Tag: auditions

  • 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…

  • Angela Jones: Triumphs, Trials and Tips from a Spotlight Prize Winner

    Angela Jones: Triumphs, Trials and Tips from a Spotlight Prize Winner

    Best Stage Performance winner Angela Jones on life after drama school and her Spotlight Prize experience. Before graduating in 2022, Angela was nominated by her drama school, the London Academy of Dramatic Art (LAMDA), for the Spotlight Prize, and went on to win for Best Stage Performance. Since then, she’s gained agency representation, worked in…

  • Meet the Casting Director: Rachel Sheridan on Netflix’s ‘One Day’

    Meet the Casting Director: Rachel Sheridan on Netflix’s ‘One Day’

    Casting director Rachel Sheridan on her experience casting Netflix’s ‘One Day’, memorable cast moments, and what draws her to a project. Rachel Sheridan CDG is an award-winning casting director, responsible for casting some of the biggest shows around, including Channel 4’s Big Boys and the BAFTA and BAFTA CYMRU award-winning series In My Skin. Most…

  • How to Start Your Acting Career in London

    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…

  • What Casting Director Amy Hubbard Wants to See in the Audition Room

    What Casting Director Amy Hubbard Wants to See in the Audition Room

    Audition room tips from the casting director of ‘The Lord of the Rings’, ‘Time’ and ‘Assassin’s Creed: Origins’. During her incredible career, casting director Amy Hubbard has worked on various film, television and video game projects, including blockbusters like The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, and hit television series like Apple TV+’s Hijack…

  • Tips to Improve Your Self-Tape

    Tips to Improve Your Self-Tape

    Our troubleshooting tips and fixes for common self-taping issues, including what the best colour backdrop is, and the ideal camera setting. In all our years of providing industry advice and helping performers improve their Spotlight profiles, we’ve seen a lot of self-tapes, and we’ve noticed a few recurring issues actors are having while filming.  From…

  • Aaron Hodgetts: From Guildford School of Acting to ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel

    Aaron Hodgetts: From Guildford School of Acting to ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel

    2022’s Spotlight Prize winner tells us about their drama school journey, auditioning for ‘House of the Dragon’, and their experience as a non-binary performer. Before graduating in 2022, Aaron Hodgetts (They/Them) was nominated by their drama school, Guildford School of Acting, for the Spotlight Prize 2022. Previous nominees include Jodie Whittaker, Gwendoline Christie and Ben…

  • How to Deal with Nerves

    How to Deal with Nerves

    Advice from performers on how to overcome your nerves when acting on stage or during an audition. Being nervous is a part of every performer’s life. Whether it’s in our new studios waiting for your audition, on stage, or the moment before a director yells, “Action!” we’ve all experienced it – from award-winning, experienced actors…

  • How to Prepare for a Table Read

    How to Prepare for a Table Read

    Tips for preparation when attending a read-through and what actors do during a table read. Landing an acting role is a great feeling and there’s no doubt you’ll be eager to get started. Whether the part is for a stage or screen production, actors are often invited to a table read – this is an…