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!

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.

Testimonies and footage from recent intensive.

How Do I Get A Place?

Places are awarded by telephone interview. 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!

Age: 18 plus (no upper age limit)

Whose it for: The intensive is most regularly attended by student and professional actors. keen amateurs are welcome.


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.

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