Local Organisations Pull Together To Develop Liverpool Acting Scene

LIVERPOOL’S best actors will gather on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th June for a two-day festival of learning, development and networking with industry-leading professionals to cultivate the local performing arts industry. Spotlight Open House is an opportunity for everyone involved in the Liverpool performing arts industry to share ideas, learn and network with people and organisations who are striving to increase the amount and quality of local theatre, TV and film produced in the North West. The event is aimed at actors who want to develop their career within Liverpool; there will also be networking opportunities that are available for anyone involved in the local industry. Sessions will be run by Hollyoaks casting director Gill Charnock from Lime Pictures, accent coach Laura Carroll and writer/directors Andrew Sherlock and Bob Eaton of Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre. There will also be a series of professional development workshops from industry experts from outside the North West. A performance of well-received Page to Stage’s Welcome to Paradise Road will also be featured. The Open House festival is run by Spotlight, the leading casting platform in Europe, and supported by Pearson Casting, in association with Liverpool Empire Creative Learning Department and The Royal Court Liverpool Trust.   Ben Seale, Spotlight CEO, says “as a performing arts industry, it’s important that we help to generate work locally and provide opportunities for actors to be cast in productions all over the country.” James Pearson, casting director, says “Liverpool is a hub of acting talent. The inaugural Spotlight Open House festival will help everyone who is involved in the local industry to develop more opportunities for home-grown actors and tell more of Liverpool’s stories.” Tickets are free for Spotlight members or on application at: www.spotlightopenhouseliverpool.splashthat.com