Shaking up Shakespeare

Sunday 6th February, 10am - 12pm

Sunday 27th February, 10am - 12pm

Sunday 20th March, 10am - 1pm

Free for ETG members, 10€ for non-members

Register your interest HERE

Everyone welcome, from Bard beginners to Shakespeare shamans.

Ever dreamed of acting Shakespeare? Or would you like to be able to watch one of his plays and know more about what’s going on?! ESOC Theatre Group is running a series of relaxed online workshops, where professional actor and director Sarah Blake will teach you how to understand Shakespeare by decoding his text – and she’ll reveal the 5 key secrets for bringing his work to life with energy, confidence and understanding!

Focussing specifically on exploring the hidden comic potential in Shakespeare’s lines, the first session will be the start of an ongoing series of workshops that will act as preparation for the ESOC Theatre Group’s big summer production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream – and later on this year, we’ll be looking for volunteers for both on and off-stage! So whether you want to join in with the production, or get the most out of being in the audience, join us for this fun introduction to the colourful world of ‘the Bard’. It’s Shakespeare – without the fear!

About our workshop leader: Sarah Blake is an Equity-registered actor, director & playwright, with a special interest in Early Modern Drama (English language theatre written between 1558-1642). She has performed various Shakespearean roles on stage and is also currently collaborating with the UK-based Beyond Shakespeare theatre & audio company, as an actor, director, podcast commentator and occasional host. For more information about Sarah, visit

Questions about the workshop? Get in touch with the committee or Sarah direct at: or