Hot off the press - 23 people coming this year from India, Bangladesh, Iraq, New Zealand, Portugal, Holland, Italy, Ireland and England aged 21 - 80 including two young actresses graduating from the Institute for Contemporary Theatre in Brighton who have been awarded bursaries to attend the course.
WELCOME to our first summer school in Italy since 2019 when we were in Florence.
This year the plays chosen are lighter weight than some because after two years of Covid we want to let our hair down! Laughter is the name of the game.
Most participants come for both modules but some people attend only one. Please ask the cost for one play module.
The Trustees offer bursaries for students - at previous summer schools we've awarded bursaries to participants from Mexico, Iraq, Ireland and England.
Anyone aged 18 and upwards from anywhere in the world is welcome to attend as long as they speak English fluently.
Accommodation is at Hotel Pineta - https://ie.hotels.com/ho1107409632/hotel-pineta-cagli-italy/
or Casa Lapis which are apartments to share - http://www.casalapis.com/
Both places are in the centre of town, close to the theatre.
We advise people to use the Arden edition of each play if possible.
NB - the workshops are from an actor's point of view, this is NOT an academic course. We work hard and have plenty of fun too!
Short film about Cagli theatre and area has been added below.
The dates are - 14th July arrival day with welcome aperitivo and group dinner.
15, 16, 17 The Comedy of Errors with Chris Luscombe in Cagli theatre.
18 is a free day with a trip to Gubbio and the Roman Amphitheatre.
19, 20, 21 Much Ado About Nothing with Vik Sivalingam in Cagli theatre. We have a farewell group dinner on 21st.
22nd July departure day.
Both group dinners are at La Gioconda in centre of Cagli where they make mouth watering dishes, some with black and white truffles. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g1005937-d2361077-Reviews-La_Gioconda_Ristorante-Cagli_Pro
How to get to Cagli - sustainable travel on the train to Bologna Centrale then train down the Adriatic coast to Fano and a group taxi with other participants to Cagli. Or fly to Bologna airport then Marconi Express transit to train station from airport, train to Fano and share taxi to Cagli. Fly to Ancona airport and taxi to Cagli.
'I always crave the opportunity to do theatre work with people for whom drama is a passion and not just a hobby. That’s why I am so very pleased to have discovered Shakespeare in Italy.' Jennifer Major, New Zealand
'I discovered Shakespeare in Italy in 2017 on a glorious summer School in Padua, then returned to Calabria in 2018. I joined the London Summer School last year and was determined to try and join everyone in Cagli, so am hugely looking forward to catching up with a few old, familiar faces and meeting some new ones.' Elizabeth Ollier, London