Josephine Buchan

New for 2024


The Art of
Casual Conversation


Building on the work I’ve done over many years, spanning the corporate sector, the arts, and education, The Art of Casual Conversation offers a comprehensive training, both bite-sized and longer term, to build confidence and create empowerment through communication.

Why is it important?

Who hasn’t been to a conference or seminar and been bored, irritated, or uninspired by the speaker?
The ability to hold the attention of a roomful of people with your passion, your delivery, and your ability to connect often takes training.

That’s where I can help.

The premise is the same across the board, the Art of Casual Conversation is
the bedrock in the amalgamation of skill set and aptitude.
Who is it for?
Communication and confidence building companies abound, but my approach is tailored to those individuals who either seek this training for themselves, or have been identified by their company as underperforming due to this highlysurmountable ‘sticking point’.


Business Development

Josephine is currently Business Development Manager for the Actors’ Church, Covent Garden, expanding their successful and varied portfolio to include high end corporate entertaining.

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Josephine has recently been appointed to the board of Stage Door Theatre Drury Lane, an exciting new venue showcasing original works, with particular focus on LGBTQIA.

Directing & Producing

Directing credits include: Abigail’s Party, Someone To Watch Over Me, Look Back In Anger, Les Miserables Schools Edition, Miss Saigon Schools Edition.

As a producer Josephine’s credits include the musical I Love You Because which won the Whatsonstage award for Best Off West End, Claire Moore and Simon Hale in concert at The Weill, Carnegie Hall, and Marie Zamora in concert both in London and NYC.


Claire Moore

Marie Zamora

In 2016 she joined Mousetrap Theatre Projects for three years (now Go Live Theatre Projects to raise the profile of this extraordinary charity.

Josephine succeeded in persuading the Picturehouse cinema chain to show, on repeat, a promotional video for the charity which she produced, fronted by the actor Eddie Redmayne.

Made In Kent

Josephine was recently creative producer for MADE IN KENT, a documentary about the power of the Arts to change the lives of young people.

Her work over the last 20 years with teenagers disengaging from education has proved, beyond any doubt, that if Arts subjects aren’t recognised as essential in education, then those young people who are bright but not necessarily academic, will slip through the cracks.
The Arts gives them purpose, confidence, communication skills, and the ability to be curious about their world.
It’s the most significant game-changer we have in our societal arsenal.

Acting & Presenting

Television includes: The House of Eliott (BBC) and The Upper Hand (ITV) Feature films include: White Nights (Dir.Taylor Hackford) and Lightforce (Dir. Tobe Hooper)

TV hosting credits include: Pebble Mill At One (BBC), Rock Around The Clock (BBC), Wish You Were Here (ITV), The Full Treatment (ITV), Sky Travel Show (SKY).

Josephine is represented by Shane Collins Associates.

In the Community

Josephine lived in Kent for 20 years and, during that time, directed and produced five biennial Cultural Celebrations, showcasing the most talented 11-21yr olds in the county. In 2015, in recognition of her work, she was made a Kent Ambassador.

Although Josephine returned to live in London she continues to represent, and be a voice for, those young people of Kent who are struggling within the education system, and re-engages them through the Arts.

In 2016 Josephine was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s 90th birthday honours for ‘services to young people through the Arts’.



For all directing, corporate and presenting enquiries please contact

Shane Collins Associates
Suite 112
Davina House
137-149 Goswell Rd,
London EC1V 7ET

Contact Number: 0207 253 1010