Industry Connections

Developing a network is crucial to any successful creative, so at ICTheatre, our Training Professionals take regular workshops and masterclasses throughout their study. We are in the enviable position of having a roll call of leading industry connections from across the performing arts sector at our disposal.

For BA (Hons) Top-Up students and those who have progressed into the 3rd year, this engagement is ramped up when the focus becomes industry facing.

We aim to create a real-time professional environment inviting renowned industry-leading production teams to work with our TP’s.  Recent examples include Franny Rafferty and Ed Burnside, Associate Directors of SIX and MATILDA, who directed the BA3 musicals for our most recent graduates.

Our Patrons are hands-on, regularly visiting to offer advice and industry opportunities. We also have casting directors and agents heading up the Professional Development module to make sure our TP’s are fully prepared to springboard into the industry. Read more about our Professional Development here.

Developing a network

Here are some of the people ICTheatre training professionals have been working with recently:

Julian Stoneman
West End and Broadway Producer

Mama Mia, Jersey Boys, Billy Elliot, Bat out of Hell, Rock of Ages

Tom Mothersdale
Award Winning Actor

Peaky Blinders, Lead roles at The Globe, The Royal Court & National Theatre.

Ray Shell
American Film, TV and Stage Actor, Author, Director, Producer

ICED, Billie Holiday, The Apple, Velvet Goldmine

Ed Burnside
Associate and Resident West End & TV Director

Matilda, Billy Elliot, The Crown

Franny Rafferty
Associate and Resident West End Director & Producer

Six the musical, Titanic, Spamalot 

Gary Lloyd
Director, Writer, Choreographer

Heathers, Thriller live!, Our House, Carrie, Arena tours, Ant and Dec Saturday Take away

Dominic Keavy
TV Director, BBC, ITV

Eastenders, Hollyoaks, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Doctors

Sam Hiller
Resident Associate West End Director

Les Mis, Phantom

Gary Sefton
Director, Composer

Saving Private Ryan, State of Play, Truestory Theatre Company

Mark Hilton
Associate and West End Director

School of Rock, Jersey Boys, Producers, Mama Mia, Hairspray, Sister Act, Our House

Dean Cavanagh
Writer, Producer, Director

Irvine Welsh, Trainspotting, Weddine Belles

Maisey Bawden
Associate Director

Resident Director The Drifters Girl, West End, Associate Director Queens Theatre Horn hutch, Artistic Director and Founder Mawa Theatre Company

Danielle Kassarate
Executive Director

Executive Director, Mawa Theatre Company, Associate Director, Queens Theatre Hornchurch

Robert Cavanah
Television Director and Producer

Freelance Television Director, Producer, Screenwriter and Actor. ITV, BBC, Channel 4.

Phil Stewart
Producer and Director

Phil & Ben Productions

Coz Greenop
Film Director

Founder of Production company Green13 Films. Known for Dark Beacon (2017), House Red (2019) and Sweet Street (2020).

Phil Stewart
Producer and Director

Netflix, BBC, ITV, Discovery Channel and Channel 4.

Marisha Wallace
West End & Broadway Performer

Dreamgirls, Hairspray, Color Purple concert

Layton Williams
West End Performer / TV Actor

Billy Elliot, Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Bad Education

Anita-Joy Uwajah
West End Actor

Lucky Man, Cordelia - National Theatre Live

David Stoller
West End Actor

Les Miserables film, Wicked, Billy Elliot

Syreeta Kumar
TV, Film & West End Actor

Coronation Street, Torchwood, Line of Duty, Life of Pi, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing

Natalie Weiss
Broadway Performer / Vocalist

Les Miserables tour, Viral Youtube teacher

Adam Bailey
West End Performer

Book of Mormon, Taboo, Bare, Priscilla Queen of the desert, Chicago

Shaq. B Grant

Lynn + Lucy, Dead Pixels, The Box

Jasper Cartwright

War Horse, The Butterfly Lion, Midsummer Night's Dream, Duncan House

Tamzin Outhwaite
TV Film Actor

Eastenders, New Tricks, The Bill, Law and Order, TV Host and judge

Paul Bazely
TV Film Actor

Pirates of the Caribbean, Benidorm, Emmerdale, Holby City, Doctors, Heartbeat, Cruella, IT Crowd

Liv Foster-Browne

Dreamgirls UK tour, Book Of Mormon

Tom Mothersdale
TV Film Actor

Peaky Blinders, Overload, Alex Rider, Treadstone

Cassidy Janson
West End Actor / Vocalist

Romeo & Juliet, Wicked, Avenue Q, Lend me a Tenor, Company

Omari Douglas
TV Actor / Stage Actor

It's a Sin, Cabaret, Jesus Christ Superstar, Annie Get your Gun, Tristian & Yseult

Vicky Vivacious
Drag Star

Drag Tours

Bradley Jaden
West End Performer

Les Miserables West End, Wicked, Shrek, My Fair Lady, Ghost

Jack Whitehall
Comedian / TV and Film Actor

Bad Education, Fresh Meat, Clifford the Big Red dog, UK touring comedian

Pheobe Taiano
Actor and Voice Coach

Any questions?

For questions on how ICTheatre can connect you to the performing arts industry, please contact our Enquiries Team on 01273 840 346 or email


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