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!


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)

2019 Christmas Touring season

The  Entertainment Providers are now taking submissions for  their 2019 Christmas season.  

First  up their   Pantomime  Cinderella  also Christmas variety show White Christmas
Cinderella and White Christmas  will tour into community based venues, Nursing and Residential Homes, Day Centres, and Sheltered Housing Venues, hospitals, social clubs. Therefore we are looking for hardworking, reliable, talented performers who are keen to take touring quality pantomimes and variety shows to the community over the Christmas period
The Dates
Auditions ASAP in London
Rehearsals 18th– November- 29th  November
Playing Dates-2nd December-31st December (No shows 25th, 26th -half days on 24th /31st December)
We work Monday to Saturday (accommodation included)

Winter Wonderland
We are casting for out Variety show Winter Wonderland 
We are looking for musical performers the sing and move well.
The show is production style show based on songs from the musicals   Mary Poppins, White Christmas, Singing In The Rain, The Wizard Of Oz,
As well as traditional Christmas songs and carols, comedy routines and festive entertainment for all.
We are  now  looking for  one performer for our  Southern touring group
We are offering an attractive week wage 450-500  per week plus fuel (VERY NEGOTIABLE)
We are looking for  reliable  covers for  all tours and  are offering a  very good weekly retainer –MUST BE DRIVERS WITH CARS
We are offering 200.00 per week retainer to covers plus a daily rate of 75.00 for any shows covered and fuel on the road
For all tours we are offering an attractive week wage between  450  per week plus fuel

Contact me for details of the self tape required.

The Phantom of the Opera to hold open auditions for UK and Ireland tour

The auditions will be held in August

Open auditions have been announced for the upcoming UK and Ireland tour of The Phantom of the Opera, which starts in February 2020.

As detailed on the show’s Twitter feed, auditionees are invited to come to Mountview Academy in Peckham, London on Monday 5 August 2019 and register at 9am for the auditions.

The touring production is looking for performers of all ethnicities to play both lead and ensemble roles in the piece, with the call-out stating that BAME artists are particularly encouraged to attend. Recalls will then take place through August.

Auditionees should bring a CV, a photo and sheet music.

Phantom of the Opera is currently celebrating its 33rd year in the West End at Her Majesty’s Theatre. Lloyd Webber’s musical won three Olivier Awards and seven Tony Awards when it opened in 1986 with Michael Crawford in the role of the Phantom alongside Sarah Brightman as Christine.

The show features songs including “The Music of the Night” and “All I Ask of You”. It tells the story of a phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House and who is mesmerised by a young soprano called Christine.

The tour opens on 24 February 2020, with any auditionees expected to be available for 18 months from 6 January 2020.

Doom Patrol

A new DC Comics TV series is in the works and rumor has it that this is Doom Patrol.

Doom Patrol is based on the DC Comics which are set around an unlikely group of misfits turned heroes. The band of misfits has a mysterious benefactor in common named Dr. Niles Caulder.
According to the show’s cast information, Timothy Dalton will be playing the mysterious mastermind that brings this all together.