Professional advice for performers

We have fantastic advice to help you with your next audition, get your next acting or performance role and answer any questions you may have about the performing arts industry or The Stage Castings website.

We want to provide you with the best insight to help you further your career, whether you are looking to get ahead in TV, Theatre, Commercials, Dance or Film.


Audition advice from casting director Lee Mountjoy

Lee Mountjoy runs one of the most imaginative casting houses in the UK, casting award-winning television, theatre and film. Lee's casting credits include: ‘TopDog' (Universal Pictures), 'Closets' (BAFTA recognised short film), 'The Johnny and Inel Show' (BBC) and 'Woody Sez' (Award Nominated West End show).

What it takes to make it in musical theatre


Once you have finished a musical theatre course, there are plenty of options – but what is the best way for you to proceed? Director Thomas Hescott talks you through the choices, offering advice along the way about making sure the qualification you worked so hard to gain is put to good use.

Dancers: Learn the benefits of winning a warm-up


Knowing your own body and creating a daily routine based on its needs is ideal preparation for a dance career and your routine will sustain this career. Dominic Antonucci, ballet master at Birmingham Royal Ballet, provides advice on how to warm-up properly.

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