Richard Evans Casting provides a bespoke casting service for production companies both large and small, tailored to suit their needs and budgets. Every project is overseen personally, with regular progress reports and our work can include: sourcing suitable performers, shortlisting, assembling and running auditions or casting sessions and recalls, booking venues, pianists etc, advising the creative team, making offers, receiving acceptances, budgeting, negotiating and contracting, attending the readthrough and first night or visiting the set. Our involvement doesn't end there though - we're also on hand throughout the actual run or filming, and often beyond, as a point of contact and we keep in regular touch to ensure that everything is running smoothly.
Our aim to assemble outstanding, happy casts who work well together. We achieve this by getting into the mindset of the creative team, discovering their viewpoints on each role to be cast, as well as their likes and dislikes. Our specialist knowledge of UK talent is second to none and is kept up to date with regular theatre visits (from around 3 to 9 a week) and watching copious amounts of television and films. Having come from a performing background, Richard can recognise good technique and also has perfect pitch and sight reads music, which comes into its own when casting musicals.
As our business is all about rapport, we're delighted to have built a strong working relationship with our clients, several of whom we have worked with regularly since the early 1990s and have loyally returned to us again and again. The vast majority of new business comes from personal recommendation.
Our ethos has always been quality rather than quantity. We select and bring in a small number of artists for each role who fit the brief, saving your time and money, and don't take on too many projects at once, enabling us to give every production the time and attention it needs and deserves.
We love working with new clients on exciting projects, so if you like what you've read and would like to discuss the possibility of working with Richard as the Casting Director of a production, please call him on +44 (0)20 8994 6304 to talk it through, or email the details to him, with your contact information. You can also watch his showreel here...
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