Tag: young performers

  • Book Recommendations for Actors in Training

    Book Recommendations for Actors in Training

    ​​​​14 books for actors to read during drama school training to help inspire and improve their acting skills​​. ​​The most imperative time in a working actor’s career is arguably the years spent at drama school. Within the safe perimeters of training​ and studying​ the craft of acting, ​drama students​​​ will learn to use tools and…

  • Succeeding as a Young Performer

    Succeeding as a Young Performer

    Young actor Kyrelle Lammy on dealing with nerves, learning lines, and winning twice at the Black British Theatre Awards. At the Black British Theatre Awards 2023, we had the chance to talk to young performer Kyrelle Lammy, who took home the Disability Champion Award (sponsored by Spotlight) and the Best Supporting Male Actor Award for…

  • Performing Musical Theatre with Matt Henry

    Performing Musical Theatre with Matt Henry

    ‘Kinky Boots’ star Matt Henry, MBE, on his journey to the West End stage and what skills you need to succeed in musical theatre Matt Henry is an award-winning actor and singer, best known for playing ‘Lola’ in the West End musical Kinky Boots. He won both a WhatsOnStage and Olivier Award for ‘Best Actor…

  • Into the Spotlight: Young Performer Monologue Competition

    Into the Spotlight: Young Performer Monologue Competition

    Win a year’s Spotlight membership, £100 worth of camera equipment, a career advice session, a Spotlight goody bag and more! Our Into the Spotlight competition is back with a special Young Performer edition! We’re shining the spotlight on young talent and we want to see your brilliant performances. Whether it’s your favourite poem, a monologue or a…

  • Starting Out Successfully as a Drama School Graduate

    Starting Out Successfully as a Drama School Graduate

    Advice from actors, directors and casting directors on how to become a successful actor after drama school Finishing drama school is an exciting time in an actor’s life. You’ve learned the tricks of the trade, made lots of connections with other actors and are finally ready to start putting your new qualification to the test…

  • What Young Performer Agents Want You to Know

    What Young Performer Agents Want You to Know

    Spotlighter and former young performer agent, Mel Brown, answers your questions about how to use Spotlight for young performers and how best to interact with your child’s agent My child has just joined Spotlight as a young performer. How does the casting process work? Spotlight is the UK’s leading casting platform used by casting directors…

  • Your Youth Theatre Stories Inspired by the Film ‘Theater Camp’

    Your Youth Theatre Stories Inspired by the Film ‘Theater Camp’

    Our favourite youth theatre stories submitted by Spotlight members Spotlight recently partnered with Searchlight Pictures to celebrate the release of the brilliant Theater Camp, which film critics are calling a “comedy gift from god.” We gave Spotlight members the chance to win tickets to the Picturehouse Central screening of the film by sharing your best youth…

  • Young Performer Support Hub

    Young Performer Support Hub

    Welcome to Spotlight! This page is designed to support you on your Spotlight journey and give you and your child all the guidance you may need along the way. From refining their Spotlight profile to learning how to self-tape – everything you need is here. I’ve included some of my favourite articles and top tips from our expert industry…

  • 7 Reasons to Join a Youth Theatre

    7 Reasons to Join a Youth Theatre

    Why youth theatre is important for young actors and how you can get involved Youth theatre is a lifeline for many young people. It’s a safe place where in-person connections thrive, creativity is celebrated, and individuals are accepted. For some, youth theatre can even become a home and a family. Here are seven reasons why…

  • What Young Actors Need to Know About Working with Intimacy Coordinators

    What Young Actors Need to Know About Working with Intimacy Coordinators

    How intimacy coordinators look after you during production and what they do to ensure your wellbeing during intimate scenes The role of an intimacy coordinator is still relatively new to the industry – only beginning to increase in popularity in 2017. But intimacy coordinators aren’t for show: they’re an important ally for performers to have…