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Improvising Shakespeare One-day Workshop with The Maydays, Jenny Rowe

Improvising Shakespeare One-day Workshop with The Maydays, Jenny Rowe

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12:30 PM

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Open Space Studios

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In this level 2 one-day workshop, you’ll spend 5 hours improvising in the style of Shakespeare’s plays. Shakespeare was a genius, so whilst we probably can’t quite reach his level of playwriting in a day, we CAN learn a huge amount to inspire and develop our improvised theatre and comedy performances.

During the workshop, you’ll immerse yourself in Shakespearean language, stories, types of characters and explore the Elizabethan World to create your own versions of scenes and sketches in the style of Shakespeare’s plays.

What can I expect?

  • What did Shakespeare ever do for us?
    Soliloquy, monologues, entrances, chorus, set description, deaths, narration, verse, etc.
  • Simile and metaphor to make your language more poetic and descriptive (inc. making up words).
  • What is Iambic pentameter? Why it’s not scary (and why we won’t use it much anyway).
  • Playing Status
  • Improvising as Elizabethans (in their world).
  • Exploring Shakespeare’s stories (comedy, tragedy, history, magic, shipwrecks, and more).
    and deaths.

Who is this course suitable for?

  • Improvisers, and actors with some improvisation experience (Level 1 Maydays course, or above).
  • 18-100+ years old!
  • Performers who want to explore Shakespeare from a fresh angle
  • Improvisers who want to develop and explore their verbal dexterity and theatrical stagecraft.

This course is being led by Maydays superstar, Jenny Rowe who also performs with Impromptu Shakespeare.

When: Saturday 25th March, 12.30-5.30 pm

Where: Open Space Studios, Unit 7, Rear of 64 Davigdor Road, Hove, BN1 6EA

Min. participants 7, Max. 16.


If we have to cancel the event due to low numbers, we will do this with 24 hours notice (and you will receive a warning 48 hours before the course if this looks likely).

“Become the bard that you’ve always wanted to be!

We offer Diversity Scholarship places for our improv workshops, details here.

If financial hardships are an issue, we are happy to offer payment plans please get in touch with us directly to discuss at

Please do not contact individual Maydays team members directly regarding our classes and/or events, for all company queries please contact us via our Facebook page or email us at

Improv Facilitator Jenny Rowe

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Event Capacity: 16

Dress Code: None

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