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FREE Theatre Workshops with RSC Actor: ICAT (Independent Centre for Actor Training)

The Bristol Improv Theatre, Bristol

Sunday, 1 Jul (various times)


FREE 3 hr introduction to playing Shakespeare with award winning Royal Shakespeare Company actor, Simon Trinder.

The session is aimed at amateurs, student and professional actors over 17 years old, is guaranteed to grow you and will be a high energy, super practical intro to approaching Shakespeare’s verse providing a solid and reliable toolkit based on RSC and Globe theatre practice. There is no experience necessary and you need never be nervous about Shakespeare again!

“Simon Trinder is the RSC’s new secret weapon when it comes to comedy”

                                     Daily Mail

“I learned more about playing Shakespeare in 3 hours with Simon than I did during the whole of drama school. An amazing workshop! “

                          Recent participant

Simon has worked extensively with the RSC since 2002  receiving the Clarence Derwent Award and a nomination for the Helen Hayes Award USA. He recently completed his 13th production with the company playing Trinculo in their groundbreaking production of The Tempest starring Simon Russell Beale.

He was the first actor to play Puck at Shakespeare’s Globe and can be seen playing Puck in the BBC Documentary, In

Search Of Shakespeare. Simon was in the original Hollow Crown series in Richard 2nd for the BBC and played Caliban to Pete Postlethwaites Prospero in Manchester Royal Exchange’s critically acclaimed production of The Tempest in 2007. Television include’s Midwinter Of The Spirit, Ordinary Lies Season 2 and Katy for CBBC.

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Not accessible for wheelchair users. 

Not suitable for under 17 years

The Bristol Improv Theatre

Saint Paul's Road



Bristol Shakespeare Festival

The Bristol Shakespeare Festival offers fresh, exciting and accessible ways into Shakespeare. From its in-house production last year, Shakespeare’s Worst, bringing The Simpsons to Shakespeare, to platforming the very best local and national companies, BSF is a volunteer-led celebration of work in unusual spaces across Bristol and beyond. Using local talent and creatives for productions, as well as running its own workshops and educational events, BSF makes work that gives both its audiences and participants entertaining and enriching experience with Shakespeare