Tag: london

  • 10 Tips for Foreign Actors in London

    10 Tips for Foreign Actors in London

    Sarah Barlin, who has just moved to London, gives her top tips for any actors who’ve just arrived in the UK… My mum always tells me to keep my cup full. Acting can be hard because it is paved with rejection. It helps to know how to keep yourself healthy and happy. Sleep, drink water,…

  • BFI Flare: The Complexities of LGBTQ+ Casting

    BFI Flare: The Complexities of LGBTQ+ Casting

    Spotlight recently partnered on Casting Case Studies, an event in BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival’s Industry Programme that explored individual experiences of LGBTQ+ casting, the challenges faced by transgender performers, and the ethics of street casting to reflect real life experiences. The panel on 29th March, hosted by Spotlight’s Emma Dyson, was formed by…

  • Immersive Theatre: Advice for Actors

    Immersive Theatre: Advice for Actors

    Chris Neels talks to Colab Theatre’s Bertie Watkins on what it takes to audition and be cast in immersive theatre As soon as the audience picks up that you’re not hot on your feet, they’re going to start going after you. Improvisation is very key… You need to have great knowledge retention, but not in…

  • Drama School Stories: Royal Central School of Speech & Drama

    Drama School Stories: Royal Central School of Speech & Drama

    Christopher Tester on the training offered at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama Part of our series of perspectives from members on formal training as an actor, Christopher Tester discusses his time at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. With plenty of great insight on offer in this series, read the rest…

  • Spotlight and the National Theatre Launch Platform for D/deaf & Disabled Actors

    Spotlight and the National Theatre Launch Platform for D/deaf & Disabled Actors

    National Theatre’s Creative Diversity Project Announces New Platform for D/deaf and Disabled Actors in the UK Spotlight are thrilled to have partnered with the National Theatre to champion D/deaf and disabled actors by offering industry professionals the opportunity to watch these actors in action on an online video platform. ProFile is a free service, both for performers and industry professionals, tackling…

  • Drama School Stories: A Degree vs Drama School Training

    Drama School Stories: A Degree vs Drama School Training

    Melissa Dalton on her undergraduate experience in a drama degree, versus a formal drama school programme This is the first in our series of perspectives from members on training as an actor in the UK/Ireland. To help you learn more about the training on offer out there, Spotlight asked Melissa Dalton, graduate of Trinity College Dublin…

  • Seraphina Beh: Alternative Training & Overcoming Rejection

    Seraphina Beh: Alternative Training & Overcoming Rejection

    EastEnders star Seraphina Beh on getting past rejection with ‘unashamed confidence’ and different ways to hone your craft! Seraphina Beh talks to Spotlight about all things acting as a young performer – including her work on EastEnders, how she found her passion for acting, and her advice for other aspiring young actors.        …

  • Playing Up at the NYT: Alternative Training for Young Performers

    Playing Up at the NYT: Alternative Training for Young Performers

    An insight into the Playing Up course at the National Youth Theatre The Playing Up course is an access to education course provided by the National Youth Theatre. It offers aspiring actors between the ages of 19 and 25 a 10-month training programme, specifically for young people not in education, employment or training. On completion, there is the…

  • Diversity in Theatre Casting: LGBT Inclusivity in the Arts

    Diversity in Theatre Casting: LGBT Inclusivity in the Arts

    A discussion of inclusivity for young LGBT+ actors working today, with National Theatre casting assistant Jacob Sparrow Pride month may be over, but the discussion on LGBT+ inclusivity and diversity in casting doesn’t end here. We caught up with Jacob Sparrow, casting assistant at the National Theatre, to discuss his top tips for young gay actors,…

  • The National Youth Theatre Rep Season: An Insider Guide to Training at the NYT

    The National Youth Theatre Rep Season: An Insider Guide to Training at the NYT

    A chat about the NYT’s programme for actors The National Youth Theatre offers a variety of opportunities for young performers looking to hone their craft. None is so recognised as their rep season: 15 students train for 9 months, learning essential skills and performing a season of shows at the end of the programme. Spotlight spoke to…