Norman Beaton Open Casting Session

Saturday 9th December 2017 at Tamasha

Apply by Monday 4th December 2017

Are you a professional actor or actress who has not trained at an accredited drama school? Are you looking to expand your experience by working in radio drama? 

We are one of 8 companies nationwide chosen to work with BBC Radio Drama to workshop suitable candidates for the annual Norman Beaton Fellowship. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for 8-10 professional actors - who haven’t trained at an accredited drama school - to audition for a 5-month contract with the BBC Radio Drama Company. 

We are on the look-out for versatile voices who feel at home working collaboratively and are happy to play as cast in a variety of roles across a range of Radio Drama productions. Previous winners who have auditioned with Tamasha include Adeel Akhtar, Karen Bartke and Gavi Singh Chera.

This year we are hosting an open casting session on Saturday 9th December 2017 prior to the scheduled workshop date with the BBC in January 2018 to meet Tamasha Developing Artists who are eligible and interested in taking part. 


To register your interest in taking part in the open casting session, please send a recent headshot and up-to-date CV to by Monday 4th December 2017.

Successful applicants will be notified of the time of their session by Wednesday 06 December 2017 and will be sent further information about what to expect on the day.

Auditionees will need to prepare two contrasting monologues (lasting no more than three minutes in total). They do not need to be memorised. The session will take place at Tamasha's offices in London.

We regret that due to high demand we are unable to respond to applicants who have not been offered an open casting session time-slot on this occasion.


Before registering your interest in the Norman Beaton Fellowship, please ensure you meet the criteria of the Terms and Conditions of the Fellowship, including, but not limited to:

  • You must be at least 18 years old on or before the Saturday 21 July 2018. There is no upper age limit for auditionees.
  • You must have professional credits in theatre, television or film but must not have trained at an accredited drama school.
  • You must be available for every round of the Norman Beaton Fellowship as well as the contract dates as follows:
  1. Tamasha audition workshop: Monday 8th January 2018
  2. The Semi-Final: 20th February 2018
  3. The Final: 19th and 20th March 2018
  4. Contract dates: Saturday 21st July 2018 to Friday 21st December 2018

For more information about the Norman Beaton Fellowship, including further information on drama school eligibility and the Terms and Conditions, please visit the BBC’s website >