Limited Spaces For Shakespeare Summer School

Thursday 9th July 2015

Do you know a young person between the age of 12 and 18 who loves theatre and drama? There’s no need for them be stuck at home this holiday, get them to come and join us here at Nottingham Playhouse. This summer we are offering an exciting week of practical workshops exploring Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and spaces have almost been filled! Whether they are new to Shakespeare or seasoned in the Bard, their confidence will grow as key points of the text are unlocked and understood by bringing the play to life.

400 years since they were written Shakespeare’s plays are still as relevant as ever. The aim of the week is to create a contemporary version of Hamlet, working as an ensemble alongside our professional facilitators within our Neville Studio. The workshops will be led by Alix Manning-Jones who has previously worked with Royal Shakespeare Company, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Nottingham Playhouse.

Drama techniques will be used to explore Shakespearian language and its meaning, the characters, their motivations and how Shakespeare is still relevant in today’s schools and theatres. Creative art and movement will also bring Hamlet to life, as we delve into this angry young man’s world as he seeks revenge for his father’s death.

On the final day a short edited performance of Hamlet will be presented to friends, family and invited Nottingham Playhouse guests.

The sessions will run 10am – 4pm daily from Monday 17th August – Friday 21st August, with a 3pm finish on the Friday. The cost of the week is £100.

To book a place please call the Box Office on 0115 941 9419, but hurry as spaces are limited. Bursary places are also available; please email Rachel Bates at for more information.