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Archive 2020

Congratulations to Andy Anson

Congratulations to Andy Anson for landing the main role in the film ‘Kill Stream’ by Mike Dunkin, director of ‘Don’t Let Them In’.

Andy is a British Actor based in London, who started his career in the arts as a Classical flute player, performing concerts as a soloist around the world. His CD was reviewed to critical acclaim by Classic FM Radio.

He came back to The Arts as an Actor/Voiceover Artist in 2016, after a short break, and Andy has already been part of some exciting projects and films.

To find out more about Andy, click here

Request for artists to feature in charity campaign


I am writing from Lights Up, the UK Charity helping give away thousands of local theatre tickets to the community. Our work has never been more important than now when the theatre lights are off for the rest of the year it seems. 

We are asking you to inform as many of your clients as possible how they can help our industry. The government will be assisting larger arts venues, but we need to raise funds to buy tickets for smaller local 2021 shows, which we will give away next year freely to community groups and charities. 

So we are launching a major national PR campaign later in July with Roland Dransfield PR to help grass roots theatre recover from Covid-19, and a horrible 2020, by asking audiences to donate some of the money they would have spent in venues to our charity, for us to buy tickets for 2021 to give away. 

There is a wholesome media opportunity for a number of performers who are prepared to feature in a talking heads video, similar to the campaign we recently partnered with Equity UK. 

Here’s 3 ways you and your clients can #PlayYourPart Please forward to your clients as appropriate. 

1. Feature in the campaign video. 
Your clients will need to register to receive a colour A4 card that will come in the post (to you or your client) with the SMS donation details that they will hold up whilst giving a short Talking Head style video. Guidelines also will be provided to standardise the content along with the card in the mail. They will post this on their social media and upload to Roland Dransfield for editing into the national campaign reel. ANY artist can register HERE to receive the board directly, or alternatively you can register to receive the boards on behalf of your clients HERE. Please do so as quickly as possible to get involved in the early part of the campaign. Further enquiries please reply  to myself or campaign director

2. Get involved with the campaign. 
We want to reach a wide audience, and this will mean that your clients should tune in to the campaign from next week via our social media @LightsUpCharity and using the #PlayYourPart and remain active followers of the campaign due to its importance to local venues and grass roots societies. Please inform your clients we are relying upon their affinity with audiences to raise funds to buy and give away tickets for shows. 

3. Get involved with Lights Up as an Ambassador
Artists are now welcome to apply to become Ambassadors to our charity. Information can be found here for those who particularly identify with our values or want to APPLY. We will be admitting a batch of Ambassadors in September. Most performers want an element of community work involvement, and our core value of improving live audience diversity and access may be a cause they want to support.  

If you or your clients have further questions, please email the office and we will assist wherever possible

Yours faithfully, 

Trustee and Chair
Lights Up

Universal Parks & Resorts 2020 Global Auditions

This year, Universal Beijing Resort (UBR) and Universal Studios Japan (USJ) are combining their auditions to fill roles within both parks.

2021 is the exciting inaugural year for the brand-new Universal Beijing Resort, while Universal Studios Japan will be celebrating their 20th anniversary!

Both parks are seeking talented professionals with a vast range of performance skills to fill a variety of international positions including:  Male and Female Actors Dancers who Sing Well Singers who Move Well Female Ballet Dancers Stunt Performers Contracts are up to 13 months in length and begin in 2021. Attractive performance compensation packages are available to hired performers, as well as other great benefits including:  Quarterly and Completion BonusesPaid round trip airfares   Free, single accommodation A daily per diem (living allowance)Transport to and from work  Gym accessMedical and/or travel insurance 
Note from Universal Parks & Resorts: In response to current happenings surrounding COVID-19, and to ensure the health and safety of our team and performers, this year we will be conducting online auditions. Our team have been hard at work transforming our personal and much-loved live audition experience, into a smooth and stress-free digital process with all requirements and instructions provided!


Congratulations to Paul Miller for getting a role in a Commercial with Ladbrokes.

This is a huge ensemble piece. Each vignette is a slice of life in the British Isles, full of the small but heroic moments that make us human. We’re showing life as we know it, which we can identify with, then adding a little flutter. And it’s all in the richness of the detail. Fully formed characters, naturalistic performances and levity. Betting is too often associated with lad culture, but Ladbrokes is widening the scope, welcoming the two nations. There’s a sort of romance that comes from the quintessential British and Irishness.


Join us for a casting workshop day with casting director BEN COGAN. Places limited so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Ben Cogan has been a Casting Director at the BBC for over 13 years casting for critically acclaimed T.V shows such as Casualty, Eastenders, Doctors and Holby City as well as an Oscar nominated film and an array of other impressive works.
UPDATE **Only 5 places left**

Email us at to book your place.
Day – Thursday 23rd January
Time – 10am – 5pm
Venue – Theatre Delicatessen – 2 Finsbury Avenue, EC2M 2PA – Studio 2
Price – £100



Oriental Land Company (OLC), in association with Disney Parks Live Entertainment is seeking Dancers and Aerialists for an incredible array of live entertainment at Tokyo Disneyland® Park and Tokyo DisneySea® Park!

Performers bring entertainment to guests through shows that range from a ’40s Big Band Revue, a rip-roaring, fun filled good time at the Diamond Horseshoe and many others including King Triton’s Concert!

Contracts begin July/August/September 2020; depending on role. Performers receive competitive performance fee ($600 USD – $930 USD per week minus tax), a monetary supplement for living expenses, round trip travel, private apartments, 5-day work weeks, and the chance to experience one of the world’s most fascinating and vibrant cities.


DANCERS AND AERIALISTS – 8-14 Month contracts, $800 USD per week (minus tax)

**All Aerialists candidates must complete the dancer audition to be considered.

All height requirements are strictly adhered to.

Peter Pan and Wendy: Males 165cm – 173cm and Females 157cm – 171cm featured in “Dreaming Up!” and “Dreamlights”, Tokyo Disneyland’s spectacular day parade and nighttime electrical parade as well as an atmosphere-type show. Dancers, Aerialists, and dancers with aerial or tumbling experience with strong core and upper body strength with no fear of heights.

Ariel: Females 152cm – 168cm, Dancers with aerial/tumbling experience who can act very well, strong abdominal/back muscles with beautiful port de bras and no fear of heights. Experience with 2 point harness a plus, but not required. Performers must be able to lip sync to Japanese track. (Japanese language not required)