The Actors Centre

Exploring Gender in Shakespeare

WHAT IS IT? A two day workshop for female actors using major Shakespearean roles to investigate cross gender performance. HOW WILL IT WORK? Sue Parrish and Camilla Harding will work through physicality and text to explore performing masculinity and femininity in Shakespearean roles. One session will be led by a fight director. Please wear clothes suitable for movement. Scenes and speeches are to be confirmed. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? You will have the opportunity to explore male characters in depth and develop strategies and skills to improve confidence, power and authenticity in performance. Price: £65


This workshop runs over 2 days

December 5, 7


Sue Parrish

Sue Parrish is a widely experienced director of new work, classics and music theatre. She was a founder director of the Women’s Playhouse Trust and is the Artistic Director of Sphinx Theatre Company, formerly the pioneering Women’s Theatre Group founded in 1973. Most recent productions include A Berlin Kabaret (winner: Best Cabaret - Brighton Fringe & Argus Angel for Artistic Excellence) and the Women Centre Stage Festival at the National Theatre.

Camilla Harding

Camilla Harding is a performer, live artist and theatre maker who studied Theatre at the University of Leeds. Her recent devising works includes Guy is a Guy, a solo drag act performed at Women Centre Stage Festival produced by Sphinx Theatre at the NT temporary space and TWINXS (a queer theatre piece about gender, race, sexuality and "the other") which previewed at the BAC's Hourglass Festival in 2015. Her work generally focuses on gender, liveness or task-based performance. Her pieces are issue led and identity driven. For more information please visit


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