This 8 week course simulates a professional rehearsal room for a Shakespeare play culminating in a live playreading in front of an invited audience of family, friends and Actors’ Community coaches. Over the course of 9 sessions in 8 weeks, Royal Shakespeare Company Actors Leigh Quinn and Harry McEntire, and Royal Shakespeare Company Associate Artist Joseph Millson will guide the cast through the subtleties of text, meter and characterisation. The play will be fully cast and students will be expected to be off book for the final playreading. 


Please note that this is an Advanced/Professional class and that actors will be expected to be comfortable with the fundamentals of Shakespeare. Submissions must include a headshot, CV, and a filmed monologue of no more than 60 seconds. Audit/Understudy positions will be made available for a reduced fee, for those who wish to watch the class. Those who wish to audit or understudy should make this known in their application.


Please send monologue submissions to via wetransfer. Submission deadline for the class is Saturday 12th June at 10:00 AM BST

Shakespeare in performance


Lead by... 



Joseph Millson, Leigh Quinn and Harry McEntire (RSC Actors)


RSC Actor Leigh Quinn
Award-winning Actor Harry McEntire


June 16th for 8 weeks with an extra class on August 2nd.

Time (BST)

6:30 pm -9:30 BST


Online via Zoom

No of Classes


important info



There will be around 12 actors per class

This class is advanced.

This class is audition only.