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Audition for 60 Hour Shakespeare® to raise money for charity. Our productions have been reviewed as 'a piece of theatrical bravura', 'fresh and vital'.

Open auditions in 2023 will include productions of 'Othello' and 'Queen Margaret: The War of the Roses'.


Reading Abbey Ruins

11th, 12th, 13th August

Queen Margaret: The War of the Roses

Leamington Spa's Jephson Gardens

26th, 27th, 28th August

To audition, email a short monologue or soliloquy from any of Shakespeare's plays to before the 3rd April. Callbacks will be notified before the 10th April and will take place in person at the venues and on the dates below. Arrangements can be made for anyone who cannot attend in person. Audition tapes will be deleted once casting is complete for these productions.

6th May - Reading Abbey Ruins

7th May - Jephson Gardens

8th May - Theatre Deli London


Actors are cast in our productions on a voluntary, unpaid, basis. Free accommodation is provided. We have raised over £6k for charity. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to nominated charities.

60 Hour Shakespeare® rehearses and performs Shakespeare's plays in 60 hours to raise money for charity. Our mild inspiration is the rehearsal time of Shakespeare's actors. We have featured on BBC Radio and have worked with Colin Hurley and Michael Corbidge. Our productions have over 5k views on YouTube. Please see some reviews of our productions below.


Richard II - 'What a great job you did to get such wonderful work out of such a range of actors. It was so fresh and vital, and great to hear the whole play.'
(Ali de Souza, Associate Head of Acting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)

Hamlet - 'I saw a piece of theatrical bravura on Monday - a wonderful production of Hamlet, rehearsed and put together over just one weekend. The strong sense of movement created a special dynamic - you felt that almost anything could happen.'
(Susan Creed, Henley Standard)


Twitter: @60HrShakespeare
Instagram: @60hourshakespeare
Facebook: @60hourshakespeare
YouTube: @60hourshakespeare

Auditions: Tickets

Come, sit down, every mother's son, and rehearse your parts.

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act III Scene 1

Auditions: Quote
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