Our branch driven campaign to provide opportunities for local talent

Cast It Here

Too often, productions that are filming, rehearsing or being performed across the regions and nations of the UK don't look at the casting opportunities on their doorsteps.

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We know that professional talent is available right across the UK and we want those making the casting decisions to provide opportunities for local talent to be seen as a standard part of their casting process.

This campaign will be driven by local branches and their Equity organisers as they are best placed to understand the most effective ways in which we can achieve that goal. That could be approaching theatres to have a local casting open day, building a regular forum with local engagers or lobbying local government to make a commitment to include local casting as a condition of funding.

What the priorities are for your area are up to you, so please visit your local branch and join them in creating a Cast it Here action group.

What is my local branch?

Wherever you are based in the UK, there will be a branch: a community of Equity members who meet as a group to discuss the issues facing the industry, both locally and nationally. Branches hold regular meetings, organise and campaign. 

Find your branch today

Who is my local organiser?

You can find a list of contacts below. If in doubt please use the form on our Contact Us page.

Contact Us

Branch officials

Brighton & Sussex

East Anglia

Essex & Hertfordshire


Oxford & Home Counties

Email Steven Duncan-Rice

London North

London South

Email Yvonne Smith

Birmingham & West Midlands

East Midlands

Email Ian Bayes

East Yorkshire & Humber

North & West Yorkshire

North East England

South Yorkshire

Email Dominic Bascombe

Northern Ireland

Email Alice Lemon

Greater Manchester

Lancashire & Cumbria

Liverpool & Cheshire

Email Paul Liversey

Edinburgh & East of Scotland

Glasgow & West of Scotland

Highlands & North of Scotland

Email Adam Adnyana

Bristol & West of England

Devon, Cornwall & Wessex

North Wales

South Wales

Email Simon Curtis