David Grindrod Associates - Chicago
David Grindrod Associates - Mamma Mia
David Grindrod Associates - Jesus Christ Superstar
Bat Out of Hell
David Grindrod Associates - The Commitments
David Grindrod Associates - 42nd Street
David Grindrod Associates - Hairspray
David Grindrod Associates - Matilda
David Grindrod Associates - School of Rock
David Grindrod Associates - Urinetown


DGA specialise in casting for musical theatre across the West End, both UK and International tours, and regional theatres.

We also work extensively in both film and television


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David launched DGA in 1998 and has been Andrew Lloyd Webber’s dedicated casting director on all Really Useful Group productions.

He is currently a board member of Arts Educational Schools, Laine Theatre Arts, Watermill Theatre Newbury, The Council of Dance Education and Training and is a proud Associate Artist of the Old Vic Theatre.

Theatre includes: School of Rock (New London); Bat Out of Hell (London Coliseum); Million Dollar Quarter (UK Tour); Groundhog Day (Old Vic); Sunset Boulevard, Sweeney Todd (English National Opera); Cats (Palladium / UK Tour); Made In Dagenham (Adelphi); Stephen Ward (Aldwych); The Commitments (Palace / UK Tour); Urinetown (St James / Apollo); A Chorus Line (Palladium); Shrek (Drury Lane / UK Tour); Sister Act (Palladium / UK Tour); Hairspray (Shaftesbury / UK Tours); Lord of the Rings (Drury Lane); The Sound of Music (Palladium / UK Tour); Spamalot (Palace); Bombay Dreams (Apollo Victoria); The Beautiful Game (Piccadilly); Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria); Aspects of Love (Prince of Wales).

Film and Television includes: Mary Poppins Returns (Disney); Beauty and the Beast (Disney); Nine (Weinstein Co.); Mamma Mia! The Movie (Universal); Phantom of the Opera (Warner Bros.); The Universe (BBC); The Sound of Music Live (ITV); Superstar (ITV); Over the Rainbow (BBC); I’d Do Anything (BBC); How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria (BBC)

Stephen was Chairman of The Casting Directors Guild of Great Britain from 2012 to 2015.

He is the casting director for Mamma Mia! London and UK Tour productions, and has been casting consultant on productions in Germany, Holland, Norway, Italy, Spain and Russia.

Theatre includes: Jerry Springer – The Opera (National Theatre / Cambridge); Chicago (Cambridge / Adelphi / Garrick / UK Tours); Mrs Henderson Presents (Bath Theatre Royal / Noel Coward); The Little Prince (Lyric Theatre Belfast / Dubai); The Braille Legacy (Savoy); T’Aint A Bird (Arts)’ Fing Ain’t What They Used To Be (Theatre Royal Stratford East); High Society (UK Tour); Light in the Piazza (Leicester Curve); My Fair Lady, Oliver! (Sheffield Crucible); West Side Story (Sage Gateshead); Hello Dolly! (Open Air Theatre Regents Park).

Film and Television includes: Mamma Mia! the Movie (Universal); Nine (Weinstein Co.); The Universe (BBC); Superstar (ITV); How Do You Solve A Problem Like A Maria (BBC); Kombat Opera Presents (BBC).

Will has worked at DGA for almost 10 years.

As well as being the associate casting director at DGA, Will also casts projects in his own right as a freelancer

Theatre includes: Matilda (Cambridge Theatre); The Wild Party (St James); Jesus Christ Superstar (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); RENT 20th Anniversary (St James / UK Tour); Jekyll and Hyde, High Society (Old Vic); The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic); Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Sheffield Crucible) Ghost (UK & Asia Tours); Bugsy Malone (Lyric); In the Heights, Side Show, Xanadu, Carrie (Southwark Playhouse); The Etienne Sisters (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Paper Dolls (Tricycle); West Side Story (Salzburg Festival);

Film & TV includes: Mary Poppins Returns (Disney); Beauty & The Beast (Disney); Nine (Weinstein Co.); The Voice UK (BBC); So You Think You Can Dance (BBC); Superstar (ITV); Over the Rainbow (BBC); Sound of Music Live (ITV)


Ella joined DGA as casting assistant in 2015 having begun her career as an intern for The BWH Agency whilst studying for her Classics degree at the University of Birmingham. She graduated in July 2014, and began a casting internship with Pippa Ailion Casting.

Theatre includes: 42nd Street (Theatre Du Chatelet), Bat Out Of Hell (London Coliseum), Cats (Palladium, UK Tour and International Tour), Chicago (UK Tour), Groundhog Day (Old Vic), Hairspray (UK Tour), Jekyll & Hyde (Old Vic), Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Theatre), Matilda (Cambridge), Mamma Mia! (Novello, UK Tour), Million Dollar Quartet (UK Tour), Mrs Henderson Presents (Noel Coward), School of Rock London (New London), Shrek (UK Tour), Sunset Boulevard (London Coliseum), The Commitments (Palace & UK Tour).

Film and Television credits include: Beauty and the Beast (Disney), The Sound of Music Live (ITV), The Universe (BBC).