Due to it’s overwhelming popularity, the Casting & Audition Masterclass with Ireland’s top casting directors, Maureen Hughes and Gillian Reynolds is back on Saturday 26th May from 10am to 5pm.

To book your place, call Aishling or Aoife on 01 6799277. Cost: €100

For more information on the course please see our website: http://www.gaietyschool.com/courses/part_time/short_course_adult/389/#details

MAUREEN HUGHES    Casting Director

Maureen Hughes began her career in  theatre at the Druid Theatre, Galway  in 1984

In 1991, she became Casting Director at the Abbey Theatre under the Artistic Directorship of Garry Hynes where she remained until 1994.  She joined UK Casting Director, Susie Figgis in 1996 to find the lead casting for Neil Jordan’s THE BUTCHER BOY and subsequently went freelance in film and television casting.   Recent film credits include the low budget ONCE which won an Oscar for Best Song last year and SIX SHOOTER        which won an Oscar for Best Live Short in 2006.  Other films include DOROTHY MILLS and the recently filmed WAKEWOOD with Aidan Gillen and Eva Birthistle.   Television work includes, SINGLE HANDED, RAW and LOVEHATE all of which have transmitted on RTE .

In 2010, she worked on THE OTHER SIDE directed by Rebecca Daly and THIS MUST  BE THE PLACE starring Sean Penn and directed by Paolo Sorrentino.  She is currently casting RUN AND JUMP for director Steph Green  and the latest series of LOVEHATE which finishes shooting in May

She has continued to work in theatre throughout her career and in particular with Garry Hynes and Druid Theatre casting for THE LEENANE TRILOGY  by Martin McDonagh which picked up  numerous acting awards both  nationally and internationally, WALWORTH FARCE and NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM both by Enda Walsh.  In 2010, she cast a production of THE SILVER TASSIE , directed by Garry Hynes and a new play by Enda Walsh, PENELOPE.  Her most recent work with Druid will be the eagerly awaited DRUIDMURHY season, directed by Garry Hynes which will open in Galway in June before embarking on a major Stateside tour and a run at the Hampstead Theatre in London.

GILLIAN REYNOLDS   Casting Director

Gillian Reynolds started her career as the resident assistant Theatre Director at the Orange Tree Theatre in London. Gillian went on to Direct several plays for the Orange Tree and other shows in various venues in London – including the Young Vic, Riverside Studios, Battersea Arts Centre and Latchmere Theatre.

Over the years, Gillian has helped cast some high profile films including THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO with Guy Pearce, REIGN OF FIRE with Christian Bale, BECOMING JANE with Anne Hathoway.

In 2011, Gillian cast ‘Primeval’ series 5 for ITV, ‘Joe and Jack’, a 39-part animation TV series. both to aired  in 2012. Advertisements include the New 11850 national campaign and a worldwide campaign for Jameson Whiskey.

2012 started with Gillian doing a nationwide search for Actors for a new T.V. series the BEE BOPS- shooting later this year.

The Feature film A KISS FOR JED which Gillian worked on will be released nationwide from May 18th 2012.


Serious about Acting? The Gaiety School of Acting has over 25 years experience in the training of actors. Why not audition for our Two-Year Full Time Intensive Training programme and follow the footsteps of our many successful alumni. Auditions are taking place on Friday 11 May, Friday 15 June and Friday 13 July. Applications will be accepted until 30 June 2012. Call us on 01 6799277 or check out our website http://www.gaietyschool.com/courses/full_time/ for more information.