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Vicky's most recent credits in her distinguished theatre career include: Midsummer Night’s Dream (Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park); Hobson’s Choice, Mother Courage and Her Children, Breaking The Code (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester), Rutherford and Son, Desire Under the Elms (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield); Of Kith and Kin (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield/Bush Theatre); Holes (Nottingham Playhouse, alongside Sarah Bird CDG);  Macbeth; Romeo and Juliet; I Want My Hat Back (National Theatre); Run the Beast Down (Finborough Theatre); Henry IV (Donmar Warehouse/St Ann’s Warehouse).
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.
Sophie has been working in the casting for 5 years.
Acting can be a lonely, isolating career and often it feels like there's no one to turn to for help and guidance.

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

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Workshops, Courses + Events

 

Theatre Castings

Vicky's most recent credits in her distinguished theatre career include: Midsummer Night’s Dream (Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park); Hobson’s Choice, Mother Courage and Her Children, Breaking The Code (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester), Rutherford and Son, Desire Under the Elms (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield); Of Kith and Kin (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield/Bush Theatre); Holes (Nottingham Playhouse, alongside Sarah Bird CDG);  Macbeth; Romeo and Juliet; I Want My Hat Back (National Theatre); Run the Beast Down (Finborough Theatre); Henry IV (Donmar Warehouse/St Ann’s Warehouse).

 

Vicky's Credits as Co-Casting Director include: The Producers; Death of a Salesman; Queen Margaret; The Almighty Sometimes; (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester); The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui; Versailles (Donmar Warehouse); Shakespeare Trilogy (Donmar Warehouse/St Ann’s Warehouse) Credits as Casting Consultant include: While the Sun Shines, The Double Dealer, Misalliance; Low Level Panic; Each His Own Wilderness; Buckets (Orange Tree Theatre).

 

In this workshop the group will look at classical and contemporary plays (including 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 texts to cover a range of points about auditioning for theatre, and, time dependent, the session will end with an informal Q&A.

 

Date: Tuesday 10th September

Time: 18:30pm - 21:30pm

 

Venue: Old Diorama Arts Centre, London, NW1

Nearest Tube: Warren Street

Theatre Castings

 

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.

 

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.

 

During this practical workshop, Ginny will offer guidance in approaching new or contemporary texts, using some of the plays Ginny has cast over the last couple of years. Scenes will be allocated a few days in advance, based on Spotlight CVs, and the whole play will be emailed to you. The session will end with an informal Q&A at the end of the session.

 

 

Date: Thursday 19th September

Time: 18:30pm - 21:30pm

 

Venue: Old Diorama Arts Centre, London, NW1

Nearest Tube: Warren Street

 

Free Events

Casting Workshops offer Actor Surgery Sessions with Old Diorama's Associate Performer Scheme

 

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

 

Our FREE monthly Actor's surgery, offers 7 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 25minute slot for August's surgery now and remember there's only 7 spaces available!

 

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

This is a 100% free service.

Date: October Date Available Soon

Time: Various

 

Venue: Old Diorama Arts Centre, London, NW1

Nearest Tube: Warren Street

TV & Film Castings

Sophie has been working in the casting for 5 years.

 

She started out working as a casting assistant and then associate at Hubbard Casting with Ros and John Hubbard, where she worked on films such as Journey's End, Hurricane and The More You Ignore Me.

 

She now works with Des Hamilton where she is now Casting Associate. Recent projects she has worked on with Des include Netflix's 'The King', Top Boy Series 3 starring Ashley Walters and produced by Drake and Jojo Rabbit directed by Taika Waititi and starring Scarlett Johansson.

 

During this session Sophie will use a selection of sides, of your choosing, 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: Saturday 5th October

Time: 15:00pm - 18:00pm

 

Venue: Jerwood Space, London, SE1

Nearest Tube: Southwark