Janie Dee, award winning actress and producer of the London Climate Change Festival will host a three-part workshop on 5, 12 and 19 March.

Twelve places will be available, and you must be able to commit to all three dates.

The first session, lasting one hour, will involve a discussion on inspirational speeches about our planet, from both classic and contemporary plays as well as from individual activists such as Greta Thunberg. There will be a selection of speeches on offer and during the second session you will choose one of these speeches to work on with Janie. Then in the final part, you will perform your speech to the group. 

How to Apply

Due to the format of these Zoom masterclasses, we have a limited restriction on the number of people who can take part. If you’d like the opportunity to attend, please apply by emailing info@masterclass.org.uk with the subject heading CLIMATE CHANGE. Please include your photo, CV and a telephone number.

Applications to attend close at 10am on Monday 1 March.

You must be a Masterclass member to apply.
If you have been chosen to take part, you will be notified on Monday 1 March. On the days of the sessions, you will be emailed the Zoom link. 

If you are selected, but find out that you are unable to attend one of the sessions, please let us know ASAP. You must be able to commit to all three sessions to apply.

If you do not hear from us, unfortunately you have not been selected on this occasion. Please see our FAQs for more information.

About Janie

Janie is an award-winning British actress, singer and musical theatre performer, characterised by her extraordinary versatility in acclaimed work on stage, film, television and radio. Her career embraces everything from Shakespeare at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare's Globe, to revivals of classic plays at the Bath Festival, directed by Sir Peter Hall, acclaimed performances in modern dramas and comedies, and leading roles in classic musicals, both in the West End and major regional theatres. Janie has worked closely with contemporary playwrights, particularly Alan Ayckbourn and Michael Frayn, and the late Harold Pinter in numerous productions and has become a renowned interpreter of their work.

A selection of Janie’s much celebrated theatre work includes: The Boyfriend at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Follies, Women of Troy, Johnny on a Spot and Carousel (Olivier Award) at the National Theatre, Antony and Cleopatra at the Hollywood Bowl and Barbican, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Russia and Asia tour) and All’s Well That Ends Well for Shakespeare’s Globe, Hello, Dolly! (TMA UK Theatre Award) and The King and I at Curve Leicester, NFSW at the Royal Court, Mack & Mabel on tour and in the West End, A Little Night Music and Aladdin at Yvonne Arnaud, My One and Only (also West End), A Month In The Country and Three Sisters at Chichester, Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike, Much Ado About Nothing, Betrayal (also West End), The Apple Cart and Design for Living at Theatre Royal Bath, Woman in Mind at Stephen Joseph, Celebration and Old Times at Gate, Dublin, Noises Off at the Old Vic and West End, Hand To God, Blithe Spirit, Donkey’s Years & Calendar Girls in the West End.

Janie won the three most prestigious awards in British Theatre: the Olivier Award, the Evening Standard Award and Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a Play, as well as the Obie and Theatre World Best Newcomer Award in New York, for her hilarious and heartbreaking performance as Jacie Triplethree in Alan Ayckbourn's Comic Potential.

Janie’s numerous screen credits include: Chimerica, Crashing, Love Hurts, The Bill, London’s Burning, Heartbeat, House of Cards & Midsomer Murders. Janie has appeared alongside Colin Firth in Harold Pinter's Celebration for Channel 4, opposite Martin Shaw in P.D.James' Death in Holy Orders & The Murder Room and as Zac Efron’s mother, Mrs Samuels, in Me and Orson Welles. Most recently Janie appeared as Jan Clements in the feature film Official Secrets with Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes.

In addition, Janie regularly performs her own witty and sophisticated cabaret at leading venues including Crazy Coqs, The Hippodrome, The Pheasantry, the St James Studio, Aldeburgh Festival and the 'Divas at the Donmar' season.

Please note you can only apply via email (as noted above). You cannot book via the link below.