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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'.


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 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.


Audition for the following open-air productions including the #ShakespeareTheatricalUniverse.

Shakespeare's plays told from one character's scenes.

Mercutio - 13th and 14th August @AbbeyRuins, Reading

Ophelia - 13th and 14th August @AbbeyRuins, Reading

As You Like It - 27th, 28th, and 29th August @JephsonGardens, Leamington Spa

Productions will follow any applicable regulations in relation to COVID-19.

The audition is for anyone over 18 years.


Please submit a filmed monologue of no longer than 2 minutes from any of Shakespeare's plays to by 10pm (BST) on 22nd April. We will contact you about callbacks by 24th April.

Please indicate your availability for the productions when you submit your audition tape. Submissions will be deleted when auditions are completed.


Callbacks will be on Zoom on 30th April, 1st May, and 2nd May. Please indicate your availability when you submit your audition tape. We will ask you to prepare a different monologue from your audition tape of no longer than five minutes. Callbacks will be on an individual basis and 15 minutes long with an opportunity to ask questions.


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)


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

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act III Scene 1