Jim Arnold CDG

Casting Director

Jim was Associate Casting Director for Pippa Ailion Casting from 2012-2018, before establishing Jim Arnold Casting in early 2018. He was the Original Casting Associate for ‘Matilda, the Musical’ at the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon, and was Casting Assistant at the RSC for 3 and a half years from 2007-2011. He has worked with several leading Casting Directors in TV, film and theatre and is a full member of the Casting Director’s Guild of Great Britain and Ireland.

Current projects: Rock of Ages (UK Tour); Eugenius! (The Other Palace); The Mirror Crack’d (Wales Millennium Centre and Wiltshire Creative); Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (UK Tour); West Side Story (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester); Camelot, Girlfriends and A Christmas Carol (LMTO Concert Series 2018).

Credits as Casting Director include: Wicked (Apollo Victoria); The Wedding Singer (UK Tour); The Rest is Silence (dreamthinkspeak); Crave, Illusions (Actors Touring Company); DNA (Hull Truck & UK Tour); Yerma (Gate & Hull Truck); Pericles Reimagined (Regent’s Park); Lingua Franca (Finborough & 59East59, NYC); Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams (Finborough); Fragile, Le Mariage (Arcola); Artist Descending a Staircase (The Old Red Lion).

Credits as Associate Casting Director for Pippa Ailion Casting include: Wicked (Apollo Victoria, UK & International Tours); Street Scene (Teatro Real, Madrid); My Fair Lady (Teatro di San Carlo, Naples); Tiger Bay – The Musical (Wales Millennium Centre – Wales Theatre Award 2018 for Best Ensemble); The Wind in the Willows (London Palladium & UK Tour); Funny Girl (Savoy & UK Tour); One Love – The Bob Marley Musical (Birmingham Rep); Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace & UK Tour); Top Hat (Aldwych & UK Tour – Olivier Award 2013 for Best New Musical); The Lion King (Lyceum); Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); Guys & Dolls, Gypsy (Chichester & West End); Noël (National Opera House, Wexford); The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Birmingham Rep & West Yorkshire Playhouse); Oh! What a Lovely War (Theatre Royal Stratford East & UK Tour); American Psycho (Almeida); From Here to Eternity (Shaftesbury); The Sound of Music (Regent’s Park); Let It Be (Savoy); Kate Bush – Before the Dawn (Eventim Apollo); Blue Man Group (Worldwide); Cinderella, Jack & the Beanstalk, Dick Whittington & his Cat (Lyric, Hammersmith); Jack & the Beanstalk, Robin Hood (Cambridge Arts).


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