Theatre Director Simon Godwin will work onstage with 6 Masterclass members on the following three soliloquies from Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

  • Act I, Sc 2: O, that this too too solid flesh would melt
  • Act II, Sc 2: O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I
  • Act III, Sc 1 To be, or not to be: that is the question
To apply to take part onstage, please choose and learn one of the above.

Please include your picture, CV and state which piece you would do if chosen. Please include a telephone number & send to:, with the subject heading HAMLET

Closing date for applications is Sunday 19th November.

If you have not heard by Tuesday 21st November then you have not been chosen on this occasion

Please note Masterclass operates gender blind casting

About Simon

Simon Godwin is an Associate Director at the National Theatre, where he has directed Twelfth Night, Sunset at the Villa Thalia, The Beaux Stratagem, Man and Superman and Strange Interlude.

Other Theatre Includes:  Rules For Living (English Touring Theatre), Hamlet and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (RSC), Occupational Hazards (Hampstead Theatre), The Cherry Orchard (Broadway), Richard II (Shakespeare’s Globe), Regeneration (Royal & Derngate/tour), Routes, If You Don’t Let Us Dream, We Won’t Let You Sleep, NSFW, The Witness, Goodbye to All That, The Acid Test and Wanderlust (Royal Court), The Little Mermaid, Krapp’s Last Tape/A Kind Of Alaska, Faith Healer and Far Away (Bristol Old Vic.)

Simon will return to the NT in 2018 to direct Antony and Cleopatra with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo.