Go-Between (BBC), Life in Squares (BBC), Esio Trot (Starring Judi Dench & Dustin Hoffman) W1A ( 3 series, BBC), Love Nina (BBC), Hunderby (Sky Atlantic), The Driver (BBC), The Game (BBC),  Him & Her (3 Series - BBC), Twenty Twelve (2 Series - BBC).

 

During this session Rachel 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: Weds 23rd Jan 2019

Time: 18:30pm - 21:30pm

 

Venue: Diorama Arts Centre, London, NW1

Nearest Tube: Warren Street

Date: Tues 5th Feb 2019

Time: 19:00pm - 22:00pm

 

Venue: Diorama Arts Centre, London, NW1

Nearest Tube: Warren Street

TV & Film Castings

Sonia recently left Gary Davy's office to go freelance. During her 18 months as Gary's associate Sonia worked with him on The Spanish Princess, Baptiste and The Elephant Man.

 

Before working with Gary, Sonia spent many years with Catherine Willis where projects included Cuckoo (BBC 3), Drifters (E4), Obsession, Suspicion (Discovery ID), Hetty Feather, Wolfblood (CBBC), Upstart Crow (BBC), Flowers (E4), Detectorists (BBC 4), Plebs (ITV 2) and many more.

 

During this session Sonia will provide a relaxed friendly environment with no pressure to feel you have to prove yourself. This session will entail improvisation games, working in pairs, groups and individually at times. Sides will be provided on the day to work with. Advice / Feedback will be given if required. The session will end with an informal Q&A

Date: Weds 6th Feb 2019

Time: 18:00pm - 21:00pm

 

Venue: Diorama Arts Centre, London, NW1

Nearest Tube: Warren Street

Producing Your Own Work

Molly Roberts is a professional Actor and Artistic Director of award winning new writing company Poleroid Theatre. As an Actor she works regularly across Theatre & Television.  Credits include plays in the West End, No. 1 UK Tours, Frantic Assembly, New Vic Theatre, BBC & various Commercials. She has also been nominated for Best Female Performance at the Offies.

 

As a theatre maker and freelance producer she specialises in working collaboratively with new writing, developing and championing  new talent. She was recently one of The Old Vic 12 Producers and a Stage One New Producer. Her production company Poleroid Theatre holds 5 Off-West End Award nominations and recent successes include: Free Fall by Vinay Patel (Triple Offie nominated), their acclaimed production of Plastic by Kenneth Emson (Offie Award Best New Play Finalist & No. 2 in the Top 10 Off-West End Productions of 2018).

 

During this workshop the group will look at the ins and outs of professional development and self-producing, setting up your own company and getting your first fringe theatre show off the ground whilst continuing to pursue work as a theatre professional. From what venue to choose, how to approach them, marketing, branding and fundraising, its time to take your career into your own hands and create your own path for 2019! This workshop is ideal for actors as well as emerging writers, directors and producers.

Date: Saturday 16th Feb 2019

Time: 10:30am - 13:30pm

 

Venue: Jerwood Space

Nearest Tube: Southwark, SE1