London team

Marc Frankum

Casting Director

Marc originally trained as an actor at Drama Centre London before moving into casting. Marc has recently cast Macbeth (Mercury Theatre, Colchester); Strangers on a Train (English Theatre Frankfurt); Dial M for Murder, An Inspector Calls, End of the Rainbow, Calendar Girls (all UK Tour); The Duck House (West End); Goodnight Mister Tom (West End/Chichester Festival Theatre/The Children’s Touring Partnership); Stepping Out (Salisbury Playhouse); The Mousetrap (60th Anniversary Tour); The Woman In Black (West End); Mother Adam (Jermyn Street Theatre); The Hairy Ape (Southwark Playhouse); Sign of the Times (Duchess Theatre);  Far Away (Bristol Old Vic) and The History Boys (Theatre Royal Bath/West Yorkshire Playhouse) and was casting associate on the brand new West End musical The Bodyguard.

Marc has worked alongside fellow Casting Director Sarah Bird on series 6 of Hustle, the BBC One Wales series Crash, Elf the Musical (Plymouth/Dublin); Sweet Bird of Youth, Cause Celebre, Fortune’s Fool (Old Vic); Forgotten Voice (Edinburgh Festival); Perfect Nonsense, The 39 Steps, The Full Monty,  Calendar Girls (all West End and UK tour); All My Sons (Regents Park); Race (Hampstead Theatre); The Ladykillers, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Speaking in Tongues, An Ideal Husband, When We Are Married, Deathtrap (all West End); The Way of the World (Sheffield Theatres);  The Madness of George III, The Rivals (Theatre Royal Bath/West End); Eden End (ETT); Hobson’s Choice, Me & My Girl (both Sheffield Theatres); Blithe Spirit, Pride and Prejudice (Theatre Royal Bath); The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Young Vic); The Caretaker (Trafalgar Studios); The Crucible (Regents Park); Juliet and her Romeo (Bristol Old Vic); End of the Rainbow (Northampton); Rainman (UK Tour); Mrs Klein (Almedia Theatre); Bedroom Farce/Miss Julie (Rose Theatre Kingston).

Derek Anderson

Director in Residence

Derek studied Film and Television Production at the North East College of Scotland followed by Theatre Production from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. On his directing debut, Derek won the 2015 Whatsonstage Award for Best Off-West End Production for Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Twickenham Theatre. The critically acclaimed production, starring Olivier Award-winner David Bedella in the title role, was also nominated for Best Musical Revival. For Aberdeen Arts Centre Derek directed the Kander and Ebb musical Cabaret, Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company and The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh. At The English Theatre Frankfurt Derek has directed Hand to God, The Lion in Winter and One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. 

Other work includes Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim for Stowe Arts and the world premier of Eyes Closed, Ears Covered by Alex Gwyther at the Bunker Theatre which was nominated for three Off-West End Awards. Recently Derek directed Ticker by Tom Machell, a new play currently running at the Edinburgh Festival.