And the skills pay the bills…


5Do you want to immerse yourself in a short, sharp and affordable Shakespeare training?

5Find massive freedom through energised, practical work and wield words as weapons? 

5Be coached directly by those who do it for a living at the highest level (RSC, Globe Theatre, National Theatre)? 

Register for the ICAT Owning Shakespeare Bootcamp!

This is what others are saying:

So inspir­ing & informative’

Straight­for­ward, incis­ive and stimulating’

Wow Wow Wow’

I have stud­ied acting for 8 years, and nobody has ever men­tioned verse or prose! It all makes so much more sense!’

Over 5 days you will grow your skill set in a high energy and no non­sense envir­on­ment, using tech­niques found in lead­ing rehears­al rooms to:

  • Get a firm grip of the rules of verse
  • Learn the prin­ciples of prose
  • Read the ‘music of the page’ 
  • Imme­di­ately assess Shakespeare’s inbuilt direction
  • Own the space and the mater­i­al, bring­ing great char­ac­ters to rich fruition 
  • Play Shakespeare’s text as if it were coming freshly from your imagination 
  • This unbe­liev­able value week is a genu­ine oppor­tun­ity to gain a solid toolkit and ser­i­ously upskill.

Over the week you will:

  • Be trained first hand by a highly respec­ted pro­fes­sion­al actor/practitioner
  • Be per­son­ally dir­ec­ted, coached and guided through a sonnet and short scenes from vari­ous plays
  • Absorb and take away a rock solid approach to play­ing Shakespeare to be imme­di­ately applied to any piece of text through­out your career
  • Learn how to use Laban efforts to devel­op phys­ic­al and emo­tion­al characterisation
  • Receive ‘impulse train­ing’ to make ANY piece of text truly con­ver­sa­tion­al — even Shakespeare!
  • Be intro­duced to solid acting tech­niques that devel­op spe­cificity, truth­ful con­nec­tion and free­dom, whatever the medium
  • Places are lim­ited on this out­stand­ing short course. 

Click below to register!

Reg­u­lar coach:

Award win­ning Royal Shakespeare Com­pany actor: Simon Trinder. Simon has spent the last twenty years work­ing reg­u­larly as an actor at the RSC and Globe Theatre amongst others and, in 2019, was a text coach to the com­pany of Richard 2nd at Shakespeare’s Globe.


Who is it for?

Actors or student actors over 18 only

What if I don’t know anything about Shakespeare? 

You are more than welcome to join us, this week builds completely from scratch.

What if I have lots of experience already? 

Again, you are most welcome! The techniques we apply are adaptable to any and every experience and we thoroughly enjoy ‘tailoring the pressure’ so individuals are pushed according to their needs.

Do I need any special skills? 

No. An ability to read fairly confidently is a necessity but we are happy to give play texts out early.

How many participants are there? 

14 maximum.


26th-30th July, Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, MANCHESTER


30th August ‑3rd September, Theatre Deli, Finsbury Ave, LONDON

Price: £325

Payment in full on booking (click below)

Refund policy:

50% refund up to 2 weeks prior to course beginning.