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Will Burton CDG Casting Director

Most recently, Will cast Drew McOnie’s new dance piece Jekyll & Hyde for the Old Vic; the UK premieres of Harvey Fierstein’s play Casa Valentina and Xanadu for Southwark Playhouse; Ché Walker’s new play The Etienne Sisters for Theatre Royal Stratford East, and was the casting director for the ensemble company of Maria Friedman’s High Society at the Old Vic.

Prior to this, he cast Bugsy Malone for the Lyric Hammersmith; The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole 133/4 for Leicester Curve; Carrie and Bat Boy for Southwark Playhouse; The Beautiful Game; the UK premieres of bare-the Rock Musical and Altar Boyz, and the critically acclaimed In the Heights.

Will also cast the workshop presentations of Stephen Schwartz’s new musical Schikaneder, directed by Trevor Nunn.

He has worked with directors Matthew Warchus, Jamie Lloyd and Indhu Rubasingham and choreographers Stephen Mear, Peter Darling and Drew McOnie.

As the associate casting director at David Grindrod Associates, West End credits include: Cats, Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Made in Dagenham, Urinetown, The Commitments, Once, Matilda, Ghost, A Chorus Line, Shrek, Sister Act, Hairspray and Chicago.

Will has scouted talent for two seasons of The Voice UK and also Britain’s Got Talent. His other television credits include: The Sound of Music Live (ITV); Superstar (ITV); Over the Rainbow (BBC) and So You Think You Can Dance (BBC). Film credits include: Beauty and the Beast (musical casting); Nine (dancer casting) and Mamma Mia! - the Movie (ensemble casting).

Will is a full member of The Casting Directors Guild of Great Britain.


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