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Workshops, lectures, and activities to bring Shakespeare to life in theatre and music.

Reading Shakespeare for Fun

Date: 01-Feb | Time: 10:00 – 17:00 | Location: Music Library

Book your spot in a reading group that focuses on the fun and flair of Shakespeare's stories. The YouThinkers Theatre Company presents reading sessions from Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado about Nothing, Haml. The reading sessions are for every age group, in both English and Arabic, bringing to life the words of one of the most famous writers in the world, making Shakespeare relevant, fun, and fresh for everyone.

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Lunch Music - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Date: 03-Feb | Time: 12:30:00 PM | Location: Opera Galleria

Enjoy a delicious lunchtime concert of arias from A Midsummer Night's Dream, performed by opera singers from the production. This is an informal concert, open to everyone to attend. Set in the Opera Galleria with optional seating, we look forward to seeing you all there.

Producing Shakespeare Workshop

Date: 04-Feb | Time: 14:00 – 16:30 | Location: Multi-purpose Room, ROHM

Ahead of his lecture on Shakespeare in theatre, Honourable Dr Abdul Karim Ali Jawad Al Lawati will present a workshop for theatre students, discovering the mechanics of plot behind his plays. This workshop will be delivered in Arabic.

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Exploring Shakespeare’s Plays

Date: 04-Feb | Time: 5:00:00 PM | Location: Music Library

The Honourable Dr Abdul Karim Jawad Al Lawati will deliver a lecture exploring Shakespeare in theatre. For Arabic speakers only, Dr Al Lawati is a regional expert on Shakespeare.

Acting Shakespeare Workshop

Date: 5/6/7Feb | Time: 8:30 - 14:00 | Location: Multi-purpose Room, ROHM

Finding the Will is a visiting theatre company presenting workshops on Shakespeare for children. Actors and theatre professionals deliver engaging content from a range of Will Shakespeare's plays, focussing especially on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to provide an amazing insight into the world of theatre and the bard himself and to inspire creativity in young minds.
○ Group (1) from 6 to 8 years old ( from 8:30 am – 10 am)
○ Group (2) from 8 to 10 years old (from 10:30 am – 12 pm)
○ Group (3) from 10 to 12 years old (12:30 pm – 2 pm)

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Date: 05-Feb | Time: 5:00:00 PM | Location: Music Library

Gaston Fournier Facio will deliver one of his popular lectures on the appearance and use of Shakespeare in music and opera. Renowned for his entertaining style and fascinating delivery of historical knowledge, Facio will present his lecture in English in the Music Library of ROHMA.

Shakespeare in Concert

Date: 05-Feb | Time: 6:30:00 PM | Location: Opera Galleria

Following on from the lecture from Gaston Fournier Facio, wind your way down to the Opera Galleria for a special pop-up concert with a program of Shakespeare's stories in opera arias. Singers, piano, and a small ensemble of musicians will fill the halls with song.

Opera Talks - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Date: 07-Feb | Time: 7:00:00 PM | Location: Music Library

Gaston Fournier Facio presents a talk on A Midsummer Night's Dream. A regular speaker at Opera Talks, Facio has a loyal and enthusiastic audience who enjoy his approach to opera, finding him knowledgeable and witty. In this talk he will focus on the detail of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with the contribution of singers from the production.

PPT A Midsummer Night's Dream

Date: 9/10-Feb | Time: 18:00:00 PM | Location: Multi-purpose Room, ROHM

A pre-performance talk will take place at 6pm ahead of the performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream for ticket holders only. Gather with theatre professionals to uncover the secrets behind some of today's most exciting companies and productions.