Shakespeare in the City

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31 July – 3 August 2019
4 days of making theatre for 14-19s
Venue: Blake Studio, Norwich School, The Close,
Norwich NR1 4DD (next to Norwich Cathedral)
10am-3pm daily, £90 for the 4 days

New Stages is presenting a 4-day summer holiday course that will explore the most famous scenes from Shakespeare’s plays that will be performed in public locations around Norwich city centre. This is the first project of its kind and we’re very excited to bring Shakespeare to the streets of our fine city!

Working with theatre director Joseph Ballard, we’ll be making theatre together; brushing up on the plays, learning new performance styles, developing your confidence in acting and team work and making the most of an opportunity to bring the city centre to life with the most celebrated works in a very different way.

The experience will be great experience for your CV, progression with other performing opportunities plus college and university; and will give you a sound understanding of the background to and the performance of the language of the Bard. All sessions will be fun, fast-paced and will include drama games and workshops; from singing to stage combat!

Download a booking form below:
Word Format (to download, complete and email back or print) Application Form 2019
PDF File (to download and print) Application Form 2019

Payment options:
Pay online here (a transaction fee applies)
Bank transfer (no transaction fee). Our bank details are on the booking form.
Cheque (please post with your application form, our address is on the form)

A limited number of bursary places are available.

The PerformanceShakespeare
Saturday 3 August at 4pm, free.
Meet at the steps of City Hall, audience then follows the actors to different locations for different scenes, all within a few minutes of each other in city centre.
Running time: Approx 1 hour.
Download the route here.

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New Stages would like to thank Norwich School and Norwich City Council for their support for this project.

About the team

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Joseph Ballard

Joseph Ballard is a professional actor, playwright and director with 17 years teaching experience for theatres, clubs and schools. He set up New Stages to reflect on new adventures and opportunities; putting people and communities centre stage in theatre making.


All team members are theatre industry professionals, DBS checked, with experience of working with young people.

New Stages also runs North Norfolk Youth Theatre, North Walsham People’s Theatre and Choir.

Check out our news release here.

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