Jim Arnold CDG is a Casting Director for musicals and plays in the West End, regional theatres and on tour

He was Associate Casting Director for Pippa Ailion Casting from 2012-2018, before establishing Jim Arnold Casting in April 2018. He was the Original Casting Associate for ‘Matilda, the Musical’ at the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon, and was Casting Assistant at the RSC for 3 and a half years from 2007-2011. He has worked with several leading Casting Directors in TV, film and theatre and is a full member of the Casting Director’s Guild of Great Britain and Ireland - www.thecdg.co.uk

Casting Director credits include:

  • Wicked (Apollo Victoria)

  • The Prince of Egypt (Dominion)

  • Pretty Woman: The Musical (Piccadilly)

  • West Side Story (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester)

  • Curtains (Wyndham’s and UK tour)

  • The Wedding Singer (Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, UK tour and South Korea - Winner of Best Musical at the 13th Annual Daegu International Musical Festival 2019)

  • Bend It Like Beckham (St Lawrence Centre Toronto)

  • Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (Harold Pinter and UK tour)

  • The Mirror Crack’d (Wales Millennium Centre and Wiltshire Creative)

  • The Osmonds Musical (Workshop)

  • Eugenius! (The Other Palace)

  • Rock of Ages (UK tour)

  • Camelot, Girlfriends and A Christmas Carol (LMTO Concert Series 2018)

  • My Name is Beethoven (Workshop)

  • The Rest is Silence (dreamthinkspeak)

  • Crave and Illusions (Actors Touring Company)

  • DNA (Hull Truck & UK tour)

  • Yerma (Gate & Hull Truck)

  • Pericles Re-imagined (Regent's Park)

  • Lingua Franca (Finborough & 59East59, NYC)

  • Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams (Finborough)

  • Fragile! and Le Mariage (Arcola)

  • Artist Descending a Staircase (The Old Red Lion)

As Associate Casting Director for Pippa Ailion Casting:

  • Wicked (Apollo Victoria, UK & International Tours)

  • My Fair Lady (Teatro di San Carlo, Naples)

  • Street Scene (Teatro Real, Madrid)

  • Tiger Bay (Wales Millennium Centre – Wales Theatre Award 2018 for Best Ensemble)

  • The Wind in the Willows (London Palladium & UK Tour)

  • Funny Girl (Savoy & UK Tour)

  • One Love – The Bob Marley Musical (Birmingham Rep)

  • Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace & UK Tour)

  • Top Hat (Aldwych & UK Tour – Olivier Award 2013 for Best New Musical)

  • The Lion King (Lyceum)

  • Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)

  • Guys & Dolls (Chichester & West End)

  • Gypsy (Chichester & West End)

  • Noël (National Opera House, Wexford)

  • The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Birmingham Rep & West Yorkshire Playhouse)

  • Oh! What a Lovely War (Theatre Royal Stratford East & UK Tour)

  • American Psycho (Almeida)

  • From Here to Eternity (Shaftesbury)

  • The Sound of Music (Regent’s Park)

  • Let It Be (Savoy)

  • Kate Bush – Before the Dawn (Eventim Apollo)

  • Blue Man Group (Worldwide)

  • Cinderella, Jack & the Beanstalk, Dick Whittington & his Cat (Lyric, Hammersmith)

  • Jack & the Beanstalk, Robin Hood (Cambridge Arts) 

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