Jo Hawes CDG

Children's Manager


RSC: Matilda The Musical


THEATRE: Jo started her career at the Theatre Royal Windsor in stage management. In London she was part of the stage management team for Annie, The Pirates of Penzance, On your Toes and La Cage Aux Folles.

Following several years as a theatrical PA she became the Children’s Casting Director for Oliver! at the London Palladium in 1995. Many wonderful shows followed and current productions include Les Misérables in London and on tour, Mary Poppins, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Fiddler on the Roof, the forthcoming Lion King UK tour, Little Miss Sunshine tour, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (West End) and The Watsons (Menier Chocolate Factory).

OTHER: Jo gives masterclasses in the Art of Auditioning to children and young people from seven-years old. She also runs successful Performing Arts Courses in which the young performers take part in musical numbers and learn skills such as make-up, puppetry, flying, mime, photography and making and working with props. Her book, Children in Theatre is a useful handbook for parents, children and industry professionals.