Janet will work onstage with Masterclass members on Shakespeare monologues plus a scene from As You Like It - Act III, Sc 5 with Rosalind, Phoebe and Silvius.

If you would like to take part in the scene, you can apply either as a threesome, a duo or individually and we will match you up. Click here to read the scene from As You Like It.

To apply to take part onstage, please indicate whether you would like to work on the scene or choose and learn a monologue, no longer than two minutes. If you are working on a monologue, please let us know which one!

Please include your pic, CV and a telephone number & send to:
info@masterclass.org.uk, with the subject heading JANET SUZMAN

Closing date for applications is Monday 10th September

If you have not heard by the end of Wednesday 12th September then please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Even if you are applying to take part, please still remember to book your place for the masterclass!


About Janet

Janet Suzman’s stellar acting career encompasses work classical and modern, some of it comprising leading roles with the RSC, and some in the West End.

Her first film was Nicholas and Alexandra for which she received Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. She has twice won the Evening Standard Best Actress Award for a Chekhov and a Fugard. Her birth in South Africa has meant a continued connection to that country and her debut as a director was a ground-breaking production of Othello at the Market Theatre, Johannesburg, in 1987.

In 2011 she directed Kim Cattrall in Cleopatra for Liverpool Playhouse and then for Chichester Festival Theatre. Of all Shakespeare’s plays, Antony and Cleopatra has remained the one she is most fascinated and puzzled by as the woman’s role is so exceptional, and she has written about it in her book Not Hamlet - which Ian McKellen once kindly described as ‘a wonder’. She has given text classes at The Actors Centre and Central School of Speech & Drama and is vice-President of LAMDA.

Janet is an Honorary Life Fellow of The Shakespeare Institute, and was made a DBE in 2011.