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by FredaBloggs
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Dance section
Topic: London ballet school/London boys ballet school
Replies: 11
Views: 608

Re: London ballet school/London boys ballet school

islandofsodor , I'm aware of the balletcoforum posting rules. The comment posted on the public forum was a general one about a less than positive experience (and passed muster with the moderators). The details, a mix of good and bad, were conveyed via pm, and they were based on first-hand experienc...
by FredaBloggs
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Dance section
Topic: London ballet school/London boys ballet school
Replies: 11
Views: 608

Re: London ballet school/London boys ballet school

lalaland, the similarity between the posts is not a coincidence... :-$ :)
by FredaBloggs
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Dance section
Topic: London ballet school/London boys ballet school
Replies: 11
Views: 608

Re: London ballet school/London boys ballet school

DS was at London Boys Ballet School for a while, though he is no longer there now. The boys' dance school (LBBS) has been going for about 5 years, has a lot of students in the lower RAD grades but fewer above grade 3/4. London Ballet School, the girls' dance school that runs alongside it, is newer; ...
by FredaBloggs
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Mary Poppins
Replies: 22
Views: 2340

Re: Mary Poppins

I asked Dds agent and he said they are however the kids would live in a house for 6-8weeks for rehearsal time and then the show. It’s not for us as dd wouldn’t cope and not would I not seeing her. Best of luck all!! Very good to hear they are open to casting from outside London/SE! Living away from...
by FredaBloggs
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Mary Poppins
Replies: 22
Views: 2340

Re: Mary Poppins

Auditions aren't until the end of next month and Jo Hawes will be busy in early March casting children for Joseph and girls for the Les Mis tour, so I wouldn't necessarily expect to hear about audition slots just yet. Jo usually gives about a week's notice for auditions (though once, memorably, we h...
by FredaBloggs
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Self Tape Success Stories
Replies: 22
Views: 3084

Re: Self Tape Success Stories

Never a wasted opportunity even if not cast - it was a great experience for DS to be one of a small number recalled and to meet the director.

We're now looking forward to seeing sugarpplumfairy's DD play a great role :D
by FredaBloggs
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Mary Poppins
Replies: 22
Views: 2340

Re: Mary Poppins

It doesn't specify location in the breakdown on Jo Hawes' website, but based on previous experience with similar shows I think it is most likely that children will need to live within commuting distance to London. I would suggest emailing or tweeting Jo to ask - she is usually pretty quick to respond.
by FredaBloggs
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Mary Poppins
Replies: 22
Views: 2340

Re: Mary Poppins

For anyone wanting to apply directly for their child, Jo Hawes has now put casting information for Mary Poppins on her website, including details of how to apply:

http://johawes.com/current-castings/
by FredaBloggs
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Mary Poppins
Replies: 22
Views: 2340

Re: Mary Poppins

The information I have (via DS's agent) is that first rounds of auditions will be held on a single date in late March. This casting director doesn't usually make a distinction between children with and without agents, so I would be very surprised if there were separate audition rounds planned for ch...
by FredaBloggs
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Mary Poppins
Replies: 22
Views: 2340

Re: Mary Poppins

Nininana , I don't think previous Jane Banks' have been uniformly blonde/blue-eyed, so I wouldn't let that put you off applying. I suspect the "fair-skinned" description is a way of indicating that they won't be considering fully colour-blind casting for this production. Having an agent or not shou...
by FredaBloggs
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Mary Poppins
Replies: 22
Views: 2340

Re: Mary Poppins

No, I'm afraid I don't have any information about dates.
by FredaBloggs
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Mary Poppins
Replies: 22
Views: 2340

Re: Mary Poppins

There has been a casting call circulated, but it seems to be going via agents first. I imagine there will be something on Jo Hawes' website about direct submissions in the near future though. General brief is: Jane Banks – feisty about 11, great acting and singing, some movement, between 4 foot 6 - ...
by FredaBloggs
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Self Tape Success Stories
Replies: 22
Views: 3084

Re: Self Tape Success Stories

I've just seen this! How strange that it was the same recall! :') lovely meeting you today :D fingers crossed for them both. Sounds like it will be a fab series x Lovely to meet you too - and still in awe of how far you travelled to be there! A great experience, and to get in that room was an achie...
by FredaBloggs
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Self Tape Success Stories
Replies: 22
Views: 3084

Re: Self Tape Success Stories

Snap, sugarplumfairy - my DS had the same news last week. I wonder if it's the same series? Best of luck to your DD for her recall! I definitely think self-tapes are a learning curve. DS got nowhere with them for ages but has had several recalls from tapes in the last 6 months, so I think we must be...
by FredaBloggs
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Dd in spotlight- where else can I find her auditions?
Replies: 7
Views: 1707

Re: Dd in spotlight- where else can I find her auditions?

If your DD is on Spotlight as a child performer presumably she has an agent? If that's the case, her agent should be submitting her for jobs on Spotlight and for casting briefs circulated directly by casting directors, not just waiting for CDs to see her Spotlight profile and get in touch. DS has ne...