Date 8th October 2022
Starts 4:45 pm GMT
Finishes 5:30 pm GMT
Room Room: London Wall - Workshops
Hosted by Mark Hedges, Mary Poppins Resident Director
Type In-person Only

Mark will be running a mock audition to give children a great insight in to how an Open Call works, with plenty of tips along the way!

About Mark:

Mark Hedges was most recently the Resident Director on The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London. Other productions for Cameron Mackintosh include Oliver! UK Tour – Children’s Director, Les Miserables London & UK Tour – Children’s Director, Mary Poppins UK/International Tour – Children’s Director & Mary Poppins Stuttgart and Hamburg – Children’s Casting and Rehearsal Director.  

 Previous work includes:

 Director: The Clockmakers Daughter – Cadogan Hall, London, Kids of the West End in Concert – Leicester Square Theatre, London, Aladdin – Asia Tour, Peter Pan – Bridge Under the Theatre, London, Sunshine on Leith – Northern Stage, Newcastle, The Wiz – Peoples Theatre, Newcastle, ‘Tis the Season – Jermyn Street Theatre, London, Jason and the Argonauts – Swiss Arts Festival, Zurich.

 Assistant Director: Little Women – Directed by Tamara Harvey, Uk Premier Workshop, Macbeth – Directed by Julien Chenery, Uk Tour.

 Musical Staging: Three Phantoms – Uk Tour and China, Celebrate Christmas – Royal Albert Hall, London, Willy Wonka – Ductac Theatre, Dubai, A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Uk Tour, What the Ladybird Heard – Uk Tour, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum – LSMT, Redhead – LSMT, Applause –  LSMT, RSVP/ASAP, LSMT.

 Childrens Director: The Bodyguard, UK Tour – Children’s Director, The Sound of Music, International Tour – Children’s Director.

 Actor: Little Shop of Horrors – Ensemble, Edinburgh Festival, Kate Prince for ZooNation, Starlight Express – Turnov, U/S Rusty & Dustin, Apollo Victoria, London, Jerry Springer the Opera – Swing, Dance Captain, National & Cambridge Theatre, London, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – Ensemble, West Yorkshire Playhouse, High Society – Ensemble, Shaftesbury Theatre, London, Starlight Express – Prince of Wales, U/S, Dustin & Poppa, UK/Scandinavian Tour, Les Miserables – Swing, U/S Thenardier, Dance Captain, Queen’s Theatre London, Les Miserables – 25th Anniversary Concert – Ensemble, Dance Captain, O2 Arena.