Pearson Casting

Pearson Casting, headed up by husband and wife team, James and Rosie Pearson, are an international, freelance casting house based in Liverpool & London who work across all genres of entertainment. James and Rosie are both members of the Casting Directors Association.

Recent credits include –

Theatre:
Six – The Musical – The Arts Theatre, London and UK tour; Jerry Springer The Opera – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester; Blood Runs Deep – Epstein Theatre, Liverpool; By The Waters of Liverpool – UK tour; Call Me Vicky (6 Offie nominations) – The Pleasance Theatre, London; Club Mex – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester ‘One Man’s Story’ – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool. ‘Bark’ Assisted Casting – C Venues, Edinburgh. ‘Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus’ – Directed by Arlene Phillips, The Other Palace, London. ’Spellz’ – UK Tour. ‘Aladdin Goes Pop’ – UK Tour. ‘Cartoon Network Live’ – South African Tour. ‘Beauty & The Beast’ – The Black E, Liverpool. ‘Heaven On Earth’ – UK Arena Tour, starring Kerry Ellis. ‘Cartoon Network Live’ – India & Middle Eastern tour. ‘Anything Goes’ – (6 Offie nominations including – Best Male & Best Female Performer and Best Supporting Male) Upstairs At The Gatehouse, London. ‘Adam, Eve & Steve‘ Assisted Casting – C Venues, Edinburgh Fringe – 2016, King’s Head Theatre – 2017Elva Corrie. ’Secrets’ – The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool. ’Shout! The Mod Musical’ starring Liz McClarnon, Suzanne Shaw, Niki Evans, Amelia Lilly and Helena Blackman – Winter Gardens, Peter Frosdick Productions. ‘Adam, Eve and Steve’ – Kings Head, London & C Venues, Edinburgh, Elva Corrie/Max Emmerson. ’The Return of Neverland’ – UK Tour, Make Believe Productions. ‘A Christmas Carol’ starring Paul Nicholas – Winter Gardens, Peter Frosdick Productions. ‘Legally Blonde The Musical’ (Nominated for Best Ensemble, Welsh Theatre Awards) – Aberystwyth Arts Centre. ‘Loserville’ – JDG Productions.

Film & TV:
No Traveller Returns (short film) – Andrew Pennington Productions; Mummy’s Boy (short film) -Typecast Productions; ‘Anne’ (Children’s casting) – World Productions/ITV; ‘Wormfood’ (short film) – Ali Coulson/Sarah Higgins and ‘Power of Numbers’ (short film) – Standard Chartered/Liverpool FC (Featuring Steven Gerrard). They are currently casting a new full-length feature, ‘Fetch’, for Hurricane Films, due for release in 2021

Commercials & Music Videos:
Accrington Stanley Milk Ad (Remake featuring Ian Rush) – Parliament Pictures; ‘Fearlessly Independent’ – New Balance (Featuring Jurgen Klopp). ’Smart Funeral Plans’ – Emu Films. ‘The Girl In The Yellow Dress’ – David Gilmour/Hypgnosis.

Cruise Ships, Parks & Overseas:
Pearson Casting work in association with Talent Artistic Group as their in-house casting team, looking after their shows both internationally and in the UK. They are the UK Casting Directors for Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceana Cruise Line and Regent Seven Seas; they are also delighted to be working in association with the casting team at Norwegian Creative Studios Casting on ‘SIX The Musical’ for them. Since 2017 Pearson Casting have looked after RWS Entertainment Group’s UK casting for Holland America Line, Step One Dance Company, Europa Park Germany, Virgin Voyages and Azamara Club Cruises.