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by Pandora II
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Matilda the film
Replies: 25
Views: 5813

Re: Matilda the film

We are really keen to find out when recalls will be as have heard nothing since the audition on 15th Feb - I'm wondering about contacting the casting team directly but worried that they may take a dim view of this...would love to know your thoughts. Lots of us haven’t heard since auditions in mid-J...
by Pandora II
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Harry Potter and the cursed child auditions
Replies: 6
Views: 1829

Re: Harry Potter and the cursed child auditions

Recalls were last week for this one.
by Pandora II
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Matilda the film
Replies: 25
Views: 5813

Re: Matilda the film

DD was called for role of Matilda as were around 6 of her friends.

I know a lot who were seen in London this weekend for classmates roles first round
by Pandora II
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Auditioning again?
Replies: 5
Views: 1292

Re: Auditioning again?

Agree with everything above. My DD got cast at her second set of finals for one show, and has been asked back many times for other shows. Often it’s height or age and they will tell you at the cut that they’d like to see you in 6 months/ at next recast - happened to us with Matilda, School of Rock a...
by Pandora II
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Matilda the film
Replies: 25
Views: 5813

Re: Matilda the film

In my experience with screen auditions you only ever hear if it’s positive.

Even if you do several recalls, it just goes quiet and after a few weeks you think, okay so that’s out now.

MT is more brutal in terms of rounds and cuts, but you do at least always have an answer!
by Pandora II
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: height restrictions at castings
Replies: 4
Views: 1051

Re: height restrictions at castings

Some castings say: UNDER 4ft 4” - Little Cosette in Les Mis UNDER 4ft 3” - Matilda in Matilda If there is no bolded UNDER then I would assume that as long as they are not over then it’s fine to go when they are on the limit. Some also have an age as well - they like Matilda to be as close to age 10 ...
by Pandora II
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: id Talent
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Re: id Talent

Never heard of them.

There used to be a list of 20 reputable agencies knocking about.
by Pandora II
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Agencies
Topic: What do you look for in an agent?
Replies: 15
Views: 3045

Re: What do you look for in an agent?

- someone I can talk to about the not so good stuff as well as the good stuff. - no internal competition. - knows who the children are on the books and their strengths, likes and personality, and sends them for appropriate castings. - very selective and actively wants to represent my child. When I m...
by Pandora II
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: LAMDA Grading impotance
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Re: LAMDA Grading impotance

Exams are only important if the child enjoys doing them. DD is 10, has done WE and screen and been offered a full music scholarship to secondary school. She's been training since she was 5 in dance, singing, acting and MT and we have only ever done 1 ballet exam. Never been asked for exam certificat...
by Pandora II
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Using house as filming location
Replies: 6
Views: 1622

Re: Using house as filming location

Must admit I would think very carefully about it. Even though the crew were very respectful and careful, large numbers of people plus equipment plus rain and mud is not a happy mix!
by Pandora II
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: Using house as filming location
Replies: 6
Views: 1622

Re: Using house as filming location

My former boss lent his house in central London for a very big Disney feature film - they used part of it to shoot and the basement as a green room. He got £1k per day iirc. I don't know if there are standard rates - I would say it depends on the amount they need it and what they are planning to do....
by Pandora II
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Spirit or Stagebox ?
Replies: 31
Views: 6673

Re: Spirit or Stagebox ?

Regarding costs for Spirit, DD does 5 hours a week - 3 for the Performance Company Petite Elite team in musical theatre on a Sunday plus an hour each of tap and ballet during the week and it works out at £10 an hour which is on the lower side of training fees in the area. Uniform wise, she has a cou...
by Pandora II
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Spirit or Stagebox ?
Replies: 31
Views: 6673

Re: Spirit or Stagebox ?

A lot of the girls in DD’s Spirit group are working professionally as well - of the 12 in her current group, 5 of them are cast in west end roles at the moment. My DD has recently finished a WE run and is currently filming. So, quite often you can work towards a piece, have a main solo and then find...
by Pandora II
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Spirit or Stagebox ?
Replies: 31
Views: 6673

Re: Spirit or Stagebox ?

Wondering about the auditioning for solo lines etc. How do people feel about paying the same (considerable) cost for training if their child never gets one of the lines or isn’t even considered. I have noticed this particularly with Stagebox - often only a few children are featured and some childre...
by Pandora II
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Castings and Auditions
Topic: Asking for small donations after all these years.
Replies: 10
Views: 2883

Re: Asking for small donations after all these years.

Also donated - thank you for all your hard work!