About the workshop

This is an exclusive workshop for just 14  participants.   

The workshop will focus on auditioning for TV comedy.  Rick will guide you through the process and skills required to approach comedy scripts.  You'll be sent a scene to learn in advance and will receive feedback and guidance on your performance. 


Rick Laxton is a freelance Casting Director and member of the CDG.    

Amongst his freelance credits are series for BBC, ITV, Amazon Prime, and Disney, including new BBC1 show 'Scarborough', and multi-award-winning BBC1 comedy 'Peter Kay's Car Share'. 


He was Head of Casting at Lime Pictures from 2010 to 2015, where his credits included 'Hollyoaks', 'Rocket's Island', 'The Evermoor Chronicles', and 'House of Anubis'.  Before that, Rick worked in the ITV casting department for seven years, on shows such as 'The Street', 'Vincent', 'Coronation Street', 'Blue Murder', and 'The Road to Coronation Street'.


Rick also co-wrote BBC Two pilot THE PACT which stars

Sarah Solemani and Brett Goldstein.​


How To Book


As the spaces are so limited we require full payment at the time of booking.

This can be paid via PayPal. 


Please call:

07824517599 or 01759 318192 

Or book online


to reserve your space today.

Tickets will be released soon


• Workshops must be paid in full at the time of booking via BACS or PayPal

• Cancel Less than 20 days and the full amount is liable. If we can rebook your place we can refund your money.
• Cancellations less than 14 days before arrival the full amount is liable.
• If we need to cancel a full refund will be given to each participant


“The workshop is educational and should not be considered as a job interview or audition. Attending workshops is not a way to obtain employment as an actor. It is a learning/educational experience. The presence of a Casting Director is neither a guarantee nor a promise of employment. Contact with a Casting Director at a workshop rarely results in any further contact with that Casting Director, Director, Producer or any company affiliated with that Casting Director.”

Travel costs incurred by the student are not the responsibility of  FIRST TAKE WORKSHOPS  Please note that in the event of cancellation due to adverse weather, transport disruption or illness of either the industry professional or student, FIRST TAKE WORKSHOPS take no responsibility and are not liable for any costs associated with travel/overnight arrangements that are made and paid for in advance where the event does not subsequently take place at the designated time and date.  All efforts will be made to reschedule where at all possible.   Your responsibility It is the responsibility of the actor to ensure that any prep required for a workshop is received and worked on in good time. It is not the responsibility of FIRST TAKE WORKSHOPS if the student is unprepared for the workshop/ and does not have suitable materials with him/her to perform. It should be assumed that no facilities to copy or print speeches will be available at the venue.

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