Arts Hub UK — Imagine the pressure to perform and perform well on stage, standing in the glow of those bright lights in front of hundreds of people. If you’re born to do it, then you probably feel more exhilarated than exhausted when thinking about it. But the pressure of working in the shadow of a well-known role and a well-loved actor or actress when a show is recast must be greater. The audience will be looking at you with a more than usually critical eye – not to mention your fellow actors. But changing the cast happens all the time.