Top directors, actors & practitioners lead London-based Summer School

Six-day long workshops both daytime and evening at The Playground Theatre

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Sharing Shakespeare Summer School 
14-19 June, 10 to 4.30 and 5.30 to 9.30pm
with Lucy Bailey, Michael Corbidge, Philip Cumbus, Sarah Sayeed and Emma Lucia Hands 


Sharing Shakespeare Workshops - a week-long summer school of theatre courses | Line-Up (

* discount for whole school booking and under-25s get 25 per cent off! 

* open to all 

* unique access to practitioners working at the top of their profession 

* check out our brochure for all the details 

* once on the landing page for the booking line you will see a calendar - click on the time and date for the workshop you want to book

(you can book the whole school by clicking on 10am, Monday, June 14. Under 25s can claim their discount as it asks for payment. There is also the option to book all three of Sarah Sayeed's workshops at a discount price.)

Shakes Birthday Week - Come Celebrate With Us

Cleo & the Boys: Dame Janet Suzman; If Music be the Food of Love/Free Your Voice: Sarah Sayeed

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Cleopatra and the Boys 23 April

An unconventional take on a unique play -

With Dame Janet Suzman

If Music Be the Food of Love 21 April

With musician, vocal artist, composer & writer

Sarah Sayeed

Free Your Voice 28 April

Sarah Sayeed focusing on expression, intent and clarity

With extracts from Shakespeare texts

Lockdown Taboo and You (2) Short-Listed Plays

Come along and listen to some of the short-listed plays

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Following the success of our rehearsed readings of the four finalists in our short play writing competition, there is now a chance to hear a rehearsed reading of the five plays short-listed, which only just missed the final. In association with Props Mental Health, keeping you creative and connected.

On Friday 19 March 2021 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM 


Finalists of the Lockdown Taboo and You Short Play Competition

Shakespeare in Italy is delighted to announce the four finalists in our competition

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Shakespeare in Italy is delighted to announce the four finalists in our short play competition run in partnership with Props Mental Health. With almost 100 entries and more than a dozen short-listed, it was a very difficult task to choose the final four. It will make for a great evening on Thursday (March 11) when we will perform them in a rehearsed reading. Come along to listen and watch!

The four finalists are:

Coronavirus - a Great British Farce by Mark Daniels

The View from the Middle by Stephanie D Lewis

Rock, Paper, Scissors by Rebecca Colmer

Black Dogs and Danish Men by Jon Platten 

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