Kay Magson

CDG Casting Director

About Kay Magson


Kay is an Associate Artist of Curve. Theatre credits include: West Side Story (Curve), The Color Purple (Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome), Beautiful Thing (Arts Theatre/U.K. tour), The Solid Gold Cadillac (Garrick), Sweeney Todd (Royal Festival Hall), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Curve/National tour), Dangerous Corner (West Yorkshire Playhouse/West End), Round The Horne… Revisited, Aspects Of Love, The Witches Of Eastwick, All The Fun Of The Fair (National tours), Kes (Liverpool Playhouse/National tour), Great Expectations (Watford Palace Theatre/National tour), Bat Boy (West Yorkshire Playhouse/West End), Young America Season (Northampton/National Theatre) and Singin’ In The Rain (West Yorkshire Playhouse/National Theatre/National tour).

Kay was resident casting director at West Yorkshire Playhouse where she cast many shows including Hamlet, the McKellen Ensemble Season and the Patrick Stewart Priestley Season amongst others. Kay casts regularly for Sherman Cardiff (Iphigenia In Splott, The Cherry Orchard, A Doll’s House, The Weir (co-production with the Tobacco Factory), Dublin Carol, The Motherf***er With The Hat (co pro with The Tron, Wind in the Willows et al), Derby Theatre (Two, Look Back In Anger, Alice, A Christmas Carol, Solace Of The Road and Great Expectations amongst others), Storyhouse Chester (The Beggar’s Opera, The Secret 7, Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, The Crucible, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Comedy Of Errors, Macbeth, The Secret Garden, Stig Of The Dump, Julius Caesar et al), Liverpool Everyman (Hope Place, Macbeth, Bright Phoenix and the Rock and Roll Panto every year), Birmingham Stage Company (including James And The Giant Peach, Horrible Histories, Gangsta Granny and Awful Auntie). She is Associate Artist at Curve (where she has cast A Streetcar Named Desire, Wipers, The Importance Of Being Earnest, Grease, Legally Blonde The Musical, Scrooge, The Witches, The Twits, George’s Marvellous Medicine and An Officer and a Gentleman amongst others) and Casting Associate at West Yorkshire Playhouse, where she works on artist development as well as casting shows (recently Talking Heads, Richard III, Enjoy, Kes, Romeo And Juliet). Kay is a member of the Casting Director’s Guild of Great Britain (CDG).

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