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Derek Jacobi

Legendary actor Sir Derek Jacobi talks to us all about the actor’s voice. Listen>


Gregg WiseBritish actor Greg Wise on getting into character. Listen>


Luke Newberry

In the Flesh actor Luke Newberry chats about prosthetics and make-up for the BBC Three series. Listen>


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Shakespeare’s Kings and Heroines (for Book Clubs)

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Spotlight on the Stage

Spotlight on the Stage

avannah Stevenson and Willemijn Verkaik from Wicked, photo by Matt Crockett

Welcome to your guide to plays, acting and backstage roles

Spotlight on Shakespeare

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    Fun Stuff To Do

    Albert and Joey go for a run, Warhorse

    Do you have a favourite play?  Perhaps it’s War Horse, or a musical like Wicked or a comedy like The Producers. Theme a party around the play – ask your friends to come in appropriate costumes and dress your room with suitable props.

    Want to join a local theatre group? Visit the National Association of Youth Theatres website to find out more. Many theatres will run special drama courses for young people. This is a great way to make friends and practice your acting skills! There are also opportunities to learn about lighting, sound, directing, stage management, wardrobe and front of house.

    Get creative – make a theatrical mask or sock puppet. You can buy a plain mask from craft shops such as Hobbycraft. Then decorate with different facial expressions and add colour and texture with paints and fabrics. Check out our guide to making a simple sock puppet.

    Great Places To Visit

    Why not visit the iconic open-air theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe and experience Shakespeare’s plays as they were meant to be seen.

    The National Theatre is a vibrant centre for theatre in London and they do a programme of audio described performances and touch tours. National Theatre Live broadcasts the best of British theatre live from London to cinemas in the UK. Follow @ntlive on Twitter to find out more.

    Check out what’s on stage at your local theatre. There might be a touring production from the West End, a local drama production or a play by a young people’s theatre group. Give the box office a ring to check on accessibility so that they can make sure your visit is as enjoyable as possible.

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