Masterclass with Bill Alexander ( RSC Hon Assoc Artist ) on March 2nd

2 Mar 2020
2:00 pm
from 16.00 - 16.30 for questions

Rare opportunity for Masterclass with RSC Honorary Associate Artist


Theatre director Bill Alexander (RSC Honorary Associate Artist) will lead a two hour Masterclass on ‘A Merchant of Venice’ at the off-West End Playground Theatre in London W10 6RQ.

 Monday, March 2nd, 2020, 2 to 4pm

Followed by questions from the audience (30 mins)

Bill began his career at the Bristol Old Vic and joined the RSC in 1977 where he was Resident and then Associate Director until 1992. He was Artistic Director of the Birmingham Rep between 1992 and 2001. Having directed ‘The Merchant of Venice’ four times (RSC, Birmingham Rep, LAMDA and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School) it has become, by his own admission, an obsession for him.

Acting students from Drama Studio London will assist Bill in the masterclass, which will focus on themes within the play. The Masterclass is for anyone with either a love of and interest in Shakespeare or for those curious to know more and see a master of his profession at work!

We can also announce that Bill’s adaptation, a 90-minute, modern dress version, ‘A Merchant of Venice’, will be performed at the Playground Theatre in September. This is a new production by Shakespeare in Italy (incorporating Sharing Shakespeare)

Tickets - £22

Concession – (student, unemployed, over 60, under 26) - £15

Teachers and lecturers go free when bringing a student group of 10 or more.

Please contact the Box Office via to book

For more information please email Mary Chater or Collette Parker at

Presented by Sharing Shakespeare - Shakespeare in Italy