Bong-ra Ndizi an angel for Sainsbury's

Check out the new Sainsbury’s Christmas advert featuring RD Junior’s Bong-ra Ndizi who plays an angel.

Watch it below:

Well done Bong-ra! Putting us all into the Christmas spirit here at RD!

Andrew Hislop receives rave review in Macbeth


Andrew Hislop has received fantastic reviews in his performance within Merely Theatre’s version of Macbeth. Check out what was said about Andrew from Mind The Blog:

It also does an excellent job with the Porter scene – part of the play that I’ve not really understood the point of until this year, thanks also to the National Theatre and RSC versions. For the most part, Merely’s production is quite serious & dramatic, so this scene provides a comic break in proceedings, which really plays to the company’s strengths. Andrew Hislop takes on this role with great assertiveness (you try controlling an audience that’s almost entirely made up of teenagers on a school trip!) and is terrific entertainment value.
— Mind The Blog

Check out the full review here:

Well done Andrew, keep up the amazing work!

Alexis Tuttle Appears in Sanofi Commercial

Alexis Tuttle of RD Casting has appeared in a clever new Sanofi Commercial raising awareness for health in a unique way.

Check her out here:

Well done Alexis! A really powerful advert.

Maddie Wakeling cast in Small Histories


RD North’s Maddie Wakeling has been cast in the recently announced production of Small Histories by Out of Kilter Theatre.

The work is about six generations of women; their lives spanning 100 years from the final months of World War One to the present; and – through a weaving together of monologue, dialogue and songs – we are given glimpses into brief episodes of these women’s lives; episodes of joy, sorrow, love, loss and memory that articulate the ‘small histories’ of ordinary people.

A ‘scratch performance’ of the work is to take place at Touchstones, Rochdale on 16th November, 2018 at 7:30pm.

Well done Maddie, this is great news! Break a leg!

Mothering and Sapphire Paine become BAFTA eligible

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RD Juniors talented Sapphire Paine played the lead role in the short film Mothering which has just been selected for the Cambridge Film Festival.

This selection means both the film and Sapphire are now BAFTA eligible.


Huge congratulations Sapphire and massive fingers crossed for a BAFTA selection!

5 Star Review for Andrew Hislop in Much Ado About Nothing


Thats right, the Merely Theatre and Andrew Hislop have received 5 Star Reviews for their touring show Much Ado About Nothing.

Check out some of the quotes from Please Mind The Blog:

Andrew Hislop is an authoritative, but kindly, Leonato
My verdict? A comic triumph that welcomes everyone to Messina, with some fun musical choices amongst the Shakespeare – the performances from the cast of six are vibrant & full of energy.

Rating: 5*
This production is another comic triumph for Merely Theatre. Intent on ensuring the audience feels included, the cast acknowledge our presence by addressing their speech in our direction, or even incorporating individuals in small ways by making them part of the Prince’s Watch. Under Abigail Anderson’s direction, everyone is there in Messina for a couple of hours

Actor & Wrestler Justin Sysum appears on World of Sport Wrestling

RD Casting want to congratulate our very own Actor & Wrestler, Justin Sysum, for his appearances on ITV's prime time World of Sport Wrestling series each Saturday at 5pm.


Justin has already appeared in episodes 1 & 3 and will continue to feature in the majority of the 10 part series. 

Watch the episodes that have already aired here:

Find out more about World of Sport Wrestling here:

On top of all his acrobatic stunts, Justin also acts. Could he be the next Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson?

And if that's not enough, check out some of these amazing action shots featuring Justin below.

I don't know about you but I wouldn't mess with him!


Amazing work Justin!

Won't be long until we see you on that big screen!