Location: The Thanet, Chalk Farm
This Shakespeare Masterclass is the ideal opportunity for those wishing to gain confidence in classical acting. Led by top industry professional, Bruce Guthrie, this masterclass will help you unlock Shakespeare texts and will offer you personal feedback and advice. Ideal for those preparing a classical speech for an audition or performers who would like to gain further understanding in approaching Shakespeare plays.
Bruce Guthrie is a London-based, Scottish theatre and film director and the Artistic Director of The National Youth Theatre of Wales. He began his career as an actor at Guildford School of Acting. Before graduating, in 2005, Bruce directed and produced his first play, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, at the Edinburgh Fringe. It’s tremendous success lead to a London transfer. After discovering his talent for directing, Bruce went on to direct various productions, including The Merchant of Venice and Twelfth Night. Both productions played to an incredible 30,000 people. In 2009, Bruce directed John Lithgow in a one-man-show at the National Theatre. In 2010 He was the associate director on Howard Davies’ universally acclaimed production of All My Sons, with a cast led by David Suchet and Zoë Wanamaker. In 2011, he was the associate director of Old Vic’s production of Richard III, staring Kevin Spacey. Later, in 2012, he was heralded as the “new Sam Mendes” and “one to watch” by The Independent. His recent work includes a “terrific” production of Bakersfield Mist at The Duchess Theatre and the 5-star one-woman-show, Man to Man. Bruce most recently directed Charlotte Church in The Last Mermaid at the Wales Millenium Centre. His next project is the 21st Anniversary production of the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award winning musical, Rent, in the Autumn.