At Sonder, we strive to help give actors get as many opportunities as possible. Yet in an ever changing industry, we understand that it’s difficult for actors to always be on their game in the slow periods between castings.

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That’s where our workshops come in…

Our workshops not only give you the opportunity to get in front of high level industry professionals, but also giving an invaluable insight into their world. With a dedicated Q&A session in each workshop, we encourage actors to get into the thick of it and squeeze every drop of information out that they can. We want you to leave the room on top of the world and ready to smash your next casting!

By booking your space on a Sonder workshop, you will get to spend time with leading industry professionals, listening to their advice, asking them questions, performing directly to them and getting specialised feedback for you as an actor.

Our workshops are open to all actors! Please see information about our workshops below…


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November 2019

Join us this November for an exciting boot camp across 3 days with 3 major industry professionals!

Following our extremely successful workshop with ‘Rick Laxton CDG’, Sonder brings you our 3 day ‘Acting and Industry Boot Camp’. In this boot camp we cover all sides of the business of being an actor, allowing you see the industry through the eyes of a casting director, a professional actor and a PMA talent agent. Through this boot camp, you will be able to lift the veil and uncover valuable advice on how to further your career in the best way possible and reach your goals.

Not only will you walk out with a wealth of industry knowledge, you will also receive the the footage of your scene from the day two ‘Acting for Screen Masterclass’, which you will be able to keep and use as you please.

Our Tutors

Sophie Kingston-Smith: Sophie is a casting director who has worked on many incredible productions during her career. Sophie has been part of the casting team on productions such as ‘Homeland’ (FOX 21), ‘The Nun’ (Warner Bros.), ‘Holmes and Watson’ (Sony Pictures), ‘Genius’ (FOX 21) and more. Sophie will be spending 3 hours working the group, sharing advice, industry knowledge and answering questions.

Will Merrick: Will is professional actor who’s debut was in the BAFTA award winning E4 telelvision series ‘Skins’ as ‘Alo Creevy’. Since ‘Skins’ Will has been non-stop, working on some major productions such as ‘About Time’ (Universal Pictures) , ‘Doctor Who’ (BBC One), ‘Brief Encounters’ (ITV), ‘Poldark’ (BBC One) and many more. Will is currently shooting for E4’s ‘Dead Pixels’ and will be taking time out of his busy schedule to share his knowledge with you in a ‘Screen Acting Masterclass’.

Alignment Management Group: AMG are an established PMA talent agency who have been working in the industry for over 10 years. AMG’s clients have appeared in many major productions such as ‘The Crown’ (Netflix), ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ (Walt Disney Studios), ‘Game of Thrones’ (HBO), ‘Call the Midwife’ (BBC One) and countless more. An agent from AMG will be leading a fantastic ‘Industry Advice Talk’ on the business of being an actor.

Our Dates

Casting Workshop: Friday 8th November, 6pm - 9pm

Screen Acting Masterclass: Saturday 9th November, 10:30am - 1:30pm

Industry Advice Talk: Sunday 10th November, 10:30am - 1:30pm

Venue: The Umbrella Rooms, 241 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8EH


The price of this 3 day boot camp is only £129 and there are limited spaces available.

To Register Your Interest

To register your interest, please email WORKSHOPS@SONDERTALENT.COM with your full name and a link to your Spotlight profile.


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September 2019

In September we joined casting director Rick Laxton for a fantastic workshop! Rick is a member of the CDG, and was Head of Casting at Lime Pictures for 5 years, where his credits included 'Hollyoaks', 'Rocket's Island', 'The Case' and 'House of Anubis'. Prior to working at Lime Picture, Rick spent seven years working in the Casting Department at ITV on shows such as ‘The Road’, ‘Vincent’ and ‘Coronation Street’. Since leaving Lime Pictures, Rick has cast some fantastic projects and his credits include series for the BBC, Amazon Prime and Disney, including award winning BBC1 comedy series 'Peter Kay's Car Share'.