A co-production between the Royal Shakespeare Company and amateur companies across the UK

This is an arrangement developed between the RSC and Equity


We are posting news about the cast, the crew, amateur groups and information for teachers. We also have monthly themes and news relating to performances.


Excitement, Surprise and Questioning: All in a Week’s Work by Simon Floyd

October 15, 2015 Company news

This autumn all our amateurs will be working on voice, movement and text. Simon Floyd, shares his experience with the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Voice Practitioner, Michael Corbidge.

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I am Spartacus! – A Donkey’s Tale by Chris Clarke

October 13, 2015 Company news

Chris Clarke from the Nonentities based in Kidderminster starts his journey as the character Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream: a play for the nation.


Everything You Want is on the Other Side of Dear by Simon Floyd

October 12, 2015 Company news

Setting Task One – to rehearse and perform a selection of monologues and duologues in their groups. Here Simon Floyd talks about the process.

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Getting Started

October 7, 2015 Dream Team Ideas and Inspiration post

Whether you’re preparing to rehearse with a school-wide cast or focussing on a scene with a small group, familiarising your pupils with the story and themes is a strong place to start.


News From Fairy School #1

September 23, 2015 Dream Team Ideas and Inspiration post

Next week we will be starting our work with the 28 schools whose pupils will take to stages across the UK to perform the Dream. Find out more about the process and what’s happening in our first update.