Rowland Beckley's workshop on Wednesday has limited spaces available for both workshops, so book now....

Casting BBC Continuing Drama offers the opportunity to discuss with Rowland his take on the casting process, to read for him and receive honest feedback and advice.

The workshop will start with a brief introduction where Rowland will outline who he is, the productions he casts, and the format of the BBC shows he works on - including what he is looking for during an individual performance.

Rowland will receive your Spotlight CV approximately a week before the workshop (please make sure it is up-to-date) and will then send out a scene for your to prepare. This section of the workshop will take up the majority of the time as, having read your scene, Rowland will provide you with notes and direction before giving you the opportunity to read again.

The workshops offer a supportive environment in which to work. All members perform their scenes in front of each other - offering a unique insight and opportunity for the whole group. There will be a Q&A section at the end of the workshop.

Rowland Beckley: Rowland has worked in television for over 12 years and began his career on the Studio floor as a 2nd/3rd AD. But a love of acting & the theatre, led him into pursuing a career in casting.

He has been casting for the past 8 years and has worked on numerous productions such as Being April, The Bill, Grease Monkeys, Holby City, Casualty & The Afternoon Plays.

Rowland works as a Casting Director at the BBC's in-house casting department. Recent productions include Eastenders, Eastenders: E20, Eastenders Comic Relief Special - 'Whitney's Story,' Eastenders Comic Relief Special - 'Liam And The Gang,' Doctors and Father Brown.

  • Wed 26 Nov - Janis Jaffa *BOOKING NOW OPEN*

Known for "The Bill" (Thames TV) and "The Way Home" Movie, Janis is now a prolific casting director for commercials. This workshop will focus on audition techniques for commercials and what's needed to succeed in this medium.



Workshops are �35 each for 2.5hrs; the usual format is introduction, script work and Q&A. Some casting directors vary this format and some send scripts out in advance.  Workshops are with a maximum of 18 attendees, so everyone has an opportunity to work with the casting director. 


You must be a member to apply for workshops with Fuse apply here:


Membership is currently �1.50 (it will rise in January to �20). You must enter your spotlight view pin when you apply. Once your application is assessed & approved you can book workshops, this can take up to 48hrs. 


When you apply remember to make a note of your login email address (this is your username) and your password, so that you can book classes.


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We encourage an ensemble dynamic, so there is currently a 20% discount available for booking 3 or more workshops.  you'll see the same friendly faces each week. It also makes Fuse one of the best value and highest quality workshops with the discounted price being �28.   


If you have any questions about Fuse please email me on actors@fusenetwork.co.uk 


Have a Super Sunday!


Mark Hayden


Run by Actors for Actors!




More about Fuse... 

  • Fuse is run by actors, for actors; supporting your career through professional development workshops and our industry network.
  • We have an excellent reputation as providing focused, friendly and professional workshops, and 40% of our attendees are returning performers who like Fuse workshops best!
  • Fuse workshops have small group sizes of a maximum of 18 attendees, so everyone gets the opportunity to shine.
  • We believe in creating an ensemble dynamic, so actors must attend a full block of workshops before being eligible for 'drop-in' classes. This ethos makes the Fuse Creative Network stronger as a professional community.

 "A fantastic investment for actors"

5 star review, Remote Goat



We fully comply with the Casting Directors Guild guidelines on provision of workshops with their members, namely: 


"The intent of the workshop is educational and should not be considered a job interview or audition. Attending workshops is not a way to obtain
employment as an actor. The presence of a Casting Director is neither a guarantee nor a promise of employment. Contact with a Casting Director at a workshop rarely results in any further contact with that Casting Director or any
company affiliated with that Casting Director."  



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