Links:

AUDITIONS THE COMPLETE GUIDE:

Auditions: The Complete Guide (http://www.auditionsthecompleteguide.com)   the official website of Richard's book, containing invaluable advice, tips and resources for performers and performing arts students. 

Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/auditionsguide/) Join our Facebook community and keep up to date.

Twitter (https://twitter.com/auditionsguide) Follow Richard and the book on Twitter too!

Routledge (http://www.routledgeperformance.com) the publishers of AUDITIONS: THE COMPLETE GUIDE.   See and buy their theatre and performance titles here.

CASTING RESOURCES:

Spotlight (http://www.spotlight.com)   the UK's foremost casting directories and online service, used by casting personnel internationally.  Spotlight also publishes Contacts, an annual directory containing contact details of companies in many areas of the entertainment industry.

The Stage (http://www.thestage.co.uk)   the UK's oldest and most read entertainment newspaper, published every Thursday, with a constantly updated website, both containing entertainment industry news and advertisements for auditions.

Castweb (http://www.castweb.co.uk)   a subscription casting information service, delivering casting breakdowns directly to your inbox as and when they happen.

Equity (http://www.equity.org.uk)   the UK union for those working in the entertainment industry, which provides a free online job information service for its members.

RESOURCES FOR PERFORMERS AND STUDENTS:

Musical Theatre Auditions  (http://www.musicaltheatreauditions.infobrilliant tips and resources on musical theatre auditions for professionals, amateurs and those looking to train.

Simon Dunmore (http://www.simon.dunmore.btinternet.co.uk)  an excellent resource containing useful information for actors, compiled by the late British theatre director, teacher and author, Simon Dunmore.

Ed Hooks (http://www.edhooks.com)  an American acting coach and actor, whose website contains some great resources and links for the American market.

The Drama Student Magazine (http://www.thedramastudent.co.uk)  is a brilliant magazine containing articles and resources for anyone studying, or planning to study drama.

Simpson Scott Photography (http://www.simpsonscottphotography.com)   London-based photographers with first hand experience in many areas of the Industry, specialising in excellent contemporary headshots for actors, singers and creatives in a supportive environment.

Masterclass (http://www.masterclass.org.uk)  offers young people exceptional creative opportunities and experiences with leaders of the theatre industry by offering a year-round programme of FREE talks, workshops, special projects and career advice intended to give people insight into all aspects of theatre, from writing and directing to acting and producing.

Rogues And Vagabonds (http://www.roguesandvagabonds.co.uk)  a useful website containing news, views and reviews for actors, written by actors. 

Musical Stages Magazine (http://www.musicalstages.co.uk)  is the foremost magazine covering news and reviews of musical theatre productions and artists in the UK and around the world. 

Actor Expo (http://www.actorexpo.co.uk)  London's first and only exhibition for actors aiming to further their careers with seminars, stands  and networking. The inaugural event in October 2008 was excellent and very well attended.

Talented Young People (http://www.talentedyoungpeople.com)   a great website containing information and resources to help young people realise their talents and achieve their dreams.

Round Island (http://www.roundisland.net)  a company offering high quality showreels, voice reels, photography and web design for performers.

Dramaclasses.biz (http://www.dramaclasses.biz)  a brilliant website containing an extensive countrywide database of drama courses and tutors, with sound advice on auditioning and choosing speeches.

Piano Tracks for Musicals (http://www.pianotracksformusicals.com)   a great new site offering reasonably priced downloadable MP3 piano tracks for songs from a wide variety of musicals, with the ability to request songs from other shows.

The Model Business (http://www.themodelbusiness.co.uk)  a management company, representing models for part or full time work in photography, fashion, hair shows, promotions, TV, music videos, catwalk and commercial advertising.

Silver Tongued Productions (http://www.silver-tongued.co.uk)  will guide you through the whole process of making a voice reel. From choosing your bespoke scripts to directing you during the recording session, making it as simple and as easy as possible. High Quality Voice Reels At A Competitive Price!

Picturebook Showreels (http://www.picturebook-showreels.co.uk)  a London based company offering showreels at actor-friendly prices.

Green Panda Theatre (http://www.greenpandatheatre.co.uk)  writers of original musicals and audition songs available to download online.

TRAINING SCHOOLS AND COURSES:

Expressions Academy of Performing Arts (http://www.expressionsperformingarts.co.uk)   a performing arts academy and casting agency, based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

Artemis School of Speech and Drama (www.ArtemisSpeechandDrama.org.uk)   a chool offering three year courses in speech and drama, based in East Grinstead, West Sussex.

Independent Theatre Workshop (http://www.independent-theatre-workshop.com)   a well established theatre school and agency, based in Dublin, Ireland.

Aspire Presenting (http://www.aspirepresenting.com)   a London based company offering expert training courses in television presenting.

David Ross Acting Academy (http://www.davidrossacting.com)  an acting academy offering classes and courses in the north west and south east of England.

The Performing Arts Company (http://www.amandafairclough-drama.com) offering drama classes in Bolton and the north west.

VOICE AND ACCENT COACHES:

The Real Speaking Company (http://www.realspeaking.co.uk)  a London-based company offering workshops and personal coaching in presentation skills, voice and accents.

The Voice Explained (http://www.thevoiceexplained.com)  the excellent website of Anne-Marie Speed & Associates, which explores all things vocal.