Norman Beaton Fellowship

Are you a professional actor who didn’t train at an accredited drama school? Do you have a versatile voice? Would you like to work in radio drama?

Each year the BBC Norman Beaton Fellowship seeks to find a broad and diverse range of new acting talent, particularly from those who may not have easy access to conventional routes into radio drama. Stratford East will be hosting auditions for the Norman Beaton Fellowhip on Fri 11 Jan 2019!

To apply for an audition place, carry on reading! Application deadline Mon 26 Nov 2018. 

You will be informed by Mon 17 Dec if your application for audition has been successful.

Norman Beaton Fellowship 2019

This is a wonderful opportunity for 8-10 professional actors - who have NOT trained at an accredited drama school - to audition for the BBC Radio Drama Company (RDC). Previous winners include Ayesha Antoine, Adeel Akthar, Karen Bartke and Debra Baker. The winners receive a five-month contract with the BBC Radio Drama Company and the runners up, a freelance engagement with BBC Radio Drama.

Auditions will be held at Theatre Royal Stratford East on Fri 11 Jan 2019 - please note that not all applicants will receive an audition 

How To Apply

To apply for the audition day you must:

1. Not have attended a full-time drama course at a Drama UK or Conservatoires UK accredited drama college.
2. Have professional credits in theatre, television or film.
3. Have a versatile voice and an interest in working in radio drama.


Please send your completed application form to Daisy Hale, Assistant Producer, by Mon 28 Nov 2018. You will be informed by Mon 17 Dec if your application for audition has been successful.

This event is open to anyone who meets these criteria, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or disability.

 “The Norman Beaton Fellowship is an excellent opportunity for any actor who wants to find their voice and be heard.” Shaheen Khan, actor (BBC NBF Judge, 2014)

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