Shakespeare on Cue and Casting Online Workshops

In 2020 Jill Lamède moved our workshops online to ensure that members were able to continue to meet up to practice their skills despite the lockdowns. This has included self-tape workshops with Casting Director Andrea Clark, and Shakespeare on Cue workshops, both of which our members found extremely useful and enjoyable.

The Shakespeare on Cue workshops explored original practice with Mark Cassidy and Lizzie Hughes. A final bonus session with Patrick Tucker (pictured with Mark and Shakespeare) - THE expert on working from cue-scripts, just as Shakespeare's actors would have done – took place on Friday 4th December. All the workshops were challenging and great fun.

Mike Terry who took part found the workshop really valuable: “This was unbelievably great value. Six 2 hour workshops for £15.00. We all learnt so much, from how to understand Shakespeare’s stage directions in his dialogue to how actors at the time had their roles on rolls and how they used them. Finally to do some pieces using ‘our rolls’ without knowing the whole script was a fascinating and rewarding experience.”