We have a reputation for finding the right student/child for each job, offering bespoke casting services and having a detailed knowledge of child licensing. Our approved affiliate agencies are currently representing students attending the Stagecoach Performing Arts network of schools across the UK.
Through our central core partners and a group of approved affiliate agencies our task is to find fun and worthwhile opportunities across all entertainment platforms for Stagecoach children.
However, it must be clearly understood that no responsible agency can ever guarantee to find work for any actor, adult or child. That said, we enjoy a high degree of success within the industry. Successes include winning parts for children, both major and supporting, in TV, Films, Commercials, Radio, Voice-overs, West End Productions and touring shows, Corporates and Photo shoots.
By using a growing network of Talent Agencies we are pleased to be offering a more local and regional pathway to industry with this network.
Audition Experience Sessions And Renewal
We look forward to meeting new and existing students this year at the forthcoming Audition Experience Sessions. To view upcoming dates.
If you have any question about joining our child's agency please visit Agency Experience Days
If you are aged 20+ check out our S.T. Arts Management Agency which represents adults in the performing arts profession.
Tarquin Shaw-Young (F.E.A.A.)
Managing Director & Head of Casting at Tarquins Talent Agency
Tarquin founded for The Stagecoach Talent Agency in 2000, running drama audition workshops. Since then he has probably auditioned well over 30,000 students. He ran the Stagecoach Agency for 21 years and loved every minute of it.
Born into a theatrical family he began working professionally as an actor at the age of two and a half, touring in Old Time Music Hall and as part of a Magic Act. With numerous other roles as a child performer he felt destined to tread the boards as an adult.
Tarquin’s early work in theatre allowed him to play a wide range of roles, with several weekly rep seasons at Sidmouth, four years for Jill Freud at Southwold Rep and pantos at Chipping Norton. He has toured throughout Britain, Europe and even New Zealand.
Theatre Roles include: Boldwood and Joseph Poorgrass in Far From The Madding Crowd, Albert Godsby in the much accalaimed national tour revival of Brief Encounter, Father, Stationmaster and The Russian in The Railway Children, Jack in A Visit From Scrooge, Henry Lypiatt in Present Laughter and as Lord Goring in An Ideal Husband.
Other national tours and shows include: Pip in Great Expectations, Alan Bratter in Come Blow Your Horn, Touchstone in As You Like It, Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ricard in Rattle of a Simple Man, Oscar Wilde at the Arts Club, Ham in David Copperfield, Tristram Watson in Taking Steps, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, William Russell in The Actor, Jeweller and Oliver Cromwell’s Head, Monkey Tonks in Come On Sinderby, Crispin in Bob Carlton’s production of A Chorus of Disapproval and Earthman in Totem for the RSC Stratford. He also performed with the New Zealand comedy impro company ‘On The Spot.’ For BBC Bristol he wrote and appeared in 2 series of the popular food and drink comedy show Chefs Extraordiniare!
T.V credits include: The Brittas Empire, Martin Chuzzlewit, Back-Up,Black Hearts in Battersea, Pirates, Little Lord Fauntleroy, Casualty,Crimenight, Invasion Earth, Dangerfield, Tess of the D’Urbervilles.Films: Mrs. Brown, Wing Commander and the award winning Men Wrestling in Suits. Tarquin has also written the successful farces Notta Lottery, Luke Warm, the supernatural thrillers Murderous Intent, Murder by Deception, Blood on the Canvas and for children,The Hound of Music, Dick Whittington (Abba Style) and the children’s book Captain Kiwi and The Possum Pirates.