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:

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

Any questions?

For questions on how ICTheatre can connect you to the performing arts industry, please contact our Admissions Team on 01273 603 333 or email


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