The Actors Centre

Starting Out Performing Shakespeare

WHAT IS IT? A workshop for those new to Shakespearean text exploring approaches to verse and prose using Much Ado About Nothing. HOW WILL IT WORK? We will explore a few sections of Much Ado, touching on a range of techniques for approaching verse and prose. This will be a practical workshop, gaining real experience and confidence in performing the text. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? A toolbox of exercises, tactics and techniques for approaching the text and confidence in performing Shakespeare. Price: £18.


Zoe Waterman

Zoe's directing credits include The Rubenstein Kiss, Amy’s View and After Miss Julie (Nottingham Playhouse); Enlightenment and Shining City (Theatre by the Lake, Keswick); The Bogus Woman (Theatre by the Lake, Keswick and UK tour); Swan Song: an evening of music and song (The Swan, Royal Shakespeare Company); Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk (Loughborough Town Hall); Dick Whittington, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Aladdin (The Maltings, Berwick-Upon-Tweed); The Promise (New Wimbledon Theatre Studio); Philistines (RWCMD); The Lark, Blackshirts, The Europeans (East 15); Blue Stockings, 13, Arcadia, The Laramie Project (Arts Educational School); A Kind of Alaska (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). As Associate Director to Lucy Pitman-Wallace on Much Ado About Nothing (Malmö Stadsteater) and Joking Apart (Nottingham Playhouse, Salisbury Playhouse) and to Giles Croft on All Quiet on the Western Front (UK tour).  Assistant directing includes 2012-13 at the RSC, assisting Gregory Doran on The Orphan of Zhao. Zoë was the recipient of the New Wimbledon Theatre’s Emerging Directors Award 2007. 


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