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Jessica will give your budding performers the inside track on casting for stage and screen.  We know students often have lots of questions in this area, from what to expect in a casting process, where to look, dos/don’ts, timeframes, insider tips and typical pay and more!

Jessica is in-house Casting Director for Matthew Warchus at the Old Vic Theatre, London, as well as notable TV & Film casting experience including ‘Emma’ and the ever-popular John Lewis Christmas adverts!  She is also working on a new TV series of ‘Brideshead Revisited’.

Children’s casting experience: School of Rock, The Audience, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Made in Dagenham (West End); Billy Elliot the Musical (West End/UK Tour); Matilda the Musical (RSC/West End/UK Tour); To Kill a Mockingbird, The Sound of Music (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith); Caroline or Change (National Theatre). 

Theatre credits for the Old VicLungs, Present Laughter, All My Sons, The American Clock, Sylvia, A Monster Calls, Mood Music, Fanny & Alexander, The Divide, A Christmas Carol, Girl from the North Country (The Old Vic and West End), Woyzeck, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, King Lear, The Caretaker, The Master Builder, Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, The Hairy Ape, Future Conditional

Film credits: Emma, The Kid Who Would Be King (both Working Title films)