Welcome to the official website of
Jo Hawes CDG

The leading children’s casting director and administrator in the UK, who has worked on many large-scale West End and touring shows including Oliver!, Mary Poppins, Les Miserables, The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4 and Christmasaurus.

CHILDREN IN THEATRE

Performing children have a very special existence which sometimes sets them apart from their peers. Parents are often excluded from this world but are expected to support them all the way. There is very little authoritative advice on how to cope and what to expect. This book will help children and their parents navigate their way through all of this: to advise, guide, inform and demystify the wonderful world of live theatre.

ABOUT JO HAWES

Jo decided at 7 years old that she was going to work in professional entertainment, although she had little idea of what that might mean at the time. This decision was made after being completely mesmerised by Eric Porter’s portrayal of Soames in The Forsyte Saga…

 

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PERFORMING ARTS COURSES

Performing children have a very special existence which sometimes sets them apart from their peers. Parents are often excluded from this world but are expected to support them all the way. There is very little authoritative advice on how to cope and what to expect. This book will help children and their parents navigate their way through all of this: to advise, guide, inform and demystify the wonderful world of live theatre.
A ‘must read’ for all parents of aspiring performers. An all encompassing, comprehensive, informative and intelligent guide. Brilliant! Sylvia Young

This book makes a splendid job of debunking many of the mysteries in what, for many parents and children, is a very strange, unknown world. The Stage

Evidently written from the heart – on what parents should and should not do… excellent!

 

Susan Elkin