LINKS:

Richard Evans Casting (http://www.evanscasting.co.uk)   information about the British casting director, Richard Evans CDG, his work and services, as well as useful information for performers.

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Routledge (http://www.routledgeperformance.com) the publishers of AUDITIONS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE.   See and buy their theatre and performance titles here.

CASTING RESOURCES:

Spotlight (http://www.spotlight.com)   the UK's foremost casting directories and online service, used by casting personnel internationally.  Spotlight also publishes Contacts, an annual directory containing contact details of companies in many areas of the entertainment industry.

The Stage (http://www.thestage.co.uk)   the UK's oldest and most read entertainment newspaper, published every Thursday, with a constantly updated website, both containing entertainment industry news and advertisements for auditions.

Castweb (http://www.castweb.co.uk)   a subscription casting information service, delivering casting breakdowns directly to your inbox as and when they happen.

Equity (http://www.equity.org.uk)   the UK union for those working in the entertainment industry, which provides a free online job information service for its members.

RESOURCES FOR PERFORMERS AND STUDENTS:

Musical Theatre Auditions  (http://www.musicaltheatreauditions.info)  brilliant tips and resources on musical theatre auditions for professionals, amateurs and those looking to train.

Simon Dunmore (http://www.simon.dunmore.btinternet.co.uk)  an excellent resource containing useful information for actors, compiled by the leading British theatre director, teacher and author, Simon Dunmore.

Ed Hooks (http://www.edhooks.com)  an American acting coach and actor, whose website contains some great resources and links for the American market.

Teach Yourself Acting (http://www.teachyourselfacting.com) a useful website offering online coaching and advice from the former Head of Acting at RADA. A great resource for those looking to audition for a place at drama school.

Fourthwall Magazine (http://www.fourthwallmagazine.co.uk)  is a brilliant magazine containing articles and resources for anyone studying for, or pursuing a career in the performing arts.

JennieScott Photography (http://www.jenniescottphotography.co.uk)   an excellent London-based photographer with first hand experience in many areas of the Industry, enabling her to get the best from her subjects in relaxed sessions. Jennie specialises in contemporary headshots for actors, singers and creatives.

Masterclass (http://www.masterclass.org.uk)  offers young people exceptional creative opportunities and experiences with leaders of the theatre industry by offering a year-round programme of FREE talks, workshops, special projects and career advice intended to give people insight into all aspects of theatre, from writing and directing to acting and producing.

Rogues And Vagabonds (http://www.roguesandvagabonds.co.uk)  a useful website containing news, views and reviews for actors, written by actors. 

Musical Stages Magazine (http://www.musicalstages.co.uk)  is the foremost magazine covering news and reviews of musical theatre productions and artists in the UK and around the world. 

Actor Expo (http://www.actorexpo.co.uk)  London's first and only exhibition for actors aiming to further their careers with seminars, stands  and networking. The inaugural event in October 2008 was excellent and very well attended.

Talented Young People (http://www.talentedyoungpeople.com)   a great website containing information and resources to help young people realise their talents and achieve their dreams.

Round Island (http://www.roundisland.net)  a company offering high quality showreels, voice reels, photography and web design for performers.

Dramaclasses.biz (http://www.dramaclasses.biz)  a brilliant website containing an extensive countrywide database of drama courses and tutors, with sound advice on auditioning and choosing speeches.

Piano Tracks for Musicals (http://www.pianotracksformusicals.com)   a great new site offering reasonably priced downloadable MP3 piano tracks for songs from a wide variety of musicals, with the ability to request songs from other shows.

The Model Business (http://www.themodelbusiness.co.uk)  a management company, representing models for part or full time work in photography, fashion, hair shows, promotions, TV, music videos, catwalk and commercial advertising.

Silver Tongued Productions (http://www.silver-tongued.co.uk)  will guide you through the whole process of making a voice reel. From choosing your bespoke scripts to directing you during the recording session, making it as simple and as easy as possible. High Quality Voice Reels At A Competitive Price!

Picturebook Showreels (http://www.picturebook-showreels.co.uk)  a London based company offering showreels at actor-friendly prices.

Green Panda Theatre (http://www.greenpandatheatre.co.uk)  writers of original musicals and audition songs available to download online.

TRAINING SCHOOLS AND COURSES:

Drama UK (http://www.dramauk.co.uk is the accreditation body for drama schools in the UK. Their website co9ntains advice and a course finder.

CDET - The Council for Dance Education and Training (http://www.cdet.org.uk)  is the accreditation body for colleges that train performers for dance and musical theatre in the UK. Details of its accredited schools are on its website.

ActUpNorth (http://www.actupnorth.com)   weekly classes in Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester and Master Classes in London covering acting for TV, film, theatre and radio.

Australian Actors London West End Week (http://www.aicorporate.com.au)   a week for actors from Australia to come to London to learn from and network with British casting directors and agents.

Expressions Academy of Performing Arts (http://www.expressionsperformingarts.co.uk)   a performing arts academy and casting agency, based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

Artemis School of Speech and Drama (www.ArtemisSpeechandDrama.org.uk)   a chool offering three year courses in speech and drama, based in East Grinstead, West Sussex.

Independent Theatre Workshop (http://www.independent-theatre-workshop.com)   a well established theatre school and agency, based in Dublin, Ireland.

Aspire Presenting (http://www.aspirepresenting.com)   a London based company offering expert training courses in television presenting.

David Ross Acting Academy (http://www.davidrossacting.com)  an acting academy offering classes and courses in the north west and south east of England.

The Performing Arts Company (http://www.amandafairclough-drama.com) offering drama classes in Bolton and Norwich.

VOICE AND ACCENT COACHES:

The Real Speaking Company (http://www.realspeaking.co.uk)  a London-based company offering workshops and personal coaching in presentation skills, voice and accents.

The Voice Explained (http://www.thevoiceexplained.com)  the excellent website of Anne-Marie Speed & Associates, which explores all things vocal.

 

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