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Tue 9 March

Unlocking Shakespeare’s text for performance

Across this 4 week course you will work with with professional Drama practitioner and former RSC actor Joe England. This course will take a fun and engaging approach to unlocking Verse and Prose.  Together, via zoom, you will explore being part of an ensemble of performers working with Shakespeare’s rich text. There will also be a chance to look at a particular speech or piece of text that you would like to work on to perform at the end of the course for a supportive audience of ourselves, if you would like to do so.

Joe trained as an actor at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and his credits include the Royal Shakespeare Company, Derby Playhouse, the BBC and Paramount Comedy amongst others. As a freelance theatre practitioner and director his work includes the Lowry, Royal Exchange Theatre,  RSC, National Theatre, Z-Arts, North West Drama, Polka Theatre, Masterclass, ATG, Mousetrap Foundation and the National Youth Theatre amongst others.

Course only suitable for those aged 18+