Performing classical text – Professional development workshop for actors

10am – 5pm : 13th & 14th April 2015 : Deptford, London

Application via covering letter and CV/Spotlight link. Fee: £80

Including a practical masterclass with Rakie Ayola, star of the Globe’s Dido, Queen of Carthage, The National Theatre’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and BBC’s Holby City.

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“Not only was I able to meet and work with like-minded, intelligent actors and directors but I was given the opportunity to explore classical text freely.”


“All the guest workshop leaders were top class and I feel very privileged to have been able to work with them all in such a short space of time.”


“The experience has given me confidence not only in tackling classical roles in a practical sense, but also in the belief that such roles should be accessible to me, irrespective of my ethnicity.”


We learn by doing – actors approaching classical text need a safe space where they can be free to try things out, practice and refine their craft. This Custom/Practice workshop gives actors the opportunity to work with experienced directors and performers of classical text to offer a structured, convenient and friendly environment for that growth.

Checkout the link to this ITV spot on our recent production of Romeo & Juliet to find out more about our recent work:

We are keen to work with actors looking to expand and consolidate their skills in the field of classical text. What drives us as a company is our belief that anybody, whatever their class, background or education can create, access and enjoy theatre of the highest quality. We encourage artists and audiences from all racial, regional  and socio-economic backgrounds to join the fantastic world of live theatre.

Through our programme of workshops we offer an affordable path to continuing professional development for all participants, with an aim to nurture talent through collaboration with some of the country’s leading practitioners.

We’d love to see you there!

To apply, please send a covering letter & CV/spotlight link to explaining your interest in classical theatre and what you would like to gain from the workshop.