Debbie O'Brien

Casting Director | Industry Knowledge Tutor

Debbie O’Brien is a Casting Director. West End productions include: Show Boat (Royal Albert Hall), Dancing in the Streets (Playhouse), The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas (Savoy), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Palladium), Saturday Night Fever (Apollo Victoria), The Snowman (Peacock), Fame (Aldwych), Peter Pan and The Pirates of Penzance (Savoy), Grease (Victoria Palace), Mum’s the Word(Albery), Daisy Pulls It Off (Lyric), The King and I (Palladium), Napoleon (Shaftesbury), Madame Melville (Vaudeville), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Playhouse), La Cava (Piccadilly). Smokey Joe’s Café (Prince of Wales), The Rocky Horror Show (Queen’s, Piccadilly, Duke of York’s, Victoria Palace), Soul Train (Victoria Palace), Rent (Shaftesbury), Carmen Jones (Old Vic), Always (Victoria Palace), Steaming (Piccadilly), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Apollo), Disgracefully Yours (Comedy).

UK tours include: Thriller Live, Mahabharata, Bratz Passion for Fashion, Sweet Soul Music, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Starlight Express, Anything Goes, Grease, Saturday Night Fever, What a Feeling, Dirty Dusting, Mack and Mabel, Fame, Mum’s the Word, The King and I, The Misanthrope, The Threepenny Opera, A Chorus Line, A Tribute to the Blues Brothers, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, The Rocky Horror Show, Soul Train, Rosencrantz And Guildenstern are Dead, Othello, Trafford Tanzi. Wild Animus (UK / European tour / site specific / multimedia project).

Other productions include: Amadeus (Wilton’s Music Hall), Poison and Ain’t Misbehavin’, both at the Tricycle Theatre; Dick Whittington at Sadler’s Wells; the workshops of Artie, Gwen and Lance, Time’s Up, In the Red, Only You Can Save Mankind, Nelson, Mahabharata, Little Women and The Mikado. Specialist casting on Eugene Onegin (English National Opera) and La Bohème (Royal Albert Hall).Recorded media: Grease Is the Word (Talkback Thames), Sky, Success! and Challenges (Pearson Education), How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? (BBC), Amahl and the Night Visitors (BBC); Planet Cook (BBC / Platinum Films), Energy (Max Media / Pearson); and the films Wonder and Harvest.