Curriculum Vitae
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Born London, June 11th, 1959

  • Married to Tim Hawes (Professional Freelance Trumpet Player)
  • 3 children

Training

  • LAMDA Stage Management and Technical Theatre Course.

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT from 1979 – 1987

  • Theatre Royal Windsor ASM / DSM
  • Annie – Victoria Palace Theatre  ASM /DSM
  • Pirates Of Penzance – Theatre Royal Drury Lane Stage Manager
  • La Cage Aux Folles – London Palladium Stage Manager
  • Hinge and Bracket at the Comedy- Company Stage Manager
  • 1987 – 1994    PA to Lee Menzies
  • 1994 – 1995    Temporary work for Agents / General Managers / Publicists around the West End of London
  • Licensed by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead as a Chaperone.
  • October 2010 set up Master classes in The Art of Auditioning teaching children all over the UK and Ireland.
  • February 2012 Oberon Books published CHILDREN IN THEATRE. A practical guide for performing children and their parents.
  • Lectures to parents, agents and stage management on the subject of children in professional entertainment.
  • February 2014 – started Performing Arts Courses.
  • Specialist in licencing children to work in the UK and abroad with fairly frequent trips to the City of Westminster Magistrates Court.
  • Member of the Casting Directors Guild

1995 – Present

Casting Director / Administrator

  • Overseeing all aspects of casting children, licencing (UK and overseas), scheduling rehearsals and performances and employing chaperones and tutors in London and on tour.

CURRENT & FORTHCOMING

Children’s Casting Director 

  • LES MISERABLES                                              Queens Theatre, London
  • MISS SAIGON                                                      UK Tour
  • THE SOUND OF MUSIC UK TOUR
  • CHRISTMASAURUS  Christmas 2017
  • THE BRIDGE   – Short Film

As Children’s Manager / Administrator:

  • MATILDA The Musical                                                   Cambridge Theatre
  • THE FERRYMAN                                                             Gielgud Theatre
  • MATILDA The Musical Uk Tour

PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS

For Cameron Mackintosh Limited –

  • OLIVER!  –  London Palladium 1995 and the tour/Theatre Royal Drury Lane 2008 and the tour
  • LES MISERABLES on Tour
  • LES MISERABLES at the 02
  • MARY POPPINS in London and on Tour
  • MISS SAIGON in London and on Tour
  • HEY MR PRODUCER! at the Lyceum
  • OKLAHOMA! at the Lyceum

For The Really Useful Group –

  • THE SOUND OF MUSIC
  • WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND
  • THE BEAUTIFUL GAME

OTHER PRODUCTIONS

  • A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Garrick Theatre London
  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, All Indian UK Tour
  • A VOYAGE ROUND MY FATHER, Donmar Warehouse and West End
  • ANNIE, Apollo Victoria and UK Tour
  • ANNIE GET YOUR GUN UK Tour
  • ASPECTS OF LOVE, Menier Chocolate Factory
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Dominion Theatre
  • BEFORE THE PARTY Almeida Theatre
  • BLACK AND WHITE BALL, The King’s Head
  • BUGSY MALONE, Queens Theatre
  • CAROUSEL, Savoy Theatre
  • CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, Novello Theatre
  • CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
  • CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, Several Productions
  • DR DOLITTLE, Labatts Apollo and UK tour
  • EDNA, Haymarket Theatre and UK Tour
  • EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES – National Theatre
  • FENCES – Theatre Royal Bath / Tour and Duchess Theatre London
  • FINDING NEVERLAND – The Curve, Leicester
  • GOODNIGHT MR TOM, Phoenix Theatre and UK Tour
  • GONE WITH THE WIND, New London Theatre
  • GYPSY       Chichester Festival Theatre / Savoy Theatre
  • HEATHCLIFF, Labatts Apollo and UK Tour
  • IMAGINE THIS, New London
  • KRISTINA @ the Royal Albert Hall, Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus
  • LAUTREC, Shaftesbury Theatre
  • MACBETH, Gielgud Theatre
  • MADAM BUTTERFLY, Royal Albert Hall
  • MEDEA, Queens Theatre
  • NINE, Donmar Warehouse
  • PORGY AND BESS, Savoy Theatre
  • SOUTH PACIFIC    UK Tour
  • SHOWBOAT, Prince Edward
  • SPEND SPEND SPEND, Piccadilly Theatre
  • TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES, Savoy Theatre
  • THE FIX, Donmar Warehouse
  • THE FULL MONTY, UK Tour
  • THE KING AND I, London Palladium and UK Tour
  • THE KING AND I, Royal Albert Hall
  • THE LION KING UK Tour  Various Venues and Basel
  • THE SECRET GARDEN, Aldwych Theatre
  • THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE – Leicester Curve & the Menier Chocolate Factory
  • THE SOUND OF MUSIC UK TOUR David Ian Productions
  • THE TURN OF THE SCREW  Almeida Theatre
  • SHREK the Musical, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
  • WHITE CHRISTMAS, Various Venues
  • I’D DO ANYTHING (The Search for OLIVER!) BBC TV