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The Essentials
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How to Start Your Acting Career in London

How to become an actor in London, including where to find auditions, drama schools and the cost of living in the capital. London is the centre of the UK’s entertainment industry, making it a popular base for performers. Often referred to as the ‘theatre capital of the world’, it has around 40 theatres in and […]

casting directors
drama school
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Spotlight’s Christmas Opening Hours 2023

It’s the most wonderful time of the year once again! We’d love to wish a Happy Holidays and New Year to all of Spotlight’s members and friends in the industry, and to also let you know our opening hours over the festive period. Spotlight will be closed on the following dates: Saturday 23 December Sunday […]

The Industry
My Casting Story: Rob Madge in ‘My Son’s a Queer’

Stage performer Rob Madge speaks to Spotlight about their journey, creating their own solo show and starring in panto. For any performer bringing a show to the Edinburgh Fringe, success is the dream. But even in their wildest dreams, many couldn’t imagine having that show go straight from the Fringe to the West End. However, […]

casting news
The Industry
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Six British Films You Won’t Want to Miss From the BFI London Film Festival 2023

We look at six unmissable British productions from this year’s BFI London Film Festival In October 2023, the annual British Film Institute London Film Festival celebrated its 67th year. Returning to in-person screenings and a popular online platform, the festival brought feature-length, short form and episodic new releases to audiences up and down the country. […]

casting news
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Getting Work
My Casting Story: Samuel Haughton in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

Performer Samuel Haughton shares how he came to be cast as Monsieur Reyer in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ and his tips for performing on stage Spotlight member Samuel Haughton has been working professionally as an actor for 11 years since leaving drama school. Predominantly working in theatre, Sam has appeared in musicals like School of Rock, Top Hat and Spamalot, […]

casting news
The Essentials
Understudying Jodie Comer in ‘Prima Facie’

Dani Arlington shares her experience understudying the part of ‘Tessa’ in Prima Facie both in the West End and on Broadway An understudy is an actor cast in a production to stand in for another actor if they are unable to attend a performance or to take over a role if a performer is unable to continue. It can […]