2020 Summer workshop 27th - 31st July

"Romeo and Juliet"

by William Shakespeare


The story...

Romeo Montague and his friends gatecrash a Capulet party and Romeo meets Juliet Capulet. He falls in love with her instantly. They are shocked to discover they are sworn enemies due to their feuding families. Friar Laurence marries Romeo and Juliet.

A week of Summer drama for just £275.

11-18 years.
Places strictly limited.

Join us for the best week in Summer!!

Up your confidence & skill set

Experience being part of a drama company and gain communication and performance skills taught by a highly experienced and passionate coaching team and drama agency! We are intentionally limiting places to just 16 so we can work with each young person individually.


For all youngsters between the ages of 11-18. New faces are always welcome! PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED! Unplug your teen from technology for a week as you get them in the outdoors creating.

Monday-Friday 9.30am-4.30pm

We're supporting the working brigade of parents who we all know are the real heroes in every young person's story. All our staff are CRB checked.

No need to invest further

Just bring your own pack-up and drinks.

Venue at stamford bridge

Ellers Farm, Buttercrambe Road, Stamford Bridge, YO41 1AR. (20 mins out of the centre York). Car parking on site.

3.30pm Friday Public performance

Performing at Ellers Farm, Buttercrambe Road, Stamford Bridge, YO41 1AR 3.30pm on Friday.

Risk Assessment in place

Risk assessment in place in line with Government Guidelines re: COVID-19.

NB. We will be adhering to social distancing throughout.

Work with industry professionals

Frances Simon BA (Hons) Acting, PGCert Chaplaincy, Director NURTURE TALENT

Frances began her training at the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. Following her time there she embarked on a 3-year rigorous drama training at the Webber Douglas Academy in London. Frances Qualified with the Acting Academy Diploma with Distinction. On completing her diploma, Frances attended the Arts Educational School and received a 2:1 BA Honours in Acting. Professional work after training included featuring in BBC Drama series Casualty, BBC Final Demand and in regional theatre. A National Theatre tour brought her to York, and it was at this point, early on in her career, that she realised raising her daughter was the most important role for her and hung up her professional acting hat. Frances is now an established teacher of the internationally recognised LAMDA exams whose young people receive enviably outstanding results in the exam centres she leads. She is founder of Nurture Talent and uses her pastoral skills to nurture talent in York and beyond.

John Leary BA (Hons), PGCE

On completion of his degree in Drama (Bretton Hall College, 2.1) John moved to London where he was an actor for ten years. His acting credits include two seasons at the National Theatre, numerous mid-scale theatre tours and a year as a central character in 'Emmerdale' (58 episodes). In 2002 he took a career change and trained to be a teacher of Drama. He has worked as Head of Department in schools in London for 18 years and is currently working in a school in York. He has directed many school productions, including several which he has adapted himself from european folk tales. John is also a founding member of The Social Library, a digital forum which forges links between the arts, mental health issues and the 'big questions' of the day.

Places are strictly limited and are going fast! Book now!

£275 for the entire week
Sibling discount available! *

"This is going to be great! My team will be providing longer sessions for this years' 2020 Summer Workshop! All are welcome! Do fill in my online-booking form and I'll be in touch.
Frances Simon Nurture Talent
Frances Simon | frances@www.francessimon.com

* Sibling discount £250 per performer.


3.30pm Friday 31st July

Performing at Ellers Farm, Buttercrambe Road, Stamford Bridge, YO41 1AR.