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playing Hamlet with TranShakespeare

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playing Hamlet with TranShakespeare

THE YOUNG VIC SUMMER 2015

“There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy...” 

I was fortunate enough to be accepted onto Lisa Wolpe's TranShakespeare workshop in association with The Young Vic, Kings College and The Gap Salon.  Lisa Wolpe is an actor, director, teacher, producer and activist. Working to create more space on stage for women, trans' actors and ethnic minorities. She founded Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company, an award-winning all-female, multi-cultural theatre company in 1993.

Whilst on a world tour of her one woman show "Shakespeare and The Alchemy of Gender" together with Master voice tutor Christine Adaire and Acting coach Daron Oram we embarked on a week exploration of gender swapped Shakespeare. I took on the role of Hamlet alongside actor Giovanni Bienne playing Ophelia. The result was a thrilling exploration of character and new perspectives of playing Shakespeare.  Plus the new ambition of taking on Hamlet in its entirety!!!

For more information on TranShakespeare click here

For more information on The Gap Salon click here

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Working on New Play WWDA by Bonnie Greer

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Working on New Play WWDA by Bonnie Greer

WOMEN AT RADA SUMMER 2015

I'm very excited to be cast in a rehearsed reading of new play "WWDA" by Bonnie Greer.  

WWDA is an adaption of Henrik Ibsen's 'When We Dead Awaken' and was read as part of The Women At Rada series.

In a bold new version of one of Ibsen's last and most difficult plays, Bonnie adapts this to imagine the future we are heading towards. A direct response to the political situation we find ourselves in 2015, Bonnie's bold and fearless adaption tackles some difficult questions.

I had the immense pleasure and masterclass of a rehearsal process, woking alongside Carmen Munroe, Corinne Skinner Carter, Nina Sosanya, Rebecca Scroggs and Carlyss Peer.  This play is exciting and challenging piece of work and I was privileged to be working on it alongside Mark Leipacher (director) and Bonnie at such an early stage!

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