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Lizzie Conrad Hughes has been a professional actress since 1995, experiencing everything from student films to West End plays. She began developing cue-scripting in 2013, forming Shake-Scene Shakespeare (May 2017) to develop the technique and its applications for actors and audiences. Shake-scene’s first production was Merchant of Venice (The Cockpit, 3-7 October).


Charlie Westenra is a stage director specializing in new writing, political theatre and new British musicals. Her projects in development include; The Wicker Husband by Darren Clark (music and lyrics) and Rhys Jennings (book) which won the inaugural MTI Stiles & Drewe Award; a children’s musical with Oli Jackson (music) and Chris Larner (book and lyrics); Liberty Square, a love story by Tim Sanders (book and lyrics) and Charles Miller (music) and Shaken, a new play by Louise Page and Chris Hawes.

Charlotte trained at Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed and the Donmar Warehouse where she was Resident Assistant Director in 2004. She directed Kiss of the Spider Woman and Lower Ninth for them, as well as being the associate director on their West End transfers of Frost/Nixon and Piaf

Credits include: The Return of the Soldier (Hope Mill, New Wolsey), Talking Heads (Gala Theatre), Shangri-La (Finborough Theatre); Brazil and Casablanca (Secret Cinema); Sunset Baby (Gate Theatre); Titanic; (Mac, Belfast); 66 Books (Bush Theatre); My Dad’s A Birdman (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield); Gladiator Games (Sheffield Studio and Theatre Royal Stratford East); When Five Years Pass (The Arcola); How Long is Never, Bloody Sunday and Justifying War with Nicolas Kent (Tricycle) and Waiting for Lefty (BAC). 


Janet Suzman cut her acting teeth on Peter Hall's quarter centenary RSC season in 1963/4 – The Wars of the Roses. She stayed on with the RSC and played many heroines including Cleopatra, Portia and Rosalind. Janet was Oscar-nominated for Nicholas and Alexandra and worked alongside John Cusack in the film Max.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to make a workshop you have booked, we cannot transfer bookings. You must cancel and rebook. If a member is eligible for a refund, you will receive an automated refund into your Actors Centre account. We do not refund onto payment cards or into bank accounts. Any refund will incur a £2.00 administration charge which will be debited from your Actors Centre account.

You can request 100% of the workshop cost refunded to your account, less the £2.00 administration charge, up to two weeks before the event or workshop’s scheduled start date. If you provide less than two weeks’ notice for a cancellation, the below charges will apply.

An 80% refund will be credited to your Actors Centre account and can be requested up to two working days (48 hours) before the event or workshop’s scheduled start.

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