Page extent: 180
ISBN: 9781849431279
Binding: PaperBack

Children in Theatre: From the audition to working in professional theatre - A guide for children and their parents.

Jo Hawes

PaperBack (16 Feb 2012)

Performing children have a very special existence which sometimes sets them apart from their peers. Parents are often excluded from this world but are expected to support them all the way. There is very little authoritative advice on how to cope and what to expect.This book will help children and their parents navigate their way through all of this: to advise, guide, inform and demystify the wonderful world of live theatre.Packed full of practical advice and information on all aspects of the life of a child actor, it is written by the leading children’s casting director and administrator in the UK, who has worked on many large shows including Oliver!, Shrek, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins and Matilda.

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ISBN13 9781849431279
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 180


'The logical structure of Jo Hawes's guide gives the reader a real sense of clear direction... As well as being a stage manager, this author is also a mother, casting director and chaperone; all of which helps make her writing focused and relevant... The top tips she gives throughout and the way she quashes many of the rumopurs and much of the gossip that often revolves around showbiz industry provides a real breath of fresh air... The narrative shows passion and care throughout. The anecdotes balance humanity with a huge degree of specialist knowledge.' Drama Magazine

'Makes a splendid job of debunking many of the mysteries in what, for many parents and children, is a very strange, unknown world… it’s evidently written from the heart … excellent' The Stage

‘Upbeat and informal…very accessible and readable – rather like being at one of Hawes’s popular workshops…a book well worth reading by drama teachers’ Teaching Drama

‘A “must read” for all parents of aspiring performers. An all-encompassing, comprehensive, informative and intelligent guide. Brilliant!’ Sylvia Young