Approaching unfamiliar texts with Adjoa Andoh

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You’ve got a last minute audition.
You’re reading in for someone.
You start rehearsals soon and you want to get prepped.

How do we prepare for unfamiliar texts? Take an afternoon with Adjoa Andoh to work through a variety of texts and try out some practical approaches.

Adjoa Andoh is a film, television and theatre actor and director. She recently co-directed and starred in Richard II at The Globe and has extensive experience in theatre with the RSC, the Bush Theatre (Leave Taking), Young Vic and at the National Theatre. Upcoming projects include Bridgerton (Netflix).

Join the workshop facilitator in person in the Holloway Theatre at the Bush, or join from the comfort of your home via Zoom, where there will be a dedicated co-ordinator to field your questions and responses. Anyone with an Online via Zoom ticket will be sent a registration link on the day of the masterclass.

There are limited bursary places available for participants who need them. Please contact [email protected] for more information on applying for a bursary place.

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Adjoa Andoh
Adjoa Andoh is an actor writer director.  She plays Dowager Duchess, Lady Danbury in the new Shondaland series Bridgerton for Netflix, and is also to be seen this summer in Brighton an Indy movie starring Lesley Sharp & Phil Davis. Film & TV include Fractured (Netflix), Silent Witness (BBC), Acceptable Risk (Amazon Prime), Invictus, Adulthood, Brotherhood, Dr Who, Casualty, Law & Order UK.  On stage, Adjoa conceived , co-directed and played Richard II in the 2019 first all women of colour Shakespeare at The Globe, with co-director Lynette Linton. The film version is currently on YouTube, produced by her company Swinging The Lens. Troilus & Cressida (Royal Shakespeare Company), Julius Caesar (Bridge Theatre), Great Expectations (Bristol Old Vic), Leave Taking a (Bush Theatre), Black Panther, What Assatta Taught Me (Gate Theatre) Over the last 30 years Adjoa has worked on BBC radio as an actor, writer, director, a Carlton Hobbs Award & Norman Beaton Fellowship judge, and was the narrator in the recently broadcast dramatization of Maya Angelou 6 autobiographies, which won the Outstanding Achievement award at this year’s Radio Drama awards Adjoa is also the award-winning narrator of over 150 audiobooks. Adjoa is a Senior Associate Artist at The Bush and an Associate Artist at the RSC, a RADA audition panellist for over 15 years, visiting director at RADA, Rose Bruford and ICAT. She spoke at this years HowTheLightGetsIn festival online, on race and art. Performed and discussed Anne Bronté for the BBC Big Book Weekend 2020. Was guest artist on this summer’s National Theatre of Scotland/Edinburgh Book Festival Makar to Makar with Jackie Kay. Judge for the inaugural 2020 BAME sci-fi writer’s Award for Gollancz. Adjoa’s Ted Talk at Tedx Bermuda on trans parenting is also online. She is a regular panellist on the Jeremy Vine Show. She is a Fairtrade Ambassador.  

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