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by FredaBloggs
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: LAMDA Grading impotance
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: LAMDA Grading impotance

In my experience exam grades aren't essential to success at auditions. Casting directors will go by a child's performance in the audition room and don't really care about exam grades achieved or even whether a child has done graded exams at all. Even for a show like Matilda, which specifies in the c...
by FredaBloggs
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Letter to the School for Auditions and Jobs
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: Letter to the School for Auditions and Jobs

Is it for a specific job, or more of a general "We may ask for time off at some point" letter? For a specific job, I tend to give details of the the time commitment involved, including time spent away from school, and run through how we plan to minimise the impact on school work, to show I've though...
by FredaBloggs
Tue May 28, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: Curtis Brown & Alike
Replies: 6
Views: 1733

Re: Curtis Brown & Alike

Hero has a very good reputation, and they are very selective. If you haven't done so, it might be worth asking to see a list of what the agency has submitted your DD for in recent months. That might give an idea whether she's being put forward by the agency for the sort of work she'd like to do but ...
by FredaBloggs
Wed May 15, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Malory towers
Replies: 2
Views: 942

Re: Malory towers

I understand that recalls from self-tapes were last week, and they are doing second recalls this week. I'm not sure if any offers have been made yet though.
by FredaBloggs
Fri May 10, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: How should I help DS go forwards?
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: How should I help DS go forwards?

With respect to West End shows, he's not too tall for School of Rock, the dance in that isn't too difficult and they do cast 9-year-olds in ensemble, so that might be one to try (unless that is one of the WE shows he's already done, of course!). I wondered reading your post whether perhaps your DS d...
by FredaBloggs
Tue May 07, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: Curtis Brown & Alike
Replies: 6
Views: 1733

Re: Curtis Brown & Alike

Curtis Brown is very, very selective. In my experience the children they take on already have at least one high-profile TV/film credit under their belt. In other words, Curtis Brown typically decides to represent children because they are already successful TV/film actors - they don't become success...
by FredaBloggs
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Dance section
Topic: London ballet school/London boys ballet school
Replies: 11
Views: 2349

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: 2349

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: 2349

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: 5101

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: 5101

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: 5447

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: 5101

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: 5101

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: 5101

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...