Having worked as an Actor, Agent and now Casting Director, Louis Hammond CDG brings his unique perspective and understanding of an actor’s life to this new workshop.
This workshop offers the opportunity to work with a well established and experienced theatre Casting Director within an honest and supportive environment. Through scene work and discussion, this workshop aims to give you the practical skills and advice needed to put your best foot forward at a local, regional and/or west end theatre casting.
Your Spotlight CV will be sent to Louis before the workshop and based on your casting, Louis will hand out appropriate scenes to work on in the workshop, giving you enough time to prepare for a cold read. You will receive honest feedback and advice within a supportive environment. The workshop will conclude with a question and answer section, where advice will be given on how to approach relationships with agents, casting directors and directors, and how to make the most of auditions, with a particular emphasis on theatre. There will be a special stress on gaining a real understanding of how the profession functions and on avoiding fundamental errors.
LOUIS HAMMOND CDG
Theatre includes: The Sugar-Coated Bullets of the Bourgeoisie (Arcola/HighTide); The 5 Plays Project (Young Vic); Inkheart (HOME Manchester); The Distance (Sheffield Crucible/Orange Tree Richmond); Romeo and Juliet (Sheffield Crucible); Creditors (Young Vic); Harrogate (HighTide Festival/Royal Court); The Funfair (HOME Manchester); Primetime, Violence and Son, Who Cares, Fireworks (Casting Associate at the Royal Court); Romeo and Juliet (HOME Manchester); Amadeus (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Winter’s Tale (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); The History Boys (Sheffield Crucible); Driving Miss Daisy (UK Tour); Batman Live (World Arena Tour); The Trial of Dennis The Menace (Southbank Centre); The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Liverpool Playhouse/Nottingham Playhouse); Blue/Orange (Arcola); Von Ribbentrop’s Watch (UK Tour); Mrs Reynolds and The Ruffian, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Absent Friends (all Watford Palace); All My Sons (Curve, Leicester); 50th Anniversary Season of 50 Rehearsed Readings, Caryl Churchill Season, International Residencies and new writers’ Rough Cuts presentations (all Royal Court); The Member of the Wedding, Dirty Butterfly, The Indian Wants the Bronx (all Young Vic); Loot (Tricycle Theatre); Blowing Whistles (Leicester Square Theatre); Testing the Echo (Tricycle Theatre/Out of Joint Tour); The Importance of Being Earnest (UK Tour/Vaudeville); Donkeys’ Years (UK Tour); Rock’n’Roll (Royal Court/Duke of York’s Theatre); Jus’ Like That (Garrick).
Louis was Head of Casting at The Bill (Thames TV), and also cast films Arsene Lupin, Ne Quittez Pas, Beyond Re-Animator, and Mirrormask.