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Weekend Lab: Royal Shakespeare Company

Actors in Taming of the Shrew stand together on stage

Join Justin Audibert, director of The Taming of the Shrew, for an intensive weekend workshop.

By turning Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head Justin offers a fresh perspective on the plays portrayal of hierarchy and power. Throughout this weekend, delve into his insights into this production and the choices behind it.
As part of the Lab, you will receive a ticket to The Taming of the Shrew at the Barbican on Friday 17 Jan at 7.15pm.
This Lab is suitable for students, emerging or mid-career actors, directors and theatre-makers, ages 18+. International participants are encouraged to apply. Some preparatory work in advance of the workshop will be required.

Bursary places are available for this Lab.

Bursary Places:
A limited number of free bursary places are available if you are unable to attend this Lab due to your financial circumstances, and you are a resident in an east London borough*. To apply for a bursary place, please email [email protected], with the following information:

-    Please tell us what you would gain from participating in this Lab
-    Please give us an outline of your financial circumstances, clearly demonstrating why you would not be able to attend without a bursary place

* East London boroughs include Barking and Dagenham, City of London, Hackney, Islington, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest

Weekend Lab feedback

‘This Weekend Lab has given me practical possibilities to make the work I have been wanting to make for years.‘
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‘I am really keen to try and take my work forward and to use the tools that I learnt this weekend.‘
Participant feedback (The Encounter Weekend Lab)
‘It was great understanding a bit more about how a company that I really admire works in the process of creating.‘
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