Tag: musical theatre

  • Into the Spotlight: Competition

    Into the Spotlight: Competition

    Win a year’s Spotlight membership, £150 worth of self-tape equipment and a career advice session. Our Into the Spotlight competition is back with a brand new theme and a brand-new award winning judge!  This time, we want to see monologues or self-taped scenes – it’s completely up to you what you enter! What’s the Theme?…

  • 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…

  • Olivier Awards 2024 – Nominees Revealed

    Olivier Awards 2024 – Nominees Revealed

    ‘Sunset Boulevard’, ‘Guys & Dolls’ and ‘Dear England’ lead nominations at the Olivier Awards 2024. The nominees for the Olivier Awards 2024 have now been revealed, with the Savoy Theatre’s Sunset Boulevard leading the pack with an amazing 11 nominations. The National Theatre’s Dear England and the Bridge Theatre’s Guys & Dolls also have an…

  • 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…

  • WhatsOnStage Awards 2024 – Winners Announced

    WhatsOnStage Awards 2024 – Winners Announced

    ‘Sunset Boulevard’ and ‘Guys and Dolls’ lead the wins at the WhatsOnStage Awards 2024. The winners of the WhatsOnStage Awards 2024 have now been revealed! The ceremony, which took place at the London Palladium, saw the Savoy Theatre’s Sunset Boulevard win an impressive seven awards, while the Bridge Theatre’s Guys and Dolls took home three.…

  • 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…

  • The CDG Casting Awards 2024 Nominees Revealed

    The CDG Casting Awards 2024 Nominees Revealed

    The casting directors of ‘Slow Horses’, ‘My Neighbour Totoro’, ‘Saltburn’ and ‘Barbie’ among this year’s CDG Casting Award nominees. The Casting Directors’ Guild have now announced the nominees for the 2024 CDG Casting Awards. The awards, held in partnership with Spotlight and with EON Productions as the headline sponsor, seek to reward and celebrate the…

  • My Casting Story: Karl Queensborough in ‘Hamilton’ on the West End

    My Casting Story: Karl Queensborough in ‘Hamilton’ on the West End

    Performer Karl Queensborough tells us about playing the lead in ‘Hamilton’ and offers advice for actors hoping to appear in the West End. Spotlight member Karl Queensborough has appeared in various productions, but most notably he played the lead role of ‘Alexander Hamilton’ in the worldwide phenomenon Hamilton on the West End. We got the…

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

    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,…

  • Who Actors Work with on Theatre Jobs

    Who Actors Work with on Theatre Jobs

    What to expect in a theatre and the crew you may work with on a theatre job Creating a theatre performance requires dedication and a team of creatives – the crew start working together long before the actors utter their first lines. Not all theatre productions operate the same, and the number of crew members…