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Toby started his career in the industry as an assistant actors' agent before becoming a casting assistant in 2009 working on feature films and TV projects including: John Carter, Zero Dark Thirty, In the Land of Blood & Honey, Wuthering Heights and Get Him to The Greek.
Molly Roberts is a professional Actor and Artistic Director of multi-award winning new writing company Poleroid Theatre.
Annelie has worked in casting for over 10 years.
Nicky has over 15 years experience, and has worked on many successful comedies across numerous channels including the BBC, SKY and Channel 4.
Laura has over 10 years' experience casting film, television and commercials for the UK, America and Australia.
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.

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.

 

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 include the attendee's Spotlight name & email on the 'notes' section of the

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Current Workshops + Courses

 

Theatre Castings

Annelie has worked in casting for over 10 years.

 

She is currently Head of Casting at Nuffield Theatre Southampton and a freelance Casting Director.  She was formerly Assistant Casting Director at the RSC, where she cast main house productions, alongside many readings and development workshops over the 5 years she was there.

 

Recent projects include: OthelloMacbeth for the Lyric, Don Carlos for NST, Cougar for Orange Tree, Billionaire Boy for NST, Othello for ETT, Describe the Night for Hampstead amongst others.

 

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

TV & Film Castings

Nicky has over 15 years experience, and has worked on many successful comedies across numerous channels including the BBC, SKY and Channel 4.

 

Recent credits include, a new series for Channel 4 called Home, Living The Dream (Sky/Big Talk), When Bowie Met Bowlan (Sky Arts/Lion Television), Other credits include: Ballot Monkeys for Channel 4 starring Hugh Dennis, Ben Miller and Sarah Hadland, Drunk History (Comedy Central), Boomers (BBC1), Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie, Bad Education (BBC), Mount Pleasant (Tiger Aspect/SKY), Bluestone 42 (BBC), Psychobitches (SKY Arts) and lots more. Other credits include Psychoville, Crackanory, Ideal, Extras, and a new series for BBC.

 

During this workshop Nicky will work with everyone on sides, given out during the session to explore how you might approach a TV or Film casting, with a specific focus on comedy. The session will end with an informal Q&A.

Date: Tues 19th Feb 2019

Time: 10:30am - 13:30pm

 

Venue: Jerwood Space, London, SE1

Nearest Tube: Southwark

Date: Thurs 21st Feb 2019

Time: 18:30pm - 21:30pm

 

Venue: Diorama Arts Centre, London, NW1

Nearest Tube: Warren Street

TV & Film Castings

Laura has over 10 years' experience casting film, television and commercials for the UK, America and Australia.

 

Laura now works as a Casting Associate and Co-Casting Director with Suzanne Smith. Recent projects have been Lucky Man, new series Origin for Left Bank, Nightflyers for Syfy to be shown on Netflix, Mars for Nat Geo, Carnival Row for Amazon and Outlander for Starz.

 

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

Date: Thurs 28th Feb 2019

Time: 18:30pm - 21:30pm

 

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

TV & Film Castings

Toby started his career in the industry as an assistant actors' agent before becoming a casting assistant in 2009 working on feature films and TV projects including: John Carter, Zero Dark Thirty, In the Land of Blood & Honey, Wuthering Heights and Get Him to The Greek.

 

In 2013 Toby joined with Colin Jones to form Colin Jones Casting. For the last six years they have worked together on many films including Love & Friendship, The Girl With All The Gifts, Submergence, Slaughterhouse Rulez and TV Pilot The Cosmopolitans (Directed by Whit Stillman) for Amazon Studios.

 

Recent credits include Agnieszka Holland's Mr. Jones which will be in competition at the Berlin Film Festival in February and Horrible Histories: The Movie.

 

During this session Toby 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. He 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 13th Feb 2019

Time: 18:00pm - 21:00pm

 

Venue: Jerwood Space, London, SE1

Narest Tube: Southwark

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 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.

 

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: Tues 5th March 2019

Time: 18:00pm - 21:00pm

 

Venue: Diorama Arts Centre, London, NW1

Nearest Tube: Warren Street