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Masterclass with Agent JBR and Musical Director Dean Austin

About J

JBR is a London-based agent with over thirty years experience in the industry. In that time, they have directed, produced, written, dramaturged, coached, and acted in radio, film, TV, stage, musicals, and opera. For a number of years, they were the editor of the UK’s only magazine aimed at emerging industry talent, “Fourthwall & The Drama Student.” In addition to writing and agenting, JBR is also an acting coach working with a number of U.K. drama schools and operating a private one-on-one practice in acting and industry survival skills.

About Dean

Dean trained at the University of Hull, gaining a BMus(Hons).

As MD he has worked in the West End, national & international tours, regional, fringe, TV, drama schools, numerous pantomimes & workshops of new musicals, working with composers from here and abroad and now specialises as a pianist/MD for cabaret.

Productions include Love, Hate & Everything In Between with Adele Anderson (The Pheasantry),The Piazzolla Project with The Tango Collective (Arcola Theatre, The Pheasantry & St Paul’s, Chiswick), Songs of Resistance with William Ludwig (Arcola Theatre & The Pheasantry), Marlene (Above the Stag), Proud Cabaret (Above the Stag), Into the Night-the Art of Cabaret with William Ludwig (Barbican Art Gallery), London Premiere of Adam, Eve and Steve (King’s Head Theatre), European Premiere of Death Takes A Holiday (Charing Cross Theatre), European Premiere of Allegro (Southwark Playhouse), Gloomy Sunday with Adele Anderson (Crazy Coqs/ Pheasantry/Edinburgh Festival), The Last Drink with William Ludwig, (Ruhrfestspiele, Germany & Phoenix Artists Club), Dark Soul with William Ludwig (Phoenix Artists Club/ Crazy Coqs), Singular Sensations with Jon Robyns (Charing Cross Theatre), World Premiere of Dusty (Charing Cross Theatre), Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (Criterion Theatre, in aid of MAD Trust, The Mikado (Charing Cross Theatre), Jacques Brel is Alive & Well & Living in Paris (Charing Cross Theatre), European premiere of Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios) for which he was nominated for Best Musical Direction in 2014 Broadway World Awards, Ushers (Charing Cross Theatre), London premiere of Jekyll & Hyde (Union Theatre), World Premiere of Zorro (Garrick Theatre), Side by Side by Sondheim (The Venue), UK premiere of The Musical of Musicals- The Musical! (Sound Theatre), Taboo (The Venue), first national tours of Spamalot, Taboo & premieres of Tracy Beaker Gets Real & Yee-haw!!, Scandinavian arena tour of Grease and German tour of Youkali-the music of Kurt Weill.

Also UK premiere of Debbie Does Dallas (Oxford Fire Station Theatre & Edinburgh Festival), Piaf, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum & Little Shop of Horrors (Theatre Royal York), Blues in the Night (Birmingham Rep), Side by Side by Sondheim (Salisbury Playhouse), Little Shop of Horrors & A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Cardiff, Everyman Festival).


On TV: Celebrate the Sound of Music (Assoc MD) BBC1, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (various episodes) BBC1, Royal Variety Performance (Zorro) ITV1, Paul O’Grady Show (Spamalot) ITV1.


E-mail: info@associatedstudios.co.uk or call: 020 7385 2038



Date: Tuesday, 22nd March 2022

Time: 6-9pm

Cost: £35 to participate, £15 to observe.

Address: Associated Studios, 204 Latimer Road, London, W10 6QY

Phone: 020 7385 2038

Email: info@associatedstudios.co.uk