Deafinitely Theatre have partnered with RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) to offer professionally led accessible acting training. The Hub is aimed at Deaf, Hard of Hearing and hearing artists who use British Sign Language aged 18+.

Spring/ Summer Term 2021

Interpretation Of Shakespeare And Contemporary Texts for actors

This 12-week course will be split into 3 modules with the aim of increasing your confidence in working with Shakespeare and modern text.

Location: Online

Price: £35

Time: 6.00pm - 8.30pm


  1. Wednesday, 5 May 2021
  2. Wednesday, 12 May 2021
  3. Wednesday, 19 May 2021
  4. Wednesday, 26 May 2021
  5. Wednesday, 2 June 2021
  6. Wednesday, 9 June 2021
  7. Wednesday, 16 June 2021
  8. Wednesday, 23 June 2021
  9. Wednesday, 30 June 2021
  10. Wednesday, 7 July 2021
  11. Wednesday, 14 July 2021
  12. Wednesday, 21 July 2021

1) Shakespeare

  • Led by Nadia Nadarajah, you will explore how stories, lexicons and timelines contribute to a greater understanding of Shakespeare’s plays. You will look at the use of Shakespeare in contemporary art forms and the role his stories have played in the recreations and interpretation of the text. You will explore the language of Shakespeare through meaning and how to translate it into the visual poetic language of BSL.

2) Modern Text

  • This module will look at modern plays and work with monologues led by Ilan Dwek. You will learn how to avoid certain pitfall in translating from modern English into BSL such as resisting the overpowering nature of English form over visual expression.

3) Auditioning

  • The last 2 sessions will be led by RADA’s Associate Director and Chair of Audition Panel, Nona Shepphard. This will be a chance to put theory into practice learning audition technique. If you have already attended the Audition Technique module on previous Hub courses, this is optional.

This course is open to actors of all abilities 

Suitable for fluent BSL users and /or have at least level 4/6.   

Places are limited

If you are on low income and can not afford the course fees, a limited number of bursaries are available to provide this course for free. Please complete the bursary information in the application form.  

This course has now finished.