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image_01Led by Samuel Yates

When & Where

19 Nov & 2 Dec 2008
Spooky Hall


Based on experiences working in professional theatre in London and Birmingham, these workshops are a great opportunity for directors and actors to gain insight into various successful methods of work.

  • The workshops will offer directors a chance to consider and experience a number of rehearsal styles and pick up valuable tricks of the trade.
  • They will also offer actors the opportunity to see how they can make the best use of rehearsals, and give them assistance in making creative choices and collaborating successfully with their director and fellow actors.

All in all, these workshops are valuable for anyone who wants to make theatre in Hong Kong.

Places are strictly limited, so don’t delay. Sign-up details are given below.

About the Workshop Leader

Sam Yates is an Associate Artist of the Bush Theatre, London. He has worked as assistant director to Rachel Kavanaugh (Uncle Vanya, Birmingham Rep), Paul Raffield, (Hysteria, Birmingham Rep), Josie Rourke (How to Curse, Bush Theatre; Burying Your Brother in the Pavement, National Theatre, London), and twice with Phyllida Lloyd, director of the hit movie Mamma Mia, (Wise Children, National Theatre Studio, London; Verdi’s Macbeth, Royal Opera House, London).

Sam has also worked as Broadcast Assistant on over twenty productions for BBC Radio Drama. Most recently he directed Mamet’s Oleanna at the Hong Kong Arts Centre. He understudied in Alan Bennett’s The History Boys at the National Theatre and UK Tour, and acted at the Royal Court, Arcola, Young Vic and for BBC Radio.

Next year, he goes on to work as Michael Grandage’s Associate Director on Madame De Sade with Dame Judie Dench and Rosamond Pike, part of the Donmar West End season.

Practical Details

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Session 1 – Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 (7-10pm)
Session 2 – Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 (7-10pm)

Spooky Hall (Hong Kong Players’ rehearsal space) – for directions, please click here
HKD 250/session(HKD 400 to attend both sessions)
Minimum age 16

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Note: Session 2 builds on the work done in Session 1, although it is possible to attend just one session with no disadvantage.

To sign up, please contact Stephen Bolton (