Author: Andrew Bradshaw

  • Olivier Awards 2024: Full Winners List

    Olivier Awards 2024: Full Winners List

    ‘Sunset Boulevard’ equals the record for most awards at the musical ceremony. The Olivier Awards 2024 with Mastercard were held at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 14 April, celebrating the best in London Theatre. In what was a hugely successful night for Jamie Lloyd’s Sunset Boulevard, which landed seven awards, including ‘Best Director’, Nicole…

  • Actors Talk About Their Favourite Roles

    Actors Talk About Their Favourite Roles

    Actors from ‘Wonka’, ‘Happy Valley’ and ‘Harlots’ tell us about their favourite roles from their acting careers. As actors, there are many factors that contribute to your overall professional experience when working on a production. While landing a role and having your talent acknowledged will always be considered a success, it’s the external elements that…

  • Your Memorable Theatre Audition Stories

    Your Memorable Theatre Audition Stories

    Our favourite audition stories submitted by Spotlight members for World Theatre Day Every 27 March, the performing arts community celebrates World Theatre Day, a time to commemorate the art of theatre. Initiated by the International Theatre Institute back in 1961, World Theatre Day commemorates its importance to the arts, not just to performers, but people…

  • Finding Acting Work Overseas

    Finding Acting Work Overseas

    Tips on finding an agent and acting work abroad from ‘Happy Valley’ star Amit Shah. We know the nature of being an actor requires you to be ambitious. The industry insists on your pursuit and perseverance in finding and attending auditions; you have to carry that energy into acting jobs once you get them. As…

  • 5 Tips to Bring Comedy to Your Improv

    5 Tips to Bring Comedy to Your Improv

    Five practical tips for being funny and improvising well. As recently shared while teaching ‘Comedy for Actors’ for Spotlight, improv is a really useful tool – whether trying to be funny or get booked. Oddly, to be funny, you don’t actually have to try. Don’t try to be funny, sexy, or clever – because you…

  • Spotlight Announces Partnership with London Theatre Direct

    Spotlight Announces Partnership with London Theatre Direct

    Members are now exclusively entitled to theatre discounts! We’re thrilled to share that we’re partnering with London Theatre Direct to offer members some brilliant discounts across hundreds of shows. There’s a whole range of shows available from musicals and plays, to concerts and ballet. Here’s a  just few offers we’ve spotted today: Everybody’s Talking About…

  • Saving with your Spotlight Membership Discounts

    Saving with your Spotlight Membership Discounts

    Make the most of your membership with our amazing discount scheme.  At Spotlight, we value our members and the stipulations an acting career can present. Financially, it can be a struggle trying to navigate your way to success in the industry, and it’s always been a core value of ours to support you in any…

  • Spotlight Launches Video On Demand Library

    Spotlight Launches Video On Demand Library

    Performers now have access to a growing range of video-based workshops and seminar media. Here at Spotlight, we always aim to provide the best possible support for our performers. We do our utmost to support you with advice across various subjects on our blog while constantly evolving our service.  This is why we have launched…

  • The CDG Awards 2024 Winners

    The CDG Awards 2024 Winners

    Louise Kiely for ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ and Kharmel Cochrane for ‘Rye Lane’ among the prizes at the ceremony. The Casting Directors’ Guild is delighted to announce the 2024 CDG Casting Awards winners. Now in its sixth year, the CDG Casting Awards celebrate the incredible work achieved by casting teams across film, television, theatre, commercials…

  • Golden Globes 2024: The Full Winners List

    Golden Globes 2024: The Full Winners List

    ‘Oppenheimer’ dominates the 81st annual awards with ‘Succession’ and ‘Poor Things’ among other winners The 2024 awards season is officially underway after the Golden Globes were held on Sunday 7 January in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton. Oppenheimer picked up a total of five awards, winning the main prize of ‘Best Motion Picture’, with…