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Careers opportunities to be discussed in Derby

Published: 12 September 2019
Reporter: Steve Orme

Charity Open Door is teaming up with Derby Theatre for an event called Ignite which will enable people to learn about employment opportunities in theatre, television and film.

There will be a panel discussion in which industry experts will answer questions from anyone interested in being an actor, casting director, lighting designer, make-up artist or camera operator.

Joe Dempsie, who played Gendry Baratheon in the television series Game of Thrones, will be on the panel along with casting director Aisha Bywaters, TV director Lewis Arnold, actor and acting tutor Richard Neale, dramaturge and literary associate at The Royal Court Myah Jeffers, Derby Theatre’s artistic director and chief executive Sarah Brigham, agent Charlotte Davies, Derby Theatre’s head of wardrobe Tim Heywood and lighting designer Tim Skelly. The event will be hosted by actor Terry Haywood.

Ignite will be held at Derby Theatre on Thursday 19 September at 4:15PM.