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Venue: Reading Abbey Ruins

Performance Date: Sunday 11th August

Rehearsal Dates: Friday 9th August and Saturday 10th August

Actors: 18 years+

Audition: Please tape a Shakespeare monologue or soliloquy to be deleted after auditions.

Deadline: Saturday 27th April


Notified: Sunday 28th April

Callback: Saturday 4th May (Reading) or Sunday 5th May (Leamington Spa) or 6th May (London)

An online callback will be available to actors outside of the UK.

Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments to be made for the audition.

Audition for 60 Hour Shakespeare® to raise funds for charity. Our productions have been reviewed: 'a piece of theatrical bravura'; 'fresh and vital'; 'hilarious and moving.'

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Underrepresented actors are encouraged to audition.

Actors are cast in our productions on a voluntary, unpaid, basis. Free accommodation is provided. We have raised over £7k 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 four productions 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, Director of Drama at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School)

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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