Short Course

Shakespeare Intensive

The course takes place over two con­sec­ut­ive weeks (no week­ends) and entails in depth work on approach­ing Shakespeare using RSC, Globe and Nation­al Theatre prac­tice, cul­min­at­ing in a public black box, ensemble show­ing of a con­densed Shakespeare play. With astound­ing feed­back from par­ti­cipants across the board, don’t miss the chance to demys­ti­fy Shakespeare and take your career to the next level!


Testi­mon­ies and foot­age from recent intens­ive.

How Do I Get A Place?

Please submit a one minute self taped Shakespearean monologue/soliloquy of your choice to We ask that you learn some­thing in verse. Strong audi­tions will be fol­lowed by a phone inter­view with ICAT Prin­cip­al Simon Trinder. Though we guar­an­tee buck­ets of fun, as the title would sug­gest, the course is intense, and there­fore we are as inter­ested in atti­tude as we are in abil­ity!

Reg­u­lar prac­ti­tion­ers have included award win­ning actors Adjoa Andoh and Simon Trinder who have col­lect­ively per­formed in over 25 Shakespearean pro­duc­tions with the Royal Shakespeare Com­pany, Nation­al Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe and Head of Voice at the Nation­al Theatre’s Jean­nette Nelson.

Please note: As we are work­ing prac­ti­tion­ers, ICAT reserves the right to replace any of the course lead­ers at any point with an artist whom we deem appro­pri­ate.

ICAT Prin­cip­al Simon Trinder chats with RSC’s Greg Doran on play­ing Shakespeare

I had a fant­ast­ic time. I feel empowered to audi­tion for the big guns and ready to hold my own when I get there. I felt like we arrived as a com­pany but left as an ensemble.

I learned more about Shakespeare in this two weeks than I ever did at Drama School.