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Book Review: Shakespeare, the Man Who Pays the Rent

Some of us (many thanks to Diane for the loan) have been reading Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays the Rent ...

Audition Nerves

To audition - to assess the suitability of someone for a performing role We’ve reached the end of our marvellous ...

Wonderful Workshops!

Have you tried out one of our workshops yet? You really should! Whether you’re a seasoned actor, a Shakespeare enthusiast, ...

Winter Magic in the Summer

I’ve been putting off writing this for some reason, maybe fear of being self-indulgent, maybe imagining that to analyse it ...

Pop-Up 2023

Some of us Popped Up on a warm October Saturday afternoon, 7th October, to a large and appreciative audience. Our ...

Listen Again

Listen Again… Here’s a list of most of the music we used during The Winter's Tale in June 2023, with ...

Folk Music in The Winter’s Tale

FOLK MUSIC IN THE WINTER’S TALE By Brian Ford Several people have asked me about the song Click go the ...

Lord Sebastian, and Mopsa, the shepherdess

LORD SEBASTIAN, AND MOPSA, THE SHEPHERDESS ‘Indicate your dream part(s) in The Winter’s Tale,’ said the audition form. I hesitated, ...

On the Book

Being on the book in theatrical terms means an actor who has not learned their lines, and needs to rely ...

Twinned Lambs that did Frisk in the Sun

I’ve been involved with Wivenhoe Open-Air Shakespeare since 2019; I’m playing Polixenes, the King of Bohemia, in this year’s production ...