Iqbal Khan will work onstage with Masterclass members on:

Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Act II, Sc 2 Hamlet’s soliloquy:
‘Now I am alone' 'About, my brain!'
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Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya (Michael Frayn’s translation & adaptation) end of Act 3
from midway through the dialogue between Astrov and Yelena (from Astrov’s line:
'I see from your expression that you’re not interested’ Astrov’s line ‘The only
thing is, the days are drawing in’
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Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, Act I from Estragon’s line:
'You're sure it was this evening?' Estragon 'Don't let's do anything. It's safer.'
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People will be chosen on the day. If you would like an opportunity to take part,
please look at these pieces. No need to be off book.

Please note gender blind casting applies.

About Iqbal

Iqbal began his directing career at the Leicester Haymarket and National Theatre Studio.

His recent work includes: A Christmas Carol (Box Clever), Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe), Snookered (Tamasha/Oldham Coliseum/ Bush/UK tour), The Importance of Being Earnest – The Musical (Riverside Studios), The Killing of Sister George (West End), Broken Glass (Tricycle/West End), Rafta Rafta (Bolton Octagon/New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme), East is East (Birmingham Rep), A Slight Ache, Landscape (National Theatre), Treemonisha (Pegasus Opera), The Last Photograph (Edinburgh Festival), Othello (Associate Director, Birmingham Opera Company), Time for the Good Looking Boy (BoxClever/UKtour), Oleanna (Bolton Octagon), 16UP (Union Theatre/tour), Too Close to Home (Lyric Hammersmith/Library Theatre), Madama Butterfly (Lyric Hammersmith/Minack), and Beautiful Thing (Oldham Coliseum).

For the RSC, Iqbal has directed Othello, Much Ado about Nothing and Antony and
, currently playing in Stratford and coming to London’s Barbican Theatre in November.


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