Are you a professional actor who didn’t train at an accredited drama school?
Do you have a versatile voice?
Would you like to work in radio drama?
“The Norman Beaton Fellowship is an excellent opportunity for any actor who wants to find their voice and be heard.”
Shaheen Khan, actor (BBC NBF Judge, 2014)
Each year the BBC Norman Beaton Fellowship seeks to find a broad range of new acting talent, particularly from those who may not have easy access to conventional routes into radio drama.
How to enter:
Audition workshops take place at theatres across the UK between November 2014 and January 2015, leading to semi-finals in February and Finals in March in London.
To apply for a place at one of these workshops you must:
1. Not have attended a full-time drama course at a Drama UK or Conservatoires UK accredited drama college.*
2. Have professional credits in theatre, television or film.
3. Have a versatile voice and an interest in working in radio drama.
*Please see website for full terms and conditions.
This event is open to anyone who meets these criteria, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or disability.
The winners receive a five-month contract with the BBC Radio Drama Company and the runners up, a freelance engagement with BBC Radio Drama.
For details of participating theatres and dates of events, please visit:
To express an interest in taking part, please email: Clare Ewing
“NBF is fantastic opportunity for actors to learn and experience one of the most enjoyable mediums in our profession: radio. I remember an actor saying: 'I’ve never had a bad day on a radio play' and this is true of my own experience in all the years I've been an actor.”
Ray Fearon, actor (Judge, 2014)