National Theatre: Head of Casting

National Theatre: Head of Casting

By Amelia Forsbrook 10/02/12

As Head of Casting at the National Theatre, Wendy Spon has brought some pretty spectacular actors into the limelight. Ahead of her event just for IdeasTap members this month, she offers us an insight into her role…

On an average day, [the casting department] will be working on a number of different projects. We might be just beginning with something, so we’ll speak to a director to see what kind of actors they’re interested in. We might have already started the process of auditions, or we may be preparing for that process by having ideas, talking to