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We have been working with our partner, the Royal Shakespeare Company, for over a year now on a community project aimed at building a Shakespeare Nation… and now  we need your help!

For the first time in over 50 years there are no regular performances on the RSC’s Stages. So we are handing over our social media channels (our virtual stages) to you. This is your chance to perform on the RSC’s (virtual) stage.

We are asking you to post film/photographs of you performing Shakespeare, either scenes, single speeches or even a single line, performed in your own home. Choose your favourite Shakespeare moment, perhaps one that particularly speaks to you in these challenging times.

To Share your Shakespeare by film or photograph simply upload it to Instagram, Twitter or Youtube, tagging @TheatreRNorwich and @theRSC and use the hashtag #ShareYourShakespeare. We will then share them online over our social media channels (our virtual stages) for everyone to see.

Create your own epic production or simply speak the words to camera. Turn household objects into props and costume and let your imagination run wild, from those old curtains in the attic to the contents of the recycling bin. Create your own set – turn your garden shed, bathroom, spare bedroom or cupboard into a stage. And if you need any help… Click here for tips tutorials, workshops, lessons, full productions and extracts to help you rehearse and perform your piece.

Whether you are a young person or an adult, seasoned professional or enthusiastic amateur, first timer or lifelong Shakespeare fan this is your opportunity to perform for the Royal Shakespeare Company. #ShareYourShakespeare aims to bring together RSC alumni, audiences, our theatre partners, schools and our acting company in a virtual celebration of shared creativity, community spirit, collective resilience and the enduring power of storytelling. So join RSC actors including David Tennant (Dr Who, RSC Hamlet), Ray Fearon (Fleabag), Jane Lapotaire, Katy Stephens, and David Threlfall (Shameless).

And if you don’t fancy performing a speech why not bake a cake, paint a picture or serenade a neighbour over the garden fence with a sonnet… We look forward to seeing what you create!