Experience Opportunity

Staying Alive To The End Of Act 5 (With Rakie Ayola)

Do you find it difficult to connect with Shakespearean texts? Maybe you find yourself dropping thoughts and being unable to power through to the end of the line? Or perhaps you just love Shakespeare and want to delve into his world for a day?

Well, come and join the BAFTA winning Rakie Ayola as she works with you to break down barriers between you and the text, flex your linguistic muscles, and find the most YOU in the character you’ve chosen.

When: Thursday 2nd December

Time: 10am – 4pm

Where: Wildcard Studios, 18 Balderton Street, London, W1K 6TG

This workshop will be a fun-filled in-person group workshop, where you will get the chance to perform a speech of your choice and then work on it with Rakie and the rest of the group. You will be given exercises to get you out of habits, be challenged by Rakie and pushed to your limits so that you will leave feeling more inspired and connected to your character than ever before.

This workshop is for all levels of experience, and will particularly connect with you if:

- You love Shakespeare & want to learn more

- You hate Shakespeare but want to love it

- You are auditioning for drama schools/a Shakespeare play

- You find yourself getting stuck in old habits/routines when doing Shakespeare

To prepare:

Please prepare a speech of your choice from any of Shakespeare’s plays. It is great if you can learn it but not essential. As long as you know a few lines of it that we can play with and work on that will be enough.

At Wildcard we believe everyone should have the chance to be creative. We want all our courses to be as open and inclusive as possible to anyone that wants to take part. We are aware that the cost of workshops and regular training is a key barrier in our industry for many people.

With this in mind, we are pleased to be able to offer 2 free places on each course. Bursary places will be offered out no later than 2 weeks before the course begins. For further enquiries about this workshop please email.