Shakespeare’s Sonnets In Action!

Hear Shakespeare as you’ve never heard him before, in a unique, fast-paced, interactive and funny evening in aid of The Clement James Centre.


Sunday 6th November, 6pm – 8pm
The Sonnets will start at 6 pm sharp
Please arrive for doors at 5:45 pm
Suggested donation of £125 per ticket


The ClementJames Centre, 95 Sirdar Road, W11 4EQ

An evening hosted by the RSC’s Associate Artist Phillip Breen, and the University of Warwick’s Professor Carol Chillington Rutter.

Alan Cox, Alexandra Gilbreath, Alfred Clay, Alison Steadman, Alistair McGowan, Amber James, Andrew French, Archie Redford, Avita Jay, Baker Mukasa, Calum Findlay, Christian Patterson, Curtis Kemlo, Danielle Bird, David Neilson, Dominic West, Edward Bennet, Ellie Pearce, Guy Lewis, Jonathan Broadbent, Leanne Best, Matt Sutton, Michael Elwyn, Michael Maloney, Rachel Dale, Ronni Ancona, Tomiwa Edun and Toyin Ayedun-Alase, with music from Grant Olding.
*Line-up may be subject to change.
What to Expect

This show is part master class, part rehearsal, part sharing, part spoken word gig, part group therapy, and all audience participation.

Stars of the London stage gather for an evening of poetic anarchy (and ecstasy) where the only scripts are Shakespeare’s sonnets and anything could happen. Proceedings will be loosely helmed by Phillip Breen (Royal Shakespeare Company Associate Artist). Professor Carol Chillington Rutter (Professor of Shakespeare and Performance Studies, University of Warwick) will be on hand with a complete works, a microphone and a bell, if things start getting out of hand.

Expect a fun, unpretentious, accessible, cliche-busting, myth torpedoing introduction to playing Shakespeare. Come, listen, participate, heckle and leave everything you’ve learned about Shakespeare at the door.