Our first Masterclass of 2021 will be with Paul Miller, Artistic Director of the Orange Tree Theatre! Paul will be working on Candida by George Bernard Shaw.

The play is now out of copyright so can be accessed on the internet.  Please read it and have a particular look at the long speeches by the three main characters: Reverend James Morell, Candida Morell and Eugene Marchbanks.

How to Apply

Due to the format of this Zoom masterclass, 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 MILLER. Please include your photo, CV and a telephone number.

Applications to attend close at 1pm on Wednesday 6 January.

Please note you must be a Masterclass member to apply.
If you have been chosen to take part, you will be notified by Friday 8 January. If you are selected, please make sure to read the full play prior to the masterclass. On the day itself, you will be emailed the Zoom link. 
If you are selected, but find out that you are unable to attend, please let us know ASAP. 
If you do not hear from us, unfortunately you have not been selected on this occasion. Please see our FAQs for more information.

About Paul

Paul Miller is Artistic Director of the Orange Tree where he has directed Terence Rattigan’s While the Sun Shines and French Without Tears (also tour with English Touring Theatre), Jo Clifford’s Losing Venice, Charlotte Jones’ Humble Boy, Bernard Shaw’s Candida, Misalliance, The Philanderer and Widowers’ Houses, Lot Vekemans’ Poison, Marivaux’s The Lottery of Love, Somerset Maughan’s Sheppey, Doris Lessing’s Each His Own Wilderness and The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd by DH Lawrence.

Between 2009 and 2014 he was an Associate Director at Sheffield Theatres, where his productions included Wonderful Tennessee by Brian Friel, The Winter’s Tale, The Daughter-in-Law by DH Lawrence, Democracy by Michael Frayn (which transferred to The Old Vic), Hamlet with John Simm and True West by Sam Shepard.

For the National Theatre he has directed The History Boys (revival for the West End and UK tour), Baby Girl by Roy Williams, DNA by Dennis Kelly, The Miracle by Lin Coghlan, The Enchantment by Victoria Benedictsson, Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads by Roy Williams in the Cottesloe, and The Associate by Simon Bent in The Loft.

Other work includes Macbeth (Chichester Festival Theatre), Elling, adapted by Simon Bent (Trafalgar Studios), The History Boys (Center Theatre Group, LA), Total Eclipse by Christopher Hampton (Menier Chocolate Factory), French Without Tears by Terence Rattigan (ETT), Not the Love I Cry For by Robin Hooper (Arcola), A Life in the Theatre by David Mamet (Setagaya Public Theatre, Japan), Sugar Sugar, Goldhawk Road, Bad Company by Simon Bent and Kingfisher Blue by Lin Coghlan (Bush Theatre), Mercy by Lin Coghlan (Soho), The Marriage of Figaro (English Touring Opera at Hackney Empire), Mean Tears by Peter Gill, Accomplices by Simon Bent and Mr England by Richard Bean (Sheffield Theatres), Honeymoon Suite by Richard Bean (Royal Court), Fragile Land by Tanika Gupta (Hampstead), Four Knights in Knaresborough by Paul Webb (UK tour), A Penny for a Song by John Whiting (Oxford Stage Company/Whitehall Theatre), Tragedy: A Tragedy by Will Eno (Gate), Hushabye Mountain by Jonathan Harvey (ETT/Hampstead), Rosmersholm by Ibsen (Southwark Playhouse) and The Robbers by Schiller (Latchmere).

Please note, attendance to this masterclass is by application only. Please see above to apply.