York Shakespeare Project

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The York Shakespeare Project was set up at the beginning of the 21st Century with the intention of performing every play Shakespeare wrote within a 20-year period. A dedicated mix of professionals and amateurs work together to achieve this, staging their works in some fascinating venues around the city of York.

The cycle commenced in the spring of 2002 with a run of "Richard III", and since then they have been produced in approximate chronological order. There are generally two to three shows per year, performed in the summer and the winter.

The Project hires professional directors for each show, as well as doing community work to bring Shakespeare to a wide audience, with the aim of demonstrating how accessible it can be. Open auditions are held for every show, and while the performers are generally unpaid, the professional quality of their productions is a testament to their dedication and enthusiasm, and acts as a magnificent springboard for those who have not experienced participating in one of Shakespeare's works.


Connected mandy members:

Vera Lloyd
Vera Lloyd
Actor
2020, Macbeth, Second Witch/Second Murderer/Gentlewoman
41 Monkgate
Josie Campbell
2020, Macbeth, Third Witch
Shakespeare's Village, Rose Theatre, York
Roxanne Spence
Roxanne Spence
Set Designer
2019, Cymbeline, Set Designer/Constructor and Props Master
York Merchant Taylor's Hall (site-specific)
Thomas Leadbeater
2019, Cymbeline, Guiderius
Merchant Taylors' Hall
Daniel Thrace
2019, Cymbeline, Multiple Roles
Merchant Tailors Hall
Vera Lloyd
Vera Lloyd
Actor
2019, Antony and Cleopatra, Iras/Diomedes/Mardian/Alexas
John Cooper Studio, York
Mandy Newby
Mandy Newby
Actor
2019, A Midsummer's Night Dream, Titania/Hippolyta
Blackswan Pub, York
Lisa Druett-Arundale
2019, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Lysander
The Black Swan
Thomas Jennings
2018, Two Noble Kinsmen, Duke Theseus
Nance Turner
Nance Turner
Actor
2018, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Queen and Rustic
York. The De Grey Rooms
Thomas Jennings
2018, Soliloquies from Hamlet, Hamlet
Claire Morley
2018, Coriolanus, Titus Lartius
Friargate Theatre
Thomas Jennings
2017, The Winter's Tale, Prince Florizel
Paul French
Paul French
Actor
2017, The Winter's Tale, Leontes
John Cooper Studio
Claire Morley
2017, The Winter's Tale, Autolycus
John Cooper Studio
Anna Trotman
Anna Trotman
Actor
2017, Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn
Kings Manor
Sophie Paterson
Sophie Paterson
Director, Assistant
2016, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Director
Upstage Theatre, Monkgate
Iago Johnson
Iago Johnson
Actor
2016, Pericles Prince of Tyre, Cerimon, Lysimachus, First Sailor
Upstage theatre, York
Claire Morley
2016, Pericles, Thaisa/Bawd
John Cooper Studio/The Dell, RSC Stratford
Paul French
Paul French
Actor
2016, King Lear, King Lear
John Cooper Studio, York

York Shakespeare Project Jobs

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